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Wednesday September 14, 2005 5:03 pm

Windows Vista Netflix Management Application


Vista Netflix Tool

If applications like these are what’s in store with Windows Vista, then it makes me just a little more excited for the release of the next Microsoft OS. The screenshot is a Netflix management tool built on Avalon which works off of the Netflix RSS feeds. It looks slick, optimizing itself depending on what type of PC and screen resolution you are using.

Today at the Microsoft PDC keynote in Los Angeles, during the Jim Allchin keynote, Darryn Dieken, group program manager for Avalon demo’d an experimental Netflix application built on Avalon using Netflix’s pre-existing RSS feeds. The application was built by the design firm Rezn8 with design direction from two of us on the Media Center team.

Unfortunately, I am more of a Blockbuster Online kind of guy.


Read More | Matt’s Media Center Weblog


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I heard Vista is going to have some crappy DRM stuff built in...

[quote author="Wolfeman" date="1126860031"]I heard Vista is going to have some crappy DRM stuff built in...[/quote] Me too, this could be the begging of a beautiful friendship between me and Linux.

No wonder the "recommended" RAM is 1 GB and minimum is 512MB. It should be like 2 GB

[quote author="ridv34" date="1126865702"][quote author="Wolfeman" date="1126860031"]I heard Vista is going to have some crappy DRM stuff built in...[/quote] Me too, this could be the begging of a beautiful friendship between me and Linux.[/quote] Try Mac ;-P

[quote author="TimS432" date="1126945477"][quote author="ridv34" date="1126865702"][quote author="Wolfeman" date="1126860031"]I heard Vista is going to have some crappy DRM stuff built in...[/quote] Me too, this could be the begging of a beautiful friendship between me and Linux.[/quote] Try Mac ;-P[/quote] I've decided againt Mac. Too much money.

[quote author="ridv34" date="1126951731"][quote author="TimS432" date="1126945477"][quote author="ridv34" date="1126865702"][quote author="Wolfeman" date="1126860031"]I heard Vista is going to have some crappy DRM stuff built in...[/quote] Me too, this could be the begging of a beautiful friendship between me and Linux.[/quote] Try Mac ;-P[/quote] I've decided againt Mac. Too much money.[/quote] yea, they are way overpriced, but i think that will go down when they start using intel

Looks pretty amazing for the Netflix Application. That'd suck if they had the DRM protection thing on it. I'd just keep XP then.

looks like the kind of thing i would expect on my modded xbox. dont know what all the excitement is over it. and is it really any different from going to netflix.com? sorry to be anticlimactic, but i really dont see whats so great about that...

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