The Daily Button – New Year’s Eve Edition

I hope everyone had a great 2007! On behalf of everyone here at have a great 2008. We are looking forwward to a 2008 filled with guides and reviews. I have been making progress on my build front. Over the past couple of days I have added Power DVD Ultra, EMUCenter and MCEWeather. While that doesn’t sound like a […]

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Marantz VP-15S1 DLP review


Thanks to Chris A for sending this news bit in about Marantz’s VP-11S1 projector. Ultimate AV Mag Announced at CEDIA 2007, the $9,999 VP-15S1 is Marantz’s shot at the lower price points. Marantz decided not to cut corners and compete with the gaggle of LCoS projectors making so much noise in the $5K neighborhood. Instead, it was decided to aim […]

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Pioneer DV-LX50 DVD Player @TrustedReviews


As we stand on the threshold of new formats for our audio and video media (BluRay/HDDVD/Holographic/Harddisk), this might just be Pioneer’s last branch on it’s DVD players tree. Just like the DV 600 AV, this is a multi format player (DVDA/DVDV/SACD and CD) with HDMI 1.3, only the DV-LX50 is a little more ‘high end’ for both audiophile and videophile. […]

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Life With a Plugin, Episode 8: EmuCenter


In case you missed the first article of the series explaining, here’s a little explanation. Life With a Plugin is Mike’s brain child, however I will be contributing from time to time. Today I will be looking at EMUCenter. This plugin, designed as a front end for ROMS, has potential to add alot of entertainment to your HTPC setup. Especially […]

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The Daily Button – Turkey Hangover Edition

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday time with friends and family. I can only assume Santa stuffed everyone’s stocking with HTPC goodies. The HTPC train will start again tonight and I will start again with my updates. I did manage to finish my S16V build and came away pretty damn impressed :). Time for the news:). HTIB News: Sony DAV-HDX265 […]

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Microsoft quietly combines TV efforts

It was always pretty obvious that major departments in MS did not communicate. It never made sense to me, nor our readers, why departments that were so closely related never communicated. That recently changed here in October according to with the combining of the IPTV department, HD-DVD and Media Center group. Any mention of Xbox 360 in there? Of […]

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nMedia HTPC 600BAR Case Review

Keep this case in mind if you’re looking to build an ATX based HTPC and want to keep the price of the case down. Hardware Canucks The nMedia Home Theatre PC 600BAR is a compact enclosure which is destined not for the desk but for your cozy little den or in the midst of your high tech home threatre setup. […]

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Christie HD405 Projector anounced

Christie has just announced the release of a new DLP projector. The HD405 is another full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution projector. This dual lamp can give 4100 ANSI lumens on its highest setting. About Projecotr It also features a 7500:1 contrast ratio and comes with a variety of connections including DVI, HD15, BNC, and HDMI. The projector also has […]

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Aliens, Monsters Rule This Home Theater


This tribute to Sci-Fi may not be the biggest home theater, but the animatronics will have you jumping out of your seat – literally. Electronic House So with a little web research and the help of his wife and Scott Messenger of Austin, TX installation firm Escom, he created this hellish home theater. Winn’s theater certainly isn’t one of the […]

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