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Big Screen Photos V2 Release gets closer

Niall has posted details on the release version of Big Screen Photos v2. It looks a visual stunning application and works with Vista 32bit, Vista 64bit and XBox360 Extenders On the blog post is the time the cost of the application has been mentioned. At $24.95 USD the price looks…

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Media Center Health Monitor Update – Now with Web Service and Alerts

I have added some more features to Media Center Health Monitor . The application now also sends updates to a web service on TheDigitalLifestyle.com where you can log in and check the status of all of your Media Center Systems. If you enable the web service on the client software…

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Great Video Demo of Media Center and its possibilities

This video on On10.net shows Steve Lindsay from Microsoft showing this Media Center system. He shows off Webguide, his 4 tuner system, Windows Home Server and a custom application for streaming DivX files. What I like about the video is it shows the real possibilities of Media Center using existing…

The Media Center Show No.135 – 10ft Media

Reposted from TheDigitalLifestyle.comFind RSS Feeds, forums, downloads and video shows on TheDigitalLifestyle.com By Ian Dixon (18.2mb 53mins 00sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Tim Kay from 10ft Media explains how they are building and installing…

The Media Center Show No.135 – 10ft Media

By Ian Dixon (18.2mb 53mins 00sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Tim Kay from 10ft Media explains how they are building and installing Media Center systems in to commercial businesses like Dentists as well as…

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UK, Ireland, Canada, France and Germany Get Xbox 360 Movie Downloads

As mentioned last week Microsoft’s Xbox Live movie download is available today in UK, Ireland, Canada, France and Germany. There are 27 movies at the moment with more promised soon. According to Gizmodo "Standard definition movies will cost 250 Microsoft Points (£2.13), while HD movies are priced at 380 (£3.23)…

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…

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