The Digital Home

The Express News in San Antonio has a broad look at the what the digital home is all about and where the industry it is heading. I can certainly attest to the fact that you need to wire your home regardless if you intend to purchase Home Automation equipment right away. I did some pre-wiring, but with more planning I […]

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Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc Player

Slowly but surely reviews of the next gen DVD players are starting to hit the web. Somewhat surprising is the lack of support for the new HD Audio CODECS, but the promise of a firmware update should rectify this problem. Canada Hi-FI notes that the PQ is very similar to Toshiba's HD DVD player and there are benefits to DFVDs […]

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Comcast Remote 30 Second Skip

If you are the lucky owner of a Comcast Motorola DCT3412 box, there is a hack available online to program your remote for a 30 second skip for commercials. Its a pretty simple hack that will have you in commercial skip heaven in no time. From the article:  Via PVRWire Choose an unused or unneeded button on the “silver” remote […]

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NoviiRemote Deluxe 4.1

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If you have a PDA collecting dust around the home, you might as well turn it into a great programmable remote. The NovviRemote software package allows you to control any number of devise similar to any universal control, and also has the ability to learn commands from other remotes. From the article: Configuring this application, literally, is as simple as […]

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AudioControl Processor Extends HD Signals 1000 feet

If your den and media server a a thousand feet apart in your mansion, you finally have a solution to extend HD video signals this length. The transmitter accepts the 1080/720 signal with audio and outputs a signal via cat 5 to a receiver box. The receiver box then decodes the information for display. From the article:  The Maestro M2e […]

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast

As this week winds to a close, kick back, turn the lights off and poor yourself a cold beverage and listen to the HT Guys Podcast :). Topics discussed this week are a few news bit, and detailed covered of HD Audio. From the podcast summary: Listen here:  DTS does not claim, on their website at least, that DTS-HD Master […]

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Is it worth the wait for HDMI 1.3?

Engadget answers this with a resounding and confident maybe. As with everything in life, there are some technologies that are not needed by the masses. The real benefit to the 1.3 standard is support for the lossless HD audio format. Rather then having to use six analog cables, you can use one simple skinny HDMI cable. From the article: So […]

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