The Media Center Show No.125 – Real World 1

By Ian Dixon (14.3mb 64mins 16sec) 
Vote for the show on Podcast Alley

Direct Download LinkSubscribe via iTunesSubscribe via RSS

Two interviews this week, first up is Peter Near talking about his campaign to get rid of Set Top Boxes in Canada and how Canadians can get involved to help raise the profile of the issue(DropTheBox.ca). Then there is the first of my Real World interviews, this is where I talk to real world users about Windows Media Center, and in this interview I talks to Dallas teacher Carlos Amador. We chat about how he got in to Media Center and how simplicity and reliability were key factors in choosing the Media Center platform. I also have email, news items and a chance to win a copy of One Voices’ Media Center Communicator and LTB’s L-Beam Wireless Microphone System.

Welcome to the new show sponsor Tech.co.uk

Show times:

00:57 Coming up this week
02:02 Email – DVD-WMV
04:41 Extender Prices and HP enter the Extender market
08:00 Joe Belfiore responds to price disappointment
08:39 Internet TV Beta – Windows Experience Blog
09:21 Re-awarded a MVP
10:11 The Media Center Show Awards are coming back
11:35 Peter Near – DroptheBox.ca
13:02 The current situation
15:03 Why do you need CableCARD
21:15 What can you do?
24:00 Thanks to Peter, go to DropTheBox.ca
25:00 Win Media Center Communicator and the L-Beam Wireless Microphone System (link to video)
25:41 A message from One Voice
26:12 Welcome to Carlos
27:48 Going from Myth TV to Media Center
30:00 Using Poweline Networks
33:00 Solving network problems
35:00 Working with Remotes
39:00 Carlos’ Media Center System
44:39 HD Content
44:44 CableCARD
46:00 IPTV
49:00 Windows Home Server
52:14 Zune Integration (coming soon)
55:00 Streaming DVDs
58:00 HD-DVD
1:00:10 I want to get more Real World interviews

Music by Ian Dixon

Technorati tags: Windows Media Center, podcasts

Ian Dixon

Founder of The Digital Lifestyle.com and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan