The concept of a Windows Media Center extender has always intrigued us. It just seems like such a great idea to have your computer in your office and a nice little STB next to your TV. This is especially true when you consider that big names like HP are getting out of the HTPC game
. Sure, there are a few Media Center extenders on the market now, but other than the Xbox 360
none are HD. That's about to change as a few players are working hard to get these new devices -- named MCX -- to market this fall. We do wonder how they'll compete with the 360 at $300, if they can't be cheaper they should at least be quieter.