Thermaltake DH101 HTPC ATX Case VF7001BNS

I was going through some of my older news emails and noticed I missed on of Benchmark Reviews’ articles on the Thermaltake DH101 HTPC case. Benchmark Reviews Not too long ago, Benchmark Reviews featured a Guide: How to shop for your first HDTV in which we revealed that digital HDTV’s would soon be a forced standard in slightly more than […]

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Refurbished Sony CableCard TV Tuners

If you are in need of an addition DCT (digital cable tuner) for your CableCard ready PC, you can now check out Sont Style for a new tuner OR a $199 refurbsihed tuner. This is $100 off the standard $299 which makes it a lot better of a deal and even cheaper then Hauppauge’s upcoming HD-PVR. Product Link  A couple […]

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The Issues with Internet TV

It’s an interesting article on the way tv usage has changed over the years and how the distribution of content is changing. OCModshop According to The Conference Board, 16% of US households watch TV broadcasts online. comScore says these viewers will grow as more and more content is delivered over the iNet.

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amd athlon 4850e & 780g as htpc platform

Here’s an outsiders take on a good HTPC.  It’s definitely a decent hardware choice but it’s interesting to see no video playback benchmarks for an HTPC specific article…  Oh well.  Go take a look anyway. Tweak Town While hardcore make up a percentage, it’s not the biggest out there; office systems make up most of the PCs out there today, […]

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10 Speakers to be Heard, Not Seen

Are you looking for speakers that can be hidden away in your walls? Electronic House sends word they have an article up that should solve your needs. Electronic House The hidden speaker keeps the walls, ceilings, and outdoor spaces of our homes looking unblemished and tidy. With wires tucked neatly away and blend-in designs made to fool even the most […]

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DIYer Puts Theater PC to Work


EH has another great article about a DIY who made a kick ass home theater. Electronic House He hardly had a choice. With almost 10 years experience in software design and development, you can’t just put the PC aside when it comes to other areas of life. His past experience also helped; instead of adding a confusing piece of equipment […]

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Pair of Blu-ray news releases

First up Paramount must have finished up their contract issues with Toshiba (from their HD DVD exclusivity move) because they finally announced that they will go [back] to Blu-ray on May 20th!! Hollywood Reporter Arriving in stores that day are Blu-ray Disc versions of "Face/Off," "Next" and "Bee Movie," a DreamWorks Animation title that was initially supposed to be released in […]

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Sometime ago, we had a few readers request an update to our build guides we published shortly after we started the site. I will remind our readers of a couple important points. Ultimately we pick a piece of hardware because we feel it offers the best bang for the buck. I would imagine that there will be a lot of […]

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ArcSoft TotalMediaT Theatre Receives BD-Live (Profile 2.0) Certification

Fremont, CA – April 28, 2008. ArcSoft, Inc. announced today that ArcSoft TotalMedia™ Theatre received BD-Live (Profile 2.0) Certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association on April 24, 2008, the first certification of any PC desktop software from any developer in the world. ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre is Windows XP and Vista compatible software that now complies with the stringent standards and […]

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