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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Screenshots of a successful weekend project -- a fully functional Media PC | TechRepublic Photo Gallery

One of the more popular, geek-friendly weekend projects available is the building of a functional Media PC. TechRepublic Senior Software Engineer Bryan Peabody recently spent a weekend creating a Media PC using Microsoft Windows Media Center as its operating system. Here are a few of his observations and some screenshots of the process and his new Media PC in action.

More info @ : Screenshots of a successful weekend project -- a fully functional Media PC | TechRepublic Photo Gallery

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE Version 1.1 for Kubuntu Feisty represents a significant change over 1.0. The code in LinuxMCE 1.0 was already quite stable, however, many users reported installation issues, too many scripts inherited from Pluto that took over the conf files, a kludgey integration with Ubuntu, and incomplete integration with MythTV. All these are addressed in the new 1.1."

More info available @ : LinuxMCE

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Microsoft has released the April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update contains several improvements, and it resolves several issues. This cumulative update is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate.

More info @ : April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Thursday, April 19, 2007

LG launches first foray into dual-format HD arena | Reg Hardware

Yesterday in London LG announced the UK launch of its dual-format, high-definition player.

In addition to this, LG also showed off its first dual Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM, optical storage drive - the GGW-H10N, also known as the Super Multi Blue.

More info @ : LG launches first foray into dual-format HD arena | Reg Hardware

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Official 100% HDCP ready video card list. - [H]ard|Forum

There are actually several video cards out right now that are fully HDCP compliant and ready and I thought it would be a good idea to get a list going for those who are looking for a new video card that are also hoping to play protected HD content on their PC.

More info @ : The Official 100% HDCP ready video card list. - [H]ard|Forum

Monday, April 09, 2007

AMD 690G integrated chipset review

Review AMD's new 690 chipset comes in two varieties. There's the vanilla 690V with an integrated ATI Radeon X1200 graphics core that only supports a VGA connection, but the one that interests us is the 690G with Radeon X1250 graphics. This core supports both analogue and digital connections, and that gives the motherboard manufacturers a huge range of options.

More info @ : AMD 690G integrated chipset | Channel Register