Review: Western Digital TV Live

The Western Digital TV Live (WDTVLive) is a second generation device for playing media on your TV or home theatre directly from a portable hard drive. With the Live version, Western Digital added an Ethernet port which greatly expands its overall utility.

The device comes nicely packaged with the obligatory DC power pack, an infrared remote (with . . . → Read More: Review: Western Digital TV Live

XBOX 360 is not an audiophile music source

Do you play music from your XBOX 360? Have you noticed that it doesn’t sound as good as it should? Does it sound muddy, compressed and just plain dull and lifeless? Do you notice that much of the bass and lower midrange is missing? I saw someone report that it sounds like someone threw a wet . . . → Read More: XBOX 360 is not an audiophile music source

FLAC audio streaming to XBOX 360 in MCX mode

EDIT: I no longer stream FLAC files to my XBOX 360 as I have decided it is┬ánot an audiophile device as its audio quality just isn’t good enough.

For some time, I have been getting increasingly annoyed with the quality of audio being delivered by my XBOX 360 in Media Center extender (MCX) mode on my main . . . → Read More: FLAC audio streaming to XBOX 360 in MCX mode

Windows 7 RC Media Center initial impressions

I have been evaluating W7 since Beta in virtual machines. I was initially impressed with the speed and simplicity of installation and the overall performance of the base install when compared to Vista – even in my resource restricted VMs. Seems MS have removed most of the CPU hogging crap that came with Vista….

I have been . . . → Read More: Windows 7 RC Media Center initial impressions

Digital album art

I have finally updated my electronic music library to include all the correct album art so it looks perfect in Vista Media Center (VMC) over my five XBOX 360 extenders. I have about 6,000 tracks in my MP3 library and what should have been a simple fix to a little annoyance turned into a major project . . . → Read More: Digital album art