Replacing the VFD in an Ahanix D4


I have an older Ahanix D4 case housing my main HTPC, one of the main reasons I bought this case over some of the completion was that it was one of the few full ATX cases with a parallel port (LPT) based Vacuum Florescent Display (VFD) at the time.  Recently the display started to fade and some pixels have gone […]

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Weekly Podcast Roundup November 25th

Hey Everyone, to get you ready for all those long roadtrips for Thanksgiving I decided to post the weekly podcast roundup a bit earlier. Drive safe and hopefully your family doesn’t mind listening to these sexy podcasts!   Seen in HD Episode 13 – More Black Friday, UP review and more This week on Seen in HD we prepare for […]

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Two new Media Center apps – Stocks and Twitter fun


Two new MCE plugins have been released for your enjoyment, one for monitoring your twitter and the other for managing the stock market.   TheDigitalLifestyle Two new Media Center apps have been released in the last couple of day from OABsoftware. Media Center Twitter is a twitter addin for Windows Media Center that enables you to tweet and keep up […]

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Free Day is January 7th, 2010!

Maybe this should just be sent to the Hot Deals section but I thought this was kinda cool.  For those of you that like to build your own electronics, SparkFun is basically giving away upto $100 worth of stuff (per address) to people on Jan 7th.  All you have to do is pay for shipping.  Sounds like a great deal […]

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PP3 now available via Windows Update

You may have read reports of this coming today, but now it’s confirmed as being live! If you’re running Windows Home Server I highly recommend updating to Power Pack 3, lots of nice enhancements if you use Media Center. MediaSmartServer Power Pack 3 has now been released to Windows Update and can be installed by clicking on the Settings Tab […]

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November 24th Blu-ray Releases

We have been spoiled the last two weeks with a flury of awesome Blu-ray selections, so it was about time we came back to reality with a slower week. Here are the picks… MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week Funny People Although this movie is called Funny People, it is a very dark comedy. There were of course a fair amount […]

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Drobo announces the Drobo S


Drobo has made a name for themselves with their small NAS-like devices, and are continuing their line of products with a professional and enterprise devices announced today. The Drobo S starts at an MSRP of $799 and includes the following features: High performance desktop storage for professionals and small offices Best-in-class performance that is up to 50% faster than current […]

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