The Daily Button: May 5th, 2008

Happy Monday :). Not a whole lot going on in the labs right now. We are waiting for an HD-PVR and Avermedia’s new hybrid card to test. I have a small update to my ongoing build that I plan on writing up today or tomorrow. As well, I have roughed out what CPU tests we will be looking at (if we can ever get Intel and AMD on board ;)). This is a neccesary first step and if nothing else we will buy a a couple of CPUs to get this started :).

Xbox360/Blu-ray News: Chris rants about the Xbox 360 and the latest Blu-ray rumour @ Chris L.

VMC Plugin News: Updated toMyNetflix; now supports Insant Queue feature @ Anthony Park

VMC Plugin News: Metababel, metadata downloader, is now available (for use with programs like video browser ) @ Ornskou and @ TGB

Speaker News: REL T1 subwoofer, $998 MSRP, 300-watt Class AB amp review @ Sound & Vision

Projector News: Focupix HDVio Electric screen w/ remote review, $399 MSRP review @ Audioholics 

Remote News: Program your Logitech Harmony remote in Linux @ Concordance 

Blu-ray News: Blu-ray release for this week @ EngadgetHD (Holy crap, no wonder Blu-ray has poor adoption! Is anyone else a little bit ticked off at the recent releases?)

Video Card News: Asus EN9600GT Silent review @ Techgage 

CPU News: Intel Quad Core CPU comparison @ InsideHW 

Motherboard News: MSI K9A2 Platinum (790FX chipset) review @

Hard Drive News: Samsung Spinpoint F1 review @ Storage Review 

Cooler News: Noctua NH-U12P Heatpipe Cooler review @ Benchmark Reviews

Gamer News: Xbox 360 Assassin’s Creed review @ Tech-Reviews