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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Building A Media Server

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    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

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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 MissingRemote.com, 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

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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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