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First Impressions of the Linksys Extender

Tonight I had my first play with Linksys’s DMA2100 Media Center Extender, so here are my first impressions. I have been using an Xbox 360 as an extender for nearly two years now and am very happy with it so going to be hard for the new Extenders to match…

The Media Center Show No.142 – Final CES Interviews

Listen here Here are the final set of interviews from CES. In the press lounge I sat down with James Kendrick and Kevin Tofel from jkOnTheRun and MobileTechRoundup, they cover the world of mobile tech and we chatted about Wimax, UMPCs, Mobile Internet Devices and Kevin’s Eee PC. James explains…

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My Linksys Extenders have arrived

Having waited for for Media Center Extenders to come to the UK for years today two have arrived at once! Linksys have sent me a DMA2100 and DMA2200 for a review. So I plan on unboxing and recording my first impressions tonight.  Is there anything I should be looking at…

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Channel 10 video of Media Center and Life|Ware at CES

As I showed on this video and on last weeks Media Center Show Life|ware and Microsoft built three demo homes to show off Media Center, Home Automation and Life|ware at CES Channel 10 have have a video up showing Media Center and how it’s integrated with touch control panels, home…

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DialKeys Gen2 beta download

As I have mentioned before I am a Samsung Q1 user and one program I never got work was Dialkey’s (I wiped XP off and put Vista on) Today I watched a On10.net video showing off the new version which looks very nice, it has lots of addition features like…

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Media Center Group Policy Tip

Aaron Stebner has posted an interesting tip on using Group Policy to control the availability of Media Center. I normal would not bother with Group policy on my blog as I leave that stuff to my day job but this is interesting as enabling the setting stops Media Center from…

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Recorded TV Manager to help with Media Center and WHS integration?

As I blogged about here at the moment there is no easy way to link Media Center and Home server without some heavy config work. But according to Philip Churchill Windows Home Server blog Recorded TV Manager could be an answer. This is a addin for Windows Home Server, priced…

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New Blog: Media Center in Aviation and Marine

On TheDigitalLifestyle.com we have a new blog by Ray Casey of Arestar (R*) . The Media Center in Aviation and Marine blog will focus on Media Center in a Marine environment. There is a lot of potential for Media Center in this environment, with home automation, touch screens and the…

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Microsoft’s Bluray problem

Chris Lanier has an interesting post on the problem Media Center is going to have with HD content now HD-DVD looks in trouble. Read Chris’ post for the details but it boils down to the fact that Microsoft has betted on HD-DVD and will not want to write support for…

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How do you integrate Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in your home setup?

smicale in the forums asks how other uses are integrating Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center in their home setups. I am interested to hear how people are using the systems to distribute their content around their home. One of the problems with Windows Home Server is that out…

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