Video: Linksys DMA2200 setup

Below is a 2 part video of unboxing and setup of the Linksys DMA2200. The DMA2200 is the one that includes the upconvert DVD player. I still haven’t broken down and bought an extender yet. But they sure look nice. Part 1:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud2Zzo9KapY&rel=1″> Part 2:

New Xbox 360 media center

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Gaming/Console/P4G5C3U2?page=1 There is talk that Microsoft and Toshiba are working on adding a HD-DVD drive to the Xbox 360. That is interesting and should have been done from the beginning but the real rumor is that Microsoft wants to turn it into a better media center extender. It will have wireless, 1080p output, and built […]

Joe Belfiore comments on Media Center/v2 extenders

http://msmvps.com/blogs/chrisl/archive/2007/09/29/1222429.aspx Joe Belfiore the Corporate Vice President of the Entertainment and Devices eHome Division at Microsoft responds to some concerns people have been having about Windows Media Center and the new V2 extenders. This is all over at Chris Lanier’s blog. The one thing I liked from the responses is that the extender software is […]

Version 2 of the Media Center Extender

I have lots to say about the extenders and most of it isn’t good. I have been waiting for these to come out for a long time now. And with the announcement of the specs I was really happy. But when the prices were released I was shocked. Someone messed up big time when they […]

Media Center Extenders Version 2 (pika)

I talked about the V2 extenders back in July. And like I said they will be available for the holiday shopping season. This has been a long wait but I think it will be worth it. I’ll list the features of the new extenders below. 1. They will come in a variety of packages. This […]

V2 extenders with divx support

http://blogs.msdn.com/eric_anderson/archive/2007/06/19/pika-me.aspxIt sounds like version 2 of the media center extenders do exist and they support Divx. This is great news. Enter Pika in all its native-divx-support-glory. Pika is the codename for the new media center extenders. It also states that they will be shipping soon. My guess is they wait until the holiday season to […]