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Charlie Owen on High Contrast Settings in Media Center

Charlie Owen continues his excellent Mailbag feature, and this week its on the High Contrast settings for the visually impaired. I would have thought that Media Center is good in that respect anyway with the big UI and clear text, but as Charlie points out there are some High Contrast…

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The Digital Lifestyle Video Show No.3 – UMPC

I recently got hold of a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC and have been impressed by its media capabilities. So I have made a short video looking at three different options for consuming media on the UMPC. First up is the Origami Experience, a program by Microsoft designed for the UMPC form factor, then…

The Media Center Show No.102 – Bryan Socha on Decoders

By Ian Dixon (MP3 21.0mb 1Hour 1min 11sec) Direct Download Link This week Microsoft MVP Bryan Socha joins be to talk about codecs also know as DVD decoders or just Decoders. These are the mysterious pieces of software that enables Windows to play different formats of media content such as…

The Media Center Show No.102 – Bryan Socha on Decoders

By Ian Dixon (MP3 21.0mb 1Hour 1min 11sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070405_102.mp3[/mp3] This week Microsoft MVP Bryan Socha joins be to talk about codecs also know as DVD decoders or just Decoders. These are the mysterious pieces of software that enables Windows to play different formats of media content such…

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PCMag reviews Velocity Micros CableCard system

You can read the full review here.  There are a couple things I’d like to point out about it though.  The first, listed as a con, is “CableCARD incompatible with satellite TV” I’m not sure what to even say about that other than duh!  The next thing that caught my…

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MCE2005: Microsoft Karaoke Add-In (for genuine users)

Don’t know how I’d missed this before but I was browsing Microsofts list of Genuine Advantage offers and came across this:  Windows Genuine Advantage Special Offers > Offer DetailsMedia Center Karaoke Plug-in Media Center Karaoke Plug-in is designed for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. Media Center users can use…

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Big Screen Blog gets an MVP

Nial Ginsbourg the developer behind Big Screen Headlines and author of the Big Screen Blog has been awarded a MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for his work with Media Center. Big Screen Headlines is a great application and Nial’s blog and other endeavors really help Media Center community. A deserved…

MCE Live TV Buffer Manager

Doug Knox has a nice utility for increasing the Live TV Pause buffer from 30 minutes up to two hours. More details on Doug’s site   Technorati tags: Windows Media Center

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Video coverage of the UK Smart Home Show

If your in to home automation and you didn’t get chance to visit the Smart Home Show in Birmingham (UK) check out these videos from AutomatedHome.com There is a nice short tour of the sights, plus videos of home automation. Check out the videos on Youtube, oh and if you recognise the…

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Pictures of my Samsung Q1 running Windows Media Center

As I blogged last week , I got hold of a Samsung Q1 and I installed Windows Vista on it. So here are some pictures of it running Windows Media Center. I found it works well over the playing content over the network or localy. See more Media Center setup…

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