Boxee Box Opts For Intel CE4100 SOC

I have to say dropping Tegra for an Atom based SOC makes the Boxee Box a lot more interesting.    The ideal solution in the living room would combine the popular UI of HTPC based media centers with the decoding power of the present day media streamers. Unfortunately, these UIs are dependent on some sort of OpenGL acceleration being made […]

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SageTV V7 Plugins

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the modifications available for SageTV V7 GeekTonic has you covered.  Since we’re on the subject, V7’s built in plugin management is a truly beautiful thing.   Below is a comprehensive list of all SageTV 7 plugins as of September 12, 2010.  When available (if none is available there will be no […]

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nMEDIAPC 1080p HTPC Chassis

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  While I love having a full featured home theater PC (HTPC) in my living room I do not want it to look like a computer.  In the past it was difficult to find something that looked the part without breaking the bank.  nMEDIAPC has made its name selling full size HTPC chassis for a reasonable price; let’s take a […]

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GeekTonic Reviews the HD300

I really enjoy getting a myriad of perspectives on anything I’m considering (does anyone else subscribe to "owners" threads on AVSForum before becoming an owner?) picking up, so it was cool to see Brent’s take on the HD300.   The SageTV Extenders including the HD200 and now the HD300 extends your Home Theater PC (HTPC) to your TV using a […]

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Boxee and Amulet Remotes Arrive at the FCC

Am I the only one who really wants a job at the FCC today? They got their grubby hands on some of the first of the cool new remotes coming out–the Boxee remote and the Amulet Devices Voice Controlled remote! Hopefully there are no hiccups for either and we’ll see them soon to market. Amulet Device’s intriguing voice-activated remote for […]

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GeekTonic’s Ultimate Fall TV Guide

It’s not very often that something lives up to the "Ultimate" billing (cough… Vista), but GeekTonic’s guide to the fall TV schedule does it in spades.  If you’re like me and never watch commercials this is how I find out what’s new.   Here’s how this works.  With this post you get a listing of all of the major US […]

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SageTV STP-HD300

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  Those familiar with SageTV know that one of its major strengths is an consumer electroincs (CE) style extender, the STP-HD200, which really extends the entire experience – supporting everything from DVDs with menu support, to BDMV (Blu-ray folders) and MKV with PGS (aka Blu-ray) subtitles.  The STP-HD200 was not perfect however, especially for those who use standby on the […]

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EHD on NVIDIA 3DTV Play and PowerDVD 3D

I wonder what the value add is for that $40.  Side-by-side and top-bottom 3D content already play just fine an HTPC (tested personally :)) you just need to tell the TV what kind of content it is.  The only thing that doesn’t work is 3D BD which requires an HDMI 1.4 driver – which I think is supposed to be […]

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SageTV Licenses PlayReady

I’m not that familar with what the different types of PlayReady licenses mean, but it looks like SageTV now has a PlayReady Master Agreement Licensee.  With names like Netflix and SiliconDust also on the list hopefully it’s a precursor to good things to come. Thanks to cyberwolf for pointing this out.   PlayReady Master Agreement Licensees SageTV, LLC [Approved Microsoft® […]

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NAD T785 7.1 A/V Receiver Reviewed

I’m going to file this one away in the "maybe someday" category of home theater kit, but well worth a read to see what feature will hopefully trickle down in the mainstream AVRs.   While most people probably know NAD more for their CD players and integrated amplifiers, they have a whole line of home theater equipment, from receivers to […]

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