Zotac’s Zbox Nano AD10 Plus nettop

Zotac Nano

While buying a pre-built HTPC isn’t nearly as much fun as building yourself, there are some advantages to it. Zotac has been rolling out a number of various shapes and sizes for the last few years aiming to find a place. Here utilizing the Nano platform which was previously far too underpowered to act as a legitimate HTPC client, the […]

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We spend a good deal of time covering digital cable tuners (DCT) because they are popular and quite possibly the easiest way to get premium content into the home theater PC (HTPC). They do have some downsides, however. For example, if the content the DCT records is copy-protected, it can only be played back within Windows Media Center and can’t […]

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Few Smartphone Users Watching Movies, TV Shows

I can’t say this is very surprising as the numbers are relatively low. After all, outside those of you who commute or travel frequently for work, when are you not in front of a laptop or iPad. New comScore data about what users do with their smartphones notably glosses over the fact that just 9.3% of users watch TV or […]

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Blu-ray Releases – August 30, 2011

I can’t remember the last time we had so many releases in a week, it’s been a while. Still, not much really jumps out at me. A couple great TV series with Sons of Anarchy and House getting ready for their new seasons. Then there’s the new Children of Corn, what is that, number 25? A couple of good animated […]

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SilverStone TJ08-E Micro-ATX Chassis


We learned from our recent chassis poll that a number of you are using tower or desktop style enclosures for your home theater PCs (HTPC); thus, we felt that we should expand our chassis reviews to include more products in these form factors. Today, we take a look at the SilverStone TJ08-E Micro-ATX tower chassis. The TJ08 Evolution is an […]

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iTunes TV Rentals A Thing of the Past

I can’t say I’m too surprised that TV rentals never kicked off. Who wants to spend $14 to have a limited time to watch a season of Sons of Anarchy, when you can spend the same amount and have unlimited access to it (and more) via Netflix? It has only been a year since Apple first introduced TV rentals from […]

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Roku 2 Unboxing


There’s a quick unboxing and setup posted of the Roku 2, with lots of pictures for those who prefer to skip the reading.  I keep thinking about picking up a Roku or Boxee and cutting the cord (see news post below), but I think I’d be giving up too much.  Then again, if cable channels keep cancelling the shows I […]

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