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A Detailed Look at the HP Slate 500

The guys over at GottaBeMobile have got their hands on the HP Slate 500. They have kindly put together a very detailed video which lasts over 15 minutes. The HP Slate 500 is an 8.9” Tablet complete with multi-touch screen, Intel Atom Z540 1.86GHz Processor,  2GB DDR2 RAM, 64GB SSD…

Windows Home Server Hell

Been having a few problems recently with my Windows Home Server, you know that small box that stores everything that’s important in your life like your media collection, home movies, photographs etc etc. It all started with the odd system freeze up on Friday and by Saturday it would no…

AirVideo, iPad and Windows Home Server, a match made in Heaven

In my continued pursuit of integrating my iPad with my home entertainment setup I have been using an application that is simply excellent. If you have an iPad or iPhone and a Windows machine that stores your media your dreams can be realised with this little application. The Application is…

Live TV on PC, iPhone and iPad, the adventure so far!

I have been playing around with a few options for live tv over a network on different devices in my arsenal namely a Windows 7 notebook, iPhone 4 and an iPad. The first experiment involved an HD Homerun networked tuner and Windows Media Center running on the Windows 7 notebook….

Zune Pass comes to UK at last

Cnet are reporting that Microsoft has begun offering the Zune Pass subscription service to customers in the U.K. The Zune devices have never been sold outside North America, so there hasn’t been much reason to offer the related subscription service, which offers unlimited streams and temporary downloads plus 10 permanent…

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Why you should get a Popcorn Hour

Since starting my blog here at TDL, I have received lots of tweets from people interested in the Popcorn Hour / dedicated media player line of products for one reason or another they are looking to move away from Media Center setups for movie playback, I can certainly understand this…

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World Cup Football Complete Match Schedule 2010 South Africa for your calendar

Just a heads up for everyone that is planning on following this years Football World Cup, I came across a site over the weekend that has kindly put together calendar files of all the fixtures and kick off times for every time zone and they are available in many different…

iPad UK price announced

Techradar have stolen a march on the rest of us and got the official word from Apple on the iPad price and availability here in the UK. We already know that it will be available to pre-order on the 10th May but added to this we now know the release…

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iSkin updated to work on the iPad

I did a short video demo of iSkin running on the iPhone and how it was a fantastic way of accessing your Popcorn Hour’s media library, browsing meta data and remotely controlling the Popcorn Hour, I have never seen or used anything as good as this on a remote control…

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iSkin an iPhone controller for Popcorn Hour devices

The Networked Media Tank forums is a fantastic place to hang out if you have one of the Media Players that they support there, I have mentioned before how I changed the whole look and feel of my Popcorn Hour UI by installing YAMJ. Well here’s another great add in…