Best 2011 Blu-ray Player for Netflix


Here’s a nifty little roundup of some Blu-ray players specifically in regards to their abilities in streaming Netflix content. Each costing under $200, all three players have a plethora of features. In addition to Netflix, all of them have a different mix of other streaming options such as VUDU, Amazon Instant, CinemaNow, Youtube and Major League Baseball. The LG and […]

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My Movies 4 for Windows Media Center 7 Released

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We have been keeping an eye on the latest version of the popular Windows Media Center add-in for a while now, but word went out early this morning that the official, final version of My Movies 4 has been released. This new version includes comprehensive support for movie and television series collections. Be sure to check out our review to […]

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Warner Buys Flixster & Rotten Tomatoes

This is more interesting news than relevant to the home theater space but I thought it worthy of front page newsdom given how much I love Rotten Tomatoes. Hopefully this isn’t the beginning of the end for them. The studio’s plans for Rotten Tomatoes seem less ambitious. The news release only states that the team of the movie review site […]

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News: Plex now available on Roku devices

If anyone has ever modded a first generation Xbox you are fully aware of Xbox Media Center (XBMC). It was basically a new front end for consuming media through the xbox hardware. Over the hears XBMC has been forked into many different media front ends, one of which is Plex. Plex is now running the Plex client on the Roku […]

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VUDU Now Serving Up TV Shows


VUDU continues pounding out improvements to its streaming service. New to the streaming service are TV shows. A quick look at the VUDU catalog reveals that there are already quite a few shows available. Quality seems to vary by network. VUDU’s HDX quality is available from some of the more progressive networks such as AMC, Showtime and Starz. Pricing varies […]

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Lucid Virtu now available for select Intel motherboards

Our friends at LucidLogix just sent me an e-mail letting me know a full version of Virtu is now available to download from Intel for select boards. While Sandy Bridge graphics handles most HTPC duties perfectly well there are some cases for a discrete GPU such as “proper” 24p support.  What Virtu does is let you utilize discrete GPUs and […]

Read more 2.5 Movie and TV Media Center App


Rewind two years ago to 2009–Hulu was really starting to gain momentum and attention, as well as some other fledgling TV streaming services, but all required a keyboard and mouse for use with your Windows Media Center HTPC. Then, was released and not only made it possible to control and watch content, but did so in a very […]

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Blu-ray Releases – May 3, 2011

These weeks are killing me! Half of these titles I did not even recognize, and while my heart really wanted to pick From Dusk Til Dawn, a classic Robert Rodriguez film featuring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, where the plot is literally these bank robbers who go to a bar in Mexico that basically ends up being full of Vampires. […]

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