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Xbox 360 Windows Media Center Extender Demo

After I ditched cable TV, I used both Snapstream's BeyondTV and SageTV to sate my and my family's television needs. After almost 2 years we ended up turning cable back on. Win one for the cable company! But that did not end my search for the perfect home television system. Our cable box, well, works; but the hard drive is limited and you have to pay 15.99/mo for it. For the full video demo... continue to the full post!

Thoughts On the Google TV Platform

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Just watched the Google IO stream regarding the release of Google…

Replacing the Cable Box - Boxee and Live HD TV with the Acer Revo 3610

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Gone is my 500+ channel television subscription along with the required boxes necessary to decode all of that content. The DVR, which has been a mainstay of my family's television viewing habits, has been ousted. In it's place is a kick-ass system that keeps the DVR functionality for many of the TV shows that we usually watch, brings in much new content, and also saves me a few bucks each month. Let's face it, you don't want all of the content that your cable provider offers. Cable providers have fought a-la-carte programming tooth and nail for this very reason. Much of it is specialty programming, and though I admit it is nice to know it was there, my family and I rarely watched any of it. My new setup brings many new sources as well as a CHOICE to what you want to view. I am very happy with the results so far.