Comments on: Where are the TV apps for Windows 8 and the Xbox? http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/ How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 By: Entertainment 2.0 #204 : Home for the Holidays | The Digital Media Zone http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4695 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:04:08 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4695 […] Where are the TV apps for Windows 8 and the Xbox […]

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By: Richard Gunther http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4664 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:53:18 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4664 What’s also disappointing is how so many of the Windows 8 apps are not optimized for keyboard (and therefore remote control) use. I point to Netflix and Hulu as key examples here. Granted, navigating the new Start screen from the sofa is far from ideal, but with a remote and mini keyboard, it could be workable. Why developers aren’t bothering with keyboard/remote navigation in these apps confounds me.

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By: Joe http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4498 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:11:43 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4498 I agrre Dana but if I had to guess we all wont be happy until Google gets a real OS. Microsoft just doesnt care about us.

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4497 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:41:46 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4497 Guest minds thing a like. Surprised I missed those posts. Considering MythTV Sage and everyone else works with OCURs, it seems obvious that a Modern UI app could.

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By: Dana http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4496 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:24:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4496 I completely agree with you. It wouldn’t take Microsoft much programming AT ALL to break Live TV, Recorded TV, and Guide into their own Windows 8 “Modern Style” apps. All they would have to do is:

1) Make the return pathways out of these applets point to the Windows 8 Start screen instead of the Media Center Start Screen

2) Reprogram the Green Button to launch the Windows 8 Start Screen, not the Media Center Start Screen.

3) Create deep link tiles on the Windows 8 Start screen to each of the 3 applets.

Josh Pollard has linked to a post about #2 where one can go into the Registry and make an easy change. I wrote about #3 at: http://www.blog.danamccall.com/?p=389

It really makes no sense from Microsoft’s end to not do these value-adds….unless they have something else up their sleeves. I was told by someone that CableCARD tuners can be controlled from a Modern Style app, so perhaps there is another product coming. We’ve heard about how “Media Center Development is Dead”. That doesn’t necessarily mean: “Microsoft will never develop tuner/viewing/guide software for their OS”. People in this business like to parse words and stay EXTREMELY consistent, so the fact that a blanket statement about tuners has not been said certainly leaves a door open.

For sure the menu-driven TV experience will one day be the norm, however we are a long, LONG way from that. The live stream of TV will be the norm for the life cycle of this version of Windows and many more to come. To ignore the popularity of tuner-based TV at this point is extremely premature and refuses far more money than the download model offers at this point. Microsoft should embrace this and make some very minor changes to evolve their entertainment core, and extend the best piece of software they’ve ever written, Windows Media Center.

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By: Richard http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4445 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:09:55 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4445 Yes, I agree completely. I want to stop trying to bandaid my MCE DVR back together forever, but am still waiting for the right solution. My wife even asked me this morning “do we have cable?” The fact that the DVR is a closet and out of sight is actually a negative 😛 Currently, Windows 8 RT has no good way to watch organized video libraries like MCE does. But I guess a lack of support now, means an opportunity for a good app developer.

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By: Chris Harrington http://bjdraw.com/2012/10/27/where-are-the-tv-apps-for-windows-8-and-the-xbox/comment-page-1/#comment-4444 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:43:20 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=466#comment-4444 amen brother

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