I went to attend a Media Center Expert Zone chat, at its regularly schedueled time (once monthly, on the third Thursday of the month)… only to find that the Expert Zone web site had removed the Media Center chats from their schedule completely.
I can’t blame them, really. The chats weren’t aimed at true Media Center experts, and wound up being broken up into two parts; basic questions and questions left unanswered. Guess which category my questions always wound up in?
While the right people from Microsoft were in these chats… they refused to answer the pressing questions that Media Center experts have been asking (for months… and months… and months).
It’s really starting to be disappointing that Microsoft is leaving people, who paid thousands of dollars for CableCARD systems, in the dark on basic things like placeshifting. CableLabs finally chimed in months ago, and Microsoft still has no answer on when, or even if, CableCARD users will be able to break free from draconian and unnecessary DRM.
And don’t get me started on my bevy of TV Pack 2008 (Fiji) questions, which I’ve been personally promised answers to, for months now.