Last week, I was prepared to write off digital cable support in Windows Media Center. The technology appeared to be on life support on the way to being declared dead. And then, last night at CEDIA, Microsoft made a trio of announcements that revived the technology. Here's why Media Center fans finally have reason to be enthusiastic about cable support.
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A former Apple executive, now a Silicon Valley VC, is the latest to argue that an Apple-branded TV is inevitable. But his argument assumes that an Apple TV would deliver cable subscriptions to your living room using the finicky CableCARD technology. That won't happen. Here's why.