Microsoft Windows TV Set-top Boxes to be Unveiled at CES 2011

Software Giant Microsoft to unveil their TV at Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas from January 6th to 9th this year. Microsoft’s Windows TV is a stripped-down version of Windows tailored for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The software is a version of its embedded device software, overlaid with the Windows Media Center interface. It will be having media streaming and remote-control capabilities.

These new Windows TV boxes have been glimpsed online since Microsoft showcased its new embedded software lineup in April, and at an Intel conference in September.

The boxes are expected to cost around $200 and go on sale later this year. Windows TV will pose a serious challenge to the new Apple and Google TV devices, largely because the Windows boxes have a polished and familiar TV-program guide that makes it easy to blend and navigate both online and broadcast content. [source]

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