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Short Bits: DVR-MStoWMV, Media Center Show, DSM-750

Public release of DVRMStoWMVHD is up, very cool simple program to convert DVR-MS files to WMV.

Ian Dixon has the latest Media Center Show out today, this week it features Dave Evans talking about home theater.

Amazon has the D-Link DSM-750 finally available, although it is a bit pricey at $315.  In contrast Buy.com has it for $270 (though sold out).  Now Direct (who I have never heard of) has it for $250.  Also check Reseller Ratings before making a purchase from an online retailer that you wouldn’t heard of.

Looks like Blockbuster might be doing a stream set-top box too.  I hope that it’s not true, because the last thing people want to buy is another STB.  Why don’t companies understand this?  With a stack full of components, many of which can be updated to serve such functionality (like the PS3 or Xbox 360) the last thing I’m buying is another STB. Other platforms, like Media Center (and Extenders) and TiVo are others to look at that. (Via Engadget)

Published Thu, Apr 10 2008 7:35 by chrisl

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# re: Short Bits: DVR-MStoWMV, Media Center Show, DSM-750

Any idea when we might start seeing head to head comparisons or at least a review of the DLink DSM 750?

Thursday, April 10, 2008 7:05 PM by Kirk Klemme