Joe Kane to Showcase NVIDIA PureVideo Technology

Joe Kane to Showcase NVIDIA PureVideo Technology at the Home Entertainment 2005 Convention | NVIDIA Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that video industry expert Joe Kane will highlight NVIDIA PureVideo technology in his seminars at the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Home Entertainment 2005 convention in Las Vegas this week.                     Mr. Kane will demonstrate the advantages of high-definition (HD) DVD over standard definition (SD) DVD, and will address the importance of selecting high-quality products and technologies that conform to HD standards, such as NVIDIA PureVideo technology and the Microsoft Windows Media High … Continue reading Joe Kane to Showcase NVIDIA PureVideo Technology

Reexamine Sony v. Universal?

Thomas Hawk:  Content Protection On An Open Platform, Why? | Thomas Hawk replied to my Content Protection On An Open Platform, How? post from last night.  I’m planning on writing some things back to Thomas, but he brought up an interesting point that I would like everyone to ponder.   “Do you think when Sony created the BetaMax that they said we must create some kind of tool to prevent people from illegally videotaping Major League Baseball? After all, if we don’t the content providers might stop broadcasting baseball? Of course not. Sony said to hell with Hollywood, we are … Continue reading Reexamine Sony v. Universal?

Pioneer Gets With Niveus Media For Australian Distribution

Pioneer Announces Australian Distribution of Niveus Media Centres & Storage Servers | Pioneer Electronics Australia and Niveus Media of the USA have announced an agreement for Pioneer to distribute Niveus Media Centres and Storage Servers for the Australian market.   The product line will be sold through Pioneer’s Professional A/V and Multimedia Division into the CEDIA/Custom Installation sales channels. First public display will be at the CEDIA Expo on the Gold Coast (July 28-30th) as part of the Pioneer booth.   “We’re extremely excited to be working with Pioneer Electronics,” said Tim Cutting, CEO of Niveus Media. “They have an … Continue reading Pioneer Gets With Niveus Media For Australian Distribution

Content Protection On An Open Platform, How?

I have been going back and forth with Alexander Grundner at eHomeUpgrade about DRM Systems and Content Protection.  (What Windows Vista Means to the Open PC Platform, Joe Wilcox’s “The Four Musketeers” Revisited)   Long story short, Alex doesn’t want to see Microsoft to abandon the openness of Windows that we have today to please the content owners.  My view is that Microsoft has to do what they have to do to enable us to play the content.   Assuming that no one was to upgrade to Windows Vista to enable full playback or capture of next-gen content/current-gen protect content, how … Continue reading Content Protection On An Open Platform, How?

Check Your E-Mail In Media Center 2005

classMCE httpMail 2005 for Hotmail v0.4 and classMCE Mail 2005 for Exchange Server 2003 SP1 v0.4 | My single complaint about this plug-in are the images used in the interface.  They have blank white space at the top and give you a bad visual onscreen.  If you look at the images on the classMCE webpage (example) you should see exactly what I mean.  Since I can’t stand that, I edited the images to give it a better look-and-feel.   classMCE Mail 2005 for Exchange Server 2003 SP1 v0.4 classMCE Mail 2005 for Exchange Server 2003 SP1: An email client for … Continue reading Check Your E-Mail In Media Center 2005

MCE WebGuide For Media Center 2005!!!

WebGuide 3 | MCE WebGuide was created for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition users to provide remote Internet access to scheduling and the management of recorded programs on the Media Center Edition (MCE) PC.   MCE WebGuide features: Allows you to schedule recordings of shows anytime and anywhere from a web browser. Installs quickly and runs with the familiar easy-to-use MCE interface. Accesses your own MCE PC which means live scheduling without delays. Provides LAN-based access to recorded TV shows via networked PC’s with playback in Windows Media Player. An improved homepage that provides quick access to recent and … Continue reading MCE WebGuide For Media Center 2005!!!

Microsoft Unveils Official Name for “Longhorn”

Media Alert: Microsoft Unveils Official Name for “Longhorn” and Sets Date for First Beta Targeted at Developers and IT Professionals | Company announces official name of its next-generation Windows client operating system.   Today Microsoft Corp. announced the official name of its next-generation Windows client operating system, formerly code-named “Longhorn.” Video of the name announcement can be seen via the link below.   Windows Vista Beta   Beta 1, targeted at developers and IT professionals, will be available by August 3rd 2005. Watch the “Longhorn” naming announcement video.

Embedded Automation Announces Commercial Release of mControl

Embedded Automation Announces Commercial Release of mControl | The mHome product line was established earlier this year in order to develop solutions that merge home automation with the Windows Media Center experience. mControl is Embedded Automation’s core software application that has been designed for the Media Center platform and allows a user to take total control of their home from a TV set with a single remote control. For user convenience mControl can also be accessed over the Internet using Internet Explorer, all while maintaining mControl’s full capabilities.   For existing home automation users, mControl adds the convenience, look, and … Continue reading Embedded Automation Announces Commercial Release of mControl