Update: Newegg Does $99 Linksys Extenders (Now $150)

Newegg has jumped on the cheap Linksys Extender bandwagon with $99 DMA2100 Extenders (Via The Green Button).  There is now no doubt that Linksys is looking to drop all of their stock, but the question still remains are they getting out of the market or introducing a new SKU? Update: Now they are selling for $150. Update: Newegg is out at the sale price, but Dell.com has them for $127 again.

Niveus Media Teams Up With ADI To Deliver Media Servers To Custom Electronics Installers

Award-winning Niveus Media Server – Vail Edition integrates technologies to provide a high-performance entertainment experience. Milpitas, CA – August 27, 2008 – Niveus Media is teaming up with ADI to distribute the newest Niveus Media Server – Vail Edition to custom electronics installers across the country. This media server will allow dealers to provide a scalable, energy efficient solution to access, store, manage and distribute digital content throughout a home. “ADI is a highly experienced vehicle with a proven track record for providing innovative products and impeccable service to dealers,” said John Trimbach, Vice President Sales, Niveus Media. “We’re extremely … Continue reading Niveus Media Teams Up With ADI To Deliver Media Servers To Custom Electronics Installers

Short Bits: Storage Pack, CE Pro, Media Center Show, More

Microsoft is planning to release a Storage Feature Pack for Windows that will include Blu-ray mastering support among other things.  Sadly this is still very far from Blu-ray Playback support which has its own set of issues. CE Pro has had a number of Media Center posts gearing up for CEDIA.  Julie says that Microsoft’s focus at CEDIA will be the custom integrator channel and not so much on the OEM only TV Pack.  I know a lot of people are waiting for CEDIA because they think Microsoft is going to drop some big news about DIRECTV being included or … Continue reading Short Bits: Storage Pack, CE Pro, Media Center Show, More

D-Link Releases DSM-750 Firmware Update

D-Link has released the first firmware update for their DSM-750 Extender.  Based on the release notes it appears that most if not all fixes in the new version 1.01 apply to the MediaLounge software and not the Media Center Extender aspect of the product.  That said it does appear to add 1080p output as an option which should apply to both the Extender and MediaLounge modes.  Other changes are below, you can download the updated firmware here and upgrade via the front USB port on the DSM-750. Support for 1080p TVs and video files Look of the Home page altered … Continue reading D-Link Releases DSM-750 Firmware Update

$150 Linksys Extenders Hit Amazon.com

Don’t have a Circuit City nearby to get in on that $150 Linksys Extender deal?  No problem.  Amazon.com is pushing out those same Linksys DMA2100 Extenders for $150 as well.  As always Amazon has free shipping options if you can wait a few days to get it in your hands. The recent crop of Extender deals has me wondering, is Linksys the first to finally understand that $150 is the magic pricepoint for a standalone Extender (as I’ve been saying for years), or are they getting ready to drop the product and move on either to a new unit or … Continue reading $150 Linksys Extenders Hit Amazon.com

Embedded Automation Announces mHome Power Management Module

New Module Makes Power Monitoring and Control Within Reach of all Homeowners Surrey, BC – August 20, 2008 Today, Embedded Automation announced its mHome Power Management Module. The mHome Power Management Module, which provides real-time energy usage information and control functionality, is available as an add-in to Embedded Automation’s mHome products, including the award-winning mControl Digital Home Software and soon to be released mPanel Digital Home Portal. Initially supporting the TED (The Energy Detective) energy monitor, the mHome Power Management Module will scale to support other power measuring devices and future technologies such as “Smart Meter” solutions. The mHome Power … Continue reading Embedded Automation Announces mHome Power Management Module

Inteset Movie Collection Module Now Supports Blu-ray

Hanover MA, Aug 13, 2008, Inteset, has updated its Movie Collection server module to fully support Blu-ray movies.  One of the major selling features of the Inteset media server has been its ability to store, search, and play back movies seamlessly within the Windows Media Center interface using the proprietary Movie Collection module. Inteset has offered this feature to its dealers for years and has now improved the capabilities by adding full Blu-ray support. In addition, movie profile lookups are simpler than ever. The system will scan the inserted DVD or Blu-ray disc to identify it, and then retrieve full … Continue reading Inteset Movie Collection Module Now Supports Blu-ray

$150 Linksys Extenders at Circuit City

Circuit City has the Linksys DMA2100 Extenders on sale for only $150 (Via Missing Remote).  If you are in the market for a Media Center Extender then I would check your local store to see if they have any in-stock. According to Circuit City’s website they are sold out online, so your local store might be the only place to get a deal (not sure about raincheck purcahses). All three of my local stores around Houston are showing them in-stock, so check it out.

Cannon PC To Ship Windows Media Center TV Pack

Houston, Texas – August 15, 2008 – Media Center PC innovator and Microsoft OEM Partner, Cannon PC, announced that it will begin shipping the Microsoft Windows Media Center TV Pack with its line for Media Center PCs. Cannon PC will begin shipping systems with the new TV Pack beginning in early September.  The Microsoft Windows Media Center TV Pack adds native support for up to 4 TV tuners (including digital cable tuners), ClearQAM (Unencrypted Digital Cable) tuners, sharing of unprotected digital content via PlayReady enabled PCs and more. Cannon PC has always been a pioneer in the Media Center industry.  … Continue reading Cannon PC To Ship Windows Media Center TV Pack

Fluid Digital Integrates Additional TV Functionality in Windows Vista Media Center

Specialty media server company among licensed Microsoft Partners to deploy Media Center TV Pack 2008 The Woodlands Texas-August 13, 2008– Microsoft OEM Gold Partner and authorized digital-cable media server OEM Fluid Digital is proud to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Media Center TV Pack to enable an enhanced TV viewing experience. “We’re excited about delivering even more value to our customers with native support for four digital cable tuners, an enhanced electronic program guide, and the ability to share non-protected digital cable content across PlayReady-enabled PCs and portable media devices,” says Chris Morley, Executive Vice President, Fluid Digital.  Fluid Digital … Continue reading Fluid Digital Integrates Additional TV Functionality in Windows Vista Media Center