MythTV Reloaded – Day 9

Tonight, while pondering my IR receiver, I decided to take it easy a bit and play around with MythTv Player on my laptop.  This has led me to another shortfall of my current setup in that I still need to get Mythweb running.  Mythweb is very handy for use with MythTv Player because the player doesn’t have the ability to […]

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MythTV Reloaded – Day 10

I’ve been doing a bit of research today and it doesn’t look good.  Getting the remote working a matter of installing LIRC (either with yum install lirc or else building it manually).  In the past, once it’s installed, I’ve had to load the lirc_imon kernel module which is the driver for my Antec Fusion 430 Black IR receiver.  Then I […]

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MythTV Reloaded – Day 8

Today I spent a while poking at the frontend again.  If you will remember from yesterday the changeover didn’t go quite as smoothly as I had hoped for.  When I turned on the frontend I was greeted with a black screen.  Eventually I was able to get to a command line but didn’t get any further before going to bed.  After […]

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Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer Facebook App

SlingPlayer for Facebook

Sling Media seems to have made it their mission to make sure that Slingbox owners can access their television from anywhere in the world on any device imaginable. Now, just to make sure that they haven’t left any stone unturned, Sling has also launched a SlingPlayer for Facebook app. Slingbox SOLO and Slingbox PRO-HD users need to update to the […]

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Starz App to Follow the Trail Blazed by HBO Go

When Starz decided not to renew their deal with Netflix back in September, I mentioned that my money was on Starz emulating HBO and going their own way with an independent streaming service and app. Starz President Chris Albrecht recently announced that Starz would be making a big digital push in 2012, including launching an app that would stream Starz […]

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Connecting DLNA Devices to Get Easier with Wi-Fi Direct

DLAN and Wi-Fi Direct

The Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced that they have developed new interoperability guidelines to help Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA work together. Wi-Fi Direct is a relatively new Wi-Fi standard that allows Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to each other without the need for an access point. The interoperability guidelines would allow a Wi-Fi Direct device to connect and stream to a […]

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Take a Tour of the Xtreamer Prodigy

Xtreamer Prodigy

Xtreamer media streamers are rare as hen’s teeth in my neck of the woods, so I’ve never had the opportunity to get hand’s on with one. Indeed, I wasn’t really even familiar with the company when the announcement of the Xtreamer Prodigy caught my attention last February. The Prodigy is Xtreamer’s media streamer with an Android heart and a Flash […]

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Western Digital adds Vimeo to WD TV

Last month is was Spotify, this month it is Vimeo and Playjam. Western Digital has been on a roll recently with updates and addons left and right for its WD TV platform. The recent round of updates adds Vimeo support, if you you are not familiar with Vimeo, think YouTube but better. The other addon this time is Playjam, a […]

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Firecore’s aTV Flash out of Beta

Firecore the developers that brought you the ability to update your Apple TV with customized firmware and the ability to play a plethora of media files such as MKV, AVI, MP4 and even ISO has recently move out of Beta. Now that the development is out of Beta Firecore is charging a $30 premium for the software. On top of […]

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Lenovo N5902 Multimedia Remote with Keyboard Reviewed

Lenovo is taking a second stab at building the ultimate HTPC remote control with the N5902 Multimedia Remote with Keyboard. There are a number of companies making tiny wireless keyboards that have been marketed to HTPC enthusiasts. Most such devices are about the size and shape of a cell phone, but the Lenovo keyboard remote is the first I have […]

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