Off to Germany

Tomorrow I attempt to go to Germany again. Last week my flight was cancelled due to fog, so I am hoping I make it this week. The Media Center Show will be out a day later this week (Friday), it should be a good one Joe Harris on  

mac Mini as a home entertainment system complete with Frontrow 2.0

According to Think Secret Apple could be relaunching the mac Mini as a home entertainment system complete with Frontrow 2.0 and a DVR "new Mac mini project, code-named Kaleidoscope, will feature an Intel processor and include both Front Row 2.0 and TiVo-like DVR functionality."   Given the traction the iPod has this could be strong competition … Continue reading

Media Center Show Gear

In time for Christmas and CES I have had my first go at creating Media Center Show merchandise. So you can get Media Center T-Shirts, mugs,caps and lots of other stuff   Check out the store on CafePress HERE If you have any feedback please let me know, and if you buy a t-shirt let … Continue reading

Coming up this week… Joe Harris – DigitalDeck

Coming up on the Windows Media Center Show this week is Joe Harris, Joe returns to the show to talk about DigitalDeck and there home entertainment system for the connected home.   This weeks show will be out Friday as I am away in German this week   Oh and don’t forget to vote in … Continue reading

Podcasting from CES 2006

In January its the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. CES is biggest Consumer electronics show in the world with exhibitors from all over the home electronics. So I will be podcasting from CES, so if you have an interesting Media Center product you want to talk or just meet up and say hi get … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #34 – XBOX 360

The Media Center Show #34 (MP3 – 19.4MB – 56mins 25secs)LISTEN HERE and the RSS feeds are HERE On this weeks show I have Todd Bowra, Manager at Microsoft on the XBOX 360 Extender functions. We talk about the XBOX 360 extender function what is does and doesn’t do, the best way to hook it up … Continue reading

Update on mceBackup

I have updated mceBackup, the tool for backing up your scheduled TV recording settings. This build fixes some problems with long files names and has some extra debugging function if you run in to problems   So download it, have a go and let me know how you get on   Download mceBackup

Media Center In a Car

Over on eHomeUpgrade they have details on a Media Center PC in a Car. It’s a great idea to have Media Center in your car especially if you have kids, you can keep them entertained for hours and the amount of music you can have on a hard disk means you would never have to … Continue reading


No trip to Germany for me this week as the thick fog in Manchester meant that my plane was grounded. We have had no fog here for months and the first time I have to fly this year it’s thick fog, typical!   So I have to go next week now    

mceRepair update

One last post before I go on my travels, Pete Rosser has details on an update of mceRepair the tool that fixed my update two problems More details on his blog   Good stuff Peter!