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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ASUS Maximus II Gene micro-ATX motherboard review


This board is a little different than most "HTPC-specific" motherboards, but sometimes people are looking for a hybrid system to power games as well as media center content, and this board is a beast in a smaller micro-ATX chassis. If you need smaller though, I’m sure a mini-ITX board will eventually come out with at least some of these features. […]

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Tip of the Day: Calibrate Your Receiver


  I recently found myself sitting in the family room and I realized something.  My receiver has only been calibrated once since I pulled it out of the box about 10 years ago (has it been that long already?).  Needless to say, we’ve moved since then, and re-arranged our family room three or four times at least.  As you can […]

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Slideshow of some droolworthy Home Theaters


I think we’ve seen a couple of these before, but I think even if we’ve seen them 50 times I still can’t get sick of being jeal…err…admiring these amazing home theaters. Guess I’ll keep playing the lotto!   HGTV The challenge for this home theater was to create a world-class screening room in a neighborhood where high-end theaters are standard… […]

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A day with HP’s MediaSmart LX195


Here’s a look at the new WHS from HP. I mainly liked this article because of the pretty pictures.   Boing Boing HP’s MediaSmart LX195 is a file-storing box that works great if you have Windows PCs and like the ease of Windows Home Server. It even syncs with web-based services like Flickr. But its focus is on the media-sharing […]

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