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I have a great show this week, I have an interview with Microsoft’s Scott Evans talking about the New American Home which includes a whole home Media Center solution and I have The Digital Lifestyle.com Awards show recorded live at CES. The recording features bloggers and enthusiasts talking Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server and the winners of the awards.

I also have email and a round up of the news

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00:50 Coming up this week
02:13 Email: Help from Ben Drawbaugh – digitalconnection.com/ and engadgethd.com/2006/02/08/how-to-connect-your-pc-to-your-hdtv/
04:14 Email: Blueray Media Center Extender?
06:10 Media Center is still a Platform!
09:19 Video: Random collection of videos from CES
09:15 Fun Video from CES 2009
09:58 Tools for Windows 7 Media Center developers and testers
10:25 DISH on Windows Media Center with Windows 7
11:05 Installing Windows 7 on a HP TouchSmart IQ500
11:37 Play To compatible devices
12:24 Follow me on Twitter
13:14 Microsoft Named Platinum Technology Sponsor for the New American Home 2009
13:51 Scott Evans on the New American Home 2009
18:43 The Digital Lifestyle.com Awards
19:20 Introductions
20:50 Best Free Windows Media Center Application: My Movies
23:27 Free applications
24:42 Best Commercial Media Center Application
28:32 Best Commercial Windows Home Server Application: Twonky Server
33:00 Best Utility: MCE MenuMender
34:17 Best Media Center community resource: The Green Button
35:07 Best Free Windows Home Server Application: My Movies
37:04 DVD playback on Media Center Extenders
40:35 Codex on Windows 7
41:50 Vote Stats
44:35 Extender chat
49:27 Windows Home Server usage
54:23 Best Windows Home Server Community: WeGotServerd.co.uk
55:17 CES chat
56:55 Toshiba Media Center Extender
58:58 Xbox RROD issues
01:01:49 Windows 7
01:04:58 Plugs!!
01:06:00 See you next week, what do we do for show 200?

2 thoughts on “The Media Center Show No.190 – The Awards Show”
  1. Say what, myTV actually won? by default? 😉

    I do have to take issue with Richard’s statement “very rare that will want to pay for plugins for Media Center” though. I’ve found the complete opposite to be true, that people are more than happy to send over some cash for (in this case) myTV – much more so than I have experienced on other platforms where it is expected that the AddIns are free.

    There are 844 registered users on the myTV website that has paid to this date (we’re talking a period of perhaps 13 months) and that is not counting any of the OEM installs where the end users have, in some cases, selected myTV as an extra option. The real number of customers/sales are “secret”, but I think the public numbers show great confidence and if the growth continues as it has til now I am looking at a fairly good chunk of change in the coffers once myDVD hits the shelves.

    I do wonder how come none of Niall’s applications were nominated though? His Big Screen Photos application for example must surely have a great deal of users out there?

  2. not by default, myTV was nominated, Nial needs to motivate his user base to vote!

    I am very please to see people paying for quality applications , it shows that people pay for good apss and there is good ecosystem around media center

    we should get you on the show

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