Vudu now live on LG NetCast HDTVs


Well, looks like that integration of Vudu with LG TV’s has gone live pretty soon after the announcement. Seems to be pretty similar experience to the Vudu boxes, but I’ll withhold judgement until I see a full review.   C|Net We took it for only a short test drive, but Vudu on the 47LH50 felt nearly identical to the experience […]

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brite-view’s new HD media player The CinemaTube


Nice little box, very simple design but this thing seems to be feature filled and at only $100 is going to really push the other extenders out there. Includes 1080p support, bitorrent (not a clue how this works) and even YouTube XL integration.   GizmoScene brite-view releases a new HD media player that follows their recently released CinemaCube(on sale $64.99). […]

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Zigbee 101 Refresher Course

The Zigbee Alliance has been in the news recently and there has been some buzz amongst home automation groups, but it’s still pretty unknown for many people. If you want a nice introduction to what exactly it is and how it plans to change the landscape for home automation, this guest post at Cocoontech seems to do a great job. […]

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Logitech Harmony 900 universal remote


Here’s a pretty brutal review from CrunchGear on the new Harmony 900, which is basically just the Harmony One with RF capabilities. And unfortunately, that new feature is exactly what CrunchGear had the most issues with. Pretty disappointing for a remote with an MSRP of $400.   CrunchGear But it’s just not the range I have beef with, it’s the […]

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HD Plex Announces Fanless, Heatpipe-cooled All-Aluminum HTPC Enclosures


Very interesting press release of some cool looking new silent media center chassis that are coming soon. Heatpipe cooled and 100% fanless, sounds like a perfect fit. Pricing still TBD but hopefully it’s more affordable than some other custom chassis out there. Los Angeles, CA – HD Plex (, a manufacturer of premium aluminum HTPC enclosures for the do-it-yourself market, […]

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VIA NSD-7800 8-Bay WHS Solution


VIA NSD-7800 8-Drive NAS Storage Solution The popularity of Windows Home Server as a viable NAS competitor has spawned a number of solutions from HP and Acer, to name a few. Equally as popular however, has been the desire for enthusiasts to roll out and build their very own WHS Server boxes as well. The main restriction with the majority […]

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