Video Resolutions for Beginners


Continuing our series of Beginner’s Guides for HTPC and Home Theater, this guide will take a closer look at Video Resolutions–what it means, why’s it important and how to make your picture as good as possible for your particular environment. What does 1080p/720p/1080i/480p mean? The numbers 1080, 720 and 480 refer to the lines of vertical resolution in the picture […]

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Set Unknown Network to Private

Public Network

Disclaimer: This is a fairly worthless utility Update: Ceton has informed me that the reason the current InfiniTV4 driver sets their network interface to Public is due to a potential tuner discovery issue. Ceton is looking into how to safely change it to private. I’m going to keep the tool available to allow users to reset the InfiniTV4 interface back […]

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Intel Sandy Bridge: Core i5-2500K and DH67BL Motherboard

When Intel gambled by packaging its graphics processing unit (GPU) with the central processing unit (CPU) in last year’s Clarkdale the home theater PC (HTPC) niche benefited immensely from the power saving, performance gain and features like HD audio bit streaming provided by the new platform.  The bet obviously paid off, because this year’s Sandy Bridge melds the GPU and […]

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HD Home Sports Bar Controlling Multiple Extenders


Now this is friggin cool. Sean sent me the heads up to this wonderful little program called the HD Home Sports Bar he’s been working on that allows you to control multiple TVs/Extenders from a single interface. Why you may ask? For the same reason I’ve always wanted PiP in Media Center–SPORTS!! But he says he also uses it for […]

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AC Ryan PlayOnHD! mini Media Player Review


AC Ryan has been developing a large number of media players recently and seem to be doing a good job of it. If you’re in the market for a Media Player, make sure to take a look at our Comparison Guide. While I haven’t updated it yet with this particular mini, it does have its predecessor from AC Ryan. I’m […]

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