Skip the DVD Trailers & Go Straight to the Movie

Here’s an interesting article with all sorts of workarounds for bypassing trailers and warnings on your movies. Of course, if you pirate your movie (or rip them yourself) you never have to deal with any of these….just saying. The easiest way to skip (or fast forward) all the ads, warnings and trailers from the DVD movies is this — just […]

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April 20th Blu-ray Releases

Reminder:  Warner Brothers,Universal and Fox titles which  have the 30-day rental window imposed on them I am placing ** next to the title. A healthy amount of releases this week. 44 Inch Chest is a goodie with all sorts of older British actors I quite enjoyed. Crazy Heart was a good one as well, of course it being Jeff Bridge’s […]

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Logitech Squeezebox Touch review


What a long way the Squeezebox has come. Remember when it was just a simple VFD in a case?!? Well, guess there are some benefits by getting purchased by big Logitech. This one’s nice, but no surprise that it works best when you can actually touch it. Logitech’s touch-sensitive addition to the Squeezebox family, aptly named the Touch, has taken […]

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Your TV Is Your New BFF


I actually like this idea, not the first time we’ve heard of something like this, but I’m sure the privacy advocates will go crazy over it The experience begins with your set-top-box, which identifies your presence based on wireless communication with your cell phone, smart phone, or MID. The set top box can then personalize itself to you, displaying a […]

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My Media Center Helps Protect Your Young Ones


Here’s an interesting app from Martin Milmore, called My Media Center, designed to make your MCE kid friendly. Lots of cool features in controlling what your minors will be able to access on your system. Am I the only one that thinks Microsoft should have done this a LONG time ago? Key Features Decide which channels, videos and DVDs are […]

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MythDora 12.23 New Release Available

Looking for a free home theater PC software? Well, Linux is always an option, and Mythdora has been the choice of many for years. Thanks to Tim for the heads up of this new release. Changes in MythDora 12:   * The auto-installation method has been removed   * The frontend now heavily relies on the timezone of the system […]

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The Movie DB v2 is Live!

Late last night (or early morning) Travis Bell released themoviedb v2!  If you are not familiar with tmdb it is an open, community driven, movie database.  Chances are you’ve used it one way or another, either directly or via any number of the tools that use it for metadata and artwork. Travis has been working on v2 for quite some […]

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Winscape | Waking up in the same place every morning is boring.

Well I remember reading about Ryan’s initial implementation of Winscape in Jan 2005 Popular Science.  Every few months I’ve checked his blog and to my surprise Uncrate featured the latest edition today.   I’d rather have a "real" view of a beach or skyline but that isn’t happening anytime soon so a very cool project, worth checking out.    After lots of […]

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Blockbuster CEO Slams Netflix Streaming Selection

This is quite an interview with the Blockbuster CEO. I think it’s great he absolutely doesn’t hide his disdain for Netflix. Enjoy. "You tell me: Do you want to watch The Blind Side or Herbie Goes to Cancun?" Keyes asked, referring to what some have called Netflix’s less-than-stellar on-demand offerings. "Our customer demand is 60% to 80% for new releases. […]

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Netflix Brings Subtitles to Select Streaming Titles


I think this is a great step in the right direction, although I’d be more excited if it was 5.1 support or more HD formats, but I suppose this was probably significantly easier. Not exactly sure why it was complicated to begin wtih given that there’s zero bandwidth demand and everything they store already had subtitles when it started…oh well. […]

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