While there are not many changes between the release candidate and the RTM version of Windows Media Center it is worth looking at the improvements in the new version of Media Center. Ben Drawbaugh has a nice detailed review of Windows 7 Media Center RTM complete with pictures and videos. If your already using Windows 7 Release Candidate then there will be no surprises but its good to see how Media Center has progressed. Nice review Ben!
We’ve been waiting a long time for this and it’s finally here, the latest version of Windows Media Center. Well, we really stopped waiting a few months ago when the release candidate hit, but waited on composing our thoughts until after we had a chance to play with the RTM copy. For the most part, as you’d expect the RTM build is identical to the RC, sans the bugs, but there are plenty of upgrades over Vista Media Center. Many of these new features were also in the TV Pack, but in our book that doesn’t count. For starters it was OEM only, and thus you could only get it (legitimately) by buying a new PC, but the real reason is because it was so buggy, it was beyond usable. In fact we still stand by the theory that the TV Pack was nothing more than an early preview for OEMs of the new guts of Windows 7 Media Center. Gladly that is all behind us now, so keep reading to find out what gets us excited about Windows 7 Media Center