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Update Rollup 2 Released

Microsoft today officially announced the availability of Update Rollup 2 for Media Center Edition 2005, here’s the official scoop:

Today, Microsoft announced the availability of a software update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 that will enable consumers to access and enjoy their digital entertainment with greater ease. Microsoft also announced that to date, over 4 million Media Center PCs licenses have sold since the product launched in 2002 – more than 2 million alone have shipped since May 2005!

Available immediately via Windows Update download site, Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 will provide several new features, including:

·         Xbox 360 Extender functionality. Customers can seamlessly access digital music, video, photos, and standard and high-definition television and movies on Media Center Edition 2005-based PCs through any Xbox 360 game console in the house..

·         Away Mode. Away Mode will bring the convenience, quiet performance and instant on/off functionality of consumer electronics to the Media Center PC.

·         DVD changer support. Media Center now offers integrated support for external DVD changers, enabling consumers to watch movies and manage DVD selections (up to 500) from the Media Center interface.

·         DVD-burning improvements. Updates to the Sonic DVD burning engine improve the performance and capabilities of DVD burning in Media Center. Now consumers can convert high-definition TV shows to standard definition and burn to a DVD all in one step.

·         Additional HDTV tuner support. Update Rollup 2 provides support for up to four TV tuners. Users will now be able to utilize two NTSC (analog) capture boards and two ATSC (digital) capture boards.

In addition to the new features, Microsoft announced a partnership with MTV Networks that will provide Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 users access to content currently available on MTV Overdrive. Overdrive is MTV.com’s new broadband video channel delivering the hottest video content to Media Center PCs. Overdrive provides access to live performances, over 10,000 archived music videos, artist interviews, never-before-seen footage of MTV shows, the latest news, movie trailers and more. This content will be made available immediately via Online Spotlight.

For more information on Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 including a letter from Joe Belfiore, General Manager, Windows Media Center, please visit the Windows XP Media Center Edition Newsroom: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/2002/winxpmediacenter/default

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