"Media Center 2005 is going to catapult the operating system much more to a mainstream status. If you look at the massive interest and demand by consumers for digital entertainment in music, photos, and TV, this is the version of Windows you want." - Dave Fester, general manager of Microsoft's Windows Consumer group.

Microsoft yesterday revealed Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, its latest version its digital media-oriented operating system. The new OS, which has been in beta testing since early this year, supports a host of new features, including support for two TV tuners, DVD burning, over-the-air high-definition television, and satellite and Cable TV. There is also improved support for mobile devices.

HP will have a new Media Center 2005-based PC available later this year, the M1100 series Photosmart PC.