Entertainment 2.0 #319: The Atmos Bug

Mar 12, 2015 by

This week's surprise news in the HPTC space foreshadows the return of an old Media Center competitor. A long-overdue update to the Audible app is coming to Windows Phone. The Xbox One gets a big monthly update, and it will see the return of loved gaming series in the fall.

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Entertainment 2.0 #132 : Google Buys SageTV, InfiniTV 6, Remote Potato...

Jun 24, 2011 by

It seemed that everything that could possibly prevent the guys from recording episode 132 of the Entertainment 2.0 Podcast did happen, but they managed to pull it off anyway. The week just had too much news to be stopped! The weather did prevent Craig Scholle from being able to join Josh Pollard as...

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Google Buys SageTV

Jun 20, 2011 by

For the last few years the top two competitors in the home theater PC software marketplace have been Windows Media Center and SageTV. Windows Media Center comes with every Windows 7 (and Vista) computer with Home Premium or higher installed on it. Sage TV was a program that had to be purchased...

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HTPCentric 08: SageTV

Oct 4, 2010 by

Since starting HPTCentric around eight months ago, SageTV has undergone some big changes.  A new version with an all new UI, a new hardware extender and a lot of excitement around an as of yet unused PlayReady license means it was time for us to talk Sage.  And when you’re going to talk...

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HTPCentric 07: CableCard Breaks Out of Media Center

Sep 6, 2010 by

While the news broke not too long ago right here on The DMZ, we’re back this month to discuss CableCard moving beyond the Media Center scope and into the wild.  So far, this is all taking place within the MythTV realm and as such we’ve brought together two folks who will be affected by the...

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CableLabs Approves Tuner Sharing and DRM Free Copy Freely Content

Aug 15, 2010 by

One of the features that the Ceton InfiniTV4 was poised to offer was tuner sharing.  This would allow you to have your InfiniTV4 in one HTPC and assign tuners to other HTPCs in your home.  Unfortunately CableLabs put the kibosh on this rather quickly. Luckily, they’ve seen the light and as of...

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HTPCentric #05: HTPCs and Windows Home Server

Jul 5, 2010 by

Want to back up the PCs in your home without thinking about it?  Need something to server media to several HTPCs spread through your house?  Windows Home Server may be just what you’re looking for. This month, Jere and I speak with Vince Anido and Alton Marschall, both Windows Home Server...

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HTPCentric 02: Media Storage and Management

Apr 6, 2010 by

We’re back for April and spring is in full swing.  Jere Jones and I are back this month with all the ins and outs of storing and cataloging your media.  Just like most things, there are different strokes for different folks and Jere and I are joined by two guys who store a ton of media and who...

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HTPC Research Help

Oct 26, 2009 by

Most people who read here or are involved with the HTPC community in any way know most of the options out there.  For those looking to get started you may have heard of Windows Media Center and maybe SageTV, two of the bigger players in the market.  What you may not know is that there are a ton...

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SageTV Gets Unofficial CableCard Support

Oct 21, 2009 by

If DVR-MS Toolbox, the little app that can do anything to video wasn’t enough, Andy VanTil decided that SageTV users should be given cable card as well.  With that in mind, he’s created his SageMCTuner application that basically uses Windows Media Center to do the actual recording! Though the...

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SageTV 6.6.1 Released From Beta

Jul 24, 2009 by

For those SageTV users who don’t want to run beta software, your wait is finally over.  Version 6.6.1 has been released from beta and is free for owners of previous version 6 software.  Brent has posted that there were at least 20 updates during the beta run some of which...

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SageTV On A Flash Drive?

Jul 8, 2009 by

Brent Evans over at GeekTonic has the skinny on a new way to run an HTPC from SageTV.  It seems the company understands that setting up the hardware, software and drivers for an HTPC isn’t always easy and they want to make it easier. During his interview with CTO of SageTV, Jeff Kardatzke,...

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