Introduction: This is my living room HTPC / Steambox setup designed for home theater, HDTV/PVR and light gaming. My requirements for this build boiled down to the following: Living Room Use Quiet Compact/Discrete Low Power This build differs from my other HTPC as it's going to be used for light gaming, it wont however need to play … Continue reading Build: HTPC/Steambox
Introduction: This is my current HTPC setup which i originally built 2 years ago and has served me well since. It's a low powered net-top, which means it can be left on 24/7 if needed which is useful for a personal video recorder (PVR) and easily hidden away behind your TV screen or underneath in … Continue reading Build: Budget HTPC
Part 2 of of this multi-part post on how to Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70. In this post we cover setting up your media library for the first time, adding media sources and setting up network file shares.
Introduction This multi-part post is a tutorial and build log documenting each step involved in installing and configuring your preferred version of XBMC onto a Acer Revo RL70 nettop PC. I will cover two of the most popular builds of XBMC, XBMCbuntu and OpenElec. The full article is split into the following posts/topics: Part 1: Installing XBMCbuntu … Continue reading How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70
Acer Aspire Revo RL70 Multimedia HTPC Nettop "The Revo RL70 smart PC brings photos, videos, music and all web content though Acer clear.fi to your big-screen TV and to every other connectable device in your home. It's a serious breakthrough for home entertainment! The flexible design allows this neat PC to be placed flat on … Continue reading Review: Acer Revo RL70
[C-200] Firmware 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 (02-01-100119-19-POP-408 Apps) (29.01.2010). I have been waiting patiently for improvements to be implemented for the Popcorn Hour c200 firmware. Syabas continue to release new firmware every month yet they have still not resolved the blu-ray disc support. If anything the latest firmware release is a step backwards in terms of Blu-ray support, … Continue reading News: [C-200] Firmware 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 Released
I was going to write a feature length review on this, but in light of the problems i had actually getting it to work 'as expected' out of the box, and the lack of any adequate documentation with the PCH C-200 i decided to write this essential quick start guide. Step 1. Un-box. Step 2. … Continue reading How to: Popcorn Hour C-200 – Essential Quick Start
I have been awaiting the release of the new popcorn hour networked media tank with much anticipation for many weeks. It promises to be a fantastic little player, highly capable of playing any digital content you can throw at it including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H-264, XVID, WMV, WMA, MP3, FLAC, AAC. The C-200 has a … Continue reading News: Popcorn Hour C-200