Archive | March, 2013

XBMC, OpenELEC, DVB-T, HDMI-CEC, Samsung TV

XBMC, OpenELEC, DVB-T, HDMI-CEC, Samsung TV

Posted on 29 March 2013 by sam

Praise and Guide for Raspbmc

Praise and Guide for Raspbmc

Posted on 23 March 2013 by sam

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.

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Weekend Project: Watch Your Recordings

Weekend Project: Watch Your Recordings

Posted on 22 March 2013 by sam

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.

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Velocity Micro Gaming HTPC

Velocity Micro Gaming HTPC

Posted on 21 March 2013 by sam

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.

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DVD Ripping Tools

DVD Ripping Tools

Posted on 20 March 2013 by sam

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 annoying problem once and for all.

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Mini-ITX HTPC Build

Mini-ITX HTPC Build

Posted on 19 March 2013 by sam

Best Home Theater Projectors

Best Home Theater Projectors

Posted on 19 March 2013 by sam

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

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VIA ARTiGO A800, Smallest ARM Computer from VIA

VIA ARTiGO A800, Smallest ARM Computer from VIA

Posted on 10 March 2013 by sam

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 fields such as health care technology, surveillance, digital signage, hotel automation, and other unique embedded applications.

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