Self Install CableCARD Mandatory Nov 1

Well look at how things have evolved. This is great news for consumers who don’t have to waste their time waiting for techs to arrive, insert a card and dial a number (the CableCARD installation process). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Tuesday that the effective date for some new tweaks to the existing CableCARD rules is Aug. 8, but […]

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Check Out MC screenshots in Windows 8

Looks like MediaCenter is still going to be included inside of Windows 8. Based off the screen shots nothing really has changes but the version number is different. This is a good sign with Microsoft still going to support it at this point. Nothing looks to have changed with the UI yet, apart from the version number, but these pictures […]

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Grace Digital GDI-IRMS300 Internet Micro Hi-Fi Stereo System


With Pandora recently going public never has there been more of an attention and focus surrounding streaming radio services. Grace Digital is a company which focuses specifically on media in the home have targeted the GDI-IRMS300 Internet Micro Hi-Fi Stereo System for the home audio enthusiast who is looking to integrate streaming Internet audio into their home without the need […]

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Logitech Revue Price Slashed in Half

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It sounds like May’s price reduction of the GoogleTV-based Logitech Revue to $199 wasn’t enough to goose sales of the struggling device because Logitech has decided to reduce the price again this quarter to $99. Apparently, the whole affair has been enough to cause Logitech and now former CEO, Gerald P. Quindlen, to part ways. Even with the new pricing, it’s a […]

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AMD Releases New Catalyst 11.7 Graphics Driver

While the new release doesn’t add any new features, it does include a variety of bug fixes including improved blu-ray playback and corrupution reduction. Staying true to its schedule, AMD has today made available the WHQL-certified Catalyst 11.7 driver for its Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000 and HD 6000 series desktop cards and Radeon 3000 and […]

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SilverStone CW02 HTPC Reviewed

If you’re into really large HTPC cases, this may be the guy for you.  My preferences generally run the other way though – preferring to push the hard drives into another location where the rattle doesn’t matter as much. The CW02 from Silverstone’s Crown Series is crafted to allow users to really appreciate the design of this high quality HTPC […]

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67 Easy Steps to a W7 Media Center Reinstallation

I started this blog posting back in February, and about the same time took over the management of the start-up I was working for, so while the blog post lingered, I continued to use it for my own purposes to track the changes I made to the system. There are definitely a number of useful nuggets in here, especially if […]

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