The Media Center Show #179 – Mike Garcen live!

Listen Here (mp3) This week I am talking to Mike Garcen from, we recorded the interview live and we talk about TV Tuner cards, CableCARD, Bluray and a whole range of topics. I also have all the Windows 7 news coming out of Microsoft’s PDC including the first look at the new version of … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #178 – Tranquil PC

Checkout the all new website with forums, blogs, podcast and wikis plus new social networking features!   Listen Here (mp3) This week I am talking to David Thompson of Manchester based Tranquil PC about their new Windows Home Server the SQA-5H, its is a Intel Atom powered cube based server with space for 5 … Continue reading Upgrade

So after an hour or so of IIS/Application pool issues I have got the updated up and running. The site has been upgraded to the latest version of Community Server and it has a new look that should make navigating around the site much easier. All the content from the old site has been … Continue reading new roundup

  The latest Home Server from Tranquil I last looked at Tranquil’s Windows Home Server last year and was very impressed with the quality of their device and today Tranquil have announced the SQA-5H , their 2nd generation Windows Home Server. A couple of weeks ago I visited Tranquil to chat… Video: A quick look … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #177 – GridSearch

Listen Here (mp3) This week I am talking to Jonathan Bowes about GridSearch, Gridsearch is a new visual way to search through video files that will make finding any scene in a movie very simple and just a few button presses. Have a look at the video demo for a guide on how it works. … Continue reading News Roundup

A slow news week but some interesting stories, Ricavision disappearing along with it’s long delayed Sideshow remote was a big disappointment but not unsurprising and this weeks podcast featured Brian Binnerup developer of My Movies of one of the most popular applications for Windows Media Center. Updates for Windows Media Center out next week In … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #176 – My Movies

Listen Here (mp3) This week I am talking to Brian Binnerup developer My Movies of one of the most popular application for Window Media Center. This week Brian released details of the new Windows Home Server version of the My Movies which includes features like automated disk copying. It also works as a meta-data provider … Continue reading news roundup

  Another busy week on, the server decided to fill all the available disk space causing it to go down on Friday just I was travelling back from Microsoft, fortunately Richard Miller sent me an email and with the EEE PC and Internet Connection Sharing I was able to sort it out from the … Continue reading

UK Windows Media Center / Digital Lifestyle Meetup

From my Blog on Would you be interesting in meeting like minded enthusiast at meetup next year?  I am planning a event in the UK for Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server and other digital lifestyle products enthusiast to meetup share tips and stories,see some of the latest hardware and show off some of … Continue reading

The Media Center Show #175 – The Mark Of Excellence Awards

Listen Here (mp3) This week on the show I am talking to Roland Graham from CEA about the Consumer Electronics Association Mark of excellence award, this is an award presented by CEA’s TechHome Division to honour outstanding achievement in custom home electronics products, services and installation. Last year Lifeware was amongst the winners so Media … Continue reading