How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Vista

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  Ok, so I’m sure you all saw my Blog about how disappointed I was that Vista by default did not support Concurrent Sessions. For those unaware of what it is, Concurrent Sessions allows you to Remote Desktop into a system that someone else is on, under a Different User account, and access the system without kicking the user off. […]

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nMedia MCESKB RF Keyboard

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  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

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  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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How to Fix Commercial Skip within Vista

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For those of you unaware, ever since XP Media Center 2005, there has been this fantastic application called "DVRMS Toolbox," which had a bunch of tools to analyze DVRMS files recorded by Media Center and cut/edit/compress/etc. The only feature I use but found difficult to live without is the Commercial Skip Feature. This does exactly what it suggests, it analyzes […]

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Windows Vista Sports Lounge Quick Review

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  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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Oppo Digital DV-981HD Upscaling DVD Player

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Oppo is a name that has been getting quite a bit of recognition in the past two years. They make high quality DVD players with an affordable price. Their latest is rather unique, it is designed to be a digital only solution. After the review, you may want to check out the blog post on HQV benchmarking the Nvidia's GeForce 7-series video cards. Read […]

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Cyberlink MagicSports

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Update 01-15-2007 Mike has updated this article to include a look at how well it works with a baseball game! I recently got my hands on Cyberlink's latest in sports television analyzing software. What, you ask, is that? It's actually pretty cool software which can analyze your recorded sports (currently limited to only Soccer & Baseball) and mark highlights for […]

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nMedia MCEKB RF Keyboard

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  nMedia MCEKB RF Keyboard When sitting on a couch in your living room, sometimes a keyboard and mouse just won’t work comfortably on your lap.  Read on to see if this keyboard with trackball can meet your needs.   INTRODUCTION Founded in 2004, nMedia has set out to "create future home entertainment PC systems that are optimal for today’s […]

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Snapstream BeyondTV 4.5

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Up for review today we've got the latest version of Snapstream's BeyondTV 4.5. This is just the standalone version of their software, not the Studio version as well, so I'll strictly be working with TV recordings and what not.   Right off the bat that's quite a different strategy than all their competitors, who bundle a full Media Center-like suite […]

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Antec P180

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    In my quest to find the perfect media server tower case, I had a rather simple list of requirements.  It needed to have plenty of space for expansion, keep everything cool even when it is fully loaded, be whisper quiet, and look good while doing it.  Read on to see if my journey is finally over.   Build Quality […]

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