The Media Center Show No.128 – mControl 2.0

By Ian Dixon (17mb 49mins 30sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Ted Singh from Embedded Automation returns to the show to talk about mControl 2.0, a home automation package written for Vista Media Center. We…

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Refresh Rates in Windows Media Center

In this weeks Media Center Show I will have a couple of emails on refresh rates and Windows Media Center, so I wanted to create a discussion on refresh rates. In the show (out Thursday 18th) one mailer from Sweden asked about a way of automatically switching Vista to the…

Niveus Media Center Companion Review

Niveus Media Center Companion software is something I have been waiting for since I got my Samsung Q1 UMPC. At first the companion software looks like a remote control solution for Media Center but it is more that that. You install the server part of the package on your Media…

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Niveus Media Center Companion – Beta Download

Niveus have opened up a beta of their Companion software. This is a package for controlling your Media Center PC from another PC, eg UMPC. So far this has only been available to Niveus customers. I am downloading now and will have a play Niveus Media Center Companion™ software is…

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PowerPlaylist Sample Application Now Available on CodePlex.com

Charlie Owen has posted a neat addin for Media Center called PowerPlaylist. This sample application adds a custom Start Menu strip to Media Center and each title represents an audio and slideshow combination. Great if your in the mood  for some music and with one button it will kick off…

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The Windows Experience Blog on Internet TV Beta

Yesterday I was commenting on the Internet TV Beta launch and asked readers for their thoughts on it. Brandon LeBlanc commented on the my blog that he had reviewed Internet TV on his Windows Experience Blog. He has a look at the new beta, and he details some of the…

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Roundup of the Extender News

Just finished watching Joe Belfiore keynote from DigitalLife and most of the news from that has been published already. It was good to see the hardware Extenders in use, but it seems like the price point may be an issue for some people If you have a HP MediaSmart TV…

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Internet TV for Media Center

Seeing as I won’t be getting Microsoft’s Internet TV anytime now as it’s US only I watched Joe Belfiore keynote with interest when he demonstrated the new service. It goes live for USA users tomorrow morning (Friday) and judging it by the demo it looks a nice service that adds…

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Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Extender pages get updated

As Joe Belfiore, VP of the eHome Division at Microsoft starts his keynote about Windows Media Center Extenders (watch it HERE) Microsoft have updated their Media Center Extender page on Microsoft.com, the site now has details on how the Extenders can be used and features some of the partners bringing…

Pictures of the new Linksys Media Center Extenders

Plenty of Extender news out tomorrow, the official announcements of the v2 extenders, a live keynote from Digital Life and this weeks Media Center Show is all about Extenders. EngadgetHD have pictures and details of the new Linksys Extenders. It looks like there are two models coming out (more details…