Windows 8 Media Center Mock-up Screens

Yesterday I wrote about the rumour of a Windows 7 Tablet Edition based on either Windows Media Center or Metro/Zune and @hamiltonguy posted some great mock-up screens he made showing how a Zune/Windows Media Center UI could look in Windows 8 I really like the way he has combined the…

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Revised Windows 7 Tablet Interface Rumoured, based on Windows Media Center

Once again there are rumours of a revised Windows 7 UI based on Windows Media Center specifically for Tablets.  The story is that Windows 7 Tablet Edition will be a new UI based on Media Center and Metro and move away from the current explorer UI. Having use Tablet PCs…

TDL Podcast App for Android

If you listen to any of the TDL podcasts and have an Android phone then you get the new TDL Podcast app for Android (OS 1.6 or later). The app is available in the Android marketplace (search for TDL) priced at £1.26 / $1.99 and with the app you can…

Amulet reduce the prices of their Voice Activated Remote Control

Just in time for Christmas Amulet have reduced the price of their voice controlled Media Center remote. The US price has reduced from $259 to $199 (available from their online store) I really like the Amulet remote when I reviewed it (see this video) and it would make great gift…

Review: Show WX Pico projector with laser technology

Thanks to the UK distributor DigitalEra I have been able to test a Show WX projector over the past few weeks. This is different to most pico projectors in that instead of using LEDs for illumination it uses laser technology to do the projection. As well as being slightly brighter…

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XBMC Dharma RC2 adds automatic updating and enhanced addon support

One alternative platform to Windows Media Center is XBMC which has grown from a hack for the orginal XBox to a cross platform media solution and now there is a new release candidate of XBMC, Dharma RC2 adds automatic updating and extra add-on support.  I must admit with having Windows…

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Simonsays – Free Voice Control for Windows Media Center

At the moment the best solution for controlling Window Media Center by voice is to use Amulet’s Voice Remote Control but this comes at a price and I am sure there are plenty of you out there would like a free alternative. Simonsays is a open sourced project designed to…

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Change the default windows audio device within MCE

I added a Denon CD Receiver (AMP) to one of my 7MC PC’s today to power some in-room speakers. I used the analogue stereo 3.5mm port on the back of the motherboard to the phono line in Left / Right ports on the back of the Denon amp. I then…

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What do you want for Christmas?

With DVBLogic giving me an early present with their new hidef* iPad streaming, I started wondering what other tech would make your day. I can guess for many WHS users Microsoft reinstating Drive Extender would by high on the list or perhaps Media Center users in the UK would like…

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DVBLink 3.2 RC1! now available and with iPad streaming

DVBLink don’t hang around. 3.2 RC1 is ready for downloading and look what has been added: – Added: New IPhone/IPad user interface with full web-interface functionality- Added: High resolution (native) IPad streaming I will have to give this a try over the weekend Download from DVBlink   DVBLink 3.2 RC1…