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Elgato EyeTV 3.0.2 Update

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Elgato has released an update to their Mac OS X PVR software. Unlike most other updates lately there is a detailed list of new features available. From the update page on Elgato’s web site: Full Support for H.264 Broadcasts EyeTV now fully supports digital television H.264 broadcasts in standard TV and HDTV resolutions. More and […]

FrankenMac as a HTPC?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Thanks to Psystar and their “Open Computer” Mac clones (aka FrankenMacs) have been all over the Internets lately. As a Mini owner and a FrankenMac dabbler I thought I should weigh in on the issue as it relates to the Home Theater environment. The short version of the story? Move along, nothing to see here. […]

AppleTV 2.0.1 is Out

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Apple has published a minor update to the Take 2 software for the AppleTV. As sometimes happens with oh-dot-one releases from Apple a fix list is not available at this time. You can get the update by going to the “Settings” menu, then choosing “General” and “Update Software.” After the update your ATV will restart […]

Here we go again “AppleVision”

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Like I’ve always said, all Apple rumors are nothing more than hilarious fabrications, that is until Steve holds one up on stage and people say ‘oh I guess that ones real’. The latest in the long line of Apple rumors involves the ever popular “Apple in the living room” theory that includes “an IP/video set-top […]

distantDVD now with movie trailers!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

distantDVD version 0.05b with movie trailer support is now available for distantDVD and I want to publicly congratulate him on all his hard work. I’ve included a few screen shots from version 0.05b: Main Interface Movies Trailers B.Greenway

distantDVD, I’ve found my DVD launcher

Monday, May 8th, 2006

Well after my ‘The sad state of Mac HTPC front-ends’ post, I’m happy to report I’ve found my full-screen Video_TS launcher. As you know I’ve mentioned distantDVD here several times before, but the early versions only supported 1360×768 which made testing the app out on my projector somewhat difficult. Not to worry however as Tom […]

The sad state of Mac HTPC front-ends

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Yesterday I ran a little experiment. I wanted to see what functionality the popular Mac HTPC front-ends offered through the eyes of a first time user. Obviously this took a bit of imagination as I’ve used them all in some degree or another. What I found was a bit disappointing. Basically starting from scratch I […]

Job’s on Apple media center, 6 words

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Think Secret has posted a summary of Apple’s April 27th shareholders’ meeting and while the majority of the meeting was spent dealing with questions about Apple’s environmental practices, the

Front Row, of course

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Pretty clever if you ask me, Apple introduced a media center without actually having built one. The new iMac’s come bundled with Apple’s

Jobs on the convergence of television and computer

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I ran across a

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