Entertainment 2.0 #162 : CES 2012 Wrap-up

Jan 20, 2012 by

Richard has arrived home after a long week in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show! Amazingly, he wasn’t sick (yet) so he and Josh were able to recap the rest of the news that made this year’s CES so interesting. The guys started off with general themes that they found at the...

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A Closer Look at Ceton’s “Q” Entertainment Platform

Jan 19, 2012 by

We're taking a close look at Ceton's "Q" entertainment platform, including a video preview of the on-screen experience. This multi-room media solution has the potential to popularize and improve upon one of the best home media platforms available today.

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Microsoft Powers TVs and Set Top Boxes Around the World

Jan 12, 2012 by

With a notable lack of Windows and Windows Media video devices in the U.S., we tend to forget that Windows and Windows Embedded is alive and well in entertainment devices around the world.

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Entertainment 2.0 #161 : CES 2012

Jan 11, 2012 by

Finally! One of our favorite times of the year is upon! Of course we’re talking about the Consumer Electronics Show! We’re only officially one day into the huge show, but there’s already been tons of great news! Our man Richard Gunther is on the scene, and despite the fact that...

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Reycom to Release Media Center Set-top-box in US

Jan 10, 2012 by

Reycom is a company that we heard from, and wrote about, last year at CES. They displayed a set-top-box DVR built on Windows Embedded Standard 7 utilizing Windows Media Center for the user interface. Last year we were very excited to see this box shown off at Microsoft’s booth, but were...

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Ceton Showing Their Own Windows Media Center Extender and Set-top-box

Jan 10, 2012 by

Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Ceton is inviting the press to their suite to show off what they’ve been working on, and it should excite a lot of people in the Windows Media Center community! First up, they’ve decided to produce their own Windows Media Center Extender! For...

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Entertainment 2.0 #134 : Windows Embedded, Windows Phone, and MVPs

Jul 8, 2011 by

Episode 134 of the Entertainment 2.0 podcast, like the show that came before it, went off without a hitch! Josh Pollard was joined by DMZ writers Craig Scholle and Richard Gunther, and even the live stream worked well! It was a bigger week than one might have expected, so the trio wasted no time...

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Interview with Mark Pendergrast

Mar 7, 2011 by

While at the Microsoft MVP Summit 2011 I was able to sit down with Mark Pendegrast. He is a product manager for marketing on the Windows Embedded team. We were able to get into a lot of topics around Embedded. We discussed how it’s being used, who is using it, and who is working on Media...

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Entertainment 2.0 #112 : Ben Drawbaugh

Jan 20, 2011 by

This week on Entertainment 2.0 Josh, Craig, and James had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Drawbaugh of Engadget HD. He’s one of the most public Windows Media Center evangelists, and with that he keeps a close eye on the Media Center universe. This week he joined us to talk about the...

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Entertainment 2.0 #110 : CES 2011

Jan 7, 2011 by

The week of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is always insane! This week brought us a lot of great news to talk about though. James Montemagno and Craig Sholle joined me again to recap an absolute boat-load of news! Despite the huge quantity of topics covered we were able to keep the show from...

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Reycom to Launch Windows Media Center Set-Top Box in US for $499

Jan 6, 2011 by

Reycom, of Aarau Switzerland, is at CES displaying an amazing new box called the REC at Microsoft’s booth. The REC is a set-top box built upon Windows Embedded Standard 7, utilizing Windows 7 Media Center as it’s user interface. Inside it packs an Intel CPU, Nvidia graphics, dual ATSC...

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Windows on a Saltine Cracker

Jan 5, 2011 by

That’s right, according to Microsoft’s closed door pre-keynote meeting, this press release states that Microsoft’s next version of Windows will be able to run on ARM processors and Entire Systems on a chip (SOC).  This opens up a whole new world for devices with Windows on...

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