For the last 10+ years we have used Windows MediaCenter as the entertainment hub for our home extending to XBOX's in various rooms. However, with the recent changes in the MSFT ecosystem we are coming to a crossroads. We have NOT upgraded to Windows 8 MediaCenter since you cannot boot up to Mediacenter automatically like you can in Windows 7. This has been ok up until recently when you can no longer download XBOX Video purchases in Zune on Windows 7! Now, it appears we need to load Windows 8 so we can download movies, but then we have to manually startup MediaCenter on Windows 8 which isn't convenient if there is a power outage, automatic updates which reboot, etc.