Blu-ray Releases – April 12, 2011

Wow, after a couple weeks of lots to choose from we have super slim pickings this week. Cars and The Incredibles are of course classics. And besides the pick of the week, I don’t even think I have heard of the others. MissingRemote’s Pick of the Week   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 ** (April 15th Release […]

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Vulkano Flow, The First Placeshifter Under $100


Looks like Vulkano has made some changes to their product for the better. Less features, but probably easier for consumers to understand its purpose. As with all personal, hardware-based placeshifting solutions the Vulkano Flow hangs off your set-top box or between a STB and television. In my case, the Flow has primarily been used to beam FiOS TV DVR video […]

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Birth of an A/V Snob – Part II


Rethinking the DVR Continued from part 1…  While living with TiVo DVRs for a few years, I considered building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) to solve some of the issues my TiVo setup had. I had been following the development of MythTV and was impressed with what you could do with what basically amounts to off the shelf commodity hardware. While […]

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TGB slated for major upgrade

Guess now’s as good a time as any to remind all our readers that the MissingRemote forums are here and we have a great group of members here for any problems, big and small, or just to banter. Media Center forum will be making a major overhaul later this month, and there will be some downtime, so consider yourself […]

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Media Center Themer Customizes Windows Media Center

Media Center Themer

Courtesy of developer Cyril Paciullo, there’s a new tool in town for all of you that like to theme Windows Media Center (WMC). It’s called Media Center Themer and changes the text attributes of WMC. Media Center Themer will change the attributes of text in WMC including 3rd party add-ins at run-time and doesn’t rely on changing resource files so […]

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HD Guru Prioritizes HDTV Features

For those looking for more guidance than “get the biggest plasma you can fit in the door” the HD Guru hits the feature list and helps break them down into easy buckets.  Most of it won’t come as a surprise if you keep current, but it is a great read for those just getting started.  There’s a lot to consider […]

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Judge Approves Dish’s Blockbuster Acquisition

I can’t say I’m surprised as this deal isn’t nearly as dangerous as the AT&T-T-Mobile merger. Not sure what Dish has in store for Blockbuster’s bankrupt self, but now it’s all theirs. Along with some nice new lawsuits which conveniently just popped up as well. Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes April 7 told Reuters that he expects Dish to maintain the […]

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Discs Will Dominate Until At Least 2015

Yeah, I can see this as being believable. As much a fan of digital distribution as I am, there’s just way too many people who affectionately cling to old media, not to mention the high definition folks who just demand Blu-ray quality. Have to love the irony that Redbox is a major reason, yet studios are so opposed to it. […]

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