R.I.P. – Windows Media Center Extenders [WTF?]

Linksys DMA 2100 Windows Media Extender

Oh the shock and awe… what is happening to my world?  Seems like I’m picking all the wrong technology lately.  First HD-DVD, now Windows Media Center Extenders.   Apparently, everyone (Linksys, HP, Niveus, D-LINK, Samsung) that makes an extender is dropping their product line.  That leaves loud, noisy XBOX 360′s to connect to our Media Center’s remotely.  Good thing I stocked up on these when they were down to $50.   

Does this mean CE devices (televisions and devices) will come standard with this technology or is MSFT killing this platform — please say it isn’t so!!!!  As Patrick Norton from Tekzilla would say, “I’m going to go weep softly in a corner now.”

Engadget - Linksys discontinues Media Center Extenders, hardly anyone notices 


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