Using a TiVo Slide Remote with Windows Media Center

Apr 27, 2012 by

Wouldn't the TiVo sliding keyboard remote be great if you could use it with Windows Media Center? Well now you can have all of that keyboard goodness and still use the best DVR on the planet: Windows Media Center. Let us show you step-by-step how to configure this keyboard + remote with Media Center.

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A Bright Future for Windows Media Center? Thanks to Xbox?

Apr 3, 2012 by

Microsoft's Windows Media Center has always struggled in the marketing arena. Does a new rumor suggest that Microsoft may be rethinking the marketing strategy?

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Media Center Music Library Bug – Hotfix Released

May 5, 2010 by

Ian Dixon, over at The Digital Lifestyle, spotted an important new Hotfix from Microsoft for Windows 7 Media Center users. There has been a bug within Media Center that if the application is not shut down properly it can cause the music library to completely rebuild itself the next time it is...

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Entertainment 2.0-Episode 68: FINALLY!!!!!

Mar 12, 2010 by

First we want to apologize to those who join us live every week.  When we’re going to be having multiple people on with us, it helps to cut out the live stuff to conserve bandwidth.  Unfortunately it didn’t help much this week due to software errors.  But while the audio quality isn’t...

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How To: Keep a Close Eye on Your Media Center

Feb 4, 2010 by

It’s no surprise to any of our regular readers how much I love Window 7 Media Center. That passion has probably crossed the line into obsession now though. If you’re like me, and for the sake of humanity, let’s hope not, you want to constantly know what your Media Center is doing. That’s...

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DVBLink Turns Your Tuners into Networked Tuners

Jan 12, 2010 by

We all love watching television on our Media Center computers, but what if you have more than one computer around your house? The only solutions up to this point have been to install tv tuner cards into every machine or to use a networked tuner like the HD Homerun. DVBLink is changing all of that...

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Windows 7 Media Center Brings Improved Netflix

Sep 10, 2009 by

Ben Drawbaugh has continued his excellent coverage of the CEDIA 2009 show floor today. This time he was able to spend a few minutes with the Netflix plugin for Windows 7 Media Center. We of course knew that Netflix was coming, as we posted back in July about the initial unveiling of the plugin....

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Dolby Digital Plus to be Supported in Windows 7

Aug 19, 2009 by

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. has announced that Windows 7 will support Dolby Digital Plus. This technology is the next evolution of Dolby Digital. One of the biggest advantages to Dolby Digital Plus is that it offers the same high quality audio that its predecessor did, but at lower data rate. It does...

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DivX Announces 64-bit MKV Tech Preview for Windows 7

Aug 19, 2009 by

We brought you the news back in June when DivX had first announced their tech preview that brings MKV playback support to Windows 7 via Media Foundation.  The great thing about the tech preview is that because it is using Media Foundation it also allows playback of MKV files on Media Center...

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ShowAnalyzer V1.0 Beta Now Publically Available

Aug 5, 2009 by

Many people were extremely excited when we announced back in May that Dragon Global was releasing a private beta of ShowAnalyzer that would work with Windows 7. Unfortunately, the beta was time limited, and that time limit has run out for most people by now.  Jere Jones, the creator of the...

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DVRMSToolbox 1.2.1.7 Public Release

May 22, 2009 by

We mentioned last week that a private beta version of DVRMSToolbox, version 1.2.1.7, was available last Friday to Early Access members. Tonight Andy Van Til released this fantastic tool to the public. The biggest new feature is of course support for the .WTV files that are created in Windows 7...

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Show Analyzer Windows 7 Beta Now Available

May 18, 2009 by

Jere Jones, over at Dragon Global has released the beta of Show Analyzer version 1.0. This is the version that supports the WTV files that are created by Windows 7 Media Center. For a full write-up on how to setup completely automated commercial skipping in Windows 7 check out the post I wrote...

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