Elgato EyeHome Media Centre

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 22:14
Category: Consumer Electronics

John from OziMac has posted a review of the Elgato EyeHome Media Centre:

As I’ve now come to expect from Elgato, the out of box experience was great. The product has the same industrial design as the EyeTV, which is great. I was a little disappointed that Elgato chose not to include the standard Yellow, White and Red cables to hook the unit up to my TV, but I guess it’s excusable given they also offer other connections like SCART and Optical Audio. They do give you an ethernet cable and the power adapter obviously! There is also a similar remote to the EyeTV comes with.

Read the full review at Ozimac.com.au.

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White Wires

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Date: Monday, February 14th, 2005, 14:48
Category: Consumer Electronics

Apple is not the only source of white wires that identify the PodPeople roaming the streets. Several manufactures offer iPod specific earphones in white, and I will be looking at three that are of the in-ear variety. Opus phones are bargain priced and the perfect compliment to the iPod shuffle. They are white, inexpensive and do not benefit from equalization while the shuffle is white, inexpensive and does not offer equalization. Perfect match! Sony has long made white earphones that have been a favorite among iPodders but they NEED equalization to be enjoyed and therefore are not so good for the shuffle. They are comfortable, beautifully designed and sound fine if your iPod is set to Treble Boost. Etymotic Research pioneered this genre of earphones and have now come out with the ER 6i model which are tailor made for the iPod. They are more efficient than the plain ER 6 and are white. They sound stunning right out of the box and they can go a touch louder and have more bass emphasis than their black counterpart at Etymotic Research.

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Pod My Ride

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Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 20:03
Category: Consumer Electronics, iPod

OK, the simple solution is to buy a BMW with the iPod option. Other auto manufacturers have announced iPod compatibility too and for Apple this has been like adding hotels to Park Place and the Board Walk. Now for those of us who are not in the market for a new car just yet, I have some suggestions: read on………

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Motorola's Serious Looking DVR Rolling out to Comcast

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Date: Friday, January 7th, 2005, 17:06
Category: Any Laptop Computer, Consumer Electronics

Motorola DCT6400 on ComcastIn a previous story we mentioned that you can capture digital programming from the FireWire port on the back of new cable box (Motorola 6400) being used by Comcast. If you’re wondering about how Comcast’s new Hi-Def DVR compares to say TiVo, check out this article on PVRBlog.com:

I’ve been reading reviews and reports of Motorola’s dual tuner, HDTV 6412 DVR, and word on the street is that it’s finally reaching a lot of major Comcast markets. While almost all reviews of cable company DVRs have been mostly poor, due to bad software, bad hardware, or an overall low quality experience, this one looks like a serious TiVo fighter, since it packs a lot of features you just can’t get in a TiVo.

I have been using the 6412 DVR for a little over a week and have to admit to being totally enamoured with the ability to record HDTV. I also love that is has dual tuners which means that you can watch one and record another or even record two shows at once. There’s even a hack to enable the 30-second skip button. Sure, the guide blows and there’s no thumbs up or wish lists but that will come as Comcast rolls out the Microsoft TV Foundation 1.7 software to more and more customers.
So, where are you on the whoie DVR thing?

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