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mControl Developer Program

Embedded Automation have released details of the mControl Developer Program. The mControl Developer Program allows developers to extend the functionality of mControl by getting the mControl Driver Development Kit (mControl DDK) and creating devices using the .NET framework. This is great for adding protocols to mControl that are not natively…

Media Center meets Piano

Ever wish your Media Center PC was installed in a piano? No, me neither but that is on sale on ebay.This Media Center/Piano hybrid is a full Media Center PC with 26 inch LCD and the old Media Center Remote keyboard in place of the piano keys (I hope they…

The Media Center Show No.132 – Scott Evans (Microsoft)

By Ian Dixon (15.8mb 44mins 52sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Scott Evans, Group Manager for the eHome division at Microsoft joins me to talk about how Microsoft are pushing Media Center in to the…

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Windows Media Center SDK 5.3 Now Available

Microsoft have updated the Windows Media Center SDK Here are the changes according to the mediacentersandbox.com MCML Preview Tool Automation ModelAn improved automation model allows a tools developer to load an MCML file, refresh the current view, and close or get the position and size of the current instance. New…

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Niveus Media honored with Design and Engineering Award

Denali Limited Edition takes Best of Video Components and Sierra Edition is named an Honoree in Home Theater Accessories. New York, NY – November 13, 2007 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) today announced Niveus Media, the leader in high-end digital entertainment solutions for the connected home, as an International…

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Introducing The Niveus Media Extender – Edge

Of all the Extenders this is the premium device! I hope to get a first hand look at this while at CES. Introducing The Niveus Media Extender – Edge – The first Windows Media Center Extender designed for the custom install channel, EDGE is ISF certified and available in time…

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Coming up on TheDigitalLifestyle.com

I thought I would post about some of the items coming to TheDigitalLifestyle.com. On Tuesday I am going to be recording a video review of 10ftmedia.com‘s new Media Center PC and I will also be streaming the recording of the session and I would love readers to join in and…

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Microsoft Announces Winner of Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest

Microsoft selects Imperium Smart Systems of Herriman, Utah, as the winner of the Ultimate Install Contest for its unique deployment of Windows Media Center in a custom home installation.   LONG BEACH, Calif. — Nov. 7, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today named the winner of its Windows Media Center Ultimate…

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Have your say on the ‘Connected Home’ dream

It looks like Charlie Owen has taken onboard some of the comments about the disconnectedness (is that a real word?) of some of Microsoft’s consumer products. Eg no Recorded TV integration in the V1 Zunes or no Media Center integration with Windows Home Server. In his post Does This Cover…

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Extenders to launch in the UK soon?

UK users waiting for news of the new V2 Extenders ("Extenders for Windows Media Center") may not have to wait much longer. According to a post on vista.blorge.com there are two models coming from LinkSys and will be prices at £199 and £229 The Extenders are said to be available…

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