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The PlayOn Beta. Bridging Internet Video To My TV.

7 October, 2008 (18:00) | Computers, Projects, TV |

About a month ago I was selected to download MediaMall‘s PlayOn Media Server and try their beta version of software that bridges content from several Internet video provider sites to a TV. ┬áIn reality it requires a few more components along with the software to make it work, such as a PC to run the […]

How the format war has changed my purchasing habits.

5 March, 2008 (16:00) | HDTV, rant, TV | 1 comment

To be succinct, I simply don’t (and won’t) buy as much as I did before. For the past few years I didn’t think too hard about buying the week’s more popular DVD release of the latest blockbuster (or near blockbuster). This is why my DVD collection sprang to over 400 titles! I didn’t always buy […]

How I spent the Christmas Holiday – Modding My PS3

26 December, 2007 (12:59) | Computers, Fun, Hacks, Projects |

One of the cool features of the PS3 is that it is a serious computing device and Sony provided the option to easily upgrade its hard drive as well as install an alternate OS. So I did both. By far, the easiest HDD upgrade known to man (presently). Simply remove a panel and a screw. […]

My new PS3 – Go! Go! Blu-Ray!

24 December, 2007 (23:00) | Computers, Fun, HDTV, rant, TV |

Today I made the plunge and finally got off the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray format fence and bought a PS3 system. There were several reasons for this; first I did NOT buy it because I love Blu-Ray. I like that it has multiple studio and vendor support as well as about 25GB storage per layer, but the hardware […]