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It looks like we’re finally hating one feature in Windows 8. So far, based on what we’ve seen, we are pretty impressed with Microsoft’s latest operating system. But today’s announcement changed our opinion a bit. The company announced today that its entertainment hub, Windows Media Center, will be pulled out by default once Windows 8 arrives. Why? We’ll get into that later. But we do know that if you want to get the package, you will have to pay for it. Unfortunately, while Windows 8 promises to deliver a world-class video and audio entertainment experience, it will not include the ability to play those cool DVDs of yours – at least in Windows 8 basic. Of course, we can still have Windows Media Player on a Windows 8 PC.

Microsoft has made it clear that its Windows Media Center will require an extra-cost. So that means, for example, if you’re running the base Windows 8 version, you will need to upgrade the operating system to Windows 8 Pro in order for you install the Windows Media Center pack. ” Acquiring either the Windows 8 Media Center Pack or the Windows 8 Pro Pack gives you Media Center, including DVD playback (in Media Center, not in Media Player), broadcast TV recording and playback (DBV-T/S, ISDB-S/T, DMBH, and ATSC), and VOB file playback,” Microsoft said. As to the price of the package, Microsoft will be revealing it soon. So, does this sounds like good news to you? Are you really willing to pay for it?

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