Entertainment 2.0 #83: The Future

Jul 2, 2010 by

PrintWelcome back for another rousing Entertainment 2.0  It’s summer and NOTHING is going on.  Whether it’s with HTPC news or with movies, summer is the slow period.  Luckily, we’re here to keep you entertained with our special guest, Derek Flickinger.

This week, Derek joins us to discuss the future of not just Media Center, but where Microsoft’s entertainment segment is moving in general.  We cover Xbox, Windows Phone 7, online content, cable card, and of course, Media Center.  How does it all tie together and where will we get our content in five years?  Join us for the ride!

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  • http://twitter.com/SikSlayer SikSlayer

    Didi I miss this show being recorded live? There wasn't a tweet.

    Either way, great show,always good to have Derek on.

  • DrFlicK

    Thanks. I always like to pop up every six months or so with these guys just to keep up with what is happening in the real world.

    =D-

  • Alton

    Heads in Sand?

    In a hurry some quick thoughts..

    You talk about how the future of Media is streaming but never mentioned that Cable TV is the exact opposite of that, and Media Center's sole purpose is cable TV on your PC. Media Center is part of the Old Media that you guys talk about old media being dead @ Microsoft.

    Microsoft has a great echo system now with Zune + 360. The problem is Media Center isn't invited to the party.

    You never talk about the fact that Media Centers core function Recording TV is competition to the new Zune marketplace business model.

    How do you talk about goodbad echo systems and never bring up apple?

    At times the podcast seemed straight from 2008 with HD-DVD vs Bluray and pinning all hopes of a MS ecosystem on a new mobile device.

  • Alton

    Heads in Sand?

    In a hurry some quick thoughts..

    You talk about how the future of Media is streaming but never mentioned that Cable TV is the exact opposite of that, and Media Center's sole purpose is cable TV on your PC. Media Center is part of the Old Media that you guys talk about old media being dead @ Microsoft.

    Microsoft has a great echo system now with Zune + 360. The problem is Media Center isn't invited to the party.

    You never talk about the fact that Media Centers core function Recording TV is competition to the new Zune marketplace business model.

    How do you talk about goodbad echo systems and never bring up apple?

    At times the podcast seemed straight from 2008 with HD-DVD vs Bluray and pinning all hopes of a MS ecosystem on a new mobile device.