We all know the story about V1 Extenders and how they won’t work with Vista (see previous blog postings, V1 Media Center Extenders vs. Vista and Additional Information on v1 Extenders/Vista for that story). However, another question that has come up recently in the newsgroups and TGB forums is whether upcoming V2 Extenders would work in Media Center 2005.
I finally got a definitive answer from my sources at Microsoft, and it is the following:
The Media Center Extender Platform Adaptation Kit enables partners to build Extenders for use with Windows Vista. Because Extender technology is a superset of the PlaysForSure device program, these devices will also be able to connect to Windows Media Connect/Windows Media Player Network Sharing running on Media Center 2005 PCs. They will not, however, connect to Media Center 2005 as Extenders.
Note that when I say V2 Extenders, an Xbox 360 would, for all intents and purposes, not be considered to be a V2 Extender, as it will, in many scenarios, exceed what a V2 Extender can do.
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Media Center Extenders V2 vs MCE2005