Category Archives: Home Entertainment

Where are the 7″ Microsoft tablets?

A few days ago I was contemplating a blog post with my speculation about a 7″ Microsoft tablet when rumors of an “Xbox Surface” re-surfaced.  I tend to believe this rumor because I’ve been expecting that a portable Xbox family … Continue reading

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Media Center, DVD Playback, and Microsoft’s Media Strategy

There is quite a bit of noise in the system after Microsoft’s announcement this week that Windows Media Center would be a separate add-on to Windows 8, and even more noise regarding the decision to remove DVD playback from Windows … Continue reading

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Is 2012 the year people break the Cable habit?

Will this be the year you break the cable habit and move entirely to getting your “TV” entertainment over the Internet?  The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Sintumuang has.  For those who watch a very limited amount of  TV, have a … Continue reading

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Of course there will never be another standalone “Zune” PMP

Although there are many other topics I have plans to blog about, I can’t resist responding to the noise in the system about Microsoft.  And there has been a lot of recent noise about the future of Zune.  First rumors … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft going to miss the Internet TV/Streaming Video revolution?

My friends on Facebook know that one of my focuses since retiring from Microsoft has been reworking my home entertainment setup.  In researching all my options one thing stands out, Microsoft products are going to play a very small role … Continue reading

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Can infrastructure get rusty after just 6 years?

Well, the answer is yes.  I finished ripping all my CDs, which was painful but now that it’s done IT’S DONE.  Then I ripped out the damn Escient Fireball and associated Sony CD Jukebox.  But now I realize I can’t … Continue reading

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Ripping CDs

The most painful part of redoing my home entertainment setup is re-ripping all our CDs.  When we built the house 5 years ago (and made decisions even before that) we went with a then state-of-the-art Escient Fireball as our music … Continue reading

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