Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PrimeMedia streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]

Could the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Be the Ultimate HTPC Remote?

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard In-handIf you own an HTPC, keeping an eye out the perfect wireless remote is just about an everyday affair. However, folks, I think this may be the one to hold the HTPC remote crown for some time. The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is designed to work with all versions of Windows and is compatible with [...]

CableLabs Gives Its Blessing to Tuner Sharing via OCUR Devices

Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD TunerThinking of picking up Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner? Well, CableLabs has just made it a lot more useful, according to DMZ. We knew it could help a Windows Media Center PC transport its video feed to Media Center Extenders and other PCs, but it can now officially — through an upcoming firmware update — [...]

Mythbuntu 8.10 Released – Adds Wubi Windows Installer Among Other Features

As some of you may already know... Ubuntu released their latest Linux desktop OS distribution, Intrepid Ibex, on October 27th. Now, the Mythbuntu team – the guys behind the popular Ubuntu-based MythTV distro — is announcing the availability of their Ibex / 8.10 release. One of the new features that caught my attention right off [...]

Get Video Podcast Content in MythTV with MythNetTV

MythTV with MythNetTV ScreenshotMany of you love your MythTV PVR, but one of the features that's missing (well, not really missing but would be nice to have) is the ability to bring in Internet video content. Enter MythNetTV, a command line application that allows you to subscribe to your favorite video podcasts (RSS/Atom) and pull the latest content [...]

MyMote iPhone App for MythTV Control Released

MyMoteAttached are a couple screenshots and a video of the new open-source iPhone app for MythTV called MyMote. According to the project's website, MyMote is fully configurable frontend that allows users to control their MythTV powered Linux HTPC and provides users with a real-time program guide, allowing one to scan available programs or set recordings. [...]

MythTV Community Eyeing Roku Netflix Player Box after GPL Code Release

Roku Netflix Player BoardIt appears that Roku might be smarter than we give them credit for. The company has just released GPL code for its $99.99 Netflix Player that's got the hacker community buzzing — in particular, the MythTV community. MythTV developers are sizing up the Netflix Player box and coming to the conclusion that it'll make a [...]