January 2010

MPC HC (known as Media Player Classic – Home Cinema) is a free and versatile audio and video player for Windows. One of the great features of MPC HC is that the audio and video codecs are built-in. What this means is that you don’t have to mess around with dreaded codecs or filters on […]

For me there is no better feeling then when you have technology working seamlessly in your home. However, when things go wrong it can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with. Maybe I am alone, but I find that especially when it comes to technology it is never just one thing that goes […]

Forum member “ymboc” has long been a great technical contributor in the MediaSmartServer.net forums. First he uncovered the layout of the MediaSmart Server debug port, then figured out how to modify the BIOS of the EX470 and EX475 to use an AMD X2 processor, next he documented the registry keys that manage the fan speed […]

If you are a user of a networked media tank (nmt) such as the popular Popcorn Hour series you already know that the stock UI pretty much blows, giving you nothing more then a “windows exploreresque” experience. Yes, almost all your files will play back, but let’s face it, we want to impress everyone and […]

Forum member “crzyhomer″ has uncovered a little known fact with Windows Media Connect in that you can only have 10 “Allowed” devices. His issue manifested itself when adding a new Playstation 3 to the network and he received a “Media Server Error: DLNA Protocol Error 501″. To see how many devices your server has registered […]

Syabas, maker of the popular networked media tanks Popcornhour, has just announced the release of the PCH A-200, which is meant to replace the current PCH A-110. Orders will take place at www.popcornhour.com starting  Monday, January 18 2010 at 12:00 AM PST. The A-200 will retail for USD 179.00 The A-200 will be running on […]

MyMovies Coming To SageTV?

by Damian on January 11, 2010 · 10 comments

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Windows Media Center users have been enjoying MyMovies for many years with many other media center platforms being left out in the cold. Well, it looks like that is about to change. PluckyHD, the man behind Sage Movie Wall, is working on porting MyMovies over to SageTV. What exactly does this mean? Well, all the functionality you get […]

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Review: Boxee Beta

by Damian on January 8, 2010 · 5 comments

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If you follow the world of gadgets you have probably heard the name “Boxee” mentioned more then a few times of late. Boxee is a media center application based on the xbmc open-source project. Boxee plays media from your computer and other devices in your home network, as well as connect you to various Internet […]

I’ve been using my trusty EX475 since roughly September of 2007 when I was working at HP and we wrapped up development of the very first MediaSmart server. This unit has served me very well over the past two years with no significant issues encountered (though I have had problems with network switches). Since this […]

With CES 2010 taking place this week, I thought it would be a good chance  to get some feedback from our readers, what new gadgets/technology are you hoping to see introduced? Is it the latest smartphone, the next iGadget, an affordable robot to replace your spouse, or maybe you are just looking for simple products […]