Media Center Update

I have this weekend completed a new upgrade to my media center solution at home,  replacing the old Silverstone LC-16 based xbmc-live system with a mac mini. This upgrade is largely for aesthetics how ever I have had some other minor success.  the Mac Mini in question is the 2010 model, not because still has the DVD…

XBMC on Apple TV 2 First Impressions

My ATV2 arrived today, which I ordered straight away after I header on twitter that the xbmc team had ported to iOS.  Obviously im being a bit bleeding edge here.  However I’m currently watching a 1080p trailer from my nas with zero visible frame drops. XBMC is a bit buggy currently but we’ll let them…

My XBMC Multi Room audio challenge.

Recently I have successfully migrated away from SKY HD and from Freeview+ to an entirely XBMC based solution.  Most importantly this solution currently has a very high WAF .  My setup is built using XBMC live in an overly powerful PC in a rather nice silverstone media center case. My current problem is now I…

Media Centre – Update

This morning, I flicked on the media centre to listen to some music, browsing to music library and the music is jumping all over the shop. What appeared to be happening, was media centre re scanning my library. This was very annoying particularly as I hadn’t added anything in a couple of months. So whats…

Media Centre

The Zalman coolers have now been fitted, and the good news is the reduction is noise is quite substantial. The bad news is its not quite where I wanted it. All of the remaining noise is coming from the 3 HD’s and the northbridge cooler.

Shhhhh, Media Centre.

So my media centre is now in place in the lounge, and is looking rather fabulous, even while in black. Why the manufacturers insist on changing colours from silver to black every no and then I don’t know.

Media Centre Continued & Netgear DG834 VPN

Yesterday I got Vista Ultimate installed on my media centre. Installation all very smooth, except vista not having the drivers for my SATA 150 controller (why not its about 3 years old). Apart from that the install is all pretty smooth and possibly quicker than XP? That may not be actual fact as I was…

Xbox 360 Media Extender

Tags: xbox 360, media center extender, XVID So last night I rebuilt my PC with Media Center Edition, somthing I have been putting off for some time. Due to the epic nightmare it always turns out to be. Antics that followed : Discovered didn’t have the drivers around for my SATA raid controller Found drivers…