ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 graphics processors available at knockout price points SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 28, 2007 –AMD today announced the arrival of the ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 series, the mid-range and entry-level graphics processors in the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series. These next-generation graphics processing units (GPU) bring premium support for Windows Vista with feature-rich DirectX 10 graphics, and built-in multimedia functions for an immersive HD video experience on the PC. Ranging from USD $89-$149 (SEP) for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 series and USD $50-$85 (SEP) for the … Continue reading AMD Unleashes The ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
The Media Center Show #112 | 28th June 2007 (1 hour 9mins 41sec) MP3 – 23.9MB (Download Here) This week Ian Dixon talked with Tim Ellert from Domia about their Domia Home Automation solution and how Windows Media Center can be at the heart of a connected digital home. Also email, news items and forum poster of the week.
Microsoft has released the June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista. This update rollup is intended for computers that are running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Hotfix replacement information This is a cumulative update. This update replaces the following updates: 929011 – Windows Media Center does not correctly configure a combo TV tuner that supports both ATSC and NTSC signals on a Windows Vista-based computer 932753 – When you resize the Windows Media Center window in Windows Vista, video playback may stop 932818 – April 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista … Continue reading June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista
Eric Anderson has a v2 Extender (Pika) prototype that supports native DivX decode. Good thing that know that someone is currently taking advantage of some of those formats I said that Pika could support. Extenders seem to be officially coming along. Last thing we really need to know, price points! Microsoft just bought a stake in a Sichuan Changhong Electric Co, a Chinese TV manufacturer. Sounds to me like this might be used for that Extender TV I’ve also been talking about for a while. Be sure to add your system to the Media Center Components Database. It growing nicely, … Continue reading Short Bits: Pika, Podcasts, CableCARD, Components Database, More
Fiji, the suspected codename for the next version/upgrade of Media Center might be held up by a lack of frequent flyer miles. The beta program, which many of you may have registered for isn’t exactly moving along. The invites that were supposed to be sent out on May 31th have gone no where fast. This leads me to think that the target ship date for Fiji is no where close. Typically, a beta program for a product as large as Media Center is going to last for at least eight months to a year, and depending on the features included … Continue reading Vacation to Fiji Held Up
Yougle 2 (YouTube) | EMUCenter (Emulator Frontend) Big Screen Movies & Big Screen TV Series First Look: Cyberlink Live Beta CableCARD Expected To Boost Vista Media Center Platform Windows Home Server Release Candidate!
Only problem? The ad is horrible.. Where to start with this one. First of all, congrats to Microsoft for finally starting to market Media Center. My first advice, don’t give up. I’m just going to ramble here, because there is a lot to say. The ad is attempting to appeal to women. You can’t do this right now though. Women are not on Xbox.com looking at the various pages. I think the marketing team got notes about the Wife Approval Factor (WAF) are ran with the idea. Appeal to men or just try to appeal to the masses. This ad … Continue reading Microsoft Finally Advertises Media Center
So, I basically have my credit card ready early today pressing F5 on Engadget to refresh their WWDC coverage waiting for Steve Jobs to say something, anything about the Mac mini or any other Mac hardware updates. Several sites have reported that they think it will be scraped, and I’ve been praying for the past month that Jobs would either confirm the death or announce an upgrade to at dump it up to a Core 2 Duo. And yet, Apple announced no new hardware or hardware upgrades today! The mini has been my ticket to get a Mac but because … Continue reading Apple Disappoints Me Today
Q: How can I get CableCARD on my current PC? A: You can’t. Because of CableLabs regulations you can only get CableCARD on specially designed and certified PC’s. There are various components and steps that are done by OEMs in order to get CableCARD working. Obtaining the Digital Cable Tuner (also called an OCUR) and plugging it in will do nothing to get you a working system. Q: What’s needed in an OEM system for CableCARD? A: Various bits are needed including a special BIOS on the motherboard, a second COA in addition to your Windows Vista COA (eg. two … Continue reading Vista Media Center CableCARD FAQ
It’s been a long ride for CableCARD at HP in the last month. First they introduced the cheapest CableCARD PCs at $1500, then the disappeared a week later, reappeared a week later, and are now gone again. Introduced May 9, disappeared May 19, reappeared May 26, and disappeared June 9 again. If anyone out there at HP is reading, please let me know if it’s just a stock issue with the Digital Cable Tuners. Hard to suggest anyone buying one if they keep going on the market on a weekly basis. Oh, also let me know when you will be … Continue reading CableCARD Out At HP Again?