Well, a big congratulations to pulse-eight and royal mail — I ordered a motorola NYXBoard QWERTY Remote control on Monday, and 21 hours later it arrived at my door — and all that for free postage!
For a long time I’ve been searching for the ideal HTPC remote control. I want a fairly standard remote, but with a QWERTY keyboard on the back, or inside a flip/slide out part. I’ve been tracking the options in , and eventually ordered myself a Boxee remote a few months back. The boxee is an… Read more »
I’ve been following the development of MCEBuddy for a while now, as it was the only free way to transcode WTV files to a more compatible format. It is still in Beta however, and whilst it works it has 2 downsides to my mind. It transcodes the video which means an inevitable loss of quality,… Read more »
As I mentioned recently, I am for a new residence. Having already experimented successfully with dvblink, I decided it was time to move my TV cards from my HTPC to my server and hand the duty of recording, transcoding and storing TV to the server.
Media Browser 2.5.1 was released today. This is a release in line with previous SP1 releasing following new major versions. A few performance issues and bugs have been addressed.
In the coming months I will be buying a new property, and to go with my new home, I’ve been reading up lots on how I might integrate a new home media setup. In recent months several exciting new options have become available, which finally makes the sort of setup I have always desired a… Read more »
I own a couple of Humax PVT-9200T dual freeview PVRs, both of which are now quite full with recorded programs. Humax have provided a program called eLinker, but it isn’t very good. A good alternative is Humax Media Controller but unfortunately it doesn’t work with Windows x64, as Mike Dimmick explains. Thankfully, Mike has also… Read more »
Adobe Flash Player 11 has been released. It finally brings official 64bit support in an all-in-one installer for both 64 and 32bit. Hardware acceleration is also now included. Good work Adobe, lets just hope there are less security issues than in the past.
This is a quick follow up to a previous post about with the details of a potential system I’m hoping to build for a bedroom.
Today Media Browser 2.5 codename Hydra) was released right on schedule. The most significant change is the rolling out of the (much faster) SQL database as standard for all installs. There are various other performance enhancements and a fix for dropped network shares causing metadata refreshes. There are a few other smaller but nice enhancements,… Read more »