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 [...]

Hauppauge Set to Launch a Dual Tuner USB CableCARD Receiver Later This Month

Hauppauge WinTV DCR 2650 Facebook PicHauppauge is teasing its Facebooks fans with pics of their upcoming CableCARD receiver, the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650. It will be priced at $129 and will be available through the company's Amazon store later this month. No word on what the compatible platforms are, but most likely it will only be Windows Media Center 7 (WMC7). Anyone interested [...]

Acer Revo RL100 Now Available in the U.S., Gets a $499 Price Tag

Acer Revo RL100Acer is such a tease. Acer gave us all a sneak peek of their Revo 2 with RevoPad early last year at IDF, a devices that runs Windows Media Center Embedded and leverages Intel's CE4100 SoC (the same chip found in D-Link's Boxee Box). Then later that year Acer introduced the AMD + NVIDIA ION [...]

AirPlay Add-in for Windows Media Center Released

Windows Media Center AirPlay Add-inTalk about a match made in heaven? A developer by the name of Thomas Pleasance has just released a new add-in that brings AirPlay support to Windows Media Center. According to Ian at The Digital Lifestyle, the add-in works seamlessly. Just install Apple's Bonjour service beforehand and you're good to go. From that point, any [...]

Giada Adds the AMD Fusion E-350 APU Powered A50 Mini HTPC to Their Lineup

Giada MiniPC A50Impressed by AMD's E-350 APU over Intel's Atom D525 with ION2 performance? Well, here's a new mini HTPC to consider — and most likely the thinest yet! The Giada MiniPC A50 boast a AMD Fusion E-350 APU with integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, supports full 1080p HD and DirectX 11 gaming, offers USB 3.0, includes [...]

Customize Windows Media Center with Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer

Media Center Themer WMC Movies ScreenshotBored with the Microsoft's default blue theme for Windows Media Center? Then have a look at Media Center Studio and Media Center Themer. Both applications are Windows 7 compatible and offer different degrees of customization that actually work well in tandem. Media Center Studio allows one to change WMC's background image, menu strip, and fonts [...]

Make All Your Windows Media Center TV Recordings iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV Accessible with Simple.tv

Simple.tv Workflow GraphicFor anyone who has tried to convert all their TV show recordings done through Windows Media Center into a format that's compatible with their iDevices, Simple.tv is now your new godsend. Simple.tv takes all the work you would have done manually to transcode and organize your files and makes it a background process. Simple.tv converts [...]

Episode Tracker Add-in for Windows Media Center Brings Users the Latest Video Content from the ‘Net

Episode Tracker WMC Add-inIf you're a "cord cutter" and want to recreate that channel flipping experience, you may want to download Episode Tracker by CordChoppers. The Windows Media Center add-in aggregates all the latest content available across Hulu, Comedy Central, YouTube, and other video sites. It's pretty simple in concept, but it provides a constant stream of "what's [...]