Monday, October 01, 2007

Updated Extender software for Vista Media Center

Microsoft has released updated Extender software for both x86 and x64 versions of Vista Media Center.

This looks to be the RTM of the new PC side extender software that is needed for the upcoming Extender devices that are expected to be released for this holiday shopping season.

A brief description of the software can be found at the the respective download pages for both 32 and 64 bit Vista Media Center platforms, which simply states that one should "Install this update to enable new types of Windows Media Center Extenders, such as digital televisions and networked DVD players, to connect to the Windows Media Center PC."

While there are no v2 Extenders that have been released yet, there may be some benefit to those who are currently having connection issues with the Xbox 360, as I would expect some bugs to have been fixed via this software. Therefore, if you have an Xbox 360 and are experiencing issues, try installing this to see if it helps. If you plan on purchasing an Extender (Xbox 360 or one of the new v2 Extender devices), the choice is yours as to whether you want to install this update now, or wait until you actually have the Extender in your hands. If you don't have any plans to purchase an Extenders at all, then obviously, this update will be of no benefit to you.

Download links as follows:

Unfortunately, further information has not been released about this update via its associated KB number (KB938126), but when it is released, more information will be available there.

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