Oct 24 2010

News - Big Screen byRemote 1.0a Launched

Great news from BigScreenGlobal--not only has Big Screen byRemote reached an official 1.0 version, but Niall is giving away the basic version for free. No news yet on the additional features which will be coming soon at additional cost. Big Screen byRemote allows you to schedule recordings for your Media Center PC's--think MSN Remote Record or Webguide, but Microsoft can't abandon this one since they have nothing to do with it. :-)
A *FREE* “Basic Edition” (which never expires) – and offers the majority of the functionality you’ve so far seen in the beta versions (with a few minor limitations on the Silverlight client – and with no restrictions on the Mobile XHTML client).


Oct 24 2010

Review - Vidabox vCase3 - Slimline HTPC Case

Vidabox vCase3

When building a Home Theater PC, the case is quite possibly the most long lasting component and one that if chosen smartly can be used for build after build. While you may swap tuner cards, motherboards, video cards, and more, a good case will provide a foundation for your HTPC builds year after year while looking smart in your family room or home theater. Let's take a look at the updated vCase3 from Vidabox and see if this case has the potential to last through those many builds.

Oct 22 2010

News - Zalman VF3000F VGA Cooler

If you're looking for some more powerful HTPC card but still want the quiet factor, an aftermarket VGA cooler is a great idea. Zalman's been doing this for a while and know what they're doing still it seems.
Nvidia's Fermi core runs hot, and stock coolers are fine if you can get used to their loud and whiny operation. But if you really want performance and silence, you need to upgrade to an aftermarket cooler. The Zalman VF3000F (GTX470/465) VGA cooler is an excellent choice. Our testing showed that you can have both performance and nearly silent operation in the same package.


Oct 22 2010

News - Full Seasons Ordered for Five CBS Hits

On the heels of seeing the news from NBC and ABC's renewal or cancellation of series, here's the latest from CBS and five shows which have lived to fight at least a full season. I have to admit to laughing at #R%* My Dad Says...and as much as HATE to admit it, Hawaii Five-O has been pretty entertaining as well.
The five CBS shows are the comedies “Mike and Molly” and “$#*! My Dad Says,” and the dramas “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Defenders” and “Blue Bloods.” None of the five can be considered a runaway hit yet, but each has posted at least respectable ratings and most of them have been the most-watched show on television at their hour each week.


Oct 21 2010

Review - Diamond HD Mini Media Player


Have you ever been on the road and wanted easy access to your content on that hotel TV or that projector at work and didn’t want to mess around hooking up your laptop? Want something ultra-portable,low cost and just works? The Diamond HD Mini Media Player (MP700) just might be that player you are looking for.

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