Contest Winner! afinch is the winner!

Congratulations afinch! You are the winner of our HTPC giveaway contest! You were lucky reply #23 that was chosen by the random number generator! An email, private message and of course this message is your notification of winning! Please respond back to claim your prize! Below is what the lucky duck won!   Chassis: Zalman HD160 HTPC Case OS: Windows […]

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Xonar HDAV1.3

While Blu-ray playabck has been around for awhile, the audio portion of the equation has been slow to catch up. Solutions are slowly trickling out in the form of the GeForce 8200 chipset but the stand alone card market has been rather slow to respond. The good news is that ASUS is ready to make amends with their release of […]

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Lots of awesome Blu-ray rumors and release details

One of my favorite sites, High Def Digest, has the scoop on a bunch of favorite movies. First up the two juicy rumors: MGM Readying Bond Titles For Blu-ray Release? HighDefDigest The French website is reporting today that MGM (via its parent distributor Fox) will release a half-dozen Bond titles on Blu-ray in France on November 5, 2008. Universal Plotting […]

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The End and the Beginning


It was a fine spring day.  The sun was shining all day.  The family got to spend a lot of time together.  The little one is now asleep and it’s time to unwind.  I grab myself a Dr. Pepper, and my wife and I sit down for a nice relaxing evening of tv shows.  I reach for the remote and […]

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The Daily Button – June 2nd, 2008

I am a little behind the news due to last week’s hectic schedule. No babbling here today, just news. Broadcast Flag News: Broadcast flag follow-up @ Chris CableCard News: Could Dell Support Center software be a part of the restricted content issues @ The Green Button VMC PLugin News: Open Media Library update @ Chris L VMC Plugin News: clipShow […]

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Life With a Plugin, Episode 10: MC Menu Customiser


One of the biggest complaints I’ve heard throughout the years about Windows Media Center is that everything is locked down. Changing the background or appearance usually takes some sort of odd registry edit, and who wants to do that? Well, fortunately, there’s some great developers out there who feel your pain & design apps to help you out.  Overview MC […]

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