Free time has been very sparse of late to get any writing done, but thought I would throw up a quick post in case anyone else runs in to a similar issue. Earlier this year I migrated over from WHSv1 to Windows Server 2012 Essentials. For the most part it has been a smooth transition […]

Update: Dune

by Damian on July 31, 2013 · 17 comments

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First off, I am still alive . Obviously if you follow this site there has been very little writing of late. Work and family life has just taken control of me of late, not necessarily in a bad way but much of my free time to play around with my tech hobby has disappeared. Kid […]

Earlier this year I had posted about Media Browser 3 and some big changes that were coming. Well, just a short while ago a public beta was made available for both Media Browser Classic and Media Browser Server. Here is the developer’s recent post: I just posted links on our download page for public beta versions of both […]

A Possible New Server Build

by Damian on February 22, 2013 · 60 comments

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I have been kicking around the idea for a while of building a new server to replace my current WHSv1 server (codename: Shawshank Redemption). I built Shawshank back in August of 2009 and aside from a few hiccups along the way it has been rock solid. Naturally this brings up the question, if it ain’t broke […]

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Review: Dune HD TV303D

by Damian on February 7, 2013 · 253 comments

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I know there have been people patiently (or impatiently lol) waiting for my Dune HD TV303D review, so the time has finally arrived . How does it fare against the previous Dune models such as the Smart D1 or BD Prime 3.0? Well, you will need to read below! Specifications: Price: USD 199 (available here) Processor: Sigma Designs […]

Media Browser, my go to HTPC front end, is making some big moves as it looks to expand its role beyond Windows Media Center. Here are some of things you can expect when Media Browser 3 is released: Media Browser will become a client-server application beginning with version three, and will be targeting multiple platforms. […]

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Review: PCH A-400

by Damian on January 24, 2013 · 42 comments

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Another day, another PCH review  This time, let’s take a look at the new Popcorn Hour A-400. Specifications: Price: USD 249 (available here or here) Connectivity Bonjour, UpnP SSDP, UPnP AV, Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player NSS, Samba, NFS. BitTorrent P2P, Usenet downloader NAS Access : SMB, NFS, FTP Supported Media File Formats Video containers: MPEG1/2/4 […]

Just yesterday I posted a brief update on some various tidbits relating to Dune HD. After digging around, I was able to come up with a little more information that I thought would be worth posting about. Dune Base 3D, TV303D, and Zappiti Player You can now pre order these models over at Duneplayer.com. The […]

Dune HD News

by Damian on January 15, 2013 · 14 comments

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The past year + has been interesting for Dune HD, or more importantly for the consumers as we try to decipher exactly what the future holds. Most recent was the announcement of the new line of Dune Media Players back in September, but details were scarce. One of the biggest issues was Cinavia. One thing the […]