HomeSeer Releases Second Generation Microsoft Media Center Interface

Bedford, NH – HomeSeer Technologies announces the release of its second generation Windows Media Center interface. The interface is designed to allow users to monitor and control their HomeSeer-automated homes through Media Center. The new interface includes updated graphics and improved performance and was re-written in .NET for greater compatibility with HomeSeer’s other products. “We were the first home automation company to release a Media Center interface two years ago and it’s been very successful”, states Richard Helmke, HomeSeer’s president. “The new version builds on that success and we expect our users to be very happy with the improvements “. … Continue reading HomeSeer Releases Second Generation Microsoft Media Center Interface

The Media Center Show Extra #4

The Media Center Show Extra #4 – Z | This week on Ian’s show he looks at the “Z” sample application in the Windows Media Center SDK (v5.0). Z is a complete end-to-end sample application that really shows off the power of Media Center Markup lanungage. You get the source code to the whole application in the SDK. I hope it not only inspires developers to get developing with Media Center but content companies too, they will be able to see the potential for getting there brand to the TV. Click Here to Watch var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID … Continue reading The Media Center Show Extra #4

Vista Media Center’s Improved Touchscreen Support

[EHX] Microsoft Building Touchscreen Support into MCE (CE Pro) | Once again from EHX, Julie notes that Vista Media Center has been designed to work nicer with touchscreens.  You can see the arrows on the start menu and in the Guide too.  Juile notes that last thing needed is a pop-up keyboard, sort of like Inteset’s Julia. Great for touchscreen support, however in my opinion is just made mouse navigation more difficult. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Exceptional Innovation’s Life|point and Life|vision Update and Demo

[Live From EHX] Exceptional Innovation’s Lifepoint and Lifevision (CE Pro) | Jason Unger, CE Pro Web Editor has got a great video up on YouTube with him speaking to Nicole Gerspr of Exceptional Innovation about Life|point and Life|vision.  Click here to watch. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Charlie Owen Wants Feedback This Time

What keeps you from using Windows Media Center…? (Charlie Owen) | Charlie Owen is asking what is keeping you from using Media Center, and wants your feedback.  Looking through the current comments, looks a lot like what everyone has contributed here and at David Fleischman’s Blog. Go leave your comments and get your opinion out yet again. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

The Story of CableLabs Certification

If you listen to this weeks Media Center Show you heard Kevin Shields explain how the “certification” process will kind-of work.  Here’s a quick summary of both what Kevin said on the show and what I have learned over the past few weeks from my sources. As Kevin said for OEM’s to ship a PC with CableCARD support they will need to be actual OEM Partners with Microsoft.  You can tell if a PC manufacturer is an OEM Partner most of the time if the see the OEM Logo on their website.  For example, Niveus Media has the “Microsoft Platinum … Continue reading The Story of CableLabs Certification

The Media Center Show #83

The Media Center Show #83 | 16th November 2006 (1hour 03mins 53secs) MP3 – 21.9MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Kevin Shields, General Manager of the TV Team at Microsoft about TV support in Media Center. From the original analog only support to digital standards and CableCARD. Ian and Kevin talk about TV in Vista and TV support in future editions of Media Center. Checkout The Media Center Show Extra #3, also tell Ian what you think of the “extra” shows on the survey page. Don’t forget the Media Center Show Award nominations, voting starts soon. var … Continue reading The Media Center Show #83

Niveus Media Announces Windows Vista Early Adopter Program

The Get Ready program is designed to provide authorized Niveus dealers early access and exposure to Windows Vista. Long Beach, CA – EHX Fall – November 15-17, 2006 – Booth # 1313D – Niveus Media, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of digital entertainment media centers, has announced the launch of Get Ready. A Windows Vista Early Adopter program intended to provide Niveus’ Authorized Dealers with the knowledge needed to install and support Windows Vista, prior to its scheduled January 30, 2007 launch date, Niveus’ program also provides dealers the opportunity to showcase Vista’s increased functionality within media center solutions. “We’re … Continue reading Niveus Media Announces Windows Vista Early Adopter Program

Niveus Media Readies For Windows Vista Launch, Offering CableCARD Program For Existing Customers

Bringing CableCARD capabilities to new and existing customers, Niveus Media continues to expand its forward-thinking media center solutions. Long Beach, CA – EHX Fall – November 15-17, 2006 – Booth # 1313D – A leading designer and manufacturer of digital entertainment solutions based on the Windows Media Center platform, Niveus Media announces the implementation of a CableCARD program for the company’s Niveus Media Centers. Allowing existing customers the opportunity to augment the company’s preceding models, all Niveus products will be able to offer the latest Windows Vista operating system with CableCARD capabilities. Concurrent with Window’s anticipated January 30, 2007 launch … Continue reading Niveus Media Readies For Windows Vista Launch, Offering CableCARD Program For Existing Customers

Niveus Media Announces Pro Series – N9 Based On Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Processor

Now shipping with Intel’s newest desktop processor, Niveus’ high-performance rack-mount media server delivers a high fidelity high definition experience throughout the home. Milpitas, CA – November 14, 2006 – An award-winning designer and manufacturer of media servers based on the Windows Media Center platform, Niveus Media announces the company’s 2007 Pro Series – n9 media server is now shipping with the new Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme quad core processor QX6700. Continuing to solidify the company’s reputation by incorporating only the most innovative hardware and software in their products, Niveus’ n9 offers a powerful, multi-zone digital entertainment solution; all in a … Continue reading Niveus Media Announces Pro Series – N9 Based On Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Processor