Today, January 7, 2004, "MS announced the Xbox® Media Center Extender Kit, which will combine an Xbox DVD title with a dedicated remote control, allowing consumers to extend their Windows XP Media Center Edition experience around the home using their Xbox game console."
Read the entire press release here:MS Windows Media Center Extender Technology Delivers Digital Entertainment and the Media Center Experience to Any Screen in the House
(copy link location, paste into address bar and change MS to the full name of the corporation in the URL as the board is replacing it with MS)
Neowin.net also has some more interesting tidbits
, including codenames for this and related products, a screenshot, and a link to a Windows Media Center Extender Brochure from MS.
This is an interesting development and goes along well with Bach's (Chief Xbox Officer) comments (from the Reuter's news item featured earlier today on the X-S home page) concerning MS doing upgrades via software rather than hardware.
That said, perhaps it also gives us a glimpse into what may be in store for the next generation of the Xbox...