S1Digital P500 Media Center


Here’s a quick and dirty "review" of the S1Digital P500 Media Center. In fairness, it really is more of an overview than an intense review, but it gives you a good overview of what’s included. S1Digital has built a great reputation for themselves and looks like it’s continuing on with this one.   Electronic House The thing is dead quiet. […]

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Allio Announces Second Generation HDTV-PC


I honestly don’t recall hearing about their first generation products, but apparrantly they sold well enough to support a version 2.0. From what I can tell, it’s basically an LCD TV with a PC built inside of it. Pretty cool idea and I’d be curious to see some reviews of it, but I doubt I’m the only one that saw […]

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13 Classic Rookie DIY Mistakes to Avoid

Some good tidbits for newbies and experts the like. Sometimes it’s the most obvious things we forget about. I know I’ve been guilty of a few of these in the past. Electronic House Buying the least expensive gear and finding out it doesn’t have the features you need, like discrete control codes (on and off, for example) or enough inputs […]

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Insignia NS-L42X-10A HDTV Review


In the market for an affordable 42" television? Then you are probably considering Best Buy’s Insignia brand of LCD’s, which apparantly have improved in their overall quality and performance. Of course do your research on others available, but this model looks like a very solid display at a Sub-$800 price.   i4u A feature called DCM Plus leverages the L42X’s […]

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Popcorn Hour C-200 Review


Damian from MediaSmartServer.net got his grubby hands on one of the first C-200’s out there and took it for a test drive. Not surprisingly, the thing is pretty awesome, but the display is pretty useless. A tidbit he shares, the C-200 CAN bitstream high definition audio! Pretty impressive.   MediaSmartServer This is probably one of the first things people ask […]

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