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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…

I-Mate TV with Vista PC (and cablecard) integrated.

Now this is a great concept.  It doesn’t fix the fact that you’ll still need extenders (and not these sets) in other rooms to use the content, but it’s cool none the less. From: http://www.gearlog.com/2007/03/ctia_2007_vista_tv_with_window.php   Welcome to Bill Gates’ dream world: a Windows Vista TV with a Windows Mobile…

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Missing Remote – Review: Showtime Interactive in Vista MCE

Yesterday I mentioned that there is a new service on Vista Media Center called Showtime and the fact that I couldn’t try it on the account of not being in the USA. So its great to see ShadyMG has posted a full review on Missing Remote As for the file-types,…

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My new UMPC

Since the Ultra Mobile PCs were launched last year I have been dying to get my hands of one. At CES this year I got to play with some of the new ones so when I has the opportunity to get a Samsung Q1 I jumped at the chance. The Q1…

The Media Center Show No.101 – Orb’s Ian McCarthy

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 20.8mb 1hour  33sec) – The RSS feed is HERE  Direct Download Link This week on the show Orb’s Ian McCarthy returns to the show to talk about using Orb to get your Media Center content on to a Wii and other devices, what Orb is…

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Big Screen Blog – Showtime Vista Media Center addin launched (US Only)

Nial points out a new Online Spotlight addin for the Vista edition of Windows Media Center. Showtime looks like a new Video on demand services. Nial tried to get it installed but as he is out side the US it would not work. He asks for US based blogger’s to…

The Media Center Show No.101 – Orb’s Ian McCarthy

by Ian Dixon (MP3 – 20.8mb 1hour  33sec) Direct Download Link [mp3]http://thedigitallifestyle.com/audio/TDL_MediaCenter_20070329_101.mp3[/mp3] This week on the show Orb’s Ian McCarthy returns to the show to talk about using Orb to get your Media Center content on to a Wii and other devices, what Orb is doing with Myspace and getting…

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