S1Digital to Ship CableCARD Enabled Media Centers in Early May

April 25th 2007, New York, NY – S1Digital, a leading builder of high-end Media Centers announced they will be introducing CableCARD (OCUR) enabled Media Centers and Servers in early May. Digital Cable Tuners are the “must have” technology of 2007 and will allow customers to watch and record digital cable programming, including premium HDTV channels, directly from their S1Digital Media Center without the need for a set top box. Up to two Digital Cable Tuners can be installed on each Media Center. When coupled with Media Center Extenders (such as the Xbox 360) customers will be able to stream live … Continue reading S1Digital to Ship CableCARD Enabled Media Centers in Early May

HiPe PC Launches Driv-N Line of Car-PCs Featuring Voice Control Powered by One Voice Technologies

One Voice Technologies, Inc. developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets, and HiPe PC, manufacturer of high performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional workstations, today announced that HiPe PC has launched Driv-N(TM), a new line of in-vehicle devices based on Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center and powered by One Voice’s voice control. Starting at $799, Driv-N is the ultimate in-vehicle entertainment experience designed to fit into most vehicles and offers a brilliant in-dash 6.5″ motorized touchscreen display (Driv-N I15) and optional 15.3″ roof mount LCD for added rear passenger enjoyment. For more information … Continue reading HiPe PC Launches Driv-N Line of Car-PCs Featuring Voice Control Powered by One Voice Technologies

Upgraded to Community Server 2007

Susan and the gang just updated msmvps.com to Community Server 3.0 (2007).  Still a few things to work out (right now part of my AdSense is broken), but this should help with the slowness that I’m sure most of you noticed over the past few months. Any problems, please let me know.  Edit: Got AdSense working (Thanks Susan!) 

April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista | Microsoft has released the April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update contains several improvements, and it resolves several issues. This cumulative update is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Issues that are resolved by this update In addition to the fixes that are contained in the updates that are listed in the “Hotfix replacement information” section, the April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista resolves the following issues: The video may appear to … Continue reading April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Control Media Center with MCE Virtual Remote

Ryan Tollefson over at The Green Button has created my new favorite application for Media Center.  MCE Virtual Remote uses Charile Kindel’s MCE Controller to create a virtual software remote that you can use for basic controller of your Media Center. If you are like me, and always have a laptop (or a tablet) in front of your face while sitting on the couch this is must have software.  I always seem to lose my actual remotes, and this is the best backup I can have.  Another great use, and while Ryan developed it is to use it with a … Continue reading Control Media Center with MCE Virtual Remote

mControl v2.00 Alpha 3 with Vista Support and Conditional Macros

mControl v2.00 Alpha 3 (Registration Required) | If you are an mControl user and you are running Vista you might want to start playing the v2 which is now code complete.  x64 is not yet supported, so only x86 Vista users can try it out.  It will also install on Windows XP, but I don’t believe you get any of the new UI elements (MCML). Embedded Automation has also added conditional macros which is my top request for mControl.  I don’t see the main one I want yet (automation based on playlist access), but it’s getting there. Registered users can … Continue reading mControl v2.00 Alpha 3 with Vista Support and Conditional Macros

Joost Invite Winners Posted!

If you replied to my post about Joost Invites last week, today is the day you know if you were selected at random!  First, a background on the process.  I deleted a few posts from people who had already got invites from other sources and a few posts on people offering invites to me (keep reading for more on that).  This left a bank of 76 people, and random numbers were drawn out of this 76.  So, without further ado, here are the first three winners. Post # 14 – eufrekaPost # 18 – AdamPost # 65 – Frank Congrats … Continue reading Joost Invite Winners Posted!

The Media Center Show #104

The Media Center Show #104 | 19th April 2007 (61min 11sec) MP3 – 22.9MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Julie Jacobson Editor-at-large at CE Pro about how Professional AV installers are taking to the Vista edition of Windows Media Center and the Electronic Home Expo show last month.  Also e-mail, a winner of forum poster of the week, and a copy of Vista – Beyond the Manual to give away. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Get Your Joost Invite Here!

I’ve got three Joost invites to give out, and since I already know so many people who would like them I figured the best thing I could be is make it a random drawing. Reply to this post with your e-mail (Note: user [at] domain [dot] com preferred to stop spamming by bots) by Friday for your chance to win.  Winners will be drawn at random and I’ll post the winners over the weekend as well as e-mail you your invites. var dc_UnitID = 14; var dc_PublisherID = 11967; var dc_AdLinkColor = ‘6699cc’; var dc_adprod=’ADL’;

Short Bits: NAB, CableCARD PC Review, CE Pro

I might be too busy to post, but that sure doesn’t stop things from happening around us! Microsoft at NAB 2007 Microsoft Announces Commercial VC-1 Encoder SDK Microsoft Powering Showtime Networks’ Broadband Game Service Microsoft Unveils Silverlight to Power the Next Generation of Media Experiences on the Web Microsoft Expands IPTV Technology Ecosystem as Worldwide Deployments Accelerate Microsoft Outlines Its Vision for Creating, Managing and Experiencing Content at NAB2007 DWAnderson get a CableCARD PC New Media Center PC with Dual CableCARD Tuners Arrived Today CableCARD Setup with Vista Media Center Successful CE Pro Bits Getting High-Performance Audio from Media Center … Continue reading Short Bits: NAB, CableCARD PC Review, CE Pro