Weekly Podcast Roundup, July 29th 2010

Enjoy the home theater podcasts from this week! Equipment and training required to calibrate professional studios and home theater systems. Guests: David Abrams of Avical Video System Specialists. [Home Theater Geeks 27] Joining me for another round table recording are Andrew Edney and Garry Whittiker. We discus some listeners emails including DVB-S, digital audio and talk about some of the […]

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Damian Reviews the Dune BD Prime

I have to admit that the Dune BD Prime is a very tempting media streamer/Blu-ray player, too bad the price isn’t.  With big CE companies (i.e. Sony) starting to build streamer features into their decks this will be a very interesting segment in the next couple years.   There are two models currently, the Dune HD Base 3.0 and the […]

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How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta


Continuing MissingRemote’s tradition of providing you guys the patches necessary to enable Concurrent Sessions, we’ve created a new thread for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. The process below has been confirmed working with the Beta versions of Windows7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium and Enterprise Editions, x86 & X64 build 7601, Service Pack Build 178. One of the most popular articles […]

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD

Dell Zino HD

Anyone in the market for a small and sleek entry level home theater PC knows that there are many options. With so many systems at very different price points, finding the right balance between capability and dollars can be difficult. The Inspirion Zino HD from Dell certainly has the right look, and being based on AMD’s 780G chipset, the right […]

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July 27th Blu-ray Releases

I know there are some Stargate fans out there, so SGU-1.5 is probably of interest there. Fan Boys is somewhat of a cult comedy from a few years back about a group of Star Wars fans on a road trip, it has its moments. La Boheme certainly has its audience as well. I was seriously contemplating selecting Rambo the collection […]

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New DMCA Exemptions: Ripping DVDs for Online Video Now Legal

Pretty good news here from the book of common bloody sense! 🙂 Finally you can "legally" backup DVDs you own…as if anyone was truly waiting for this ruling to do so.   Merely bypassing a technological protection that restricts a user from viewing or using a work is insufficient to trigger the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provision. The DMCA prohibits only forms […]

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Michael Gartenberg Doesn’t Buy 3DTV

Michael Gartenberg might end up right about 3D’s viability, but his reasoning for why is all wrong when viewed in historical context.  While 3D could be LaserDisc, it could also be the next phase of HD – take a look at his points: 1) Cost – Yes you will need a new TV, but even now in the first year […]

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MediaPortal 1.1.0 Final Released

If you’ve been looking to get your feet wet in the HTPC world but don’t want to pay a dime for your software, you should probably give Media Portal a shot. Great project that have been improving over time. I haven’t used it in a while, but looks like they’ve made a ton of improvements. The development of MediaPortal was […]

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