Webguide 4: Your Content… Anywhere


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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Windows Vista Sports Lounge Quick Review


  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


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


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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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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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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