Part I – XBMC Live
About 6 years ago I purchased my first media player – the then newly launched Pinnacle Showcenter 200. It was an exciting new device with countless possibilities. It helped define a market that previously had not existed. Alas, Pinnacle’s acquisition by Avid in 2005, the ensuing lackluster support and product management, and the absence of continued R&D that could have propelled Pinnacle to market leader in this space meant that Avid’s management lacked vision – the vision that these devices showed the way how we were going to consume video and audio content in the future. Or maybe they saw it, but did not want to be part of this change.