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 [...]

Get Free Voice Control for Windows Media Center with Simonsays

Amulet RemoteIf you were impressed by the Amulet voice-enabled remote for Windows Media Center (shown above), but weren't too thrilled about the $259 price tag (recently reduced to $199), have a look at Simonsays (aka "Simon Says"). The free, open-source python script hosted at Google Code enables users to use a standalone microphone or webcam to [...]

Kinect Hand Gesture Control for Windows 7 and Media Center Anyone?

Evoluce Windows 7 Kinect DemoLooks like the guys at Evoluce have ran with the newly available OpenKinect drivers (freely available for Windows 7, Linux, and Mac OS X) and created a new multi-touch experience that we'll all soon get to enjoy. A demo of Evoluce's Kinect-enabled drivers in action are attached below running on a Windows 7 PC, manipulating [...]

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 [...]

My Movies for iPad Released

My Movies for iPadGot an iPad and heart My Movies on Windows Media Center? Then download a copy of My Movies for iPad ($6.99 - iTunes). The new app allows users to view their entire movie catalog, add titles by name manually, and even play movies on their PC via the app. And, once the iPad gets a [...]

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Network CableCARD Tuner Sharing is Working and on Its Way

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Bridged ScreenshotThe guys at DMZ are reporting that they have successfully bridged their Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner with a secondary networked PC over Ethernet (related coverage). They claim the process is straightforward and only requires the latest Ceton firmware — which they got their hands on by being official Ceton Beta testers — for the server [...]

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 [...]