This weeks posts

Are you interested in a book on Media Center development?  Or having problems with XP Service Pack3 and Extenders? Check out this weeks post round up: Would you like to see a Media Center Development book? Steven Harding on The Digital Lifestyle Developer Blog is working on a Media Center development book and is asking … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #158 – Fuze Media Systems

Don’t forget I have moved my blog to, please subscribe to the RSS feed  Listen HereBack at CES in January I came across FUZE Media Systems (see this video), they have a different approach to Media Center using a hybrid system of their own code and parts of Media Center to create a locked … Continue reading

Recent Post Roundup is back!

Don’t forget I have moved my blog to I haven’t done one of these for a while, so here is a round up of recent post on my blog. How do you use Home Automation? On The Media Center Show we talk about Home Automation frequently, with packages like mControl home automation is affordable … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #157 – Microsoft’s Hakan Olsson

Listen HereContinuing on from last weeks conversation about Extenders, Hakan Olsson from Microsoft returns to the show to talk about HP’s entry into the market and the other Extenders available. I also have an interview with the winner of the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment PC, Paul was very please to win the unit so I … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #156 – HP on the MediaSmart TV

Listen HereA couple of weeks ago HP updated their MediaSmart TV to add Media Center Extender functionality making it the first TV with a built in Extender, so this week I am talking to Brian Burch, Director of HP Connected Entertainment about the MediaSmart TV and the soon to be available MediaSmart Receiver. I saw … Continue reading

Post Roundup

Don’t forget I have moved my blog to It’s been a busy week this week. I have been looking at the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment PC I am giving away, it’s a fantastic laptop the most powerful Vista machine I have ever used. I will be giving away the unit starting May 9th so … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #155 – Lagotek

Listen HereThis week I am talking Home Automation with Lagotek, they have an interesting software based approached to home automation and home entertainment. You can even control your home from mobile devices like an iPhone. I have a sneak preview on how to win the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment PC and software bundle worth around … Continue reading

Zune gets an update

Today when I fired up my Zune desktop software it prompted me to download the new version (2.5). It looks like the social elements got updated plus other new features. You can find out more details on the featues via and it looks like the video download service has been expanded  Here are the … Continue reading

Video: Unboxing a HP HDX Dragon Entertainment PC

As part of the 31 days of Dragon I am giving away a HP HDX Entertainment PC and in this video I unbox the monster machine and take a quick look at the Vista performance rating and Windows Media Center. As I said in my first impressions post it is the most powerful machine I … Continue reading

New Roundup

Don’t forget I have moved my blog to Here is this weeks news roundup. Most exciting is the massive giveaway coming soon: Win 1 of 31 HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook with! I am please to be able to tell you that (and TGB) is part of one of the biggest giveaways … Continue reading