Short Bits: Cheap CableCARD, My Movies, Vista Remote, Press Releases
I could tell that the guys at Velocity Micro would help
to solve my CableCARD price issues, and they have. Missing Remote points to the new CineMagix
S85 from VM that starts at $1600 for a single CableCARD PC. Velocity Micro currently has the best
CableCARD PCs out their, not only for the price but support is top notch. I would advise a Velocity Micro PC over HP
any day just because the guys at Velocity Micro are going to do everything they
can to help you out if needed. They
basically have the market locked up, and anyone who has purchased a machine
from some of the other Media Center PC makers out their might have noticed a
surprise on their machines. I’ll let the
first person to buy one clue everyone in on that.
No idea who Trust is, but they seem to have a new Vista
Media Center remote control coming out.
Brian released My
Movies Release 2.31 (Pre Release 2).
Full list is changes in the Change Log shows
some nice additions. Download here and remember that it’s
a Pre Release so back up your database first!
Danny pointed to a major price drop on the Nokia N770 Internet Tablet. I’m so temped to pick one up at $129 using
Google Checkout from Buy.com. The only
problem is that it runs Linux w/ Opera so I would have to Remote Desktop into
my machine to control my lighting since mControl really only works in IE. Tough choice.
I could use concurrent sessions in either XP or Vista and make it work,
but I would much rather have XPe or CE running on that tablet. Darn.
A gaggle of Microsoft Press Releases…Leading
Analyst Joins Media & Entertainment Group at Microsoft, Amazon.com
and Microsoft Team Up to Help Indie Filmmakers Jump Into HD DVD, Microsoft
Expands Xbox 360 Warranty Coverage, Zune
Fires Up Live at the BBQ.
And yes, I’m back from vacation now and I’ll be trying to
get to all the e-mail I can over the next few days.