Omaura TF8

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Omaura is a newcomer to the HTPC case market, but they have certainly started with a bang.  Today, we will be taking a look at the low-profile microATX TF8.  Curious as to how it looks on the inside?  Then read on. Remember, you have until 12:01 PM ESTon Monday to enter our kick ass giveaway with Omaura. Specs Specs Can accept either […]

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Snapstream BeyondTV 4.7 Update

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  Snapstream Beyond TV 4.7 On September 27, 2007 Snapstream released their latest version of Beyond TV and added a bunch of new fucntionality. Let’s take a quick look at some of the fun new toys they’ve bundled in. Snapstream has added some great new functionality in their latest release. Here’s the official line on what’s available: Automatically Sync Recordings […]

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Hava Platinum HD Review: Part 1

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Placeshifting is a term that has been around the Media Center enthusiast world for a while now. Although not perfected, it has certainly come along way in the past couple of years. Programs like SageTV and Orb, and hardware like Slingbox and Hava have allowed you to take your TV whereever you may roam. I am fortunate enough to take […]

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Antec A/V Cooler

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  Antec has been known for years as being a great company to provide quality cases and power supplies, which are as great for gamers as they are quiet for Media Center users. They have come to embrace the Home Theater PC audience slowly, but have developed a product line dubbed "Veris ," which they’ve tied together their current HTPC […]

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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 Soundcard

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  Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 Soundcard The X-Meridian has been on the market since last fall and has developed a strong following among the HTPC audiophile market. With high quality DACs and replacable Op-Amps this sound card shows a lot of potential. Let’s take a look at how it performs in an average home setup and on our audiophile test bench. […]

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Hauppauge HVR950

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  Hauppauge HVR950 ATSC/NTSC Hybrid Review You’ve probably heard by now that in 2009, broadcast tv will all be changing over to digital TV transition.  Because of this, any TVs, DVRs, etc. made from this point forward must also include an ATSC tuner. For the HTPC world this means that any PC TV tuner made from this point forward must have […]

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Vista View Saber DA-1N1-I

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As you may recall the FCC has mandated that in 2009 all analog TV will cease in the USA; any TVs, DVRs, etc. made from this point forward must also include an ATSC tuner. Vista View is the latest vendor to update their product line with a modern combination ATSC/NTSC tuner card. How will it stack up against the competition? Read on […]

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Logitech Harmony 880 & 890

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Logitech Harmony 880 & 890 Universal Remote Review Today I am taking a look at the Harmony 880 & 890, two of the higher end remotes from Logitech for their Universal Remote line. With a cost of $200 & $275, let’s see if it’s worth the additional cost when compared to other models… Harmony remotes by Logitech. What more can […]

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First Look: Cyberlink Live Beta

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Those of you familiar with MissingRemote.com might remember my Guide to Streaming Media article I wrote a while back, comparing Orb, Webguide and SageTV Placeshifter. Well, apparantly the folks over at Cyberlink saw it as well and decided that they could have something to offer and have named it CyberlinkLive. So let's see how their early betas can compare with […]

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ATSC/NTSC Combo Tuner Round Up

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As part of the upcoming 2009 digital TV transition the final phase of consumer electronics compliance was put into effect last month: any TVs, DVRs, etc. made from this point forward must also include an ATSC tuner. For the HTPC world this means that any PC TV tuner made from this point forward must have an ATSC tuner in addition […]

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