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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 […]

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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 […]

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Review: Mede8er MED1000X3D

by Damian on October 24, 2012 · 53 comments

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Back in April I had the chance to review the Mede8er MED500X2, which is based on the Realtek 1185 chip. Today I will be taking a closer look at the Mede8er MED1000X3D. In many respects it is nearly identical to the 500X2. However, instead of the 1185 chip it is running with the 1186 chip, […]

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Review: Dune HD TV 301

by Damian on August 2, 2012 · 28 comments

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As you may already know, I am a big fan of the Dune series of media players (such as the Dune HD Smart D1 and Dune BD Prime 3.0). Well, next up in the Dune family is their “Compact Series”, which is made up of the Dune HD TV 101 and 301. In this review we […]

It’s that time again, another media player review This time I will be taking a look at the Mede8er MED500X2, which is based on the Realtek 1185 chip. Specifications: Price: USD 209 Processor:  Realtek RT D1185- 256MB SPI Flash – 256MB DDR2 SDRAM Video Formats Supported: AVI / BDMV Light / BDISO Light / MKV / TS […]

Nearly a year ago I wrote a post about building a Mini-ITX HTPC. Since then I have been wanting to build a server to use as a testing ground for Windows Home Server 2011. Since this is meant to be a test server, I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money. If anything, I […]

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Review: Popcorn Hour A-300

by Damian on December 20, 2011 · 75 comments

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It has been over 2 years since I reviewed the Popcorn Hour C-200 (boy how time flies), followed shortly afterwards by the Popcorn Hour A-200. The successor to the 200 series (namely the 300 series) has just been released, with the A-300 hitting first (slightly different from the 200 release where the higher model C-200 […]

With having my HP ex490 running just fine at home and being perfectly happy with WHS v1 for some time now I haven’t really paid much attention to the number of addins slowly becoming available for WHS 2011. But having recently picked up a copy of WHS 2011 at a fantastic price I’ve decided to […]

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Review: Boxee for iPad App

by Damian on August 15, 2011 · 9 comments

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Just last week Boxee released their much anticipated iPad App. I had a chance this weekend to install and do some testing, so let’s take a closer at what the Boxee for iPad App brings to the table. Requirements: Boxee for iPad App (free) Boxee Media Manager (optional) iPad Boxee Box (optional) Boxee account (free) […]

When I first decided to write about the CloudBerry Online Backup add-in for Windows Home Server v1, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As I suspect many novice to intermediate readers might think, backing up to the cloud may be outside your general understanding, price point or perceived value for the hassle. Well, I […]