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

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

Xbox 360 red ring of death

Xbox 360s suffer from a well known heat related issue that seems to affect them just after the 12 month warranty period runs out. Microsoft took a lot a heat (pardon the pun) about the issue when it first came up and eventually relented and admitted it was an issue. In response, they now offer an . . . → Read More: Xbox 360 red ring of death