Snapstream BeyondTV 4.5


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


    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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Building A Media Server


    After the initial flurry of activity surrounding your first Home Theater PC (HTPC) project subsides and your significant other is thoroughly addicted to its convenience, it's time to think about phase 2 of the operation.  No, I'm not talking about "Phased Redeployment", but rather about building a media server.  This is a device which will centrally store all media […]

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Holiday Shopping Guide


2006 Holiday Gift Guide!       It just seems like yesterday I finished paying the bills for last year's presents and now its already time to go shopping again! We here at, the caring bunch we are, want to make your life a little easier this season by taking the guess work out of buying presents for the HTPC person in your life. These […]

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun


INTRODUCTION     So, you would like to add a dual OTA/QAM capable HD tuner to your HTPC setup, but you are out of card slots?  Perhaps, you would just like the flexibility of a network attached tuner?  SiliconDust Engineering recently heard your pleas for help and today we are going to review their solution.  Read on to find out how […]

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SageTV 6.0 Beta


INTRODUCTION Well, the guys at Sage continue to release new/updated versions of their TV/PVR software, and I got my hands on their latest version still in beta, 6.0. A brief history of SageTV. They've been around since 2002, and gained their most publicity as being the first TV PVR software to support multiple tuners natively. Since then, they've continued their […]

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