SuperSite for Windows has taken a look at the Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
UR2, codenamed Emerald, builds on the success of XP MCE 2005 and adds a number of minor new features. None are particularly notable, per se, and one might argue that the biggest point of this release--making XP MCE 2005 compatible with the HDTV Media Center Extender that ships with Xbox 360--will be hidden from most users anyway. And Microsoft is using UR2 to extend MCE 2005 to many more locales, opening up the wonders of Media Center to a much wider range of potential users. Let's take a look.