Big Screen Weather Two


Niall Ginsbourg, famous for showing his great Vista plugins, has been hard at developing an update for Big Screen Weather. Version 1 was for Aussies only and version 2 is designed for over 4000 locations world wide :). You can even get sat. imagery in the US and Australia. Its always good to see Niall push the envelope with his […]

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The Daily Button – December 10th, 2007

Is it more suck then a fleet of Hoovers? Or more blow then the Brothel when the ship is in town? Either way, we are going to continue our safe-for-work case goodness with an unboxing of the S16V from OrigenAE. I am of course referencing the air movement created by the case fans. Its ruined now that I have to […]

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Omaura Concept: TT Range Of Cases


Omaura hasn’t been around that long, but they are already making a splash in the HTPC market with the release of three quality cases. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they sponsored one kick ass giveaway here on the site. These cases are hardly in the distribution channels yet but they are not content to rest on their butts. More […]

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SageTV HD Extender Available Today!


Thousands of SageTV fans just wet their pants today in anticipation of SageTV finally releasing their HD extender. In race that few watched, SageTV was able to beat the dedicated Vista extenders out the door by at least a day :). Even more impressive is that they did it for a $200 price point. Congrats to Sage!! What are you […]

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Did somebody say shameless self promotion?

I don’t usually self-promote, but I just updated my SageMC Video Tools plug-in and added a bunch of killer new features that I think warrant a little trumpeting. My original, secret, goal was just to give DVR-MS Toolbox a little competition for the best HTPC video tool. I think I may have over shot a little bit 😉 Forum Link: […]

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Cheap Blu-ray!

For the low low price of $300 you can buy yourself into the format wars. Amazon is selling Samsung’s BD-1400 BR player for $299 and free shipping. This certainly puts it within sniffing distance of the HD DVD camp. Spec wise, the BD-1400 has some sexy goin’ on. 1080p/24 for Blu-ray, 1080p upconversion, HDMI 1.3, and support for Dolby TrueHD […]

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Full Features List for 2007 Fall Update

Of note: divx support. Yay! Bad news: it’s for the dashboard only, not the extender portion. WTF?! There are also a lot of other video and some audio fixes/additions. Take a look. Xbox ]}* Improved Video Library. * Improved visuals and descriptions. * Users can now sort movies and TV Shows in the video library by Title or (Download) Date. […]

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Apple TV not a Hit

Can’t say I am too upset on this one. Although I don’t loathe Apple, they never intended to enter this market until they saw how popular MCE became. Just MHO. Gizmodo So do they blame the marketing? No, plenty of internet-using adults know about the product (around 50%), but only 5% of those people know what it does.

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Display Port cards starting to surface.

Here comes the first cards to sport the recently finished display port. Hot Hardware Now that monitors with DisplayPorts are starting to hit the market, you’re going to need a compatible graphics card to get in on all that high-bandwidth action, and it looks like ATI is first of the mark with the RV635 XT board that Hot Hardware recently […]

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