This weekend I had a bit more time to poke around with the HDHR Prime. Since this is a network streaming device, it works great for watching TV, but in order to use it as a DVR it takes a little bit of extra work. I initially looked at using an old MediaPortal installation, since [...]

Six years ago I built a Media Center that used a Hauppauge WinTVHVR1600 TV Tuner. This was great at the time, when HD was not really a concern. However, I have since come to find HD-content as a standard rather than an upgrade, and my old analog tuner hasn’t been in use for years for [...]

I recently picked up a new all-in-one storage server for home. It includes a Supermicro 846TQ chassis, motherboard, processor, ram and three SATA controllers to handle all 24 hot-swap drive bays. The server came at a price that was too good to pass up, but it had a couple draw backs too. It’s a large [...]

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