Review: SyncTV (beta)

February 18, 2008

In the weeks since installing the software I believe I’ve caught a glimpse of the future and its one where physical and digitally distributed media can happily coexist.

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My Entertainment

February 2, 2008

Back when I was younger, it wasn’t unusual for me to get reprimanded for daydreaming in school, imagine that as if daydreaming was bad or something… Besides those in the know call it brainstorming, not daydreaming but I digress. The point is I still brainstorm but these days it generally involves ideas for new products […]

Posted by Bryan Greenway | Filed Under Media Servers | 6 Comments 

Late to the Party, Better Late Than Never: Xbox 360

October 11, 2007

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Review: Mediagate MG-350HD Wireless HD Media Player

September 26, 2007

Interested in a HTPC for media playback but not interested in the hassle associated with building and maintaining one? If so a networked media player (also called media receivers, streamers and a myriad of other things) may be just what the doctor ordered. These devices come in all shapes, sizes and feature-sets but for our […]

Posted by Bryan Greenway | Filed Under Media Servers, Reviews | 12 Comments 

My Top Five Tips for Building a Windows Media Center PC

August 15, 2007

Over the past few weeks I’ve been experimenting with several different streaming media devices in my home theater with varying degrees of success, ultimately I came back to the idea of a HTPC. This all goes back a few years and my “Rule of Three”, the rule of three pretty much goes like this, if […]

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Kaleidescape Victorious

March 29, 2007

Well that was fast, at least it seemed so; just four days after the prosecution rested in the DVD-CCA vs. Kaleidescape trial, Judge Leslie C. Nichols ruled that no breach of contract took place. CEPro’s Julie Jacobson has the scoop so head on over for an

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Kaleidescape Trial: The Prosecution Rests

March 26, 2007

Following up on the now two-year old Kaleidescape lawsuit, for those of you unfamiliar with the Kaleidescape system, in a nut-shell it’s a high-end (gross understatement there as they can go for upwards of 30k) movie server system that allows you to archive your entire DVD collection onto one central server, with full-resolution playback anywhere […]

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Netflix Introduces “Watch Now” Download Service

January 17, 2007

I have to admit I struggled a bit with the post title here. Netflix didn’t exactly announce movie downloads as HomeMediaMagazine.com indicated in the opening lines of “Watch Now” (link may require login) titles will be limited to a pre-defined selection of around a thousand titles or so but Netflix states they’ll work toward expanding […]

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MovieBeam at RadioShack, Too Little Too Late?

October 28, 2006

It appears as if Disney’s MovieBeam does indeed offer movies in high definition so do the majority of cable and satellite systems in service. If MovieBeam really wanted to offer the consumer something unique; I think we’re talking about day and date theatrical releases, however considering the service itself is mainly funded by the very […]

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Kaleidescape faces legal challenge

December 8, 2004

I suppose the news of Kaleidescape probably already had hundreds of legitimate DVD’s and couldn’t be bothered with something so plebeian as ‘bootlegging’. Odd timing actually as the company recently introduced new hardware with HDMI, showing that they are trying to comply with copy protection standards while at the same time offering prospective buyers a […]

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