28-Seat Theater Fun for Everyone

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Boy, I wish my apartment complex (any of them!) would have invested in something like this! Pretty sweet…hopefully they let their customers bring their own movies to really enjoy it!   EH For the audio, an in-wall Triad speaker system offers surround sound unobtrusively, and Marantz electronics and Elan controls provide the system’s functionality and ease of use. On the […]

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Adesso WKB-4200UB keyboard announced

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This is nowhere close to small enough to replace my Dinovo Mini…but if you are on the boat that would prefer a full size keyboard then this might be an option for you. At $120 though, it’s not the cheapest option out there.   SlashGear The keyboard uses 2.4GHz wireless tech with 12 channels that it can change automatically to […]

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Cablevision To Test PC-To-TV Service

Pretty sure this is the first time I ever wished I was a Cablevision customer, but kudos to them for going against the norm. This seems like a cool idea, but I will withhold judgement until I see it in action. Multichannel "With our PC to TV Media Relay service, we are putting an end to the need for families […]

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ASUS MY-CINEMA PHC3-150 HDTV-Tuner Card

How about a tuner card review to start your day? This one is combo so it isn’t scared by the switch to digital. Benchmark Reviews The recent switch from analog to digital television was mainly driven by the benefits of digital technology over its analog predecessor. Though digital television has become ubiquitous the conversion cannot be instantaneous, nor will analog […]

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HP TouchSmart 600 Reviewed

HP continues onward with development of their touch-crazy TouchSmart all-in-one PC’s. While not directly an HTPC, you can see how the touch features and large 23 inch screen could fit rather nicely in a variety of environments. At $1049 however, it’s quite an investment.   CrunchGear The part that makes it stand out from other systems is, of course, the […]

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ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 Media Player

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We have covered a number of different media players with a variety of features in the past, so no surprise that ASUS decided to get involved in the game. Their O!Play HDP-R1 brings a lot of familiar items to the table, but with so many competitors in the market, the ASUS will need to play hard to stand out.  Introduction […]

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February 23rd Blu-ray Releases

This must be the week of bundled sets of older releases. Analyze This was far greater than Analyze That, so I surely couldn’t recommend that one. Dirty Harry was great but I’ve never seen Magnum Force. Grumpy Old Men/Grumpier….well, I’ll just not say anything on that. The Box was pretty boring until the end. The Damned United was quite entertaining, […]

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Moneual Lab MonCaso 932B HTPC Chassis

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Moneual continues producing relatively good chassis for the home theater PC market. Not amazing airflow in this one, but then again supporting MicroATX boards are not the most heat generating products in the world. And boy is it shiny.   RBMods As for noise, the MonCaso 600 is very quiet, even with the stock AMD fan for the X2 3800 […]

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TiVo: Cable is strangling our business with SDV

I have nothing but agreement with almost every claim from TiVo here given my own experiences (both professionally and personally) over cable’s switched digital video rollout across the country. If you think TiVo’s business is rough, imagine the many Media Center users who were left with black channels until the new ATI firmware came out and finally just supported the […]

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