MSI Showcases New 8th Gen Desktops and Monitors
Gaming Storage card with RAID 0 NVMe for Z370, too.
Gaming Storage card with RAID 0 NVMe for Z370, too.
Will hit the UK by the end of the year.
Three percent 'interim' tax in the works.
QNAP has updated its NMP-1000 with a supplemental 'P' for some extra performance.
Zotac adds to its mini-PC product range with another gorgeously slim ZBox Blu-ray media PC.
We investigate new devices and services that look set to blur the line between TV and the Internet.
What do you get when you combine a fully featured digital TV recorder, NAS and digital video player with enough outputs to make AV enthusiasts swoon? The AC Ryan Playon! DVR TV that's what! We take a look to see if this jack of all trades device deserves a place beside your TV.
CES 2008 - For those of you who have media centres connected to your TVs, Logitech has finally listened and offered an alternative to the Windows Media Center Keyboard.
Blu-ray hits the UK this week, and we check out this incredible Media Center system from Sony which incorporates one of the first next-gen optical drives available. Is this the ultimate next-gen HTPC?
Windows Vista has promised to be the ultimate Media Center. But now they're pulling the rug from under HD cable add-ins.
Glow Lounge has been making Media Center PCs for a long time. With an Athlon 64 X2, 2GB of RAM and dual digital TV tuners on a single card, is this one of the fastest MCE systems in the West?
Looking for some MCE system building inspiration? The guys in the Corsair labs have a few ideas that might get you a little closer to PVR nirvana.
HD DVD drives will work just fine in Vista, but Microsoft has confessed that users may have to buy 3rd party plugins for movie playback. Is this Media Center all over again?
Sky+ Killer? If you're on Telewest then maybe. Today the company recently acquisitioned by NTL announced it is taking orders on it's new PVR system, TVDrive.
Proving that big can also be beautiful, the Silverstone LC16M is a fully featured HTPC case capable of storing up to three terabytes of data. It takes a standard ATX motherboard, so you can use existing desktop hardware.
Shuttle has announced two new XPCs: the AMD-based SN21G5 with GeForce 6100 integrated graphics, and the SD36G5M - the first XPC with Viiv technology.
Don is the man behind Intel's leading brand, Centrino, and its new digital home initiative - Viiv. We sat down to talk to the man that wants an Intel chip (or two) in every living room, covering topics including DRM and Linux.
Want a Media Center? Don't want to buy a pre-built rig, but worried about MCE's notorious component compatibility woes? QuietPC has brought out a kit that pairs build-your-own flexibility with guaranteed component choices. Is this the quietest PC we've ever (not) heard?
NVIDIA has replaced the GeForce 6200 TurboCache with the GeForce 7300 GS. For under $100, the card delivers H.264 hardware acceleration up to 1080p - ideal for low-noise HTPCs, as well as gaming at 1280x1024. We get the lowdown on the technology and talk to NVIDIA about its plans.
An enterprising video techie has come up with a way to stream DivX to the WMV-only Xbox 360.
CES 2006: Intervideo are doing some cool stuff with media processing on Pocket PC and the desktop. We chat with the guys behind the software.
Forget Microsoft MCE: OSX could be the new media platform of choice, if recent speculation is to be believed.
Are fans the bane of your life? The Zalman TNN 300 brings the promise of a Totally No Noise HTPC through heavy use of heatpipes. Can this black, aluminium beast justify its high price? We asked Rob Young to find out.
The latest update for Windows Media Center delivers some extra performance. We have a quick check at how the Epia-powered beblu now fares.
Looking for a Media Center compatible tuner? Or maybe you want a digital TV board with support for timeshifting and picture-in-picture in normal Windows XP? This new tuner hardware from Leadtek does all of the above, and also comes with some neat software.
Plenty of added goodness for Media Center owners, with sprinkly Xbox 360 sugar.
Matrix Orbital have got a new display which uses PLED rather than VFD. The technology gives a brighter and clearer display. But has Matrix Orbital kept pace with changing times in the modding world?
beblu are a new company with a fresh spin on home theatre PCs. Their latest creation mimics component Hi-Fi with a small form factor system designed to run Windows Media Center.
Not content with creating a dedicated remote control for Media Center, Microsoft have a new keyboard that also integrates a mouse and remote control functions, designed for use in your living room. Is it any good? We find out.
OK, it's 1:15PM, and I have to be in a meeting at 1:45. It's my turn to do a column, and I've left it until the last minute. Dagnabbit!
We take a look at a case designed for the living room. It's full-size ATX, and it will house your Media Center rig - but is it any good?
It's all very well saying how in the future, lots of different types of devices and functionality will all start to merge together. But do we really understand the drivers for these trends - do we really understand the problems that people have?
Have you got the Media Center bug? We've spent some time investigating the best components with which to build a home theatre PC for use with Microsoft Media Center. In the first of a new series on home theatre, we talk you through the component choices you need to make to build your own box.
IDF FALL 05: Intel has a new brand, designed to replicate the success of Centrino on the desktop. In a Matrix-style twist, however, they're being very tight-lipped about what's actually in it. We're following the white rabbit...
IDF FALL 05: The Xbox 360 includes the functionality to have content on your Media Center deisplayed on the console - Microsoft has been showing us this today.
The whole idea of having a PC in your living room is really starting to take off and manufacturers see it as a market with huge growth potential. We have a look at AOpen's i915GMm-HFS Pentium M motherboard. It's packed with oodles of home theatre goodies - could it make the ideal HTPC?
Scan delivers a Media Center system... that looks like a toaster? Sporting a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 it could probably toast any food product you like, but it's also a capable media machine.
After yesterday's All-In-Wonder X800 XL launch, we have managed to get hold of some more information on the new product...
Earlier today, ATI announced the latest addition to its All-In-Wonder family, which is the first high-end All-In-Wonder product on PCI-Express. It is based on the very popular Radeon X800 XL and we finally have pictures of the card...
Today, ATI announce the release of the All-In-Wonder X800 XL - the first high-end PCI-Express addition to the All-In-Wonder family. It is expected to be available later this summer, read on for more details.
In this week's column, Wil Harris discusses Intel's decision to introduce its dual core Pentium D processors at very affordable prices. It is becoming obvious that Intel is looking for new markets, and has the mainstream user in sight.
A picture of the new-style controller for the Xbox 360 hits the web, whilst Bill Gates is making the press tour talking about the capacilities of the console.
Microsoft still wants you to buy a whole new PC to get Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, but you don't necessarily have to anymore.