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This week Garry and I chat with George Hines about  using Windows Media Center to cut the cord from pay TV and reduce the monthly bills. George has documented his experiences on his blog where he talks about how to get the content you want and not have to pay massive cable bills. So Garry and I talk with George about his experiences over the last 6 months and find out the pros and cons of his solution.

I also talk about the weeks news with Garry including the HP Slate, MCE LoveFilm, Simple.TV, Media Center Health Monitor updates and My Moives

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Don’t forget the other TDL Podcasts: TDL Mobile and The Custom Integrator Show

Music by Ian Dixon

Direct download: TDL_Show_20100930_274.mp3
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Well, we made it to show 50! This week we cover about HTC's latest handsets, recent leaks of HP's Windows 7 slate, and of course the PlayBook. For our feature discussion, we turn to Nokia's stance of hardware ruling over software and share our own thoughts as to which is more important to us and which we think really makes or breaks a device. We are also giving away two TDL iPhone app (check out The Missing Remote's review here) licenses courtesy of Ian. The giveaway is restricted to US listeners only, but we're making it really easy to enter the drawing. Simply tweet any (or all) of us with the hash tag #TDLMobile (and a friendly "Hi if you like), and we will draw two people at random when we record next week's show. You can find our Twitter names below. Good luck!

 

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Yes I have decided to rename the show to reflect the broader scope of the podcast.  The main focus of the show will be Windows Media Center and the connected ecosystem but as we all try to integrate other components in to our lifestyle I thought it would be good to rebrand the show. So returning this week are Garry Whittaker and Andrew Edney to talk about new Embedded Media Center v Extenders,  new Media Center addins, Windows Phone 7, Zune expanding to new markets and VLC for the iPad. We also talk about Niveus dropping Windows Media Center and discuss if its time to rename Windows Media Center

As ever we have a great time recording the show and I hope you enjoy it.

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Links from this weeks show:

Don’t forget the other TDL Podcasts: TDL Mobile and The Custom Integrator Show

Music by Ian Dixon

Direct download: TDL_Show_20100924_273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49am EDT

We swap Jose for Jon this week, and manage to bag ourselves a special guest appearance from none other than Mr Ian Dixon. Plenty to discuss as ever, including our use of mobile tech whilst travelling, the upcoming release of WP7, a new Android PAYG phone for less than £100 and more woes with carriers rolling out Android 2.2 updates.

We also take an in-depth look at who is winning out in the Enterprise world. With Blackberry losing mindshare and support for alternatives growing, is there a new king in town?

And if you use multiple cloud providers, be sure to check out our App of the week. We wrap up with news of an exciting giveaway planned for our 50th Show!

So kick back and join us for a 60 minute journey on all things mobile.

In the News

HTC Mozart Specs Leaked? Is it the Nexus One with WP7?

Will VLC open up Media Playback on the iPad?

FroYo update issues for Vodafone and T-Mobile in the UK

Orange San Francisco available for under £100 on PAYG!

Nokia N8 delayed again. although  some Handsets may make it to consumers in September (for most it's October at the earliest)

Android beats iOS in T3 user poll; both lose out to Meego!

Microsoft to expand Zune services to International Markets

Main Topic:

Main Topics: Who will win the Enterprise? Topical:  Given the lukewarm response to BB Torch, the releases of WP7 and a Juniper VPN for iOS plus Google Apps for tablets, is the landscape changing, and how quickly is it likely to happen?

Watch our RIM - Juniper release VPN app in app store for iPhone & iPod touch.

Google to launch versions of Google Apps for Tablets

App of the Week:

SMEStorage for Android

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This week Andrew Endney and John Zajdler from HomeServerShow.com join me to chat about the weeks news including Pinpoint for Windows Home Server, streaming media over the internet, the Boxee Box and we talk about the new Apple TV. Also this week there has been the first glimpses of Windows Media Center in Windows Embedded so we talk about the new boxes and what we want to see from a set top box

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Links from this weeks show:

Don’t forget the other TDL Podcasts: TDL Mobile and The Custom Integrator Show

 

Direct download: TDL_MediaCenter_20100916_272.mp3
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A brief hiatus and delayed post, but show 48 is here. A quick one this week as we recap the Apple and Samsung events from a couple of weeks ago, but we focus our discussion around the need (or lack thereof) for dedicated media players. Do they still have a role and if so, what is it? Have a listen to hear our differing views on the subject and don't forget to share your own thoughts with us!

 

 

 

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Direct download: TDLMobileShow048.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

This week I am talking to the developer behind MediaBrowser RC which is an iPhone/Android remote control application for MediaBrowser which is the the Media plugin for Windows Media Center. We are going to be talking about the features of the application and why the developer started the project.

The MediaBrowser RC application is an open source application that works in conjunction with a Media Browser web services developed by evorgevol

I also talk about the disappointing new Apple TV and Zumocast. Bad news for fans of the  Edney drinking game no mentions this week!

Vote for the show on podcast Alley - Join The Media Center Show Group on Facebook - Join the Windows Live Group - Follow me on Twitter

Links from this weeks show:

Don’t forget the other TDL Podcasts: TDL Mobile and The Custom Integrator Show

Music by Ian Dixon

Direct download: TDL_MediaCenter_20100910_271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14am EDT

Back from my break and I return with Garry and Andrew  to talk new network based tuners from AverMedia. Boxee, MediaBrowser iPhone apps,  hacking Media Center for unlimited tuners and Windows Phone 7 remote control apps

Plus we have email and if your in the Edney drinking game make sure you are topped up before the show

 

Vote for the show on podcast Alley - Join The Media Center Show Group on Facebook - Join the Windows Live Group -Follow me on Twitter

Links from this weeks show:

Don’t forget the other TDL Podcasts: TDL Mobile and The Custom Integrator Show

Music by Ian Dixon

Direct download: TDL_MediaCenter_20100902_270.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58am EDT

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