Microsoft to be competing in the TV set top box business?

According to the Seattle Times, they believe that Microsoft will be entering the TV set top box business with a stripped down version of Microsoft Windows. Apparently because Google TV hasn’t been doing so well and there’s still room for competition against the Apple TV, Microsoft would do well by introducing their own set top boxes running Windows Media Center. The new Windows TV boxes have apparently been spotted online since Microsoft unveiled their new embedded software lineup in April and September. The Windows TV boxes are expected to cost around $200 and will be on sale later this year. With Google having trouble getting content providers onboard with Google TV, do you think Microsoft will share the same fate with the search engine giant? After all, a TV is only as good as the content it displays, and having an awesome system with nothing to show isn’t going to bring much to the table.

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