The Daily Button – New Year’s Eve Edition

I hope everyone had a great 2007! On behalf of everyone here at have a great 2008. We are looking forwward to a 2008 filled with guides and reviews.

I have been making progress on my build front. Over the past couple of days I have added Power DVD Ultra, EMUCenter and MCEWeather. While that doesn’t sound like a lot, adding more then a thousand ROMS and adding cover art can be a bit on the slow side. I will be adding to the Life With A Plugin series with EMUCenter and Yoogle episodes after the New Year. PowerDVD presented its’s own problems by causing my system to crash everytime I rebooted. I installed a different build of the software and came away with problem free playback on 2 HD DVD discs. I am crossing my fingers I don’t run into similar problems as seen on the AVS Forums. 

The next step is to hook up the CableCard tuners to update the firmware, connect the XPS 420 to my TV and start my WHS server build. More on all of this after the New Year.

Video Card News: XFX GeFroce 8800 GT review @ PC Perspective

Video Card News: MSI HD3870 review @ CPU3D

Video Card News: VisionTek HD3850 review @ Overlcokers Club and 3850 IceQ3

Motherboard News: AMD has upper hand in next IGP chipset @ Digitimes

Hard Drive News: Western Digital 1TB review @ Mikhailtech 

WHS News: HP EX470 MediaSmart Easter egg @ YouTube 

High Def DVD News: HD DVD and Blu-ray releases for Janurary 1st, 2007 @ EngadgetHD

Vista Extender News: Ed Bott’s DMA2100 review