So spend $99 just to playback a format chosen by MS. What a joke. Media Center Should not require you to run PRO to purchase it. Since most consumer PC's come with windows 8 Home this upgrade costs $99. That's BS!!!
If WTV files were that important to you, you would have already known about this and taken advantage of the free upgrade that Microsoft offered for the first three months Windows 8 was available.
Media Center is dead and was only used by 2% of users in Windows 7. Why should MS keep including it?