ATSC/NTSC Combo Tuner Round Up


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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Logitech Harmony 670


    Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote Review On the table today is the Harmony 670 Universal Remote from Logitech. Let's find out what it's capable of for an MSRP of $149.99.     So, you find yourself armed with a fancy new tv, a top notch receiver, fancy floor shaking speakers, a new HTPC to drive it all and […]

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Radioshack 15-1892: Indoor Antenna w/ RF Remote

Radioshack 15-1892

  Radioshack 15-1892: Indoor Antenna w/ RF Remote Today I am taking a look at the Radioshack 15-1892 Indoor Antenna. This is one of the many antennas available at Radioshack. I'm hoping it can improve my reception quality in my first floor apartment. In an urban/suburban area distance to the towers isn't always the only issue, multipath rejection can play […]

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Showtime Interactive in Vista MCE


  Showtime Interactive Today we will take a quick peak at the latest online spotlight application in Vista Media Center, Showtime Interactive. Let's see if it's worthy of becoming a player in the online content world.   Showtime Interactive is yet another online content distributor made possible by the generous folks at Showtime, where you can find and download programs […]

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Seasonic M12 500W Modular Power Supply

Seasonic M12 Box and PSU

Seasonic M12 500W Modular Power Supply Today I am taking a look at the Seasonic M12 500W power supply. The Seasonic M12 is the first modular power supply to be offered by Seasonic. Quiet, cool, stable and modular it has the potential to be a killer solution for use in a Home Theater PC. Let's find out how well it […]

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Webguide 4: Your Content… Anywhere


Ever since the first MCE release, users have always requested the ability to remotely control the recordings & other facets of their Media Centers. Since the first version of MCE, Webguide has existed to provide that feature (and now much more) to users everywhere. I'll be reviewing the complete, pay-for version of Webguide. The free version is strictly limited to […]

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nMedia MCESKB RF Keyboard


  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


  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


  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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