recognizing Arthur C. Clarke’s third law

It is time we get away to the movies and magic

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xbox360_compositeMicrosoft is winning the battle for the living room, according to this article from Silicon Valley Insider. More than a million people who already own an Xbox 360 are using it instead of DVDs to stream movies from their Netflix subscriptions. That same capability is now being added to Windows Media Center, which is built in to most versions of the much derided but omnipresent Windows Vista.

(Thanks to Ian Schafer, CEO of Deep Focus, for drawing my attention to the article.)

Most Xbox 360 users already know about the growing library of TV programs, trailers, movies and other content available through the Xbox Live Marketplace (in addition to games, of course).  What surprises me about this isn’t really how many households are getting their entertainment this way, it’s the fact that most entertainment executives don’t believe this type of setup is in the mainstream.

(Title lyric by Brian Wilson.)


Written by chris

May 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

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