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Lightrunner came up with a better alternative to the 'onion paper' hood as it just wasn't aesthetically pleasing. I figured the IR sensor had to be right behind the face plate as with most A/V components, so I decided to take my S3 apart and see if I... more

Lightrunner, a TiVo modder, was kind enough to send us his instruction cookbook on how to modify a TiVo Series3 to a 1TB RAID setup. Scrapping his warranty paperwork, lightrunner used an external RAID setup to increase the storage capacity of his S3 to... more

With Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) becoming a required piece of consumer electronics in many households, we figured it was time to recommend a few accessories to help you get the most enjoyment out of your DVR. The first two DVR accessories listed are... more

SlingCommunity's Editor, Matt Whitlock, had a chance to catch up with Brian Jaquet of Sling Media while at the Digital Life show in New York in hopes of getting some information on the upcoming SlingPlayer for Mac OSX, and included in the video interview is... more

I should begin with a brief introduction: I have been a DirecTV + TiVo user for well over a year. After a few months of only using a “stock” DirecTiVo, I decided to move to the “dark side” and add a few “hacks.” The easiest way for me at the time was to use... more

by Ken SharpPublished on Make Magazine Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) have become a necessary luxury over the last several years. Millions of people rely on these devices to pause and rewind live television, and to keep track of broadcast schedules and... more

One of the most anticipated new features on the Slingbox PRO is its HDTV capable input. Though they use a standard HDMI port on the back of the Slingbox, you can’t actually connect a HDMI device directly to it. This port is designed for use with Sling... more

Slingcommunity released three separate reviews for the new Slingboxes including the Slingbox Tuner, Slingbox A/V and the Slingbox PRO. The Slingbox Tuner is Sling Media's newest little Slingbox for those consumers who have the "basic" needs... geeks with... more

A few months ago, our Sling Media guy,Jeremy, posted a thorough review of the Moviebeam on-demand box and service on his blog, Live Digitally. From the article: "Today, Moviebeam’s offering is, in a nutshell, $199 set-top box that delivers up to 10... more

So you decided that you are going to switch to Satellite TV and part of the decision is based on which DVR you get in your package. Which of the two nationwide services should you get? Dish Network or DirecTV? We are not going to include the specialty... more

As mentioned back on September 14th, TG Daily reported that Sling Media had received approval from the FCC for their first major hardware update to their award-winning Slingbox A/V. Well, according to Smartphone_Slinger on slingcommunity.com, one of our... 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


Remote Access to My MediaSmart Server

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, though.  Apparently, it connected to my router, using uPnP, and automatically configured it so that the appropriate ports were forwarded to my HP box.  The end result is that I can now access my MediaSmart server by using my EXTERNAL IP address, which is conveniently mapped to my private domain name.  The only problem with this is that I happened to already have a couple of web servers set up on another box in my environment, and the ports appear to have been hijacked and forwarded over to the MediaSmart server.  It is not obvious where the configuration changes were made on my router though (my explicit port forwards are still intact) so that issue will require some more research. 

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