Microsoft SideShow — iPod Killer?

Just read an interesting article on Consumer Electronics Stock blog, it talks about SideShow (what used to be called auxiliary displays) and how they could be a route to unseat Apple’s domination of the music player world.   The piece explains that the displays are going to be more that just an extra displays on laptops … Continue reading

Cablecard Certification, What gets certified?

Ok, I am confused now. I know that the operating system must be certified, so Vista is ok. Now for the confusing part. Some people told me that the PC got certified, e.g Sony send there Vista Media Center PC off for certification and once thats done it will work. Other people told me that … Continue reading

Media Center Development Wiki coming soon

Charlie Owen looks to be creating a Media Center Wiki inspired by Snapstreams Wiki he says "So, it’s time to stop debating inside my head and create a wiki for the Media Center platform."   Good on you Charlie it is great to create a single repository for Media Center development   LINK,guid,142ce10d-a60b-4c5a-b191-9817f9d66f01.aspx

Coming up this week…CES Interviews

This week on the Media Center Show I have a collection of interviews I recorded at CES. I interviewed Intel to get the details on the VIIV platform, I got an update Simplifi Audio about there new audio amps and I interviewed a  bunch of people at the Media Center Show Party including Thomas Hawk, Ed … Continue reading

MCE Browser

(via Chris Lanier) MCE Browser is a new plug in for Media Center that enables you to browse the web via Media Center (an extenders) It’s an interesting idea especially to read web pages on the XBOX 360. I still think RSS is a better way to read web pages but at least this way … Continue reading

XBOX 360 Extender – it just works

Last night I finally got my XBOX 360. While most people would be dieing to get it connected up and shoot the enemy solders or race around the streets in a Ferrari I wanted to get mine connected as a Media Center Extender. I got the unit plugged in to my TV (my new Sony … Continue reading

The Windows Media Center Show #42 Joe Belfiore (Microsoft)

The Media Center Show #42 (MP3 – 21.4MB – 1 Hour 02mins 22secs)LISTEN HERE the RSS feeds are HERE On this weeks show I have Joe Belfiore VP of the eHome division at Microsoft. I talked to Joe at CES and we chatted about how Media Center started, where it is now and where its going … Continue reading

Back home and updates for Media Center

Just got back from Germany and noticed that there are some updates out for Media Center Aaron Stebner has all the details on his blog    January 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB912067  Update Rollup 2 for eHome Infrared Receiver for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB912024) … Continue reading

DVB Radio “No TV Signal” Workaround

Peter Rosser has posted on his blog about a fix to the "No TV Signal" problem that can happen when tuning to DVB radio signals "I am currently investigating a fix for two DVB Radio issues identified a workaround for those affected.  If you are getting a "No TV Signal" blue overlay when tuning to a … Continue reading

Google Maps on Media Center

First it was MSN Virtual Earth (see my Novermber post about it) and now you can get Google Maps on Media Center   Via Charlie Owen   "This post explains how to get it available from More Programs in Media Center"