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From Issue #10-Submitted by TechLiving Related Articles from TechLiving On the Go with Sharp's AQUOS Spotlight on MovieBeam TiVo, Verizon Team for Cell Phone Scheduling Create a virtual movie library Today, while many own a TiVo™, few have harnessed the true... more

...the analog jam is the problem we face when we have content stuck on analog outputs and no convenient way to get it digital. Neuros OSD is a killer solution to that problem... enough so that they should have called it the Neuros AJF (analog jam fixer).... more

Have you been pining away for the “good old days,” wishing you could watch a favorite episode of Happy Days to get your Fonzie fix? Video on Demand (VoD) can help you with that. Miss the Patriots game and wonder whether you’ll catch Bill Belichek violating... more

It's hard to get online and on the internet without hearing about Open source software. It's harder yet to figure out what it is. On one side you hear how it's nothing less than the savior of man, and on the other side, you hear that it's the downfall. All... more

One of the most pressing, current issues for the CCTV market is the ability to display live video on mobile phones with professional reliability. There's demand for a solution that would enable users to view cameras installed at home or in their offices on... more

So you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchase a DVR for your home entertainment system. DVRs are a great piece of technology that help make a busy day a little more relaxing by recording your favorite programs while you’re out. DVR is short for “... more

TiVo Series3: Where My TiVo Series3 Fits in My Home Theatre One of the first signs of developing domesticity is buying a number of items for your place, including your home entertainment system. For a lot of people, being able to invest in a set of... more

When you travel, you can't take your big-screen TV on the road, and most of the time you can't drag your couch with you either. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to miss all of your favorite programs. Even though you can’t take your TV, Sling Media's... more

Virtual DVR isn’t the same as On Demand television. It’s not internet TV, it’s not Joost, and it doesn’t involve a box in your home, so it’s not quite a DVR or a video recording device. It’s also been ruled to be a technology that, when used by cable... more

Video surveillance is a dynamic market, constantly growing and changing. Currently, we're observing a transition from analog to digital solutions. Benefits of that shift are obvious for key players on the market. But what are the benefits for installers and... more

Got something to say? Want your very own soapbox to stand on and shout out your opinions? Want to report the latest happenings in DVR technology? You can do all of this and more with your very own blog right here on DVRplayground.com! Starting today, with... more

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FLATennaPHOENIX, AZ – August 20, 2014 – Channel Master, the nation’s leading manufacturer of broadcast reception products since... more


PR release PHOENIX, AZ – July 9, 2014

Furthering its TV Freedom™ initiative for consumers, Channel Master announced today the launch of a new DVR+ model that includes a 1TB... more


I recently decided to give the Squeezebox Server on my MediaSmart EX495.  If you are not familiar with any of the Squeezebox products, they are worth looking at if you'd like to have a device that can connect to your stereo and your network, and play your audio files from a centralized file repository.  Squeeze products... more


So, today I decided it was time to add a few drives to my EX495, just to see how it easy it was, expand the capacity, and more importantly, ensure that I had some redundancy in the case of a drive failure.  

After doing a bit or reading, I came to the realization that the MediaSmart Server does not use... more


As I mentioned in my 2nd article (Part 2 of Setting IUp my MediaSmart EX495), one other aspect of getting rid of the "network critical" warning on my Home Server Console dashboard was to enable remote access.  As I said before,

Enabling the Web Services was easy enough.  It was a bit of a magical experience,... more


Channel Master Introduces $10 Antenna with Free Shipping

FLATennaPHOENIX, AZ – August 20, 2014 – Channel Master, the nation’s leading manufacturer of broadcast reception products since 1949, today announced FLATenna, a new antenna that retails for $10 in the U.S. and will ship free of charge through the company’s online store. The 13” passive indoor antenna, able to receive broadcast signals from up to 35 miles, was developed as a marketing tool to help educate consumers about the value of free broadcast TV.

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