HP Takes a Second Look at Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD

HP to Blu-ray: Take us seriously, or we’ll join HD DVD | It seems that HP’s view on Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD, Managed Copies, and iHD has shifted a bit.  In part, by some comments that I made online about the issue.   Quote: “HP’s perspective change began when the online publication eHomeUpgrade cited an extensive excerpt from our story, gathering commentary from other sources. In his personal blog, Chris Lanier, a Microsoft MVP (a professional developer who works with, though not for, Microsoft), responded by saying Peterson got his facts wrong about Advanced Access Content System (AACS), the principal Internet-oriented … Continue reading HP Takes a Second Look at Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD

Latest Media Center Knowledge Base Articles

Media Center Extender does not work after you uninstall Update Rollup 2 for Windows Media Center Edition 2005   Description of the new Away mode for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005   The Live TV channel changes when you pause Live TV and then press OK on the MCE remote control in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005   You receive an “INSERT MEDIA” error message when you try to use the Create CD/DVD experience in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005   You cannot type uppercase letters by using the Media Center Extender remote on a Media Center … Continue reading Latest Media Center Knowledge Base Articles

The Media Center Show #30

The Media Center Show #30 | 27th October 2005 (1 hour 11mins 3secs) MP3 -24.4MB (Download Here)   This week Ian Dixon talked with Ed Bott, Windows expert, blogger and now Media Center blogger.  They talk about Media Center, CableCARD, DRM, Vista and even Office 12.

Onkyo Planning Media Center PC’s

Onkyo/Integra: MCE In | CE Pro is reporting that Onkyo plans to get into the Media Center PC game mid-2006!  Hmm.  Interesting name to be building Media Center machines, might allude to where Media Center is going in the future when a company like Onkyo (who aren’t in the PC game at all) start build Media Center PC’s.  =) var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

AkimboHD and Smart CEO’s and VP’s!

AkimboHD details straight from “Mr. Akimbo” himself! | Josh Goldman (Akimbo CEO) let slip on comments at HD Beat that AkmiboHD is a huge deal, and is in the works now!   “I’m a huge HD fan myself and have been a big advocate of Akimbo’s download model being the best way to deliver HD content today.  And I’ll stop being non-committal on the topic… this is a good place to make it known.  Yes, AkimboHD is coming and works right now on current HD-capable MCE devices.  We’re showing AkimboHD demos now to some press and partners. We haven’t officially … Continue reading AkimboHD and Smart CEO’s and VP’s!

10 Foot World Launches In Online Spotlight

10 Foot World, Inc announced today that its first version of MCE web portal service will be part of Online Spotlight, the internet access section of Microsoft’s Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. The inclusion of 10 Foot World into Online Spotlight will make web-surfing available from the comfort of your sofa. The initial version 10 Foot World 1.0 consists of live web content such as Media Center Guide, Horoscope, My Recipes, 10’ Bar, Current Movie Reviews and Daily Currency Watch.   Online Spotlight offers Windows® XP Media Center customers an easy way to find new software and services such … Continue reading 10 Foot World Launches In Online Spotlight

v2 Extenders vs. Xbox 360

Henning Hoffmann at HDBlog doesn’t like the idea of no v2 Extenders other than the Xbox 360 being released (Ed Bott: Do I have to buy an Xbox 360 if I want an extender?).  I believe, if this is true, it is also a mistake.  v1 Extenders are grossly overprices for the technology inside.  The Xbox 360 is actually going to sale for extremely cheap for what’s actually included.   At this point, Microsoft needs to be pushing OEM’s to get sub $200 standalone v2 Extenders out.  I don’t want to buy an Xbox 360 for every room in the … Continue reading v2 Extenders vs. Xbox 360

Akimbo Launces "Preview" on Media Center

Akimbo Systems has launched a free-trial preview of its service on MCE.* It’s available now on Online Spotlight.   Over 5000 titles are there now from nearly 100 providers… all types of content from videoblogs to foreign content to independent film to archives of popular cable television channel programs.   Check the MLB condensed games! Great way to review the playoffs and now watch the World Series!   *NOTE: Akimbo has a basic-service level that contains about half of its content… all those titles are a part of Akimbo’s basic monthly fee (normally $9.99 per month). No monthly fee is … Continue reading Akimbo Launces "Preview" on Media Center

Charlie Owen and Paul Thurrott on Media Center in Vista

Paul Thurrott Takes Us To Task Over Media Center in Windows Vista Beta (Charlie Owen) | Charlie has given everyone a nice review of whets going on and the ability to provide suggestions and influence the Media Center team for what will become Vista Media Center!   Charlie Owen: After reading Paul’s review and my thoughts here, what do you think…?  Are we on the right track, or have things gone horribly awry?  Leave comments for the team to read — we value your feedback. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;