Acer Rolls Out the Revo 100 Slim, Set-top HTPC with Windows 7

Acer Revo 100I'm shaking my head a little over this one. My first reaction to this new product is... Oh, it's the Windows Media Center Embedded device, dubbed Revo 2 with RevoPad, we all got a glimpse of at IDF 2010. Well, no. It's actually a full-on Windows 7 HTPC powered by an AMD Athlon II Neo [...]

HDHomeRun PRIME Set to Go into Production This December, MSRP $249

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME Holiday GraphicCongratulations to SiliconDust! The company is announcing that their HDHomeRun PRIME networked CableCARD tuner is in the final review stage to become CableLabs certified. The 3-tuner device for Windows 7 is expected to go into production in mid-December and will retail for $249. No firm date has been set for the public launch, but the [...]

Microsoft Working on Expanding TV Content Options for the Xbox 360

Acer Companion Box Windows Media Center Embedded Demo at IDF 2010Reuters is reporting that sources close to Microsoft have confirmed that the company has been courting TV networks to license their programming for a new online pay-television subscription offering. The TV content would be delivered through the Xbox 360 game console and potentially be available to Windows Media Center powered devices like the new Windows [...]

ZOTAC Intros the ZBOX HD-ID40 Series Line of Mini HTPCs

ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID40Looking for the most current, cutting-edge, budget mini HTPC on the market? Check out ZOTAC's latest ZBOX featuring Intel's D525 1.8Ghz Atom processor, NVIDIA ION graphics (w/ 512MB of video memory), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 6-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 / eSATA connectivity, and HD video via HDMI with 7.1 channel digital audio. Overall, it's [...]

VidaBox CubeCase Server / Media Center Mini-ITX Enclosure

VidaBox CubeCase Front ViewIf you're on the lookout for a compact enclosure with plenty of storage space and good ventilation for your next Windows Home Server, NAS, or HTPC project, have a look at VidaBox's latest enclosure addition. The VidaBox CubeCase is a Mini-ITX aluminum and steel chassis that provides room for a 5.25-inch optical drive, 3 x [...]

New AVA Media NVT Windows Media Center Add-in Transcodes WHS Stored DVD Rips to Popular Formats Automatically

AVA Media NVT LogoThe folks at Tranquil PC have just introduced a new, FREE Windows Media Center Add-in called AVA Media NVT which does something brilliant. You know how typical Home Servers are usually underpowered for doing any kind of DVD rip transcoding? Well, Tranquil PC figures that if your HTPC has the processing power to handle HD [...]

HABEY USA Demos Its New HD-capable ENT-6564 Nettop Running Windows Embedded Standard 7

HABEY ENT-6564 DemoHere's a new one. We know nettops are great as low-budget, HD-capable HTPCs running Windows XP/7 or Linux-based OSes. Now the HABEY USA guys are showing off that its MITX-6564 mini-ITX based nettop can also run Windows Embedded Standard 7 as the main OS for an even snappier, less resource intensive experience. A quick check [...]

Dell Updates Its Inspiron Zino HD Mini HTPC with AMD Phenom II X4 Processor, ATI HD5450 Graphic Options

Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410Looking for a economical mini HTPC that packs a punch? Have a look at Dell's refreshed Inspiron Zino HD (410 series) small form factor PC that's ready to handle your HD and gaming needs. The new Zino HD offers a quad-core processor, THX 7.1 surround sound, Blu-ray, a copy of 64-bit Windows 7 with Windows [...]