Intel CE Media Processor Slips Into Next-Gen Comcast Set-Top Box
Comcast will be relying on Intel-based set- top boxes, engineered by Pace, in a next-gen Xfinity TV market trial. Why? Comcast hopes that these will add to the overall experience, which uses a new guide and user interface to make the television more interactive, personal and social. The company is using Intel’s processors in new set-top boxes in its Augusta, Ga. market trial of Xfinity TV, but there's no telling if it'll spread elsewhere soon.
Is this the first step to Intel busting out their own HTPC? We doubt it, but hey, what's life without pipe dreams?