Hands On: Next Generation Remote Control Extender


There’s a number of ways you can extend your remote control such as purchasing a Logitech Harmony which already includes an RF Extender. Considering you can buy the 890 with RF for around $100-150 these days, this option really just makes sense for people who already own a remote they love and just need to extend. For those, $55 is […]

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New 8500-line of Samsung LCD HDTVs


55 Inches for $4500 sound like a bargain to you? Well, probably not, but it’s hard to argue with the feature list which Samsung has announced for their new 8500 line of TV’s. Lots of features mentioned in the Press Release below, but it’s interesting to see the internet options are somewhat sparse, with basically just some Yahoo! Widgets available […]

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Old rivals Sony and Sharp inked LCD joint venture deal

It should be noted that this is only for a small number of models, specifically their 32-inch versions, but still it’s interesting to see these life-long rivals merging forces (somewhat) to hopefully reach better profits. Kudos to them for not being stubborn. CrunchGear Sharp will start operating a plant for the production of LCDs on its own in October. The […]

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Engadget HD Podcast 148 – 07.29.2009

I’m not sure how I missed out on the podcast last week, but it’s a good thing you can always catch up! The folks at EngadgetHD have a show for you to listen to, and of course Windows7 is front and center!  Program 00:00:50 – Comments from Engadget HD Podcast 147 – 07.22.2009 00:04:00 – Windows 7 Media Center review […]

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Info on Upgrading from Vista to Win7

More of an overview than a detailed how-to, Walter Mossberg does cover the several nuances of upgrading your Vista system to Windows7. The most notable item is that you cannot upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit version of the operating system during an upgrade. In my experience on my laptop, the Windows7 "upgrade" took several hours to transfer and […]

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New Movie Collector MCE 6.3


Not even a month after my Battle of the Media Center Managers article and already there have been SO many updates to a multitude of offerings. But hey, it’s all for the benefit if we continue to get cooler and more modern user interfaces that actually work well, right?!?   The Digital Lifestyle Improvements: Better handling of large databases. Better […]

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The Media Center Show #217 – Mobile Platforms

A different kind of Media Center Show podcast from Ian this week, but fear not, you know Ian slips in bits and bites from the past week in Media Center all throughout! Looks like an interesting show.  Show Times: 00:23 Coming up this week 01:59 Parental control 04:20 AMD Release WHQL Graphics Drivers for Windows 7 RTM 05:00 Hauppauge, MaxLinear […]

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C|Net Video on Easy way to Ditch Cable

This is a pretty basic summary of the various options out there besides your standard set top box from your cable company, but I’m sure some people will appreciate the summary . Should be noted this video is from C|Net, so without suprise the first 2 options they mention are TiVo and AppleTV…but fear not, they do eventually break down […]

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