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
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
Sick and tired of your slow home broadband connection? Still getting 2 Mbps on a good day with the wind behind you? Well this news is really going to upset you! BT and Huawei today announced field trial speeds of up to three Terabits per second (Tbps), believed to be the fastest real-time super channel … Continue reading News: BT and Huawei achieve real-world 3Tbps fibre speeds
This is one little annoyance that has been troubling me for some time so i decided to troubleshoot why some of my home PC's will on occasions seemingly disappear from my network, or at least don't show in Windows under the local network window. Now before we start, there could be any number of reasons … Continue reading Fix: PC’s not visible on a Windows Network? Troubleshooting Windows File Sharing.
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Windows 7 introduced the Library concept to make finding and managing files easier by logically grouping multiple locations together, thus saving time navigating and searching multiple folders. In theory that all sounds great but in practice it's hindered by the simple fact it won't let you include network locations in the library unless it's on … Continue reading How to: Add network shares to a Windows 7 library
[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