So I had reached the end of my rope with the MSI ATI Radeon card on a couple fronts. I had HDMI bitstreaming working with Arcsoft TMT (as long as AnyDVD was running), and I could even put up with the flaky Catalyst UI and drivers. But I was stymied trying to get the refresh… Continue reading Replacing the ATI Radeon 5450 with an NVidia GT 430
I just received a comment on an old Hulu/AutoHotKey fix I had done sometime ago to get a better resolution for Hulu streaming. Seeing this, it occurred to me that since then, Microsoft made some changes that broke Media Center Studio. Searching the Australian Media Center Community (which has a couple interesting projects you won’t… Continue reading Hulu update and quick Media Center Studio fix
So the new project (which I get to spend about 15 minutes a week on) has been to remove the mechanical harddisk from my HTPC and have it run completely silently off the SSD. The first stage was purchasing the ReadyNAS NV+. 2TB drives have dropped below $100 so a NAS device with 1Gb networking… Continue reading Jumbo Frames, iSCSI and Disabling Nagle
I put a new HTPC spec up on Amazon listmania. I’m not sure why… 🙂
Hanging out in Santa Cruz this weekend, using the new hammer drill to bore through some tile and concrete floor. Quite pleased with the result. Found a couple other things that I need to follow up on this week. Microsoft Silverlight 4 It looks like they added the h261 hardware accelleration in this release, just… Continue reading Couple Interesting Finds
I’m now keeping a running page of the HTPC configuration. This is mostly for my own reference so I can remember what I’ve done and I’ll be keeping it up to date as things change.
So for no good reason at all, Microsoft sent me a complimentary copy of Windows Ultimate along with a box of party swag (streamers, toys, coupons, bags, etc..). I was actually going to hold off on the upgrade of my HTPC (which is pretty happily running Vista), but with Microsoft’s encouragement, I broke down and… Continue reading Windows 7 Party Pack Arrived