SliconDust Kickstarts 4K ASTC 3.0 HDHomeRun

Normally Kickstater pitches are around securing funding for a product, but this one from HTPC TV capture stalwart SilconDust has already passed the funding goal, just a few hours into the campaign. So congrats to them, and a “better hurry” to everyone else that wants in on the first round of HDHomeRun ATSC 3.0 hardware. And since it’s coming from […]

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Walmart sells Vudu to Fandango

Vudu is my favorite platform for streaming movies because they prioritize quality, both on the audio and video side of things. While it’s not quite as good as UltraHD Blu-ray, it’s close enough that I don’t feel the same necessity to own a disc that I used to. I guess it’s not really surprising that Walmart would sell off Vudu, […]

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Loving the RAID talk here

Good news if you are a fan of Linux kernel RAID, but everyone else is SCREWED :). Interestingly the author didn’t discuss the software solution I use (Windows Storage Spaces). Before going all in on WSS, I did test that I could migrate the array between boxes, but since raw performance wasn’t a massive concern I didn’t test that directly. […]

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Not cool Western Digital, not cool at all

While this issue shouldn’t impact those using software “RAID” systems as directly as those with the real kit. It’s terrible that Western Digital (WD) is using SMR on drives specifically targeted at NAS/RAID use cases. Some users are experiencing problems adding the latest WD Red NAS drives to RAID arrays and suspect it is because they are actually shingled magnetic […]

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CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 20 & PowerPlayer 365

I’m horrible at naming thing, so probably not in the best place to judge, but keeping “DVD” in a product’s name might not be the best thing long term… Maybe that’s why CyberLink have introduced PowerPlayer 365 alongside the bump to PDVD 20? PowerDVD 20 Embraces Cloud Technology for an Unrivaled Media Viewing and Sharing Experience across Devices. Anytime, Anywhere. […]

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