Media Center Extenders top PCPro’s “Ten techs to watch in 2008”

It that time of year to predict trends for the new year and PC Pro have their predictions for the top techs of 2008. In the list are things like Rich Internet Applications, 10 gigabit Ethernet and commercial P2P, topping the list are Media Center Extenders, which is properly the first time I have seen … Continue reading

Last Chance to Vote in The Media Center Show Awards

If you haven’t voted in The Media Center Show Awards, now is your last chance. The Vote page will be taken down Jan 2nd so you still have a couple of days. If you leave your email address when you vote you will be entered in the draw to win either mControl v2 from Embedded … Continue reading

Ed Bott gets a Media Center Extender and loves it

As the Extenders for Windows Media Center have finally started shipping Ed Bott has got his hands on one.  Ed’s first impressions seem very positive especially for things like startup time and quietness. The unit Ed got is the diskless DMA2100 which looks incredibly small and neat. I am looking forward to seeing the Extenders … Continue reading

Have A Great Christmas!

To all readers and listeners, have a great Christmas! Lets hope you get or give plenty of gadgets.

The Video Show #11 – 10ft Media’s Media Center System

The Digital video show is sponsored by Embedded Automation 10ft Media make Media Center systems for consumers and businesses, they even install systems in dentists. A few weeks ago they were on The Media Center Show and we chatted about their systems. In this video I take a look at one of their systems, … Continue reading

DIRECTTV and Sky Media Center hope? – Chris Lanier’s Blog

Chris Lanier has a glimmer of hope that Sky and DIRECTTV maybe coming to Media Center. He found a couple of jobs indicating that development has started. There is nothing official but like Chris I am hoping that some new will be out at CES According to the job posting, Microsoft is working with newly … Continue reading

Zepto Helios TV with Media Center?

I reader sent me a link to Zetro’s latest Helios LCD TV and the interesting thing about this TV is that on the web site it say that you can add the option of a built in "Wireless MediaCenter". A flash demo on the site shows the TV displaying Windows Media Center via a wireless … Continue reading

Update on Media Center Health Monitor

I thought I would do an update on the status of Media Center Health Montior. The Windows Client has been updated to fix a number of bugs and the Web service has been significantly updated. All the pages on the web site have been "Ajaxed"  so the main status page now automatically updates when there … Continue reading

Microsoft start big push for Media Center Extenders

I have a conference call today with Microsoft on Windows Media Center Extenders and managed to get some details: Today Microsoft has started a marketing campaign explaining the benefits of Windows Media Center Extenders, so far the marketing of Extenders has been low key but now with the coming of CES Microsoft appear to be … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #136 – Steven Hughes

Reposted from By Ian Dixon (18.2mb 53mins 00sec)  Vote for the show on Podcast Alley Direct Download Link – Subscribe via iTunes – Subscribe via RSS Welcome to the final show of 2007 as I take a break for Christmas. I have a great show this week, Microsoft MVP and Gadget fan Steven Hughes … Continue reading