Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Microsoft Updates MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player

Microsoft releases a software upgrade for its MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player, adding new capabilities for managing digital photos, music and e-mail. The MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player allows consumers to access the Internet and e-mail and to view Web-based video content on their television screens. The update will allow broadband and home network customers to view more of the video content added to the MSN TV 2 home page with video news clips updated throughout the day.

  • In October 2004, Microsoft launched MSN TV 2, a broadband-home-network-enabled device manufactured by Thomson under the RCA brand. The device is powered by an Intel 733 MHz Celeron processor and the Windows CE operating system. It includes 128 MB of RAM and 64 MB of flash memory. It has an Ethernet port and two USB ports for accessories such as digital media card readers, wireless network adapters and printers. The unit also ships with a wireless keyboard and remote control and has an MSRP of $199.95 plus a subscription fee of $9.95 monthly (or $99.95 annually) for users who connect through their own broadband service.

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