S1Digital, builder of premium digital home entertainment systems, today announced the launch of the Media Center Mini Edition, a new generation of Media Center that strikes a balance between portability, space and power to deliver a digital theater experience anytime, anywhere. About the size of a book, the Media Center Mini Edition is a full featured Media Center and PC designed to meet all of your home entertainment needs. Powered by an Intel Core Duo processor, the Mini runs Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005 and is Intel Viiv Technology compliant. Why settle for less when the Mini Edition is the … Continue reading S1Digital Launches Media Center Mini Edition (The Mighty Mini)
AMD announced today the next milestone in digital entertainment with the AMD LIVE! PC — a full-featured, easy-to-use media center PC, designed to enable consumers to organize, distribute, share, and enjoy their content collection throughout the home and on the go. Leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Sahara, and Tsinghua Tongfang, as well as system builders in North America, Western Europe, and China, will have AMD LIVE! PCs, powered by the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, starting in June. The AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite, a collection of services and applications designed to enhance the … Continue reading AMD Cranks Up The Volume On Digital Entertainment With The AMD LIVE! PC
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AVS Forum | Vista Beta 2 Discussion | Jay P. Kapur of the Media Center TV Team confirmed at AVS Forum that Vista will not need an NTSC Tuner! This means you can use ATSC Tuners and/or CableCARD’s without needing a separate NTSC Tuner installed. Vista Beta 2 still needs the NTSC Tuner, but the final will not. Previously, Media Center has keyed the ATSC EPG Data off of the selected NTSC Lineup. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;
Who Will Win the DVR Wars? (Jupiter Research) | Andrea Wood posted today that Jupiter Research will be releasing a DVR Forecast “very shortly”. It will include cable, satellite and standalone DVRs and PC-based DVRs. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;
The Media Center Show #59 | 25th May 2006 (47mins 08secs) MP3 – 16.2MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Steven Hughes of BostonPocketPC.com about mobile devices and how to take your content out with you on the go on such devices like Portable Media Center, Pocket PC’s and the new Ultra Mobile Devices.
[WinHEC] Microsoft Demos SideShow Remote from Exceptional Innovation (CE Pro) | Julie over at CE Pro took a trip up to WinHEC and among the other Windows Vista and Media Center announcements she looked at another example of Windows SideShow this time highlighting universal remote from Exceptional Innovation. Julie has posted a host of photos of the devices, including the example remote from below. (Photo Courtesy of CE Pro) If you are interested in other Media Center developments, be sure to check out Media Center Pro, the first publication focused on Media Center and other related technologies. var dc_UnitID = … Continue reading Microsoft Demos SideShow Remote from Exceptional Innovation
Introducing Media Center Pro, a New Publication Focused on MCE | The guys (and gals) at CE Pro have introduced Media Center Pro at new published that is focused on Media Center. This is the magazine for “people who build, sell, install, integrate and support Media Center PCs.” Just a bit of what’s lined up for the first issue in June is a Q&A with Microsoft’s Todd Rutherford, information about extending Media Center throughout your Home, optimizing A/V with Media Center, and more. I’m positive this will be the magazine for everyone reading this blog right now! Stay tuned for … Continue reading Introducing Media Center Pro, a New Publication Focused on MCE
OpenCable Unidirectional Receiver (OCUR) CableCARD SupportWatch and record premium and HD cable content without the need for a set-top box. CableCARD–enabled PCs are specially certified PCs that will be available from most computer manufacturers when Windows Vista is released. Microsoft (Err Sonic/Roxio?) “MyTV ToGo” Launching with Windows Vista this fee-based application will allow syncing content to portable devices such as Portable Media Centers, iPod with video capability, PocketPC, or PlayStation Portable (PSP). Native DVD/MPEG-2 Codec SupportMedia Center now includes DVD codec support natively. You no longer need to purchase a decoder from NVIDIA, InterVideo, or Cyberlink. Support for two dual-tunersI’m assuming … Continue reading What’s New In Media Center on Windows Vista?
Well, following an amazing pattern of not supporting devices and services in Media Center upgrades the Xbox v1 Extender and HP/Linksys will not be compatible with Windows Vista. Newer Extender models will appear with the Windows Vista release. “Except for Xbox 360, earlier versions of Windows Media Extenders are not compatible with Windows Vista. However, new Extender devices will be available with the release of Window Vista.” -Microsoft Update: It appears their might be a slight hope for Linksys/HP Extenders as we go on. Xbox v1 Extenders still appear to be non-supported. Update 2: People seem to be misinterpreting information here, … Continue reading Updated: Xbox 360 Only Vista Compatible Extender (Hope for Linksys/HP?)