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Microsoft, CableLabs Make Media Center PC Deal

Nov 17, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Microsoft and CableLabs inked a deal that has been in the works for more than two years. The pact will make Microsoft’s Media Center PCs digital-cable-ready in time for next year’s holiday season. The pact also represents another step in Microsoft’s goal to make the Media Center PC the hub of the living room. As part of the deal, Media Center PCs will allow consumers to watch cable programming, including high-definition channels on the PC and devices networked to it. Such an integration eliminates the need for a set-top box.