MCE

  • Western D Lays Out Media Drives for Media Devices

    How much porn are you downloading? Collectively speaking, enough for major hard drive manufacturers like Western Digital to develop drives targeted towards your bad habits. The venerable manufacturer has released a line of Serial ATA drives in capacities from 80 to 500 GB made specifically for DVRs and Media Centers to play back and record tons and tons of digital content. WD has increased… Read More

  • Alienware MCE PC: Sleek And Powerful

    Alienware is known for building high-end gaming PCs, but don’t expect to be playing F.E.A.R or Prey or any other current 3D game on its new media center. While it features a top-notch AMD 64 FX-62 dual-core CPU, a 1,000-watt amp (yes, its own power amp) and an HDMI output for high-definition video, Alienware went with integrated graphics on this box. I know space is limited in this… Read More

  • Three Great Windows MCE Plugins

    As Windows Vista approaches its launch date, us early adopters of Microsoft’s Windows Media Center need to stop patting ourselves on the back and start gearing up for what’s coming soon – HD content via CableCARD, for instance. But before that, here are three great plugins for Media Center that let you do things like listen to iTunes-purchased songs on your Media… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: OMG C00l! L33T Phonez and Computerz!


    Oh, South Korea, why do you taunt us so. Here are some highlights from today’s trip to Samsung HQ and the tech mart in downtown Seoul. Not much to say except that I want a CE-looking Media Center PC mit der blinkenlights running MCE for my own home like the Samsung Magic Station, above. I’m late, said the White Rabbit. The YP-W3L MP3-player pocket watch. Another MCE monster… Read More

  • X10's RF Remote for Windows Media Center

    . The other difference between this and the standard remote is the the odd “shield” shape and the required USB dongle in order to receive RF. Other than that, not much. You can pick one up for around 20 Euro, or 25 US Dollars. X10 Launch New RF Remote for Windows Media Centre [Automated Home via uber gizmo] Read More

  • Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick

    Pinnacle announced today the release of the PCTV HD Pro Stick, an ultra-compact USB 2.0 TV tuner that comes in an attractive stick form. It supports ATSC Digital SD, EDTV and HDTV. The Pro Stick can also play analog NTSC signals such as those from cable and DVD players. When coupled with the PCTV MCE Companion, it is fully compatible with Windows Media Center Edition. The companion enables… Read More