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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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Digital Cable Tuner

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As the long-time leader in network connected digital TV tuners, when SiliconDust announced the three CableCARD tuner HDHomeRun PRIME labeling it “highly-anticipated” would be an understatement.  Offering native support for Window 7 Media Center via its gigabit Ethernet port, the PRIME is also unique in what is becoming a [welcomely] crowded market for Digital Cable Tuners (DCT) not just because […]

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SageDCT Updated For SiliconDust & Hauppauge DCT

SageDCT Updated For SiliconDust & Hauppauge DCT

It just took a couple tweaks to get SageDCT working with the Hauppauge and SiliconDust Digital Cable Tuners previewed last week.  With all the testing we’ve been doing to evaluate the tuners in their “native” environment (Windows Media Center) there hasn’t been much time to really guarantee 100% support in SageTV, but it does work and with the Prime starting […]

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MANHATTAN 2800 Acoustic Series Bluetooth Bookshelf Speaker System

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As desirable as placing an audio video receiver (AVR) or amplifier and full set of speakers at each point of media consumption would be, it is impractical from a cost and aesthetic perspective.  With the convenience of wired and wireless audio support alongside medium density fiberboard (MDF) construction, the MANHATTAN 2800 Acoustic Series Bluetooth Bookshelf Speaker System promises to deliver […]

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SilverStone CW02 HTPC Reviewed

If you’re into really large HTPC cases, this may be the guy for you.  My preferences generally run the other way though – preferring to push the hard drives into another location where the rattle doesn’t matter as much. The CW02 from Silverstone’s Crown Series is crafted to allow users to really appreciate the design of this high quality HTPC […]

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