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Going Beyond The Enthusiast Market

Charlie Owen, a former Media Center team member wrote a post this week about Media Center expanding its marketplace, specifically going from the current enthusiast market to a more mainstream market . Charlie analysis comes to the pretty simple answer...

Microsoft Showcases Windows Media Center Momentum at CEDIA EXPO 2008

From distributed HD entertainment to automation and control, Windows Media Center is at the center of an ever-expanding ecosystem within the custom installation channel. DENVER — Sept. 4, 2008 — At CEDIA EXPO 2008, Microsoft Corp. announced...

Niveus Media @ CEDIA: Movie Library, 8 CableCARD, 10 Extenders, Home Server

Niveus Movie Library Goes Primetime! Version 1.5 is enriched to offer high-res cover art (including Blu-ray) and support for a wider catalogue of movie sources, such as disc-in-drive… and more! Denver, CO – CEDIA Expo 2008 – September...

Short Bits: Life|ware & Niveus at CEDIA

This edition ripped straight from CE Pro …It seems Niveus Media is done with pushing their recently developed Niveus EDGE Extender. The might have been Xbox 360-based Extender (sans gaming) is out and the HP MediaSmart Connect is in . Interesting...

Reader Questions: Round 1

Have any questions for me? As a part of Media Center Week I’m trying to answer as many as I can. Post them here. Q: I've heard that Cox is refusing new HD channels for CableCARD users even though they are not going to SDV until the end of the year...

Inteset Serves Quad CableCARD Quad-Core Systems for the MCX Platform

Hanover MA, November 20, 2007, Inteset, LLC has announced that its Denzel DTCD30-Si media server now supports four (4) internal CableCARD tuners. In addition, units sold with this configuration contain an Intel® Quad-Core processor needed to support simultaneous...

Microsoft Rejuvenates Media Center at CEDIA

It is no secret that I don’t agree with all the choices Microsoft makes with regards to Media Center, however I still believe that it is a fantastic product. Microsoft doesn’t seem to see the potential that it has though. Despite this and with a few exceptions...

Short Bits: Friday, September 7, 2007

Other than initially getting Niveus Media’s new Extender not uploaded with the rest of their pictures, Engadget has covered the Media Center aspect of CEDIA very nicely. Here are some of the more Media Center specific posts they have had. Booth Tour:...

Niveus Media at CEDIA | Extenders, CableCARD, Upgrades

Niveus Media Gets Hard Core In Whole-Home Entertainment Niveus Media, the leaders in high-end digital entertainment solutions for the connected home, introduces the 2008 line of Media Server products. As consumers and installers continue to embrace Niveus...

Microsoft Directly Engages Custom Installers at CEDIA EXPO 2007

As support for Windows Media Center continues to grow, Microsoft announces new hardware alliances, new software capabilities and the Ultimate Install Contest. DENVER — Sept. 5, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. is exhibiting at CEDIA EXPO 2007 to build direct relationships...

Media Center to Support Four CableCARDs Tuners (Sort of); v2 Extenders on the Way

CE Pro has the scoop, Media Center will soon support four CableCARD tuners ! Only problem? “Media Centers with four CableCARD tuners will be available only through custom installers” according to Scott Evans, Microsoft PM for eHome devices. The first...

Short Bits: Pika, Podcasts, CableCARD, Components Database, More

Eric Anderson has a v2 Extender (Pika) prototype that supports native DivX decode. Good thing that know that someone is currently taking advantage of some of those formats I said that Pika could support . Extenders seem to be officially coming along....

Xbox 360 Elite Questions and Comments Answered

Lots of questions and comments about the new Xbox 360 Elite, so here is a run down with some answers. Question: is it quiet? It’s said to be the exact same hardware as the Core and Premium systems. If you consider them to be quiet, then yes the Elite...

Update on Xbox 360 Extender with CableCARD Recordings

About a month ago, I ran across a Knowledge Base article that described issues with using an Xbox 360 to view recordings made with a CableCARD. Clearly this set off a red flag since the article “ Currently, there is no resolution for this issue. ” However...

When Your Xbox 360 Extender and CableCARD Recordings Don't Get Along....

Update: Update on Xbox 360 Extender with CableCARD Recordings You’re basically screwed. Tonight is not a good night to try and find Knowledge Base Articles. Microsoft is failing left and right to impress me , and this one is pretty serious. Xbox 360:...

Consumer Electronics Show Roundup (Part 1)

So much stuff so far at CES that the main page of my blog has already rolled over. Here is a quick rundown of what has happened so far CES Keynote/Microsoft Microsoft Unveils Wave of New Products and Services at CES Short Bits: Bill Gates CES Keynote...

Manufacturers Exploit Vista for Home Automation & A/V

[EHX] Manufacturers Exploit Vista for Home Automation & A/V (CE Pro) | Julie has a post with some of the great stuff that was on show at EHX. Embedded Automation, Cortexa, Exceptional Innovation, Honeywell, Niveus, Superna, and more are showcased...

No Streaming CableCARD Content to Other Windows PC's

Another MCE CableCard Shortcoming: No Streaming to Other PCs (CE Pro) | Julie is out with an article about CableCARD in Vista and how streaming to other PC’s isn’t supported. Very true, just as with current CGMS-A protected content it can only be played...

Why Microsoft is Still My Choice to Win Your Living Room

Last week I wrote that Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 will most likely not be seeing CableCARD support and that we will be waiting for Longhorn for such a feature to be correctly implemented. This has left a few of you questioning Microsoft’s...