What I ended up with

Samsung BluRay player, with a WiFi adapter, and a Net Flix? single-disc subscription.

 

The player can stream from Net Flix?, Pandora, and YouTube. Also Blockbuster, but I don’t have a BB account, so, whatever.

 

 

 

What for?

This is a page for my notes and research.

 

A medium-term goal is to develop a media-PC in the living room to have lots of entertainment options, without a horrific cable bill.

 

In some ways, this is a high-tech solution to a plain ol’ Television, but what’s plain-and-simple about a television these days, anyway?

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_center
http://tversity.com/home/
http://www.mythtv.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythTV
http://gizmodo.com/tag/slingcatcher
http://gizmodo.com/5020442/google-media-server-helps-bridge-gap-between-pc-and-tv
http://desktop.google.com/plugins/i/mediaserver.html?hl=en
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/03/roku-netflix-player.html
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001107.html - building a media PC from the ground up

 

XBMC for Linux

 

 

http://lifehacker.com/5156151/hulu-blocks-boxee-tvcom-kicks-early-adopters-in-the-face

 

notes: I am looking into getting that netflix streaming box thing.

 

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/17/why-your-pc-may-be-your-best-tv/(approve sites)

 

 

http://lifehacker.com/5391308/build-a-silent-standalone-xbmc-media-center-on-the-cheap

 

 

Neuros

for sale at Amazon
http://wiki.neurostechnology.com/index.php/Neuros_OSD
http://www.neurostechnology.com/
web-browser

 

Roku

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/?p=1377

 

 

Music

What to do with old CDs? - haven’t dealth with this in a while. Taking CDs and flyers out of the jewelboxes is a requirement; but I put them into CD albums; one suggestion is to drop them onto spindles. doh! brilliant (if the CD has been ripped, that is, and the spindle is a archive mechanism. be sure no grit gets between the dics).

 

 

See Also

 

 

Tags

scp television Entertainment computers


 

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