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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…

Freeview HD – Windows Media Center Guide Data Tool (beta)

As previously mentioned the only problem with Freeview HD in Windows Media Center is the missing guide data for the HD channels. There are four channels missing guide data: BBC 1 HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD and the BBC HD channel. The first 3 are easy to sort out…

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Podcast: The Digital Lifestyle Show No.283–Angry Andrew

It’s good to be back and thanks to Andrew and Garry for covering for me last week. Unfortunately this weeks news has been dominated by the bad news around Windows Home Server and Andrew is not happy. But we do have good news around Freeview HD working in Windows Media…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show No.283–Angry Andrew

It’s good to be back and thanks to Andrew and Garry for covering for me last week. Unfortunately this weeks news has been dominated by the bad news around Windows Home Server and Andrew is not happy. But we do have good news around Freeview HD working in Windows Media…

aTV Flash beta for the new Apple TV now available!

This is the hack I have been waiting for! I love the aTV Flash hack for the old Apple TV and I found the new current gen Apple TV is pretty limited so its great to se Firecore release a beta of the aTV flash for the new device. With…

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Windows Media Center ‘Geek Your Rig’ Microsoft Video

Earlier this year Microsoft put out a call for Seattle based Media Center enthusiast to show off their Media Center based setup. Microsoft sent out a video crew to take a look at Dave Petro setup , he has a great Media Center setup and in the video he explains…