Archive for December, 2010

Froyo on the Wildfire

Posted: December 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Vodafone have released the Android 2.2 Froyo update…. and it’s good.

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XBMC 10.0 Dharma is officially released

Posted: December 20, 2010 in Watching
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I’m a bit late with this…. and by now it’s all across the web, but hey.

XBMC 10.0 Dharma is officially released.

http://xbmc.org/theuni/2010/12/18/xbmc-10-0/

Acer Revo 100

Posted: December 7, 2010 in Hardware, Watching
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Acer have today revealed final details of their slimline Acer Revo 100 HTPC. UK pricing appears to be slightly shy of £600 £500 at Amazon for the RL100 version.

 

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The Revo 100 is powered by AMD’s Athlon II Neo dual-core processor (~1.3GHz), combined with the NVIDIA ION GPU for full 1080P high definition video support. Up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM is supported, alongside an internal TV Tuner and a choice of DVD burner or Blu-Ray disc drive. When connected to a compatible display via HDMI, the Revo 100’s Blu-Ray drive fully supports 3D playback. Storage up to 750GB can be configured, with additional connectivity supported by 3 USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Wired LAN and a multicard reader.

 

One of the highlights of the new model is the bundled RevoPad, a touch-sensitive keyboard/remote/touchpad which integrates neatly into the Revo 100’s chassis, providing full media controls as well as web, email browsing and control of two-foot applications.

 

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Looks good, but I’m already thinking I need 2 tuners…. drop the Wi-Fi…

Dharma RC2

Posted: December 6, 2010 in Watching
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Well my XBMC box is happily running the latest version of Dharma (RC2)… Still got some issues with the remote either working perfectly or acting like there’s no remote present at all.

Also managed to get the VDR recorder working with a web EPG…. (still no sure how I managed that). Just got to figure out why recordings aren’t going into the ‘/home/xbmc/recordings’ directory.

Need to get it done sooner rather than later as I suspect the final version will be released sooner rather than later, and I intend to do a complete rebuild/reinstall once it’s out.

I just hope my notes are good enough for me to get it working again after the rebuild!