Dealzmodo Hack: Get Some Use Out of Your Useless Old PC

The PC upgrade cycle is a brutal, senselessly fast one. Problem is, every upgrade doesn't mean disposal for your old PC — it means suffering a much more depressing fate in the back of a dark closet. It doesn't have to be that way. Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses of dusty towers yearning to breathe… » 11/14/08 11:00am 11/14/08 11:00am

Boxee Media Center Now Streams Hulu, Comedy Central and CBS to Apple TV

Boxee, the free media center software that you can easily install on your Apple TV via a USB patch stick (as well as any other recent OS X machine), now supports Hulu streaming, as well as CBS and Comedy Central (for South Park and Daily Show/Colbert). It's an alpha release, so you'll need an invitation to download the … » 10/21/08 10:07am 10/21/08 10:07am

Inteset's Media Centers Offer Both Blu-ray and HD DVD

These 1080p-capable Inteset media centers not only have a 7.1 channel surround sound, they have both Blu-ray and HD DVD support with a hybrid drive built right in. They also support Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS audio, which is great since you probably won't have enough cash left over after you buy this to… » 7/27/07 2:10pm 7/27/07 2:10pm

Niveus and MusicGiants Offering HD Music Downloads

Apple and EMI stole the spotlight earlier this month with their DRM-free music announcement, but now Niveus and MusicGiants are teaming up to bring you the first joint HD music store. The store will let audiophiles listen to and download music in the Lossless WMA format at rates up to 1,100 kbps. You'll also be able… » 4/12/07 1:43pm 4/12/07 1:43pm

Sony Vaio XL2 Media Center Reviewed (Verdict: It's 'aight)

Okay, so this isn't actually a "Media Center," Sony likes to call it a Digital Living System featuring MCE. But that is just fancy talk for a media center. This machine packs quite a punch. It is powered by a Viiv-compatible dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, GeForce 6600GT, wireless keyboard w/ touchpad, … » 5/27/06 7:51pm 5/27/06 7:51pm

Microsoft Takes More of your Money with the LG LRM-519 DMR

Microsoft is teaming up with LG to design the LRM-519 digital media recorder. This features all of the bells and whistles of the average consumer electronics home entertainment system: RF, digital audio, composite video, standard audio, s-video, telephone, Ethernet, DVD burner, USB, IR, and even old-school serial… » 12/09/05 7:36am 12/09/05 7:36am