Remote Simplicity: Using a Zune Remote in Media Center

Feb 11, 2010 by

Some times you just want to keep things simple or gasp keep it “Apple” like. That is the case with this nice little gem of a find. A user over at Life Hacker found out that with a simple registry edit you can use alternative IR remote controls within Media Center and even Windows Media...

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Poll: HTPC vs. Extender

Jan 11, 2010 by

Yesterday Ben Drawbaugh and I got into it a little back and forth on Twitter about the HTPC and using it as a HTPC directly connected to your display. Whether that is your tv, your projector or some other display medium or in the case of Ben using your HTPC more as a server in a closet up and out...

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Silicon Dust Dual Tuner cable card announced with pricing

Jan 7, 2010 by

On the heals of Ceton and their pricing announcement, Silicon Dust has announced the HD Homerun Cable Card network tuner. The Silicon Dust HDHRCC will be a dual tuner, M-Card based cable card tuner. It will be network based, have a single coax input, single cable card (M-Card), and will go for...

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Onkyo Unveils New Rovi Powered Home Theater Systems

Oct 6, 2009 by

Rovi Corporation (Formerly known as Macrovision) today announced that consumers using devices built with the latest edition of Rovi’s Connected Platform media networking software will be able to find, play and share content (such as movies, TV shows, music and photos) stored on Windows...

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S1 Digital and their “Digital Entertainment Platform”

Sep 10, 2009 by

A couple weeks ago Ian Dixon had Paul Heitlinger from S1 Digital on his podcast, The Media Center Show, and Paul towards the end was talking about the new Digital Entertainment Platform that they would be demonstrating this year in Atlanta at the Cedia Expo. The Digital Entertainment Platform is...

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Control 4 home automation pairs up with Z-Wave

Sep 10, 2009 by

Control 4 one of the top home automation control systems that allow you to control virtually any device in your home theater, to your window blinds, to your thermostat to even your security system has announced their OS 2.0. The Control 4 OS 2.0 allows custom integrators to design their own gui,...

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LG BD390 Blu Ray Player gets VUDU support

Sep 9, 2009 by

If BD, wifi (wireless N), netflix, divx and MKV support wasn’t enough for you LG and Vudu have just announced today at the Cedia Expo that the BD 390 will, later this month, get the native VUDU interface. No longer will you have to purchase a stand alone piece of hardware destine for only a...

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Mitsubishi sub $2k 1080p Projector

Sep 9, 2009 by

More news out of Cedia Expo today, Mitsubishi just announced a new pair of projectors in their 1080p line of projectors. First up is the HC6800, which is a 3-chip LCD 1080p projector. MSPR for the HC6800 is $2,295, no word yet on what street price will be, I would love to see sub $2k street price....

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IOGEAR HDMI Control Center

Sep 9, 2009 by

Just announced this week at the Cedia Expo in Atlanta, IOGEAR will soon be releasing their HDMI Control Center which will allow you to control your home office pc remotely on your HDTV with a wireless keyboard with integrated track ball. The system is an HDMI switching unit that allows you to...

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Aperion Audio to Showcase “Summit” Wireless Surround Sound Speakers...

Sep 2, 2009 by

This year at the Fall Cedia Expo set to start next week in Atlanta, Aperion Audio and Focus Enhancements INC are set to showcase new HD wireless audio surround sound speaker set. The two companies are joining forces to introduce the Aperion Audio Summit wireless surround sound kit. Focus...

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Review: Casa Tunes Multi-Zone Audio with Media Center

Aug 12, 2009 by

For years I have been slowly building up a multi-zone audio system in my home. The first system I had was based off of my Yamaha AV receiver that had a second zone output, to which I used to feed speakers in my garage. Later on I expanded that to also feed audio into my kitchen/living room area,...

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Media Center Guide Tool

Jul 13, 2009 by

There are plenty of third party applications to edit, tweak, and customize media center. Over the years I have used my fare share of those tools. Guide Tool is another one of those tools I recently started using. Because I run 10 tuners in my media center pc, with my recent switch over to Windows 7...

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