Windows Media Center Edition 2005 Launch Day

Today is the big launch day for the next version of Windows Media Center Edition, 2005.

Here at Neowin we will bring you the latest information on Media Center Extender devices as well as the Xbox Media Center Extender. Microsoft is expected to announce the broad availability of Windows Media Center 2005, Extender devices, Pocket Media Center devices and Mobile Windows Media Player 10. XMCX (Xbox Media Center Extender) is expected to be released late November in time for the Christmas holidays.

Stay tuned for links to the live launch event this afternoon.

Edit: Update Rollup 1 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with HDTV Support (KB873369) released.

Update Rollup 1 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 contains various updates for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and includes HDTV (ATSC) support for customers in the United States. This update is recommended for all Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 customers.

Users can get this from WindowsUpdate right now!

Video: Media Center 2005 Launch

View: Information on Windows Media Center Edition

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MCE 2003/2004 was only made available to OEM System builders like Dell and HP. Microsoft decided to release MCE 2005 to everyone.