Bill Gates calls Media Center “great successes”

Bill Gates in his WinHEC keynote last week sang the praises of Media Center Center   In terms of form factors for the Windows PC, one of the great successes over the last several years has been Media Center Edition of Windows. A year ago it was a little bit of a phenomenon, two years … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #59 -Steven Hughes

The Media Center Show #59(MP3 – 16.2mb- 47mins 08secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks Joining me this week is Steven Hughes of BostonPocketPC.com to talk about mobile devices and how to take your content out with you on the go. We will be looking at Portable Media Center devices, Pocket PC’s and … Continue reading

Orb launch free video mail

Orb continue to impress me with the roll out of new products that enable communications and entertainment on a many devices. Now they have launched Videomail for Outlook and Thunderbird. Where this is interesting is that it uses the power of your home pc to enable you to watch messages sent to you on most … Continue reading

Still Having Problems installing Roll Up2?

Are you still having problems installing Roll Up 2 on your Media Center PC? If so follow Aaron Stebners guide to install the components of Roll Up 2 manually   http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/05/22/604380.aspx

Media Center Pro

CE Pro have launched Media Center Pro magazine I got sent a preview of the magazine its a good guide for professionals that build and sell Media Center, it has some very usefully tips and articles.   Julie Jacobson from CE Pro will be joining me on the show in a few weeks time   It … Continue reading

Embedded Automation Releases Two New Media Center PC’s

My good friends over at Embedded Automation (guests on the very first show!) have released two new Media Center PC’s: mTheater HD and mTheater MC   Embedded Automation announced today that it has released two new Media Center PC’s as part of their mHome product line, mTheater HD and mTheater MC. Both mTheater models have … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #58 -Kevin Hartin (Altech)

The Media Center Show #58(MP3 – 16.2mb- 47mins 08secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This week on the show is Kevin Hartin from Altech Computers in Australia, we will be talking about there new Blueray Media Center PC, the state of Media Center in Australia and the HD format war. I have … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #57 -Mike Seamons (Lifeware)

The Media Center Show #57 -Mike Seamons (Lifeware) May 12th, 2006 by Ian Dixon The Media Center Show #56(MP3 – 17.8mb- 51mins 50secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This week on the show is Mike Seamons (Vice President, Marketing ) from Exceptional Innovation makers of Life|ware – software for controlling home automation … Continue reading

My TV without a tuner

Top tip from Matt Goyer. How to enable My TV even if you don’t have a TV card. If you have a Media Center PC that has no TV card (like my new laptop) but still want to be able to have the TV functions so you can watch TV recorded from another PC ,there is … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #56 – Jason Alinen

The Media Center Show #56 – Jason Alinen May 4th, 2006 by Ian Dixon The Media Center Show #56(MP3 – 16.3mb- 47mins 26secs)LISTEN HERE The Media Center Show with Orb Networks This week on the show Jason Alinen from MCE Integration talks about installing Media Center in custom AV installations and has tips and tricks … Continue reading

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