Just in case Linksys
's introductions weren't enough to satisfy, Microsoft is now announcing yet another partner in its refreshed Extenders for Windows Media Center
effort. Beginning in "early 2008," owners of HP's current 42- and 47-inch MediaSmart LCD HDTVs
will be able to utilize all of the features of the Media Center Extender platform sans any additional hardware. According to Microsoft, users will simply download a software update for their set, after which they'll be able to kick back and enjoy a little Windows Media Center Internet TV
while basking in the glory that is added functionality.