AnandTech’s Radeon HD 4850 Preview


Anandtech’s preview of ATI’s newest Radeon HD 4×00 series confirms what we’ve been hearing all along. The Radeon 4×00 series finally supports proper 8-channel LPCM over HDMI   Bring on the mid-range Radeon HD 4650 version! AnandTech All of AMD’s Radeon HD graphics cards have shipped with their own audio codec, but the Radeon HD 4800 series of cards finally […]

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Upcoming Extender Reviews….what do YOU want?


Ok ladies & gentlemen…as has been implied by our fearless leader, I have in my possession some fabulous extender devices: The D-Link DSM-330 Connected device, and the upcoming HP Media Center Connect Extender (c’mon, you didn’t think I would do a webinar without seeing the thing, did you?). So…with that being said, I’m taking each one through its paces, and […]

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The Daily Button: June 18th, 2008


Welcome to another edition of The Daily Button. Today’s edition is brought to you by You can click on this banner at the top of the site, or simply click through this link . has the Fusion 7 Dual Express on sale for $139 dollars. The Fusion 7 is a dual QAM/ATSC tuner that allows for recording two […]

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C2D E7200 vs. X3 8450

Lowtech was a bit shy when he submitted this news story :). At any rate, this is a good comparo of budget CPUs from AMD and Intel. Legion Hardware Never before have we had both companies releasing such powerful processors at such bargain basement prices. While AMD may be loosing the performance war, they still have a number of very […]

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Childproof your Home Theater

Electronic House When you bought your home theater you thought about screen resolution, refresh rates and HDMI ports. You discussed audio options with the A/V guy, networking options with your neighbor and furniture with your wife. What you likely didn’t plan for were ways to protect your new equipment from your children and your children from the equipment. Here are […]

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Auzentech Reveals HDMI 1.3-native PCI Express Audio Combo Card

Santa Clara, CA – June 16, 2008: Auzentech, Inc. ( reveals today its non-downsampling, HDMI 1.3-native, PCI express audio combo card: Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1. The Auzen X-Fi HomeTheater 7.1 accepts video from either an internal or external connection, mixes it with digital audio, and outputs the combined video and lossless multichannel audio via a single HDMI™ 1.3 port. Moreover, […]

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The Daily Button – June 16th, 2008

If you haven’t caught our upcoming site preview, take a gander at this thread . I release a few screen shots that should get you guys salivating :). Reply #2 and 16 have the screenshots. On the advertising front, we have a couple of new advertisers with us. The banner position is taken by , they have a nice […]

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Alan’s Build Log: #7.1

It is amazing what can happen over the weekend. Get some yard work done, and of course have lots of time to evaluate and re-evaluate what direction I want to take for this whole digital home aspect. I am somewhat tied to the Microsoft platform because of my investment into CableCards. I would like to say QAM and OTA could […]

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