Entertainment 2.0 #288 : Josh is a Genius!

Aug 1, 2014 by

Dan Skaggs joins Richard this week to discuss the latest Windows platform entertainment news and follow up on his previously ailing HTPC setup. It turns out that Josh was right—it was the network card. And while he was upgrading, Dan threw in an SSD system drive, too, so that doesn't hurt either!

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Entertainment 2.0 #285 : Windows 7 Support

Jul 10, 2014 by

We're nearing the first deadline in the lifespan of Windows 7. The guys discuss what that means for Media Center users, and then discuss the latest Xbox news. Comcast and Channel Master are also in the news with their new DVR upgrades.

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Entertainment 2.0 #277 : They’ve Ruined Me

May 15, 2014 by

Josh and Richard discuss the Kinect-less Xbox One, the massive changes to Xbox Live Gold, the updated Spotify app for Windows Phone, and the Netflix rate increase. Josh also gives his review of the Polk Audio 4 Shot headset.

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Netflix Ups Its Subscription Rate by One

May 9, 2014 by

Netflix is upping its new subscription rates by one dollar, pound, or euro, depending on where you live. Existing subscribers get a break, though, for the next two years.

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Entertainment 2.0 #251 : More Ps are Better

Nov 7, 2013 by

Nokia looks to be working on a new Windows Phone and an 8" tablet. Some are questioning the Xbox One's processing power. The Surface Pro 2 gets a huge battery life increase. Amazon is bringing original content to Prime, and Netflix is streaming in 4k!

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Entertainment 2.0 #238 : Switches to Riches

Aug 8, 2013 by

Netflix finally gives us user profiles, but at the cost of a functional Media Center plugin, network switches for home entertainment, a new Windows 8 tablet, a Surface Pro price cut, and good news for Windows Phone and the platform's developers.

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Netflix Profile Support Breaks Windows Media Center Plugin (Workaround...

Aug 3, 2013 by

User profile support for Netflix sounds like a great idea! However, the implementation of the feature broke the Netflix plugin for Windows Media Center.

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Chromecast, Unicorns and the Cable Industry

Jul 29, 2013 by

Last Wednesday, July 24th, Google unveiled Chromecast. Chromecast is a small, $35 device that hooks into an HDMI port that allows content to be streamed from various devices to a TV or A/V receiver. Putting the hardware aside for a second, Chromecast is also a suite of software that works together to enable streaming from cloud content sources or local content sources to a TV. While many are interested in the hardware, the software may have a bigger long term impact.

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Entertainment 2.0 #225 : Pre Pre Pre Pre Cursor

May 3, 2013 by

Media Center really can stay on top of other Windows in Windows 8; the next Xbox looks more and more real, now with an official announcement date and all; and T-Mobile debuts the new Nokia Lumia 510 on the Home Shopping Network. And as if Richard wasn't busy enough he has a new Windows tablet and Windows Phone to play with!

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Entertainment 2.0 #223 : The Future is in the Future

Apr 19, 2013 by

The next version of the Xbox dominates the news while rumors suggest that Microsoft may actually bring the Start button back to Windows. They might not have plans to release a "Surface" Phone after all, and large cable providers begin encrypting the digital basic tier.

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Netflix App Available for Windows 8

Oct 12, 2012 by

One of the must-have apps in any ecosystem is a Netflix app. A Netflix app for Windows 8 was shown at the Surface announcement, but hasn't been made available until today.

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Entertainment 2.0 #196 : You’re a What?

Sep 28, 2012 by

This week it looks as though Microsoft is planning to produce their own original video content and they are also offering some great deals on video games that may entice you to checkout a Microsoft Store. My Movies has been used by one million people, Cyberlink released a Windows 8 version of PowerDVD that doesn't play DVDs, there might be a new fix for the Netflix bug in Media Center, and details of the upcoming RedBox video streaming service have started to be released. Of course the pair couldn't make it out without talking (briefly this time) about the HTC Windows Phone 8 devices that were announced before wrapping up the show.

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