The Windows Experience Blog on Internet TV Beta

Yesterday I was commenting on the Internet TV Beta launch and asked readers for their thoughts on it. Brandon LeBlanc commented on the my blog that he had reviewed Internet TV on his Windows Experience Blog. He has a look at the new beta, and he details some of the content offered. The beta should … Continue reading

Roundup of the Extender News

Just finished watching Joe Belfiore keynote from DigitalLife and most of the news from that has been published already. It was good to see the hardware Extenders in use, but it seems like the price point may be an issue for some people If you have a HP MediaSmart TV you should be happy, the … Continue reading

Internet TV for Media Center

Seeing as I won’t be getting Microsoft’s Internet TV anytime now as it’s US only I watched Joe Belfiore keynote with interest when he demonstrated the new service. It goes live for USA users tomorrow morning (Friday) and judging it by the demo it looks a nice service that adds some value to Media Center. … Continue reading

Microsoft’s Windows Media Center Extender pages get updated

As Joe Belfiore, VP of the eHome Division at Microsoft starts his keynote about Windows Media Center Extenders (watch it HERE) Microsoft have updated their Media Center Extender page on, the site now has details on how the Extenders can be used and features some of the partners bringing Extenders out. The site has … Continue reading

Drop The Box! – Support the quest for CableCARD in Canada

Peter Near has started a campaign to get try and get CableCARD or something like that introduced in to Canada.If you have Tivo or Media Center and want to get rid of your Set Top Box and live in Canada you need take a look at Peter’s site web site. Peter will be coming … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #124 – Microsoft on V2 Extenders

By Ian Dixon (14.3mb 41mins 36sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS This week Hakan Olsson, Senior Marketing Manager for Windows Media Center joins me to talk about today’s launch of the version 2 extenders. We talk about what they are, who is … Continue reading

HP to introduce Media Smart TV’s with Media Center Extender

Lots of news about Extenders out today, and one great announcement is that HP are joining the Media Center Extender party. Microsoft announced that the Extender technology will be incorporated in HP’s current line of MediaSmart high-definition televisions, which means one less box to have and something I would defiantly be interested in. The HP … Continue reading

If your having problems with the Windows Home Server Connector

Yesterday I reported on an update for Windows Home Server and Richard Miller sent me an email about possible problems after installing the update. Once the update has been installed you have to update the connector software and Richard points out that you can run into an issue when updating the connector, if you do … Continue reading

Pictures of the new Linksys Media Center Extenders

Plenty of Extender news out tomorrow, the official announcements of the v2 extenders, a live keynote from Digital Life and this weeks Media Center Show is all about Extenders. EngadgetHD have pictures and details of the new Linksys Extenders. It looks like there are two models coming out (more details on the show tomorrow) and … Continue reading – new sponsors of

I am please to be able to welcome as sponsors of and The Media Center Show. is a great source for tech related reviews, blogs and news. They focus on computing,home entertainment and gadgets and I hope to be able to add some Media Center options over there too. So a big … Continue reading