OPPO BDP-93 Blu-ray Player Review


Oppo has really made a name for themselves in the past few years, so I’m excited to see this review from the videophiles at HDGuru.com. The results are a bit different than what I expected, but still a great player for a reasonable price of $499.99. Using the Spears & Munsil High-Definition Benchmark Blu-ray I found the video processing to […]

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Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC/HTPC


Haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but it looks like another HTPC offering, this time from video-card manufacturer Sapphire. In the world of audio video the holy grail is a box that can handle all your media content and have full access to web content. Fortunately Sapphire has released just such a grail, the Edge-HD which has the […]

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SageTV 7.1.2 Public Beta

Looks like it’s time for another SageTV beta.  Lots of good stuff in there including bug fixes and some new features.  Check out Jeff’s post for the full list.  Highlights below: Changes of note already included in V7.1 -Support for Hauppauge Colossus -Complete over the air analog & digital lineups for the entire US and Canada (all channels on Zap2it’s […]

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Netflix Scores New Content in Deal with CBS


It’s a great day for new streaming content as Netflix will now have CBS content available beginning in April. Personally, I can’t wait to get my Twin Peaks on! CBS Corporation [NYSE: CBS.A and CBS] and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced a two-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that will allow select TV shows from CBS’s library, including episodes of “Medium” and […]

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Wesena ITX7


Historically one of the hardest parts about going DYI (do it yourself) with a small form factor (SFF) home theater PC (HTPC) has been finding a nice mini-ITX case that actually looks like it belongs in the A/V stack.  Until recently enthusiasts have had to choose between “the cube” and killing the pig for a benchmark chassis like the OrigenAE […]

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Kinect for Windows SDK to Arrive Spring 2011

I was very skeptical on the Kinect as a remote alternative but after having used it for a bit I think there is a lot of potential and am happy to see a supported SDK being released.  I know I’ll be adding support for Media Center if it isn’t provided out-of-box. For those who can’t wait, check out “Kinect on […]

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Blu-ray Releases – February 22, 2011

Another so-so week of releases, although a fair amount of TV series are out, such as one of my favorites–Weeds, Season 6–which although has diminished a bit it’s still quite entertaining. Get Low was a pretty good drama/comedy as well, about an old hermit who decides to have a funeral party while he’s still alive–good laughs with of course some […]

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InfiniTV Status Media Center Plugin


See, this is what I love about Media Center. A new cool hardware comes out that blows people’s socks off, and then developers get their passion back for it and start developing cool apps. This little guy is a simple one to let you see the status of your CableCARD tuners. The InfniTV Status Media Center plugin allows you to […]

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