Pcalchemy Introduces MiniMCE Mini Media Centers

Pcalchemy introduces their new line of MiniMCE™ Media Centers! Pcalchemy has combined the power of Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with the latest mobile on the desktop technology (MODT) to provide a full featured digital entertainment experience in an extremely small package. September 25, 2006 — Pcalchemy introduces their new line of MiniMCE™ Media Centers! Pcalchemy has combined the power of Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with the latest mobile on the desktop technology (MODT) to provide a full featured digital entertainment experience in an extremely small package. The line currently consists of 3 models, M1B, … Continue reading Pcalchemy Introduces MiniMCE Mini Media Centers

Microsoft to Put Zune Experience in Consumers’ Hands on Nov. 14

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 28, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. is putting the social into digital music, starting this holiday. Today the company announced that the Zune™ digital media player and online service will be available to consumers in the U.S. on Nov. 14, 2006, just in time for the holidays. The Zune device will retail for $249.99 U.S. (ERP) and will create new ways for entertainment fans to connect and share media experiences device-to-device through the use of wireless technology and new software scenarios. For $249.99, consumers will get an incredible entertainment experience right out of the box: 30GB digital … Continue reading Microsoft to Put Zune Experience in Consumers’ Hands on Nov. 14

Media Center 2005 Walkthrough

William George over at Puget Custom Computers has written a nice Windows Media Center 2005 Walkthough. (Via PVR Wire)  It’s a nice nine page article that goes through just about everything including different hardware recommendations, a basic look at the feature of Media Center including My Videos, My Music, etc.  Includes nice high quality photos also.  Take a look at it if you are new to Media Center. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

The Media Center Show #76

The Media Center Show #76 | 28th September 2006 (53mins 40secs) MP3 – 18.4MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Isidore Okoro, President of Okoro Media Systems manufactures of some great Media Center systems about the philosophy of media center designs and issues like Blu-ray, HD DVD and HDMI.

The Green Button Site Outages…Back Up and Running

As you have undoubtedly noticed, TGB seems to go down about once a week. The problem seems to stem from software but we are not entirely sure what/why. Please bear with us while we figure out the problem. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

The Green Button Down

Yes, I know.  The problem for me is that our e-mail seems to have some issues too.  Trying to get in contact with admin’s.  Sorry. Update: We are back up!  var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Deal Of The Day: HP Digital Entertainment Center $435 (Refurb)

HP Debranded P4 3.0GHz 200GB Digital Entertainment Center (Geeks.com) | Just got an e-mail about Geeks.com selling Refurbished and “Debranded” Digital Entertainment Centers (z Series) for just $435.50!  Not a bad deal at all.  It doesn’t include the OS, but does have nice specs. Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (530) w/Hyper Threading 512 MB DDR RAM (PC3200) 200 GB SATA Hard Drive Dual Layer DVD+/-R/RW Drive with LightScribe Memory Card Reader ATI Radeon X370 SE PCI-E Video Card TV Tuner Card with FM tuner (NTSC and ATSC) Integrated Intel High Definition audio Realtek ALC 880 chipset Wireless LAN 802.11b/g Integrated … Continue reading Deal Of The Day: HP Digital Entertainment Center $435 (Refurb)

Microsoft Showcases 110 High-Definition Xbox 360 Games; Xbox 360 HD DVD Player and 1080p Support

TOKYO — Sept. 20, 2006 — Today at the Tokyo Game Show 2006, Microsoft Corp. delivered information on new and improved entertainment experiences for Japanese gamers, including details of the Xbox 360™ library of nearly 110 high-definition games available this holiday season in Japan, which will include the highly anticipated “Blue Dragon” from Microsoft Game Studios. Microsoft also paid tribute to NAMCO BANDAI Games and “Pac-Man,” announcing that the first “Pac-Man” World Championship will be held in early 2007 using Xbox 360 and Xbox Live® Arcade. Microsoft also revealed details of other entertainment offerings enabled through Xbox 360, with availability … Continue reading Microsoft Showcases 110 High-Definition Xbox 360 Games; Xbox 360 HD DVD Player and 1080p Support

/mobileRecord – MSN Messenger Scheduling Bot

/mobileRecord from Casey Chestnut is a new plug-in that I have been playing with and meant to blog about over a week ago and then got tied up.  /mobileRecord uses Messenger to allow you to browse both what you have set to record currently on your Media Center PC and will actually allow you to search, browse, and schedule recordings too from any device that has access to Messenger (examples: MSN Mobile on a SmartPhone, MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, etc) Casey helped me get it setup and going when he was still working a few major bugs out, and … Continue reading /mobileRecord – MSN Messenger Scheduling Bot

Give Plug-In Developers Some Feedback!!

So, here’s the deal.  Media Center developers are often looking for comments and bug reports for their programs.  For whatever reason, this doesn’t always happen and it can lead to a few things.  The largest being that developers of great Media Center plug-ins just stop developing when their contributions are ignored!  I’m not saying that you have to be an active user of every plug-in released, but I encourage everyone reading this to check out The Green Button at least once-a-week and just read through what’s new in the 3rd Party Applications Forum.  Developers need feedback. The Green Button forum … Continue reading Give Plug-In Developers Some Feedback!!