Weekly Podcast Roundup, October 28th 2010

Here’s the roundup of podcasts in the past week…Enjoy! Microsoft’s Charlie Owen joins me to talk about how the industry has progressed since he left the Windows Media Center team just over a year ago. Charlie has some great thoughts on Google’s TV effort, the way Apple are going and Microsoft approach. We also talk about al-carte TV consumption verses […]

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Improving WAF for completely selfish reasons


How pathetic am I?  I could just stop there but I won’t.    In a recent blog post I described how my family is currently testing out Netflix.  While it was fun at first to be able to stream movies on my laptop I quickly got tired of the small screen size.  Unfortunately, since we have a newborn at home […]

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First Look At The New Apple TV

Here’s Ian’s first look at the tiny new AppleTV box. I’m far from sold for this, but Ian seems to like it, with the known limitations being accepted and understood of course.   I like my hacked first gen Apple TV especially for listening to music so I was keen to try out the new Apple TV device. I have […]

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SecondRun.tv V2 Released

Wow, talk about a huge upgrade from a V1. I had mostly given up on SecondRun.tv’s Media Center plugin a while back, but it looks like it may be time to check back in. Pretty cool new and easy to follow interface.       SecondRun.tv is an add-in for Windows Media Center (part of Windows 7) that allows you […]

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Netflix Streaming Only Plans?!


We may have been the last holdouts but my wife and I finally joined the present and signed up for our 1 month free trial of Netflix. What I found interesting was that when we signed up we noticed that one of the plan options was $7.99 unlimited streaming only plan.  This is the plan that is used by our […]

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Western Digital WDTV Live Hub Review

Some nice features on this new WD device, and what’s more pleasing is that they’re keeping to the Media Player market. What does concern me however, is the number of existing bugs which passed onto this from previous generations…hopefully WD doesn’t get in the habit of abandoning early adopters. Today, Western Digital is introducing their 3G flagship product, the WDTV […]

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October 26th Blu-ray Releases

My heart wanted to pick the Lakers Finals movie with my pick, but alas I chose against it. The Elf collector edition looks like a lot of fun. And seeing as I could not make it through the first Sex & The City, I won’t even attempt to see the second. The Girl Who Played with Fire is the second […]

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