Showtime Interactive in Vista MCE

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  Showtime Interactive Today we will take a quick peak at the latest online spotlight application in Vista Media Center, Showtime Interactive. Let's see if it's worthy of becoming a player in the online content world.   Showtime Interactive is yet another online content distributor made possible by the generous folks at Showtime, where you can find and download programs […]

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Loudspeaker Design Basics

Loudspeaker Design Basics

  Loudspeaker Design Basics Today we will take a look at the basics of loudspeaker design. Specifically, we will cover general concepts, terminology, design parameters, and enclosure styles which are essential knowledge for a successful build. Loudspeaker design is commonly perceived as somewhat of a “black art” and not really approachable by DIY audiophiles. Sure, it is not uncommon to […]

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Seasonic M12 500W Modular Power Supply

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Seasonic M12 500W Modular Power Supply Today I am taking a look at the Seasonic M12 500W power supply. The Seasonic M12 is the first modular power supply to be offered by Seasonic. Quiet, cool, stable and modular it has the potential to be a killer solution for use in a Home Theater PC. Let's find out how well it […]

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Webguide 4: Your Content… Anywhere

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Ever since the first MCE release, users have always requested the ability to remotely control the recordings & other facets of their Media Centers. Since the first version of MCE, Webguide has existed to provide that feature (and now much more) to users everywhere. I'll be reviewing the complete, pay-for version of Webguide. The free version is strictly limited to […]

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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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