The dudes over at channel9 have a video of something coming our way, connected DVD and CD players. Basically, with a net connected DVD or CD player- you can browse images, photos and movies on your PC. This feature will be available in early Fall this year for ALL windows XP SKUs including MCE. A list of companies who makes these should be out soon too.
You might not have heard of Windows Media Connect technology. Jason Flaks, program manager on the Media Connects team, invited us over for a neat demo.
He shows how CD and DVD players and other devices use this technology to do media transfers between Windows XP based PCs and consumer electronics devices.