HDMI 1080p on standard Xbox 360? – Digital Spy

Interesting development on the Xbox 360 front. Cable manufacturer XCM say they are bringing out a HDMI cable for the standard Xbox 360 complete with 1080p support. One of the main selling points of the Xbox 360 Elite is the built in HDMI connection, so it will be interesting to see Microsoft’s reaction to this … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #112 – Tim Ellert

By Ian Dixon (23.9mb 1 hour 9mins 41sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe to the RSS Feed This week Tim Ellert from Domia joins me to talk about their Domia Home Automation solution and how Windows Media Center can be at the heart of a connected digital home. I have email, … Continue reading

Download Media Center Communicator V3 trial from One Voice Technologies

One Voice Technologies have kindly allowed me to offer a trial version of Media Center Communicator V3 for download on The Digital Lifestyle.com downloads. This is a full featured 30 day trial of Media Center Communicator, so you can try it to see if it works for you. Oh and listen out to next weeks Media … Continue reading

June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

Microsoft has released the June 2007 Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista.  I am installing this as I type, so I will update on how it gets on. It is available on Windows Update and can also be downloaded directly from Microsoft thanks Mike at Missing Remote for the heads up   Hotfix … Continue reading

New Media Center Developer Forum

Steven Harding (also know as Ignorance Is Bliss) has taken charge of the developer forum on The Digital Lifestyle.com, he will be discussing issues raised on his developer blog and sharing ideas on TriviaCenter (a new Media Center app he is developing) So any question to Steven please post on the Developer Forum, see Steven’s … Continue reading

Want to host your own podcast? or write a blog for The Digital Lifestyle.com?

As part of the expansion of TheDigitalLifeStyle.com I want to add more blogs and more podcasts. I would like to add extra podcasts to the site to compliment my Media Center Show, so if you fancy doing a regular show on anything to do with the digital lifestyle let me know. It could be on Mobile … Continue reading

V2 Media Center Extenders native support of Divx

On Eric Anderson blog he confirms that V2 extenders do exist and that the prototype device he is using has native divx support. It’s good to know that that the extenders (codenamed Pika) are on the way and that native support of formats like Divx is included. I wonder if the extra formats have been added as … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #111 – Jessica Zahn (Microsoft)

By Ian Dixon (20.3mb 59mins 10sec) Direct Download Link  – Subscribe via iTunes – RSS feed for the show This week Jessica Zahn from the eHome team at Microsoft joins me to talk about her forum on The Green Button plus TV setup, CableCARD and beta testing. Also find out why Jessica had ran 12 … Continue reading

Microsoft to buy $12 mln stake in China TV maker

Could this be the key to more Media Center extenders? Microsoft have invested $12.3 million in a Chinese electronic manufacturer (Sichuan Changhong Electric Co). The two companies are said to be cooperating to develop and market TVs, computers and other home entertainment products. The lack of Media Center extenders is a real problem and this could … Continue reading

VidaBox MAGNUM media centers

Vidabox are at it again, now they are launching a new media center system called the MAGNUM (base price of $7999) targeted towards the ultra-high end media center market, complete with 12.1” motorized touch panel and support for Blu-ray, HD DVD, and CableCARD So Vidabox when will you start shipping to the UK?   The VidaBox MAGNUM … Continue reading