I think it’s time for Vista a "Home Media Suite"

Joe Wilcox posts an interesting article on the problems Microsoft has had with Bundling and Vista. He highlighted that with Windows XP Media Center Edition, Media Center had it’s own identity and that now its integrated in to Vista Home Premium and Vista Ultimate it is now "invisible" The point:…

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Big Screen Weather 2 update

One of my favourite developers of Media Center applications is Niall Ginsbrough, Niall has been nominated for multiple awards in this years Media Center Show Awards and his latest application looks a real winner. Big Screen Weather v1 was a great looking application but it only covered Australia, now with…

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Dell CableCARD from $1079

Chris Lanier reports that Dell is offering CableCARD on it’s XP420 range, and once the price doesn’t seem to bad according to Chris. For only $1,079 you get a Q6600 Quad-Core, 3GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD Burner, ATI Radeon HD 2400, and a single ATI Digital Cable Tuner. Want…

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Media Center wins over Apple fan

I love stories like this.  Big Apple fan who never thought they’d be running Windows ends up having their entire house powered by Media Center.  Good read: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/media_center_convert_wins_microsoft_ultimate_install_contest/ I’m a little surprised that this house won Microsoft’s ultimate install contest though given that they’re using Tivos for recorded TV, can’t win…

The Media Center Show No.134 – Andrew Edney

By Ian Dixon (16.2mb 47mins 16sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Andrew Edney, author of "Using Windows Home Server"  joins me to talk about his new book and some of the features of Windows Home…

The Media Center Show No.134 – Andrew Edney

By Ian Dixon (16.2mb 47mins 16sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Andrew Edney, author of  “Windows Home Server Users Guide”  joins me to talk about his new book and some of the features of Windows…

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10 Foot version of Media Center Health Monitor coming soon

I have spent a fair amount of time on Health Monitor (to much!) and thanks to some good feedback I have added a number of function, including a 10 foot version.The two foot version monitors your system and there is an addin for Windows Media Center for you to be…

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Xbox video-on-demand confirmed for UK

Microsoft have confimded that it’s Xbox Live Video on demand service has is coming to the UK. It’s been something I have been waiting to come to the UK (along with the Zune) for some time and it’s great to see Microsoft rolling it out to the UK. The HD…

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Vote in The Media Center Show Awards and win!

As mentioned on the award show page there is a prize draw for anybody that leaves there email address when voting in The Media Center Show Awards. So here are some of the prizes up for grabs From Embedded Automation – mControl 2.0 Home Automation software for Windows Media Center…

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Looking for Beta Testers for "Media Center Health Monitor"

For a while I have been working on a small program that gives me a little piece of mind when working with Recorded TV in Media Center. A while back I had a problem with Recordings not working due to a corruption in Recordings.XML, I only noticed the problem a…

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