Forum Rearrangement Announcement

In case you haven’t visited our forums lately, you may have noticed quite a significant change…there’s only 5 forums now! In an effort to assist all our readers, both super techy and absolute rookies, we felt that a more consolodiated approach to our forums would help everyone worry more about just asking their questions or posting their topics without having […]

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Cutting the Cord News Update

A coupe of quick stories from Engadget this morning hightlighting the advances in streaming services and the associated hardware. 3D Movies via Vudu next week VUDU first to stream 3D Movies directly on connected HDTVs, Blu-ray Players and Entertainment Systems from FUNAI Electronics, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Philips, PlayStation√í3, Samsung Electronics America, Inc, Toshiba, and VIZIO and devices […]

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HDPLEX H10.ODD Fanless Chassis

HDPLEX H10.ODD Fanless Chassis

The H10.ODD is a microATX fanless HTPC-centric chassis brought to use by HDPLEX Inc. If the name HDPLEX (no relation to OSX Media Center Plex) sounds familiar, it should. We helped spread the word a little over a year ago HD Plex Announces Fanless, Heatpipe-cooled All-Aluminum HTPC Enclosures. I was curious then and jumped at the opportunity to review one […]

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Microsoft to reveal new Windows TV boxes at CES 2011

Is this the year? A major break through in which Microsot throws its massive weight behind the Media Center Platform? Cross your toes and tighten your sphincter and let us see what happens. Is this another extender that is dead in the water? Time will tell. It’s thought that Microsoft will not manufacture any Windows TV devices themselves, with the […]

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Vizio presents 2 new 21:9 Cinema HDTVs

CES is upon us so the news will be fast and furious for the next few days. Everything from crappy knock-offs to 155 inch displays will be garnering for your attention this year. If you are interested in a 21:9 TV to avoid the black bars on your TV when watching movies, take a look at the new Visio TVs. […]

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Blu-ray Releases – January 4, 2011

Woo! The first Blu-ray releases post of the new year! Actually some good flicks, with the release of Desperado/El Mariachi, which if you haven’t seen either/both of them you really should–action packed, with a bit of humor, great stuff. Dinner for Schmucks is a mixed bag, you either love or hate it. I was in the right frame of mind […]

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Video Resolutions for Beginners

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Continuing our series of Beginner’s Guides for HTPC and Home Theater, this guide will take a closer look at Video Resolutions–what it means, why’s it important and how to make your picture as good as possible for your particular environment. What does 1080p/720p/1080i/480p mean? The numbers 1080, 720 and 480 refer to the lines of vertical resolution in the picture […]

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