Iomega TV with Boxee Coming to Europe, Not US

It’s been quite a while since Iomega first announced their plans to build their own Boxee-based media streamer. The Iomega TV with Boxee went on sale in parts of Europe a few weeks ago and will be launching soon in more areas, but Iomega has no plans to bring the streamer to North America. Personally, I think this is an […]

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Comcast Takes Detour to Barcelona Enroute to Xcalibur

Comcast is still working on their app-like Xcalibur settop box UI, but evidently Comcast feels they need something to hold folks over until Xcalibur arrives. Comcast was recently showing off their revamped high definition guide, codenamed Barcelona. It’s already rolling out in select markets and will be going wider before the end of the year. Like other HD UI overhauls […]

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MythTV Reloaded – Day 14

Well, I’ve had a bit of time to look into the new Fedora 15 load and it appears that without doing anything with LIRC at all I have basic directional pad controls on my remote working.  Volume also appears to work.  However, when I install LIRC and point it to lircd.conf.mceusb I get nothing when running irw.  If I do […]

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Samsung and Google Taking the Slow Approach to Google TV

Samsung Google TV

Sony and Logitech were Google’s hardware launch partners for Google TV, but there were other companies looking at building their own hardware. One such company was Samsung, who even showed off a couple of early devices at CES 2011. Google wasn’t too keen on CE manufacturers showing their Google TV offerings last January and evidently Samsung wasn’t too keen on […]

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Turkey Day Gem: Low Price HTPC from Lenovo

With the advent of Thanksgiving more and more deals are popping up and while I was browsing my feeds and looking at all the sales this gem popped up. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180. Fully equipped with BD drive, HDMI with 7.1 Audio, AMD 6450 Video, USB 3.0, 8-in-1 card reader all wrapped up in a small form factor. The Lenovo […]

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WD TV Live Reviewed

WD TV Live

Western Digital has been quietly adding new services such as Spotify and Vimeo to their WD TV Live media streamers, working to make their little streamers ever more attractive. The guys at Silent PC Review took the WD TV Live for a spin with an eye to how it compares to an HTPC. I’ve recommended previous WD TV devices to folks […]

Read more Offers Social Integration and Video Aggregation

If you consume most of your online movie and TV streams through a browser, then has a service intended to bring all of your streaming services together in one site. aggregates video from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and Comcast Xfinity, and ties it all together with a recommendation engine. The recommendation engine is actually what is hoping […]

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