Seattle Times claims Microsoft will introduce a new version of Windows Media Center for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The boxes are expected to go on sale later this year for around $200.
Microsoft's going to make a splash in this market with a stripped-down version of Windows tailored for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The software is a version of its embedded device software, overlaid with the Windows Media Center interface, with media streaming and remote-control capabilities.
These new Windows TV boxes have been glimpsed online since Microsoft unveiled its new embedded software lineup in April, and then again at an Intel conference in September.