The Media Center Show #187 – Ed Bott on Windows 7

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This week I am talking to Windows expert Ed Bott about Window 7, there is a lot to look forward to in 2009 with Windows 7 and I talk to Ed about the new version of Windows and how the development process for Windows 7 differs from Windows Vista. I also have email, news items and some details about next weeks CES trip

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Show Times:
00:50 Coming up this week
01:29 Email: D-Link Extender Update
02:42 Video: Unboxing an Amilo Xa3530 Entertainment Notebook
03:25 Join The Digital Lifestyle Windows Live Group
04:01 The Digital Lifestyle.com Awards 2008 Vote Page
04:28 What was good and what wasn’t in 2008?
05:24 Video: First Look at HP’s New Windows Home Server: EX487
08:47 Next week I will be at CES, so follow me on Twitter
09:53 Welcome to Ed Bott
11:52 Why is it called Windows 7?
14:50 What has been changed in Windows 7?
17:23 A different approach?
22:00 Better on low power systems?
23:41 Faster boot
26:38 How good is the beta code?
29:41 UI Changes
41:34 File System changes
48:00 Home Group
58:00 Windows Editions
01:02:00 When we will see the beta?
01:11:48 www.edbott.com
01:12:00 Thanks to Ed
01:13:00 See you next week at CES!

Music by Ian Dixon

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The Media Center Show #186 – Tingz

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Welcome to the Christmas edition of The Media Center Show, this week I am talking to Patrick Hunt of Tingz. Tingz are fun little applications, or widgets, designed to make everyday tasks just a little bit easier and one of the platform Tingz supports is Windows Media Center so I will be asking Patrick all about Tingz and why they picked Windows Media Center as one of it’s platforms. I have details of The Digital Lifestyle.com awards, CES party and Christmas messages from the community.

Next week I want your highlights and lowlights of 2008 to read out on the show, so please send email what was good and what was bad about 2008 for the Media Center community

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Show Times:
00:50 Coming up this week
01:35 Email: When is The Custom Integrator Show starting?
02:15 Email: Dual Tuner problems fix
03:47 The Digital Lifestyle.com Awards 2008
05:30 The Digital Lifestyle CES Party 2009
06:07 CE Pro on Windows Media Center in Windows 7
06:55 EngadgetHD test Samsung’s MediaLive Digital Media Adapter
07:49 TunerFree MCE now for 64bit
08:18 Chris Lanier on DIRECTV and Microsoft: What Went Wrong
09:18 theChanner brings world TV to the PC and Windows Mobile
10:52 Philips SRM7500 Windows Media Center remote comes with Windows Sideshow!
12:19 Send in your stories of 2008
13:07 Welcome to Patrick from Tingz
14:01 What is does
17:33 Platforms
22:00 Content
27:27 Business Model
30:01 How to get more info
31:28 Watch the video demo
33:06 Sign Up
33:56 Christmas message from the community
35:24 See you in a couple of weeks

Music by Ian Dixon

Technorati tags: Windows Media Center, podcasts

This week on The Digital Lifestyle

The Digital Lifestyle CES Party 2009

Attention!!! Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server and digital lifestyle enthusiasts, OEMs and custom integrators you are invited to attend The Digital Lifestyle CES Party 2009 !!

The Digital Lifestyle

This will be an opportunity to meet to share information, meet the community and look at new products. We will also be podcasting live from the event and revealing the winners of The Digital Lifestyle.com Awards 2008.

There will be food, drink, giveaways and some great conversation.

The gathering will take place at CntrStg located at the Wynn  Las Vegas,NV on January 9th, from 5PM-6:30PM.

Registration is free and you don’t have to be registered for CES to attend. If you would like to attend just register HERE.

If your company is interested in showing off your products or sponsoring the event please let us know (ian [at] TheDigitalLifestyle dot com)

The Media Center Show #185 – HP TouchSmart

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This week I am talking to Emmanuel Faisant and Manuel Linnig from HP about the new HP TouchSmart IQ800 series of all in one PCs. The IQ range make great Media Center system and the touch UI is very innovative. We talk about the new model and the differences between the 800 series and the older 500 series. I also have email and a round up of the Media Center news

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This show is sponsored by mControl – Home Automation for Vista Media Center

Show Times:

00:50 Coming up
01:27 Email – custom installs
05:11 Email – DVD rips – Wiki
07:51 Forum Help – Tuner problems
09:30 The Home Server Show 25 – Roundtable on Gift Ideas for the Home Server User
09:52 Windows Media Center Updates
10:48 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta available for downloading
11:28 Over the air EPG hits Australia
12:44 No DirecTV for Media Center?
13:31 Questions for the Windows Media Center and Windows Home Server UK User Group
14:30 Video: HP TouchSmart IQ816 Unboxing and Video: HP Pavilion dv4-1145 unboxing
14:48 Interview with HP
15:41 What is new with the IQ816
17:31 Wall mounting
19:38 TouchSmart software
20:45 IQ800 spec
23:28 Blu-ray drive
25:56 Night light
29:47 Speakers
3:24 Availability
33:27 Price
36:13 See you next week

Music by Ian Dixon

Technorati tags: Windows Media Center, podcasts

News Roundup

The Media Center Show #184 – Cybermanor

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This week I am talking to Gordon Van Zuiden from Cybermanor, the winners of the 2008 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest. They installed a fantastic integrated solution based on Windows Media Center and Life|ware and we talk about the solution and the components used. I also have details of the UK Windows Media Center and Windows Home Server User Group announced this week.

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This show is sponsored by mControl – Home Automation for Vista Media Center

Show Times:

00:50 Coming up this weekLiving area
01:56 Email: AVCHD in Windows Media Center
03:24 Email: Contributing to the site
05:49 Email: MP3 playback problems
07:00 Video: Unboxing a HP Mini 1000 Netbook
07:10 Video: Unboxing and a first look at a HP HDX 18 Notebook
07:40 Video: Unboxing a Tranquil SQA-5H Windows Home Server
09:10 Linksys DMA2100 for £97.86
09:16 Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 Coming Mid-2009
10:06 The HP Magic Giveaway on TheDigitalLifestyle.com
11:40 Announcing the UK Windows Media Center and Windows Home Server User Group!
12:40 Welcome to Cybermanor
12:58 The 2008 Windows Media Center Ultimate Install Contest Winner
16:00 Getting involved with Windows Media Center
20:00 Core system
21:35 CableCARD
23:00 Extenders in the closet
28:10 Distributed Audio
33:17 Using Cat6
35:06 Life|ware
40:00 DVD Services
42:31 The wow features
44:23 Case Study
46:00 Thanks to Gordon
Music by Ian Dixon

Technorati tags: Windows Media Center, podcasts

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