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History of ATSC in Windows Media Center

Kevin C. Tofel

Ever wonder how ATSC support ended up in Windows Media Center? Peter Rosser is Microsoft Media Center developer, so we figure he's qualified to teach the history lesson. Back in Media Center 2002, NTSC was the predominant over the air requirement, so support for the analog standard was integrated. Although ATSC usage is small by comparison, it made sense for WMCE to work with it in the next iteration, considering we're heading towards a digital horizon. Peter gives a great history along with the technical challenges of video rendering and guide data; all in all, a great read.

Thanks Josh!

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