Microsoft Unveils Xbox One

REDMOND, Wash. — May 21, 2013 — A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation. At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash., the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of…

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Small form factor PC’s - checkout the ZOTAC ZBOX nano VD01

I still haven’t given up the idea that my Samsung 55” HDTV can be successfully driven by a cool little Windows 7 or Windows 8 box.  Zotac just announced Zotac Zboz.  Catchy name.  Sounds familiar. I’d like to put something like this in my entertainment center and have it record FIOS TV from a Ceton…

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Do you have six figures for a new compact digital point and shoot?

Need a camera that shoots 1,052 frames per second at 1080p resolution?  Well, if you’re trying to stop action a bullet or a NASCAR race, this baby has your number.  No, it isn’t exactly a compact digital camera, but it is six figures.  $118,000 to be exact.  Full specs and hardware porn at http://www.visionresearch.com/index.cfm?sector=htm/files&page=camera_HD_new. This…

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Making the Next Technology Leap in HDTV

You wouldn’t think you could actually make a technology leap in high definition television at home.  I mean after all high definition televisions are all displaying the same thing, right?  Wrong.  I did it this past weekend and the results are still blowing me away every evening. A few months ago I had decided to…

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Acer AspireRevo 3610 ATOM 330 Dual Core – first impressions

Yesterday afternoon I received the Acer AspireRevo 3610-U9012. It’s classified as a consumer desktop or nettop but HDTV and media center enthusiasts like myself are looking at this device for a different purpose.  In fact, I want the Revo for one purpose and only one purpose.  To replace my TiVo Series 3 with a small…

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Windows 7 Digital Cable Advisor and CableCard Copy Freely released !!!

Microsoft announced at CEDIA that customers will now be able to add digital cable tuners with a CableCARD™ to any Windows® 7-based PC with Windows® Media Center. The Digital Cable Advisor tool is being provided by Microsoft to analyze consumer PCs to ensure that they are capable of a quality digital cable viewing experience. The…

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Build a Windows 7 HDTV DVR Yourself

FINALLY!!!  We made some seriously cool announcements tonight at CEDIA.  Here’s an excerpt from the press release: Today at CEDIA EXPO 2009, Microsoft Corp. discussed key Windows Media Center features for Windows 7 and announced a series of initiatives that enhance the digital cable experience in Windows Media Center. With the addition of native support…

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“Microsoft has yet again raised the bar” – engadget.com on Win7 Media Center

Engadget.com has a pretty decent review of the new features in the Media Center feature of Windows 7 at http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/07/27/windows-7-media-center-review/.  If you haven’t ever experienced recording TV with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to check it out. Saturday I did an in-place upgrade of my Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 machine. …

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Star Wars USB drives a go – but where is Blu-ray ???

Anyone else other than me think it sucks that we can buy all sorts of Star Wars approved apparel, but when it comes to buying the widescreen Blu-ray versions of the movies they are nowhere to be found?  What is it with George Lucas and the owners of that franchise anyway?  Click the pic for…

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