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Google have announced they have worked with Netflix to bring Netflix to ARM based Chromebooks using HTML5. Currently Netflix use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology for its web site and this would...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

I had an email from a TDL reader with a problem that Windows Media Center would not record saying not enough disk space despite there being plenty available. I have...

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Category:Guides -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Ferrari by Logic3 make some great audio equipment, I have reviewed some of their headphones and sound systems in the past and always been impressed with the sound quality and...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Just a quick post to say that My Memories for Windows Media Center the screen saver for Media Center that works on extenders has be released for the Media Center...

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:50am EDT

Google have updated the Android version of the Chrome Browser with improved font clarity and stability fixes. This is addition to the performance and audio updates of the last update....

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:42am EDT

Channel 5 have updated the Demand 5 app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The update fixes a problem with the app crashing after 24 hours, whether anyone actually watches...

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

The fantastic MediaMonkey app that was recently ported over to Windows RT/ Windows 8 has just been updated. MediaMonkey is a great app for managing and tagging your music collection...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:43am EDT

Long-time readers will remember Media Center Health Monitor  an application and service that monitored the state of your Windows Media Center system that I first developed back in 2007. It monitors...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

The My Movies team are looking for testers for the next version of My Movies for the Mac. The new OS X version has the option to store meta-data for...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:03am EDT

If you have been using Windows Media Player / Windows Media Center for any length of time, you will know that WMP is a bugger for overwriting your hi-res Folder.jpg...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

Skype for iOS has been updated to version 4.6. Skype say there is a “Beautiful new calling experience” which when I tested it looked like it has a cleaner UI...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

This weeks on the podcast Jason and I are joined by Daniel Vieira who is filling in for Garry while he is away. We have a busy show for you; We...

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Direct download: TDL_Show_20130307_393.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

TuneIn Radio the service for listening to radio station on your device has just had a refresh of the iPad version. The updated iOS version has a new live screen...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:15am EDT

On this week’s podcast (out later today) we talked about media players for Android device and one of the ones we talked about was MX Player. MX Player will play...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

The DVBLink addin for Outlook we told you about recently is now in public beta. The addin turns Outlook’s calendar in to a full featured EPG for DVBLink and can...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Tesco have launched a TV and movie streaming service for Tesco Club Card members called ClubCard TV. Using your Clubcard number you can create an account and then have free...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

I have an OrigenAE M10 HTPC case which has a SoundGraph IR/VFD unit – Model: VF310 15c2:0036. This is the LCD display on the front of the HTPC case. Before...

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Category:First Look -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

We don’t get a lot of new development for Windows Media Center but there is a new application that has been developed called My Memories for Windows Media Center. The...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Google have updated the Chrome Browser for iOS. The update adds a long press action to the back button that will give you access to any page in your tab...

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Category:News -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

Recently I switched my Raspberry Pi XBMC build to XBian and last night there was an update for the latest version that fixes audio popping issues. The Raspberry Pi has...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:52am EDT

Sonos’ PLAYBAR sound bar system that was announced last month is now available from Sonos.com. The sound bar connects to a TV or receiver via a single optical cable and will...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Last month we told you about a movie app for Windows 8 and Windows RT called Movie Premier that gives you a nice visual front end to your movie collection....

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Category:News -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

On the BBC Internet blog the BBC have announced they are bring BBC iPlayer to Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows 8. In the post the BBC say they have signed...

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

Last month Opera announced it was switching to from its own rendering engine to a Webkit based browser engine and today it has released the first beta of their Android...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The 10th edition of the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi has been released. The online magazine recently raised money via a Kickstarter campaign to make a physical magazine, you can...

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Category:News -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Microsoft’s Surface RT may not exactly setting the world on fire in terms of units sold despite in my option being a great device but part of that has to be...

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

ITV have just updated the iOS version of the ITV Player app to version 2.2.1. This update is pretty minor and contains bug fixes and branding changes. It's interesting to...

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

Argus TV is an advanced rule based scheduling system for recording TV. It run as a server and it has clients for multiple platforms, it can using MediaPortal's TV Services...

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Category:News -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

Our friends over at The Centre for Computing History who put on a fantastic display at our users group last year have recently announced they plan to move to a...

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Category:News -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

TDL Show 392

Direct download: TDL_Show_20130228_392.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01am EDT

Show 391

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Show 390

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:37am EDT

TDL Show 389

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

TDL Show 388

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am EDT

TDL Show 387

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:24am EDT

Welcome to the first show of 2013! We have a busy show for you, we are catching up on the news from the last couple of weeks including the Media Center Guide data issues that are plaguing Windows Media Center users in the UK, tablet comparisons, why the Surface is the device for me but Windows Phone isn't, VLC, XBMC, DVBLink updates, Ceton updates and we have the results of TDL Gadget of the Year 2012.

We also look forward to CES 2013 starting next week where we will be live at the show so follow me on Twitter , Google+ and Facebook for the up to date info and subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up with the news.

You can join us Tuesday 8pm UK time in the chat room for the live stream of the recording of the show and you can watch the video of the recording on YouTube

The TDL Show is brought to you by DVBLogic, makers of the DVBLink range of products.  Get the free trial and see how it can expand the use of your Windows Media Center system and watch live and recorded TV on the Raspberry Pi, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

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Links for this week:

Media Center Guide data issues persist

Samsung to unveil the Smart TV Evolution Kit at CES

The Digital Lifestyle CES 2013 Preview

Why Windows Phone isn't for me

Raspbmc Release Candidate 2 for the Raspberry Pi

CloudMuzik brings Google Music to Windows Phone 8

My Movies for Android updated to version 1.92

DVBLink TV Server for NETGEAR ReadyNAS x86 models released

Why Microsoft's Surface RT is the right device for me

VLC Kickstarter project for Windows Store app meets its funding target

First impressions of the Google Nexus 4

OpenELEC 3.0 Beta 6 released

New version of DVBLink for the Boxee Box released

DVBLogic release DVBLink for SynologyNAS

XBMC 12 Frodo – Release Candidate 2

Ceton Echo update address early adopter issues

Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging apps in Windows 8/RT updated

Direct download: TDL_Show_20130103_385.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19am EDT