The Media Center Show No.133 – Tranquil PC

By Ian Dixon (16.2mb 47mins 16sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS I have two interviews this week recorded on location in Manchester. James Senior from Microsoft UK talks about the “Windows Vista After Hours” events hosted around…

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How to get Windows Media Center receiving premium HD cable content without CableCARD

I just read an interesting article on Hometoys.com about how to get Premium HD cable content in to Media Center without using CableCARD. The solution uses an undocumented feature of Motorola Set Top Boxes (specifically the QIP6200-2 in this case) to get the content. The RF output connection (the ‘F’…

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Delay on UK Shipments of Extenders till February

As Chris Lanier pointed out the V2 extenders have been delayed to late December / January. This is disappointing, when they were unveiled in October there was a lot of buzz about these products and that fact they they would be available for Christmas. In the UK there are STILL…

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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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