Weekly Podcast Roundup, July 8th 2010

Here are the podcasts from this week, lots to choose from. Enjoy! This week I have the audio from the 2nd UK Media Center/WHS user group event last month. At the end of the event we had a Q&A session with a great panel including The Green Button’s Pete Brown, Andrew Cherry, Andrew Edney, Garry Whittaker, Simon May,Mark Lawson from […]

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Update: HD PVR for Windows Media Center

Minor update, Hauppauge added another registry key so the version being released will be 1.0.28190. The only change is that the FlushOnChannelChange registry was split into two settings, FlushOnChannelChange and PauseOnChannelChange.   We were lucky enough to get early access to a forthcoming updated beta driver, 1.0.28188, from Hauppauge for their HD PVR support for Windows Media Center. Normally we […]

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Vidabox Wireless RF Keyboard


Vidabox Wireless RF Keyboard Your wireless keyboard is the connection between you and your Home Theater PC. From extensive system configuration, to daily web browsing and media playback, to quick trouble shooting when your remote craps out your choice of keyboard can dramatically impact your user experience. Vidabox has updated their wireless keyboard offering so just click through to take […]

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Replace the ArcSoft Splash Screen


If you have been a loyal ArcSoft user like many of us have for the past few years, you may have noticed the amount of logos on their splash screen continuing to increase. It has come to the point where when you want to play a Blu-ray movie you are forced to stare at these logos while it loads. Well […]

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Update: Ceton InfiniTV 4

  Update: As promised a newsletter was sent and it is good news.  See a copy after the break.   It isn’t much but if you, like us, are anxiously awaiting your Ceton InfiniTV 4 Jeremy Hammer [VP Systems Integration, Ceton Corporation] gave us some hope of a July release. We will make sure to update when the newsletter is […]

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Windows Phone 7 Meteor Hub: Media Center Remote application

Hrmm…can your iPhone do this? Pretty cool little app I caught thanks to Ian at TheDigitalLifestyle . Click over the link for a youtube video of it in action. It’s like a sideshow device….about 4 years later. The video gives a short demo of the integrated experience this Windows Media Center remote control application provides, including some gestures, how media […]

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CoreAAC Professional v2.0 Audio Decoder Released!

Note: Tested…Windows 7 users should not waste their money. On XP and Vista I was a big fan of CoreAVC; however, I have been disappointed by CoreAVC 2.0 so I am not expecting much from CoreAAC 2.0 myself.  But for those using a DirectShow based player without Media Foundation support CoreAAC may offer some benefits over the native DirectShow AAC decoder. Both […]

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Actiontec Ethernet over Coax MoCA Network Adapter


Actiontec Ethernet over Coax MoCA Network Adapter   Have you ever been in that situation where wifi just doesn’t cut it, forcing you to try other network solutions such as Ethernet over power line and wanted tear your hair out in frustration? Whether you have a HTPC, a network media tank, or a video game console system you’ve been to […]

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July 6th Blu-ray Releases

These types of weeks kill me, so I’ll keep it short…. MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week Brooklyn’s Finest I honestly haven’t seen this yet, but it’s got a fairly star studded cast. Who can pass up any Wesley Snipes movies these days as long as Vampires aren’t out trying to kill him? Just kidding, but seriously, this week’s selections are […]

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IOGEAR Wireless HD Kit GWAV8141K Review

2008 was a long time ago, but it’s good to see these types of devices finally actually being released. Although still not available, here’s a review of how it handles HD content. I have to admit, at an MSRP of $900 it’s a bit concerning this review, but I’d love to get my hands on it for something more in […]

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