Sweet Waterproof MCE TV For The Outdoors



Julie pointed me to a new outdoor MCE TV from Lux Entertainment.   “It features a 26-inch Sharp LCD HDTV plus Media Center Extender sealed in glare-free, reflection-free glass, the kind used by museums. Marine-grade speakers and a thermal management system complete the package.” says Julie.  Price is a bit high at $5,800, but check out Julie’s full write up at Media Center Pro Blog.


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Inteset Receives ISF RL Certification For Its Denzel Media Server Line




Inteset, LLC, developers of advanced home entertainment systems, has been awarded the prestigious Image Science Foundations “ISF RL Certification” for its Denzel media server line. Inteset has become one of a select few companies to achieve this highly coveted distinction, which is only presented after documented proof of its products’ superior qualities. The ISF Research Lab provides comprehensive testing, certification of performance quality, and a publicly recognizable logo program that high-end A/V dealers and consumers will identify with Inteset’s exceptional products.

Inteset’s mission is to provide superior systems based on Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Edition (MCE) platform that uniquely satisfies its dealers’ installation and operational requirements. “Inteset dealers are extremely conscious of quality audio and video output for high definition, movie, and video content. Their clients accept only the very best,” says Jeff Lloyd, President of Inteset. “With ISF RL certification, dealers will feel even more confident that Inteset products are “best in class” and produce the quality of output that exceeds the demands of their clients.”

“We’re delighted to see Inteset successfully promoting Media Centers to the high-end A/V market. The ISF RL certification further validates both Inteset’s business goals and the quality video output Media Center can produce,” says Todd Rutherford, Home Control Program Manager – eHome of Microsoft.

“ISF RL video quality certification is designed to differentiate the truly superb Media Centers from the mundane units that are the norm in the PC industry. The tests in our lab in Microsoft Studios confirm that Inteset’s Media Center video performance is first rate. The Inteset MCE system has earned its place in state-of-the-art home theater installations,” says Joel Silver, ISF President.

Inteset demonstrates that it provides industry-leading solutions to the most discerning people in the A/V world, which include the dealers who offer Inteset’s products, and their clients, who use these systems every day for their entertainment enjoyment. Inteset’s media servers have become a top choice in home theater environments.

Inteset, LLC has been creating high-end home entertainment products since 2003.  The award-winning Denzel Media Server and VANA Advanced Extender systems, along with the newest all-in-one Touch Screen, Julia, appeal to A/V dealers and integrators for high-quality, reliability, ease-of-use, custom built and unique entertainment modules and services, price point, and interoperability with advanced control systems.  Products are available via preferred Inteset dealers.

To learn more, visit www.inteset.com.  Inteset products will be on display during the CEDIA show in Booth #663 this September and in the showrooms of dealers nationwide.



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No Standalone Version of Dell Remote


Gyration Won’t Make Standalone Version of Dell Remote; Waiting for Vista (CE Pro) | Everyone that has seen Dell’s custom made Media Center Remote Control has loved the looks and functionality.  Unfortunately, the remote is only bundled with select Dell PC’s.  Many wondered if Gyration, the actual manufacturer of the remote would release a standalone version.  Julie Jacobson, who brought the story to everyone attention found out, and it doesn’t look good right now.  Here’s what Julie had to say about it.

“Greg Smith, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Gyration, says the company contemplated a standalone version of the remote, which allows users to browse their PC-based music libraries without disrupting the action on the TV screen. However, it wouldn’t be as simple as erasing the Dell logo from the product. “We would have to revamp it, and we don’t want to retool it once, and then retool again,” says Smith. “We’re too close to Vista.”



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July 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


July 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB919803) | Install KB919803 to get the latest updates for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This update supersedes all updates since Update Rollup 2 (KB900325) for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 919803.

Overview
Microsoft has released Update Rollup KB919803. This update is intended for systems running Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

This update rollup is cumulative and supersedes the following updates:

  • KB908250 – October 2005 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • KB912067 – January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • KB914548 – April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

For more information about this update, read Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 919803. (This site may be in English.)

Download Here



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Dell’s Amazing New Media Center Remote


Dell Ships MCE Remote with Two-Way RF and Metadata | Julie Jacobson just pointed out that Dell has an amazing Media Center Remote to go with their XPS M2010 System.  This slick black beauty will display metadata from the Media Center so you can do things like browse your My Music collection and start playing an album without turning on your TV at all.  Limited to audio as of right now, no EPG like other upcoming solutions and concepts (Microsoft Demos SideShow Remote from Exceptional Innovation & SideShow Demo on Media Center Remote).  It’s was developed with the guys from Gyration and does include the same gyroscopic mouse technology.  Read more at CE Pro!

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Well Crap


Well, so much for this idea.  Crap!

“Private Folder 1.0 was designed as a benefit for customers running genuine Windows,” Microsoft said in a statement to CNET News.com on Friday. “However, we received feedback about concerns around manageability, data recovery and encryption, and based on that feedback, we are removing the application today. This change will take effect shortly.”



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