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!

Image Courtesy of 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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