Review: HDHomeRun DVR

HDHomeRun DVR I have been following the development of the HDHomeRun DVR by SiliconDust, and i thought it was a good time to review the progress made. To date the kick starter campaign has received close to 4000 backers who have pledged $370k to see this project come to life. The concept is simple, a DVR … Continue reading Review: HDHomeRun DVR

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Review: HDHomeRun DVB-T/T2 Connect

Silcon Dust HDHomeRun DVB-T/T2 Connect Network TV Dual Tuner   I recently purchased a HDHomeRun CONNECT, the network TV tuner that can take over the air broadcast terrestrial television and convert it into IP streams that can then be played back on any local network device. This means you no longer need to worry about having … Continue reading Review: HDHomeRun DVB-T/T2 Connect

How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to upgrade your ESXi 5.x hypervisor to version 6.0. In my case i was running ESXi 5.1 on a HP Proliant N54l microserver. We will be using SSH and the command line to perform the update. It's a very simple process but you need to ensure … Continue reading How to: Upgrade ESXi 5.x to ESXi 6.0 (and enable Web Management Interface)

How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to install the HDHomeRun DVR record engine on a Synology NAS. NAS Requirements: * x86 or ARM based CPU * 256MB RAM minimum * Must be running Linux * SSH access Step 1. Purchase a compatible HDHomeRun digital tuner. For terrestrial broadcast you need either a Connect/2 … Continue reading How to: Install HDHomeRun DVR on a Synology NAS

Review: Five most useful Google Chrome Extensions

My ‘Top Five’ most useful Google Chrome Extensions 1. Adblock Plus Description: Used by over 50 million people, a free ad blocker that blocks ALL annoying ads, malware and tracking. Comments: Indispensable. 2. Ghostery Description: Enjoy a faster, safer and cleaner browsing experience. Comments: For anyone who takes privacy seriously and doesn't want their web browsing activity tracked. 3. HTTPS … Continue reading Review: Five most useful Google Chrome Extensions

How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec

The following tutorial describes in simple steps the process to setup a secure VPN connection from your OpenElec (Kodi) Media Centre PC using the 'VPN for OpenElec' and 'OpenVPN' addons. If you don't know how to add a new repository and install new addon's please refer to this post for guidance before attempting the steps below. … Continue reading How to: Setup VPN for OpenElec