How To Articles

A New PSU? Calculate Your Power Requirements

Posted on 29 December 2013

If you’re building a new PVR or HTPC, it can difficult to pick the right wattage for your power supply (PUS). You don’t want it too high because this costs extra money and noise. But you certainly don’t want it too low because this can result in many different problems. This tools will help you […] Continue Reading

Commercial Set Top Box PVRs

PVR with Wireless Waterproof Monitor

Posted on 26 April 2013

If an outdoor home theater is too much for you, but you still want to take your recordings outside. Panasonic’s latest announcement might be something for you. Continue Reading


Praise and Guide for Raspbmc

Posted on 23 March 2013

Quite a while ago, we mentioned the XBMC port to the Raspberry Pi platform that goes by the name of Raspbmc. It was rather experimental at the time, but it looks like it now has evolved into a well-rounded package. Continue Reading

PVR News

Weekend Project: Watch Your Recordings

Posted on 22 March 2013

A study by Motorola has shown that 41% of the TV shows and movies that are recorded, never get watched. So this weekend, I challenge you to, at least, watch everything that was recorded over a year ago. Continue Reading

Commercial Set Top Box PVRs

Velocity Micro Gaming HTPC

Posted on 21 March 2013

One of the great things about building a HTPC is that it can do so much more than watching videos. With Steam now pushing big screen gaming, the time is right to upgrade that HTPC and add a controller. Continue Reading


DVD Ripping Tools

Posted on 20 March 2013

If you still have a bunch of DVDs lying around, chances are good that you haven’t watched them in ages because you’re just too lazy to take them out of their box and insert them into your player. I know I am. Here are some great tools to rip them and get rid of this […] Continue Reading


Best Home Theater Projectors

Posted on 19 March 2013

The San Francisco Chronicle gets a little help from CNet as they show of 4 of the best projectors of the moment. The BenQ W1070 stands out as being pretty good at an affordable price Continue Reading

Small Form Factor PCs

VIA ARTiGO A800, Smallest ARM Computer from VIA

Posted on 10 March 2013

Miniature computers are highly useful in several situations, such as a HTPC client. The latest effort of VIA to promote its latest product, VIA ARTiGO A800 as an ARM small form factor (SFF) computer could turn out be a novel innovation. SFF systems are not only valuable to home theater PC enthusiasts, but also special […] Continue Reading


MediaPortal 1.3.0

Posted on 29 December 2012

The Beta Version of MediaPortal 1.3.0 was released just before Christmas, so consider it a merry time of year indeed. In case you don’t already know what MediaPortal has to offer, it’s a fully functional media system that you can use throughout your home. Continue Reading


Experiencing Windows 8 on HTPC

Posted on 18 December 2012

There have been lots of rumors about Windows 8, its layout and about its functionalities. People had great expectations of new features and user experience. Continue Reading