What is Windows Media Center?


Ever wonder… “How do I get rid of my cable box” or get pissed off at how lousy the dvr interface from your cable company is… wish there was another option. Well, There is another solution… and its called Windows Media Center. For those of you that have windows 7, you have the software built into your computer already, and with a little, to no, start up cost, you can get your TV to communicate to this state of the art DVR built into your computer, as seamlessly as the interface on your Comcast box (AKA it will be wife & mom proof). This DVR however will have many, many, many more features, that I’ll get into later… I’ve switched over about 3 years ago, and I will never go back to renting Comcast’s crappy box, paying extra for their crappy HD box, or paying even more for their crappy DVR service…

Click after this break to see a brief synopsis of how to get things running on your TV with Windows Media Center Continue reading “What is Windows Media Center?”

Check out my page about QAM feeds for your TV

I added another page on how to get free HDTV with just basic cable… this page talks about QAM tuners which is a secret signal you can get thru a basic cable subscription to get HDTV without having to pay the extra fees for digital classic or getting that huge set-top box… check out what I have to say about QAM here
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Amazon HD streaming goes live

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Amazon recently launched a service for TV shows and eventually movies called instant HD for streaming HD content to not only your computer… but with various TV models (read Sony Bravia and Panasonic Viera cast compatable TV’s) it also works with certain HD Tivo boxes… what this means is you would be able to go to the menu on one of these devices… select the amazon instant HD menu… pick your movie and watch it. This is great as it is a step in where digital media needs to be… no more wrappers, boxes, or wasting gas to pick up a movie… this would mean lower prices as studios don’t have to produce all this gargin and shipping costs as well… read more about here.

HDTV Feeds

I added a permanent page to my blog about the various types of HDTV feeds you can have… most people think you can only get HDTV by having a set top box from your cable provider… in fact you can get HDTV from an antenna, and from something called a QAM tuner that may be built into your newer TV’s already. Check out my page to find out more about the various ways of getting HDTV to your HDTV ready television.
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