nMedia MCESKB RF Keyboard

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  nMedia MCESKB RF Keyboard A HTPC is unique in many ways from a typical desktop PC and the keyboard requirements are no exception to this rule.  Read on to see how well this keyboard/trackball performs in this environment.   INTRODUCTION nMedia has been in business since 2004 creating cases and accessories for the HTPC enthusiast.  Their philosophy and vision […]

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Logitech diNovo Keyboard

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  Logitech diNovo Keyboard For as long as I can remember, Logitech has made their mark on the tech industry by making common computer/entertainment devices into fashion statements. Nobody needs 20" spinners on their SUV, and nobody needs a super thin keyboard…but people still WANT them. The diNovo Edge keyboard is no exception to this. Ever since I first saw […]

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Windows Vista Sports Lounge Quick Review

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  Vista is around the corner, and the question everyone has is: Why bother? Well, I won't go in all that, but I will be covering one of the best new features I've found within this new Vista Media Center edition–Fox Sports Lounge for Vista MCE. If you're interested in sports, this application was designed with you in mind, and […]

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Oppo Digital DV-981HD Upscaling DVD Player

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Oppo is a name that has been getting quite a bit of recognition in the past two years. They make high quality DVD players with an affordable price. Their latest is rather unique, it is designed to be a digital only solution. After the review, you may want to check out the blog post on HQV benchmarking the Nvidia's GeForce 7-series video cards. Read […]

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Cyberlink MagicSports

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Update 01-15-2007 Mike has updated this article to include a look at how well it works with a baseball game! I recently got my hands on Cyberlink's latest in sports television analyzing software. What, you ask, is that? It's actually pretty cool software which can analyze your recorded sports (currently limited to only Soccer & Baseball) and mark highlights for […]

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nMedia MCEKB RF Keyboard

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  nMedia MCEKB RF Keyboard When sitting on a couch in your living room, sometimes a keyboard and mouse just won’t work comfortably on your lap.  Read on to see if this keyboard with trackball can meet your needs.   INTRODUCTION Founded in 2004, nMedia has set out to "create future home entertainment PC systems that are optimal for today’s […]

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Snapstream BeyondTV 4.5

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Up for review today we've got the latest version of Snapstream's BeyondTV 4.5. This is just the standalone version of their software, not the Studio version as well, so I'll strictly be working with TV recordings and what not.   Right off the bat that's quite a different strategy than all their competitors, who bundle a full Media Center-like suite […]

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Antec P180

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    In my quest to find the perfect media server tower case, I had a rather simple list of requirements.  It needed to have plenty of space for expansion, keep everything cool even when it is fully loaded, be whisper quiet, and look good while doing it.  Read on to see if my journey is finally over.   Build Quality […]

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun

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INTRODUCTION     So, you would like to add a dual OTA/QAM capable HD tuner to your HTPC setup, but you are out of card slots?  Perhaps, you would just like the flexibility of a network attached tuner?  SiliconDust Engineering recently heard your pleas for help and today we are going to review their solution.  Read on to find out how […]

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SageTV 6.0 Beta

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INTRODUCTION Well, the guys at Sage continue to release new/updated versions of their TV/PVR software, and I got my hands on their latest version still in beta, 6.0. A brief history of SageTV. They've been around since 2002, and gained their most publicity as being the first TV PVR software to support multiple tuners natively. Since then, they've continued their […]

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