Friday, January 18, 2008

HTPC: Where I've Been

Sorry for the dearth of posts. I've been bitten by the HTPC bug, and have had to learn a whole new set of skills aside from my video production chops.

For the uninitiated, HTPC = Home Theater PC. I've long had my fill of movie theaters, with the excessive prices to sit with rude, cell-phone-talking rubes. So I watch movies happily at home, now using a variety of toys which I'll discuss in a series of posts. These include my tests with: NTSC, ATSC and QAM, and why you should care, the HP MediaSmart TV and why mine was returned, Philips HDTV and DVD recorders, Windows Media Center 2005 (XP), Windows Vista Media Center, Beyond TV, Sage TV, the open source MediaPortal, the HDHomerun HD Tuner, analog tuners from ATI, Pinnacle, and AVerMedia, and running all this over a wireless G network. And more.

Yeah, I've been busy. And Elgato EyeTV PVR software for the Mac is on the way!

Stay tuned...

Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Reznor offer | Crave : The gadget blog

Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Reznor offer | Crave : The gadget blog:
"But they also illustrated that the music business is probably better left in the hands of businessmen. Musicians are not the new labels. Artists need someone to provide financial support and business acumen. If we end up ridding the world of labels, we'll only have to re-create them--in some other, probably more nimble form."

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