January 2011

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The Direction Of Syabas

by Damian on January 12, 2011 · 8 comments

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With Syabas announcing they are looking to bring a player to the market based on the Intel CE4100 chip, there has been some discussion as to what this means for the future of their Sigma based players (such as the PCH C-200 and PCH A-200 series). Syabas posted a note on the NMT forum discussing […]

If you are using a Windows Live domain (those ending in homeserver.com) then you may notice an outage today while Microsoft move the service to the Azure platform. The service will be unavailable for updates during a 24 hour period, so if your IP address changes during this time then you will lose Remote connectivity to your […]

In a surprise move today, Microsoft have released details on how to extend the expiration date of the Windows Home Server “Codename Vail” Beta. Although due to expire today, left as is the server will reboot hourly but continue to function allowing normal access to the server and it’s data. The method below will allow […]

Well, it looks like the folks at Boxee are already making a splash in 2011, just not in the manner in which I am sure they hoped. There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming firmware release for the Boxee Box (called SP3). Boxee had made several promises over Twitter and via their […]

At CES this week, Microsoft has been demonstrating an upcoming Add-In for Windows Home Server Vail that integrates Windows Phone 7 devices with a Vail Home Server. The Add-In provides streaming of music, photos and video, the ability to upload pictures, as well as manage the Alert Notifications generated by your Vail Home Server. If […]

When I built my HTPC around the Intel core i5 (Clarkdale) platform this was my first experience with using Intel for graphics (in the past I had used either ATI or NVidia). The promise with the Intel platform was to build an HD ready HTPC with full HD Audio bitstream support without the need for […]

A little over a month ago I reviewed the Boxee Box, and although it showed a great deal of promise it was still rough around the edges. The Boxee developers have been hard at work to squash the various bugs and well as bring further enhancements, but it looks like they are not content with […]

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XBMC Coming To Sigma Players?

by Damian on January 5, 2011 · 5 comments

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As someone who follows a lot of different media players almost one of the first things I always here asked is “Can I run Xbox Media Center (XBMC) on this?”. There was even a “project” on the Networked Media Tank forums regarding porting XBMC over to the Popcorn Hour Media Players (I say project because […]

One of the nice things about using a PC as a “media hub” is the ability to watch, record, and share Live TV without the restrictions of a cable box. It sounds great but of course there are limitations as many of the channels are blocked from free access. However, if you are like me […]