The Daily Button – March 23rd, 2008


Welcome to today’s graphically enhanced Daily Button SageMC STV News: Bringing Sexy Back Part 3 MediaPortal News: Canadian & North American Radio Plugins for MP Blu-ray News: AnyDVD now cracks BD+ @ Slysoft Receiver News: Marantz SR7002 HDMI 1.3a 3-zone A/V Receiver review at Sound & Vision MythTV News: Mythbuntu 8.04 preview @ Phornix VMC Plugin News: Another challenger joins […]

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A Fan With No Moving Parts. Oh Yeah!

From the looks of it they are employing the same principal behind the Ionic Breeze for use in computers and such. I wonder if it will also make the office smell fresh and clean? Solid-state fan uses a proprietry technology which is based on the principle of electro-aerodynamic pumping. Electro-aerodynamic pumping is based on corona discharge which is the […]

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Now Available Beyond TV 4.8


If you are looking for a PVR software, I always recommend taking a look at BeyondTV. Thought not a complete Media Center software, Snapstream has had a lot of time to polish their platform. A few of the notable additions to their latest version are: Saved Guide Searches– You can get a notification email next time BTV finds that a […]

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The Past, Present and Future of Blu-ray

Electronic House hits a double today with their recent article looking at ins and outs of Blu-ray’s life and future. Electronic House For the past couple of years, the recent Hi Def DVD wars looked, on the surface at least, like a tired replay of the original DVD format bake off. But there was much more to this Blockbuster story, […]

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Explaining Electrostatic Speakers

Electronic House, one of my favorite publications for home theater basics, has good article explaining electrostatics speakers. Never heard of them? Nor have I? THey look to be pricey too but it is a good geek story! Electronic House Gone are the traditional cones and magnets. Rather, these exotic speakers use an ultra thin diaphragm and good dose of power […]

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Tip Of The Day: Internet TV


A good way to have a little fun and catch up on some TV is to use the Internet TV feature in VMC. Though there are not many full length episodes of TV, Arrested Development being the exception, there are lots of great clips from the History Channel and The National Geographic Channel. Along with that, they have a pretty […]

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The Daily Button – March 19th, 2008

I must aplogize for the lack of news updates over the past couple of weeks. I have had a couple of business trip and have been plain busy all around :). I should be back in the saddle mid-next week. Thanks again for your continued readership. VMC Plugin News: Druid 1.0.2 has been released @ Chris L. Blu-ray News: Pioneer […]

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VMC Plugin News: Yougle, QUIIQ


QUIIQ Movies First up, I noticed a user posted about QUIIQ movies which is dubbed to be a My Movies replacement coded in MCML. According to a recent blog post at the site, it will even use the MyMovies database. I have never heard of this company until this post :). So if anyone has had any experience with QUIIQ […]

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TIp Of The Day: Last.FM Plugin

Alright, I am kind of cheating by incorporating a Tip Of The Day with a plugin announcement ;). Obvious cheating aside, I just read over at The Green Button that the plugin MceFM has been released that will allow you to listen to LastFM in Vista Media Center. The Green Button Thread:  What is Last.FM? tracks what you listen […]

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Vista Media Center Improvements


Here are a few of my thoughts on improving Vista Media Center. 1. Some sort of digital distribution that ties nicely into Media Center. After using a 3rd Party Netflix plugin, it is very clear to me, and no doubt to anyone who has used that same plugin, that digital distribution is here and damn great. I guess the obvious […]

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