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Microsoft Announces Platform for TV on PC

by Shane McGlaun
Microsoft announced that it has delivered a system called the Protected Broadcast Driver Architecture (PDBA), which is a global platform allowing broadcast TV on the PC. PDBA was made possible by the recent release of... Read more Sep 12 2008, 11:09am CDT
 

Microsoft And Hauppauge Announce Freeview-certified PC solution

by Shane McGlaun
Microsoft and Hauppauge announced today that the two firms have teamed up to bring UK viewers the first Free-view certified PC solution. The new device will allow UK viewers to watch Freeview programming on their PC.... Read more Sep 10 2008, 6:41am CDT
 

CasaTools Adds New Household Music Systems

CasaTools Adds New Household Music Systems
by Shane McGlaun
CasaTools has announced a pair of new whole home audio systems. The two new systems support Windows Media Center and use the same DVD-audio quality PCIe soundcard. The soundcard installs into a PC to send the music over... Read more Sep 3 2008, 6:39am CDT
 

How to turn an Apple Mac mini into a Windows Vista Media Center

How to turn an Apple Mac mini into a Windows Vista Media Center
by Luigi Lugmayr
Krunker posted an extensive article detailing a project he has been working on for some time. It deals with turning an Apple Mac mini into a Windows Vista box capable of running Windows Media Center. The article... Read more Apr 24 2008, 3:00pm CDT
 

HP Adds Windows Media Extender to MediaSmart TVs

HP Adds Windows Media Extender to MediaSmart TVs
by Shane McGlaun
HP has been selling its interesting Wi-Fi enabled MediaSmart TVs for a while now. The HDTVs offer a direct connection to the Internet allowing users to watch Internet programs on the big screen without needing a... Read more Apr 18 2008, 7:44am CDT
 

Microsoft announces Extenders for Windows Media Center

Microsoft announces Extenders for Windows Media Center
by Luigi Lugmayr
Microsoft announces Extenders for Windows Media Center, a platform to bring media content from your Vista PC to your TV. Linksys, D-Link and Niveus Media are to release devices this fall offering high-definition (HD)... Read more Sep 6 2007, 3:00am CDT
 

Stylish Samsung HD Media Center PC

Stylish Samsung HD Media Center PC
by Luigi Lugmayr
Samsung introduces the MV65 desktop PC and the DM-V65 HDTV/Monitor in Korea. The stylish PC system runs Windows Media Center and features a HDTV tuner with EPG and HD PVR functionality. Users can record HD media onto... Read more Apr 30 2007, 7:07am CDT
 

Microsoft SideShow Remote Control for Windows Media Center

Microsoft SideShow Remote Control for Windows Media Center
by Shane McGlaun
I admit that I haven’t been overly impressed at the thought of Vista SideShow. Who cares if your bag can let you know you have email, I mean who wants strangers reading all their porn spam? RICAVISION has an idea for... Read more Mar 19 2007, 2:20pm CDT
 

Zune - Welcome to the Installation mess?

Zune - Welcome to the Installation mess?
by Luigi Lugmayr
Microsoft is starting to ship the Zune Player today in the United States. Engadget published a report with lots of screenshots about the Zune software installation. The lengthy setup process got very messy with several... Read more Nov 14 2006, 8:00am CST
 

Microsoft Puts SideShow on Media Center Remote

Microsoft Puts SideShow on Media Center Remote
by Luigi Lugmayr
Smart little color displays are just neat. Microsoft thinks so too. We reported about the Windows Vista SideShow feature for notebooks already. Microsoft plans also to use the concept for new Windows Media Center Remote... Read more Mar 30 2006, 12:11pm EST