Skins Gone Wild


Does anyone else think the Media Portal community has great skinners? Here are a few examples :). After the break there are a couple of more examples:) Media Portal MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch […]

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The Daily Button – Feb. 23rd, 2007

The Daily Button Console News: Power Consumption if today's consoles at Hardcoreware Case News: Silverstone LC14M review at ThinkComputers Case News: SoundGraph iMON Ultra Bay review at Geek News: Star Trek Voice Operated Dimmer at i4U Geek News: Cisco and Appl settle trademark dispute at DailyTech High Def DVD News: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD, Formats Not Equal article at […]

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SiliconDust has finally released beta drivers for the HDHomeRun to get QAM working in MCE. It is a bit of a cludge right now because MCE does not support QAM EPG. You have to map the OTA channels you get in the area to the QAM tuner channels so you can get the EPG information needed. There is a lot […]

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Adding Feed To Your Vista Sidebar


The RSS feed gadget from Microsoft for the Vista Sidebar isn't as straight forward as I thought it was to add different feeds. However, it was pretty easy. In lieu of creating my own gadget, I thought I would post a set of simple instructions to get the default one working. 1. Subscribe to a feed using IE7. This is […]

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JVC LT-46FN97 46 inch 1080p LCD HDTV Review

I4U, a pretty good CE news source, breaks out of their news reporting ways and gives us a review of JVC's 46" 1080P LCD. LCD's have someone anemic blacks, and this set isn't out to break that barrier with a contrast ration of 1200:1. It has a healthy amount of connections with dual HDMI connections, dual firewire, and a couple […]

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Silverstone GD01 HTPC case


Over the last couple of years, there has been nice strides made in the looks and functionality of cases. Listening to the masses of HTPC enthusiasts, Silverstone started to develop cases with dual 80mm fans and other advances that helped keep our cases cool and quiet. This particular case is an offshoot of the old LC-03, which was one of […]

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Share Recorded TV between MCE’s

My main man Ian Dixon has been nice enough to host a program created by fellow MCE MVP Doug Knox, designed to make your life easier if you have multiple MCE's in your home. Keep in mind, this is completely unsupported by Microsoft, so try at your own risk. To date, this has only been confirmed working in MCE 2005, […]

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