Category Archives: htpc

My Man Cave: Windows 7 HTPC setup and ecosystem

Today’s post will be a quick overview of my own personal HTPC setup I run in case any readers ever wondered. I figure it may give a little more substance to my cable tv rants since I’m usually at the forefront of DVR/HTPC technology and trends. Continue reading

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Cable TV: New methods of delivery, why not??

Today’s post/rant will be aimed towards an easy target, cabletv companies and why they need to rethink how they deliver digital tv services. Keep reading for the juicy, geeky rant and a few of my own suggestions. Continue reading

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iPad and L5 Remote Dongle Demo (video)

I’ve been a long time PDA user and for some reason have always lusted over the idea of it being able to control my tv and other appliances.  So when I heard about the L5 remote ($49.95) for the iPhone/iPod … Continue reading

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post release: Windows 7, homegroups and me

Microsoft released the much anticipated Windows 7 OS to retail on Friday Oct 22, 2009.  The general consensus among the majority is that it is indeed a great OS and worth the upgrade (especially if you avoided Vista and are still on … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Quickie: Setting up TV recording and sharing to other Windows 7 computers (turn windows 7 into a dvr / media server)

again, its been far too long since i’ve last posted. today i thought i’d just outline the basics on how to use your Windows 7, with proper hardware, to record live tv and also share with other Windows 7 computers … Continue reading

Posted in dvr, guides, hardware, hd, htpc, laptop, life, msi wind, netbook, ps3, tv, windows7 | 2 Comments

Windows 7 and Centralized TV Recording, Sharing

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 (Win7) retail release on Oct 22, 2009 is a highly anticipated release compared to the disaster that was the Vista launch only 3 years prior.  Performance and GUI/UI changes have really helped Win7 grab the eye … Continue reading

Posted in geek, hardware, hd, hp, htpc, laptop, launch, msi wind, netbook, ps3, windows7, x360, xbox | 17 Comments

the future is soon (op-ed)

well, its been a while since i’ve posted and i apologize for that. silly work, life and summer stuff.  anywho, i thought i’d get back to posting on more regular basis (in case i actually have followers/readers, j/k i love … Continue reading

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Windows 7 RC, Recorded TV Shows and DLNA Streaming to PS3

well, today i was finally cleaning up my laptop and decided i’d try to setup the media sharing components again.  i currently have my ps3 connected via a gigabit wired connection and my laptop using 802.11N so speed connection speeds … Continue reading

Posted in console, culture, gaming, hd, hp, htpc, laptop, life, news, opinion, ps3, windows, windows7 | 9 Comments

Windows 7 RC, Media Center, and ClearQAM. FINALLY!!

well, i finally broke down and decided to upgrade my vista ultimate installation to windows 7 rc.  i thought i’d help out microsoft and send my installation logs (option when you install) and also do a straight upgrade from Vista … Continue reading

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Running HD content from my Wind to my HDTV (video)

so lately there’s been news that nvidia is trying to get its mits into the netbook craze by creating a mobile ‘netbook’ gpu for hd content.  of course, this won’t help any of those who have current netbooks and in … Continue reading

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