VLC media player 1.0.0 hits the web


This is 100% for my buddy Corey, who uses an HTPC but always uses VLC as his player of files, even though it requires him to use keyboard and mouse. For those that have never tried it, if you have ever had a problem playing a filetype, try VLC and it will almost certainly work. TechReport Notorious open-source applications don’t […]

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Itox NP101-D16C


   With the release of the Atom processor, Intel revolutionized the low-power computing industry.  These days more and more netbooks are being sold with these inexpensive, low-power chips due to their ability to handle most day to day activities well while providing a long lasting battery life.  Today I bring to you a Mini-ITX motherboard based on the Atom N270.  […]

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Life With a Plugin Episode 23: mcShoutCast


Music is a natural player in a home theater PC environment, yet the idea of streaming has stayed in the shadows for quite some time. It could be that home theater users crave higher fidelity from their music, or that they already have the music they enjoy in their digital collections. That being said, I have often enjoyed the ability […]

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Interview with Jeff Kardatzke CTO and Founder of SageTV

GeekTonic took some time out to talk with Jeff Kardatzke, CTO and Co-Founder of SageTV in a little Q&A. Jeff is a really bright guy, who has been at the helm of basically the evolution of SageTV in present day. It’s a good informational interview and he’s pretty candid with folks. GeekTonic I’m curious about what Microsoft is doing there. […]

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Logitech Harmony 1100 Review


Driver Heaven goes outside their norm and bring in the tride and true Logitech Harmony 1100 for review. If you have read previous reviews of the unit, then not much has changed. The unit is still very attractive, and the RF capabilites are great, but it costs a fortune and nobody likes having to use two hands for a remote […]

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340 Review


I have to admit my bias towards the HP Media Smart Servers, but kudos to Acer for continuing to push the Windows Home Server market with their continued evolution of their product. The chassis is small and very low power…but it’s lacking the special software that I’ve grown to love from the HP units similarly priced. Desktop Review The Acer […]

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910W Review


 The power supply is one of the most forgotten components to an HTPC build–choose poorly and you will be suffering from reboots, crashes or even worse, loud noise! And replacing it is a complete PITA as it connects to everything in your system. PC Power & Cooling has been around for years and is very well respected for their quality, […]

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