Archive for the ‘HTPC’ Category

Picture-in-Picture: Would You Use It? – Chris Lanier’s Blog My answer would be, “Hell, yeah!”. I think this should be an included feature with enough “smarts” to deal with all the conflicts that Chris mentions. I’m sure there are people who only have a Media Center PC in a single room with no extenders, and […]


SlySoft Forum – How to turn off subtitles or remove them? I just started using PowerDVD Ultra to playback my HD-DVDs, and I’ve noticed that “Superman Returns” doesn’t have a menu (at least I cannot access it with PowerDVD nor the Xbox 360 player). PowerDVD Ultra turns on subtitles and there is not way to […]


  Adding a “Rip DVD” menu item to Beyond Media – OTA HD DVR I remember reading this awhile ago, but forgot to mention it here. This is great “how-to” to include a “Rip DVD” option in your Beyond Media menu. With it you can add a DVD movie to DVD Library in a few […]


BrentEvans: Video Walkthrough of Placeshifting Beyond TV Brent Evans has a nice write-up and screencast of how to stream video from a PC, running Beyond TV. It cannot stream Live TV yet, but it’s still a nice and very welcome feature for Beyond TV users.


Help Build a Media Center Components Database – Chris Lanier’s Blog I always thought sites like this would be very helpful to people looking to build a successful Home Theater PC (HTPC) as long as the site stays current. The biggest issue I see is maintaining a central database of components (hardware, software, drivers, versions, […]


With more “affordable” CableCARD Vista Media Center PCs coming out from the likes of HP and Dell the lucky folks over at Gizmodo and Engadget have been able to play with them, and are ready to share their experiences and thoughts with the rest of us. Installing a Vista CableCARD Media Center PC (part 1): […]


Hauppauge adds QAM support to the WinTV-HVR-1600 dual tuner card – Engadget HD This is some pretty interesting news. Unfortunately, I doubt there will be the necessary drives needed to get QAM working with 3rd party PVR software like Beyond TV, Vista Media Center, Sage TV, GB-PVR, etc. As with anything else there is a […]