CentOS 5.1: Stripped Install

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CentOS is the community based clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Its stability and long release cycle make it perfect for building a home server or MythTV appliance.  Let’s walk through the process of installing a stripped down but very functional version of CentOS 5.1 which can be the basis for your next Linux project. Digg It! History   History […]

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First GeForce 9 series GPU to be launched on Feb 21

DigitTimes Nvidia is planning to launch its first GeForce 9 series graphics chip, the GeForce 9600 GT (G94), for the mid-range market on February 21, according to sources at graphics card makers. The pertinant details include a tidbit about hardware acceleration for the secondary video stream in PiP enabled Blu-ray and HD DVD titles: The 9600 GT adopts a 65nm […]

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Alan’s Build Log: Episode #4.5


There wasn’t enough accomplished over vacation to call it a full point release, so here we are at #4.5 of my build log. I will break it down into categories so it is easier to follow. CableCARD As luck would have it, my replacement ATI OCUR arrived 30 minutes before I left on vacation. Think of the torture knowing I had […]

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Arcsoft Weighs In On Toshiba’s Announcement

I emailed Arcsoft this morning and asked how Tohsiba’s announcement would affect their future product development plans. Michael Downs, VP of Marketing had this to say: "We are extremely happy with the resolution of competing standards for high definition optical discs. Consumers were understandably confused and cautious – delaying mass adoption of either format. Supporting both formats in a player […]

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Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses

Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content 19 February, 2008  TOKYO–Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. […]

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New Snapstream Beta

PVRWire is reporting that Snapstream has a new beta out with a few cool new features. There is user level access for TV programs, keyword based recording and some other features that will make its way into a future release. PVRWire There’s also a new keyword based recording feature that you can access using the Web administration feature. In other […]

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Facebook Meets Media Center

Welcome to the social… It seems to me that MS is not taking advantage of the Media Center platform and the potential social aspects. I would love to see what the Top 10 recorded TV shows are and what other people’s opinions are etc. :). There is opportunity here and MS should capitalize on it. Perhaps they could be a […]

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