Intel is taking some of their firmware, and making it a mandatory binary blob. But it’s probably not what you’re fearing.
Like many, I am still stuck with a sea of .m4p files. These are the old FairPlay-encrypted AAC files that were supposed to be superseded by iTunes Plus. iTunes Plus did away with DRM music, and for a small fee, you were able to “upgrade” all your old music; getting higher quality versions sans-DRM. At […]
As it stands right now, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 still won’t include TV Pack 2008. I haven’t heard official word from Microsoft, but I can confirm that TV Pack 2008 is absent from SP2. It’s not clear why the Media Center team didn’t add this. Microsoft has confirmed to me that TV Pack 2008 will […]
Users with CableCARD systems have confirmed to me that Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008 (Fiji)… does nothing to fix the CableCARD DRM problem. I’ve beaten to death the problem in prior posts, just run a quick search on CableCARD to see all of them. But, safe to say, that if you were holding out […]
Today, my Westinghouse W3213 HDTV died. I camped outside of a Best Buy for a good 12 hours in 2006 on Black Friday, nabbing the TV for the nice price of $479.99. Just for comparison, Westinghouse’s equivalent model today still sells for $679.99. But, enough about me bragging, the TV is dead after all. But, […]
Sorry folks, I’m writing this as a technical post. I am assuming you know what CableCARD (OCUR) is. I’m also assuming you know about the options with Windows Media Center and using CableCARD with it. If you don’t, I encourage you to run a few web searches and check the technology out… it is the […]
Comcast for the past few months was alleging that they had “more HD channels” than satellite providers. Obviously, many Comcast customers were not happy with that false advertising… What Comcast was doing, was counting each offering of an HD On Demand program as counting as a “channel”. Since satellite On Demand programming is not as […]