The Importance of Backups


I recently had the opportunity to utilize my extensive (though, not bullet proof) backup regimen and it managed to save my bacon in a fairly substantial way.  While this certainly is not isolated to HTPCs, I thought it might be a good idea to remind people of the importance of regular, reliable backups. As everyone surely knows by now, SageTV […]

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Redbox to Raise DVD Rental Prices


Normally this would be a sick Halloween trick, but this is no treat either. Starting Monday October 31st Redbox is to raise its DVD rental prices by 20%. Going from a $1 a day rental model and bumping up its rental prices of DVD movies to $1.20 a day. You would have thought that services like Rebox would have learned […]

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YouTube vs. TV: Call It a Draw


We’ve been hearing about YouTube working on live content channels to compete toe-to-toe with traditional cable networks, but it seems that YouTube is already holding its own. The most recent Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine tracking Internet traffic reveals what we already know: Netflix crushes everyone. However, it also reveals that YouTube is pulling some big numbers of its […]

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Apple to Replace the Remote with Siri?

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What’s Really Next for Apple in Television? So it’s unclear how much is from an inside source vs. just putting the pieces together, but Nick Bilton at the NY Times is saying Apple will eventually build and ship a smart TV with Siri as the UI.    I have to confess, it makes perfect sense to me.   In a few years […]

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