Intel Core i5-2400S and DH67GD Micro-ATX Motherboard


Having previously examined both the 95 and 35 watt extremes in the Sandy Bridge CPU lineup, we now turn our focus to the 65 watt 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2400S and Media Series DH67GD micro-ATX motherboard with built in IEEE 1394a (FireWire) support.  With the basic capability questions already answered, let’s find out if by providing four physical cores with lower […]

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Congratulations to DennisHalling and DavidStein!

Congratulations to our last two winners of the Patriot PBO Core Media Player and the GlideTV! User DennisHalling won the PBO Core DavidStein won the GlideTV Navigator You should both be receiving an e-mail from me shortly requesting information. Congratuations to both of you, and worry not everyone else, we STILL have more prizes upcoming!

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A.C. Ryan Playon!HD2 media player


ACRyan isn’t as big a name as D-Link or some other extender devices, but they’ve been making a name for themselves with some pretty powerful units. Don’t forget, if you’re in the market or curious about these devices, we have our Media Player Comparison Guide for your reading pleasure. Changes are more than minorly cosmetic, as the Playon!HD2, on top […]

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SilverStone Milo ML03 HTPC


If you listened to our podcast, you’ll know I’m a big fan of Silverstone HTPC cases. Even in the midst of lots of competitors they have continued developing HTPC-style cases. This one however…not one of my favorites, just way too basic IMO. With all attention this week being turned to finishing up Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland and for its […]

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MPAA Reaches All Time High in Box Office

We don’t often post a press release, but this one was too juicy not to post given the last couple years the MPAA has been complaining about how piracy, Netflix and all things digital are tearing them down. The report shows that global box office receipts for all films released around the world reached an all time high of $31.8 […]

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Is Pay TV Making a Comeback?

Interesting report courtesy of NewTeeVee showing that pay TV subscriptions are actually rising. I have to wonder if Amazon jumping on the streaming TV bandwagon will have any affect on these numbers. Company 4Q Sub +/- 3Q Sub +/- Comcast -135,000 -275,000 Time Warner Cable -141,000 -155,000 Cablevision -35,000 -24,500 AT&T 246,000 236,000 Verizon 182,000 204,000 DirecTV 289,000 174,000 Dish […]

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Lian-Li PC-C50 Case


Here’s a quick review of an HTPC case from Lian Li, makers of all aluminum chassis. I used to have one, and the design was wonderful, not sure I’m a HUGE fan of this design but it seems to serve its purpose. You can see from the pictures here, that the center bar is VERY close to my graphics card, […]

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