Proposed release schedule for MythTV 0.25

I recently posted that MythTV 0.24.2 was released.  Well, one of the developers of MythTV has posted to the list a proposed schedule for MythTV 0.25.  This is the first schedule that I’ve seen with actual dates.  Keep in mind that these are targets and not hard deadlines.  MythTV devs have always said that they will release updates when they […]

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ZOTAC ZBOX AD04 Plus Reviewed


ZOTAC got the ball rolling early at CES this year by announcing their 2012 lineup of ZBOX PCs and barebones. The ZBOX systems are extremely compact mini-PCs, well-suited to use as HTPCs. Indeed, the ZBOX AD04 Plus reviewed here even comes with a WMC-compatible remote control and a bracket for mounting the system to the back of a monitor or […]

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Sony Discontinues Google TV-Powered TVs

Sony Google TV Discontinued

Sony was one of the original Google TV launch partners, and based on what we saw at CES, Sony is planning on sticking around to see how Google TV 2.o pans out, just not with an actual TV. Sony had 3 TV models powered by Google TV, but it would seem that they have been discontinued. Sony has not officially […]

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Enable VLC to Playback Encrypted Blu-Ray

VLC and Blu-ray

VLC is a popular media player among HTPC enthusiasts due, in no large part, to its support for a wide range of file formats. Many folks were attracted to VLC early on because it was one of the first open source media players to support encrypted DVD playback. Recent updates to VLC and a VideoLAN Organization project called libaacs have […]

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