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Entertainment 2.0 #142 : CableCARD Tuner Updates and Windows 8

Entertainment 2.0 is Brought to You by Low Carbon PCFor Episode 142 of the Entertainment 2.0 podcast Josh Pollard had the pleasure of being joined by Richard Gunther and James Montemagno. CableCARD news abounds, and because of that both Josh and Richard had updates to provide. Josh updated everyone on using the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 with an Atom-powered machine as he was able to sucessfully use it with an Earth by Low Carbon PC. Richard then talked about his CableCARD self-install and his attempts to get his new SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime working. After that Josh went into describing what he thinks may be the future of media access with Windows 8. Continuing with the Windows 8 coverage the guys briefly discussed Microsoft’s inclusion of native support for mounting ISO files in Windows 8. They wrapped up the show by suggesting that we all evaluate our HTPC storage prior to the fall TV season, and a quick tip on how to add a new hard drive for recorder storage in Windows Media Center. Make sure to join the guys for the live recording next week at 8pm ET!

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.