AMD Maui HTPC Video Spotlight

  Synopsis:  AMD’s "Maui" home theater PC platform consists of a combination of AMD hardware and software.  Systems built around the platform feature an energy efficient Phenom or Athlon processor, ATI Radeon graphics, ATI TV tuners, and AMD LIVE! software elements.  The current foundation of the platform is MSI’s somewhat unique Media Live DIVA 5.1 motherboard, which is based on […]

Read more Black Friday Sale! Preview is having a huge Black Friday sale, Examples of items on sale, The HDHomerun reduced from $169.00 to $139.00, Dvico Dual Express from $139.00 to $109.00. Other Dvico products will also be reduced.    One Box, Two Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network Watch over-=the-air digital TV from all computers in your home Two independent tuners allow you to […]

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Plex 0.7.1

Another version of the XBMC Mac derivative Plex has hit the airways. New features include Aperture support, new audio driver and thumnails for artists. The release notes found in the link below do a better job detailing the new and the improved.   NEW: James enhanced the Programs area of Plex. Workflows can be added to the root-level menu, folders […]

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HandBrake DVD Ripper Now Converts Any Video File

I know Handbrake’s popular and easy to use, but was limited to only converting DVDs to other formats.  Now it’s been opened up to any video format.  I can’t wait to try it.   HandBrake has always been the go-to app for ripping your DVDs into MPEG video files for playing back on an iPod or archiving on your network, […]

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VUDU Black Friday Promotion

Vudu is getting into the Black Friday promotion fun by selling a few titles in HDX, HD and SD formats. The list is rather slender but there are a few goodies that I would plunk down five dollars for.   Keep your eyes glued to your VUDU box because, starting next Tuesday, November 25th, VUDU will begin a limited time, […]

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QNAP TS-209 Pro II


     QNAP TS-209 Pro II If you find yourself in the market for a NAS, today we are reviewing something that might just fit the bill.  Read on to see if the QNAP TS-209 Pro II will fit your needs.  INTRODUCTION Now that you have your HTPC working the way you want it and you’re starting to build up […]

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