CES 2009: Chatting with Robbie Bach

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    John Ellis

    Somebody ask him in their next chat when are they going to announce Zune availability in the UK? I was sad to find my US credit card ran out about a week ago so my days with a subscription are limited... come on Robbie!

    On a similar topic, get some LoveFilm support on the 360- it's Europe's equivalent to Netflix.

    I remember the worldwide simulataneous launch MS did for the 360 when it came out- it's a real shame the same can't be said for the other products. I know it's complex but I do feel sometimes like Europe is an afterthought.

    On the topic of announcements: Nothing too Earth-shattering from MS this year, but that's not a bad thing, Win7 is clearly going to take some time to get out of the way. I did enjoy the demonstration of the future textbook, despite having already seen it- as a medical student I would love an anatomy textbook with that functionality!

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    John Ellis

    Somebody ask him in their next chat when are they going to announce Zune availability in the UK? I was sad to find my US credit card ran out about a week ago so my days with a subscription are limited... come on Robbie!

    On a similar topic, get some LoveFilm support on the 360- it's Europe's equivalent to Netflix.

    I remember the worldwide simulataneous launch MS did for the 360 when it came out- it's a real shame the same can't be said for the other products. I know it's complex but I do feel sometimes like Europe is an afterthought.

    On the topic of announcements: Nothing too Earth-shattering from MS this year, but that's not a bad thing, Win7 is clearly going to take some time to get out of the way. I did enjoy the demonstration of the future textbook, despite having already seen it- as a medical student I would love an anatomy textbook with that functionality!

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    USArcher

    Generally, I am thrilled with the direction Windows Live seems to be going.  And Windows 7 seems to be a big improvement.  However, I would have liked to have seen a bit more love for Zune and Media Center.  Especially Media Center considering it is such a big piece of Windows.  There were alot of LCD TVs announced at CES that include ethernet & network player capabilities.  Microsoft needs to strike more deals with these OEMs to have Media Extender included.  Toshiba is a great start...but don't stop there.

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    USArcher

    Generally, I am thrilled with the direction Windows Live seems to be going.  And Windows 7 seems to be a big improvement.  However, I would have liked to have seen a bit more love for Zune and Media Center.  Especially Media Center considering it is such a big piece of Windows.  There were alot of LCD TVs announced at CES that include ethernet & network player capabilities.  Microsoft needs to strike more deals with these OEMs to have Media Extender included.  Toshiba is a great start...but don't stop there.

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    John Ellis

    Definitely, it's a chicken or the egg situation in regards to getting content and hardware but I would say the hardware deals need to come first. I will be looking out for the Toshibas if they ever arrive int the UK.

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    John Ellis

    Definitely, it's a chicken or the egg situation in regards to getting content and hardware but I would say the hardware deals need to come first. I will be looking out for the Toshibas if they ever arrive int the UK.

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