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UltimatePC.com – The Ultimate Home Theater Setup

Microsoft have launched a new site called UltimatePC.com that seems to be a new marketing site for Vista and tries to show off Ultimate PC setups. Whether this has anything to do with the missing Ultimate Extras I  don’t know. But what I did find looking around the site is…

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Druid 1.0 dvr-ms transcoder

(via Missing Remote) While I am happy with the transcoding features in the Zune software it doesn’t work for other platforms like iPods and PSP etc. This is where Druid 1.0 comes in. Druid is trancoding software for DVR-MS files (Media Center recorded TV files). The application uses a simple…

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Windows Vista Team Blog : Using S/PDIF to send audio from your PC

Have you ever wondered what S/PDIF is and how you can use it to connect up your Media Center PC to your audio equipment? If so read Nick White’s post on the Windows Vista Team Blog where he explains all about S/PDIF, what it is and how content like 5.1…

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Missing Remote on Wireless Zune Syncing

One of my favourite features of my Zune is the podcast syncing and Alan at Missing Remotes is just getting in to wireless syncing. Alan’s Tip of the day is using a dock and wireless syncing to get podcasts automatically down to the Zune. Alan is also asking for podcast…

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Microsoft video showing "Digital Lifestyle" products

I have seen this video showed at Microsoft events but I don’t think it’s been available for public viewing before. The video features Zune, Xbox 360, Windows Mobile and Windows Media Center  in a "day in a life" type lifestyle video. It’s a little cheesy but fun and shows a…

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4% of DVR users watch live TV and over 80% skip adverts

I saw some interesting stats today, The 2008 Digital Entertainment Survey commissioned by media lawyers Wiggin surveyed "digital entertainment consumption patterns, trends, preferences and attitudes across all forms of entertainment activity" (in the UK) and one of the interesting stats was the effect of DVR use on viewing habits. It…

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A year of TheDigitalLifestyle.com

It’s been a year since I moved the [TMCS] to my own site and re-launch the site as TheDigitalLifestyle.com and I wanted to thanks all the listeners and readers that have moved with me to here. I wanted to expand the reach and improve the community element of the show…

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Video: How I Record music with a Tablet PC

I have been recording music with my HP TC1100 Tablet PC for a while so I thought it may be interesting to show how well the Tablet PC form factor works for me. Since using the tablet I use more virtual instruments and my other keyboards are being used more…

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It was great recording The Media Center Show live

I had great fun recording the live show on Friday Evening with Windows expert Ed Bott. Ed is always great to interview as he has a fantastic knowledge of Windows plus he is an excellent speaker. Streaming the show live via ustream.tv really adds an extra dimension to show, it…

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How I Record music with a Tablet PC

I have been recording music with my HP TC1100 Tablet PC for a while so I thought it may be interesting to show how well the Tablet PC form factor works for me. Since using the tablet I use more virtual instruments and my other keyboards are being used more…

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