Roku 2 XS

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Roku made a name for itself by providing a device that, for many, is synonymous with Netflix streaming.  The quality of that service, and other premium, IP delivered media, has increased significantly since the original box was launched, necessitating an update to modernize the lineup and provide support for HD content.  To address this, we now have the Roku 2 […]

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Popbox V8 Reviewed at MediaSmartServer.net

First thing I thought when I saw this guy was “wow, that looks like a HD300” (then I was sad; SageTV RIP).  Given the similarities, and how much the PCH platform has evolved (and stabilized) over the last year it seems like it should be a solid device.  Check out Damian’s full review for the important details. About 1 month […]

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Llano Mini-ITX motherboard face off

Having seen what Llano can do you may be wondering what the perfect motherboard would be for your SFF system.  Looks like TECH REPORT is helping us out today with their shootout between two mini-ITX boards from ASUS and ZOTAC. AMD’s latest mainstream desktop platform boasts arguably the most potent two-chip combo in the industry. At the head, you’ve got […]

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AMD Llano A8-3800 CPU and GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H microATX Motherboard

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New platforms are particularly interesting to us as home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts because it gives us a chance to clearly see how a generation of progress can be transformed into tangible benefits.  Not long ago, integrated graphics processors (IGP) were strictly the choice of budget-minded consumers, but the recent relocation of the graphics processing unit (GPU) from the chipset […]

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Panasonic Releases Reference Display

With only a 42″ and 50″ available I doubt that it will be cutting into the VT30’s sales soon, but for those who will only accept an exact picture (and size doesn’t matter) it might finally be time queue up for what looks like an incredibly capable HDTV display. It’s been almost six years in the making, but Panasonic has […]

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AnandTech Reviews ASRock CoreHT 252B

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I love reading Ganesh’s work because he’s one of the few reviewers (not on Missing Remote of course) that really gets HTPC.  They are always incredibly detailed and this look at ASRock’s CoreHT 252B is no exception.  You’ll have to read it through to get his thoughts, but I am pleased to see that this generation of CoreHT’s is much […]

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Wesena E5 Ultra Low Profile HTPC Chassis

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When selecting the perfect chassis for your home theater PC (HTPC) it can be difficult to strike the right balance between looks and capability.  With multiple tuners increasingly becoming available in smaller and varied packages at more competitive prices, the form factor revolution in the client HTPC space made possible by no-compromise integrated processor graphics (IPG) systems is now a […]

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Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB CableCARD Tuner

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For more than a year enthusiasts in the Home Theater PC (HTPC) community have known Ceton as the Kirkland, WA company that delivered the first true PCIe, and until recently only, Digital Cable Tuner (DCT) available on the market.  Discontent to sit out the recent, relative glut of CableCARD devices and form factors they have introduced a new external USB […]

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