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Media Center Extenders

As I mentioned in the CEDIA news post Microsoft have released some information on the next generation of Media Center Extenders and I thought it desired a post in it’s own right. I have had quite a few emails from readers and listeners pointing out that the details had been…

The Media Center Show No.121 – Mark McCall

By Ian Dixon (16.9mb 1 hour 11mins 42sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS After a week off, I am back with Mark McCall from AutomatedHome.com talking about Home Automation, the type of devices you can control, security and how you…

Integrating a UMPC with Windows Media Center

Have a look at this video from Casey Chesnut, he is developing an application to use a UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) as a companion device to Windows Media Center. So you can use your UMPC to control your Media Center PC, surf TV channels, use it as a picture frame and browse…

The Media Center Show No.121 – Mark McCall

By Ian Dixon (16.9mb 1 hour 11mins 42sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS After a week off, I am back with Mark McCall from AutomatedHome.com talking about Home Automation, the type of devices you can control, security and how you…

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Media Center News from CEDIA

Wow lots of Media Center news in one day, and all just after I had finished getting this weeks show recorded Doh! First off Exceptional Innovation has announced a four tuner CableCARD solution at CEDIA, CE pro has all the details. CE Pro also had details of a Sideshow Remote…

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Philips announces free TV Channel system for Windows Vista

I saw an interesting post on Bink.nu about a new development from Philips, they are going to be offering a free service for Vista that will learn users viewing preferences and then be able to create personalized channels complete with recommendations. There is going to a PC version that will…

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Coolroom comes to Media Center

Today Coolroom announced a new premium content channel on Media Center (I think its UK only at the moment) The application is a Vista Media Center application (with a XP version coming later) and will show up in the TV+Movies and Music sections of Online Media in Media Center. I…

Back from my travels

There has been light posting over the last couple of weeks as I have been working away in Spain then took a break with family. When ever I travel I always take my Samsung Q1 with me and when traveling with work I take my Sony Vaio (VGN-FE11H) laptop which is…

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Windows Vista SP1 and XP SP3 Coming soon

Technorati tags: Windows vista Service Pack 1 Finally confirmation from Microsoft that there is a service pack for Vista coming and that there is a Service Pack 3 coming for XP From reading the information from Microsoft the XP Service Pack looks like a roll-up of al the fixes since…

The DigitalLifestyle.com Video Show No.6 Sony XL301 / XL302 Bluray Media Center PC

Watch the video in HQ WMV  – The RSS feed for the Video Show is HERE In this video I take a look at Sony’s XL301 / XL302 (Bluray) Media Center PC complete with Bluray drive. I connected the PC up to my TV via HDMI (the only output avaible) and…

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