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The Big Drawback of Boxee TV Cloud-Based DVR

By Julie Jacobson · October 16, 2012 • Boxee TV offers unlimited cloud-based storage for recorded shows, but no local storage, so users must play monthly fees -- which are bound to increase -- for as long as they want access. What if Boxee goes out of business?

Microsoft Dumps Media Center, DVD Playback in Windows 8

By Julie Jacobson · May 7, 2012 • If you want Windows Media Center or DVD playback in Windows 8, you’ll have to pay for an upgrade.

Can Ceton Rejuvenate Windows Media Center, Extenders?

By Julie Jacobson · April 17, 2012 • Ceton shows Windows Media Center Extender with built-in Web browser and DTS audio technology at NAB 2012, complementing its InfiniTV 4 USB multistream tuner.

Vutec Slim-Line Expands ArtScreen Line

By CE Pro Editors · December 28, 2011 • New thinner Slim-Line media concealment device from Vutec is latest in the ArtScreen line.

How Windows 8 Affects CE Pros

By Eyal Kattan · June 8, 2011 • Integrator says custom industry will benefit greatly from Windows 8, which will bridge the gap between different devices in our digital world.

Kinect Hacker Unwittingly Spoofs Windows Media Center

By Julie Jacobson · November 24, 2010 • Developer uses Kinect to navigate Windows 7 Media Center via hand gestures. Is this a skit from SNL?

Hands On: VidaBox TouchClient20 Media TV

By Robert Archer · November 11, 2010 • VidaBox's TouchClient20 combines the standard functions of a 20-inch HDTV with the functionality of Media Center and streaming media.

Niveus Drops Media Center PCs to Focus on OEM Software

By Julie Jacobson · September 20, 2010 • One of the early champions of high-performance Media Center PCs for the living room, Niveus Media is no longer selling hardware; will OEM new Project Snowbird platform to STB makers.

S1Digital Adds 3D to Media Center Blu-ray

By Julie Jacobson · June 25, 2010 • S1Digital "refreshes" its ProLine Media Centers with 3D capabilities, more storage and enhanced audio; adds P250 thin client to the line.

VidaBox iPad App Controls Windows Media Center

By Arlen Schweiger · June 24, 2010 • iPad can now control company's Windows-based solution.

Post-Escient: Let the Discounts Begin

By Julie Jacobson · April 8, 2010 • Vidabox takes advantage of the demise of Escient, Axonix, Xperinet. Are dedicated integration-friendly media servers dead?

Ceton Fesses Up: Quad CableCard Tuner to Ship May 31

By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2010 • Ceton knew March 31 deadline couldn't be met, but delayed announcement; new InfiniTV digital cable tuner products ready to pre-order for $399 exclusively at Zones but program is limited

S1Digital Blu-ray Changer Integrates with Media Center

By Arlen Schweiger · February 5, 2010 • Holds 100 discs and scans for metadata and cover art within a Media Center interface.

Analyst: ‘Game Over’ for Microsoft in Consumer Space

By Julie Jacobson · December 13, 2009 • Failure in the mobile realm, and the lack of integrated user interfaces for applications and services, will help Microsoft lose its grip on consumers in 2010

App Store Coming to Windows Media Center, But Not from Microsoft

By Julie Jacobson · December 9, 2009 • Because there is no easy way to find and download plug-ins for Windows Media Center, two fans are building an "app store."

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