Watch What You Shout At the TV - It May Be Able to Hear You

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    Love the premise behind this, it really minimizes the need for menu navigation so you can enjoy content and not the menu UI so much.  I might be way off, but I believe they are pretty much using the built-in speech capabilities in Windows 7.  Finally someone has a real voice application and included a voice other than Ana.  The one thing I really wish it did like Kinect though, is detect who is speaking instead of having to say "I am {yourname}" to switch profiles. 

    It also has me thinking how I would sync speech profiles between other media center PCs.  Something for the Live Mesh team?  Frankly with Kinect coming out, Microsoft should be looking at voice profile syncing not only between PCs but also between XBox, PC and Phone.

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    Thanks for mentioning us!

    We have a button on the remote to switch profiles, or you can speak. There is of course a slight catch 22 scenario with trying to switch profile via voice. We've got a plan for auto profile switching but it didn't make it to the initial release.

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