Items tagged with Windows Media Center

Microsoft continues to beat the Windows 10 drum, but many holdouts are still refusing to dance. Windows 10 has only recently surpassed Windows 7's marketshare, nearly 4 years into its life cycle. While we here at HotHardware like Windows 10 and its forward looking features, there is no denying the well-earned popularity of Windows 7. Microsoft is left with taking a heavy-handed approach to "motivate" users to upgrade. Microsoft's latest action is to neuter Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player for its older operating systems. The changes will not affect basic playback, navigation, or streaming. Instead, metadata services will be discontinued. The metadata service delivers information... Read more...
We’ve heard all about what features are coming to Windows 10 over the past few months. First announced at the end of January, Windows 10 is set to be a blockbuster release for Microsoft and will be a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 customers. More recently, we’ve learned that Windows 10 will be available for customers on July 29, and we’ve also received a preliminary look at pricing for the operating system (for those that don’t qualify for the free upgrade). We’re now learning more about the system requirements for Windows 10, and thankfully it looks as though it won’t take much to get decent performance from machines more than a few years old. Here are recommendations straight... Read more...
If you're interested in turning your computer into a HDTV and DVR, then Elgato's new EyeTV One may be something you're interested in. This digital TV tuner connects to your TV antenna and delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts to your Mac or PC. Best of all, since these over-the-air broadcasts are free and offer excellent quality, you could finally nix the cable company's monthly bill for digital TV services once and for all (that is, assuming you're happy with the number of stations available over the air). For Mac users, EyeTV One comes with EyeTV 3 software that lets you watch, rewind, fast forward, and pause live TV. With this software, you can also access a Program Guide, record TV, edit out... Read more...
Toshiba Introduces Network Devices Designed to Deliver on the Promise of the Connected Home New TV, LCD TV/DVD Combo and Standalone Player Utilize Widget Channel, Developed by Intel(R) and Yahoo!(R), and Microsoft's Windows Extender for Media Center Platform to Deliver an Exciting Content Solution for the Home LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CES -- Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. ("Toshiba"), announced its new audio/video (A/V) devices with Network Player capabilities, which deliver on the promise of digital convergence in the home. Toshiba is launching this initiative across three product categories - REGZA(R) LCD TVs, LCD TV/DVD Combos and standalone players - in an effort to meet... Read more...