Dell Updates Its Inspiron Zino HD Mini HTPC with AMD Phenom II X4 Processor, ATI HD5450 Graphic Options

Looking for a economical mini HTPC that packs a punch? Have a look at Dell's refreshed Inspiron Zino HD (410 series) small form factor PC that's ready to handle your HD and gaming needs. The new Zino HD offers a quad-core processor, THX 7.1 surround sound, Blu-ray, a copy of 64-bit Windows 7 with Windows [...]

Niveus Media Goes All-in on Project Snowbird, Drops Consumer Windows Media Center HTPC Product Line

This is a bit of a surprise. Niveus Media is confirming that they have stopped making their high-end HTPC systems for consumers based on Windows Media Center. Instead the company will now be 100% focused on their new "TV Everywhere" platform dubbed Project Snowbird, which enables Cable and Satellite operators to securely stream their content [...]

Should Microsoft Rename Windows Media Center: Windows TV?

Hmmm, our friends Ian Dixon at TDL and tech columnist Rob Enderle both think Microsoft should consider renaming Windows Media Center Windows TV. Interestingly, both gentlemen came to the same conclusion for different reasons. Rob believes Windows 7 Embedded with Windows Media Center should have been the product that Microsoft should have introduced originally instead of integrating [...]

Sneak Peek: My Movies for iPad

Everyone's favorite Windows Media Center Add-in, My Movies, will soon have an iPad app (ETA: October 2010), in addition to its iPhone app, to compliment the add-in. The price will be $6.99 (€5.99, £4.99) and it will be able to communicate with My Movies' servers to keep your collection in sync across devices. Downside: since [...]

Amulet Devices’ Voice Activated Remote Lets You Control Windows Media Center

Voice control of Windows Media Center isn't anything new, however, a fairly new company is getting in the game with a novel voice activated remote called the Amulet Remote (it's actually their 2nd generation product - see 1st gen. here), which is expected retail for $249. The remote looks just about like every other Windows [...]

New Hack Unlocks Windows 7 Media Center’s 4-tuner Limit

Color me impressed. Windows 7 Media Center can now handle as many TV tuners as your system is capable of. A new hack, which can be found in TunerSalad (FREE, donation-ware) and Big Screen EPG ($19.95), can unlock Media Center's four TV tuner limit. TunerSalad, according to Missing Remote, can configure up to 8 [...]

Sneak Peek: Silverlight-Powered byRemote App for Windows Phone 7

Niall Ginsbourg has posted a few screenshots and details of his forthcoming Silverlight-powered Big Screen byRemote app for Windows Phone 7. Unlike the current HTML browser-based version he's has available, this new app will work natively on Windows Phone 7 and provide a much richer experience on par to the byRemote desktop client, which provides remote [...]

CableLabs Gives Its Blessing to Tuner Sharing via OCUR Devices

Thinking of picking up Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner? Well, CableLabs has just made it a lot more useful, according to DMZ. We knew it could help a Windows Media Center PC transport its video feed to Media Center Extenders and other PCs, but it can now officially — through an upcoming firmware update — [...]