Home theatrics: Revenge of XBMC and Apple TV

May 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Movies, Random Thoughts, Technology

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If you follow this blog at all, you’ve probably read some of my exploits in trying to find a perfect home theatre solution that blends discless DVD playback with the latest streaming video trends. Last year I jacked a D-Link DNS-323 NAS into my home office network with 2 TB of storage for ripped DVDs, and have been alternating between the Apple TV and an HP Windows Vista box to watch them.

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite as seamless as I had first hoped.
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Gadget Mini-Review: Archos 5 (250 GB)

October 22nd, 2008 | Comments Off on Gadget Mini-Review: Archos 5 (250 GB)
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology

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Last year at this time, I first discovered the Archos 605 Wi-Fi Portable Media Player. As anyone who reads this blog probably realizes, I’m a bit of a gadget nut but most of my media-playing allegiance has gone to Apple’s iPod and iPhone. (I skipped the Apple TV originally because I’m more of a renter than a buyer these days, which has since been addressed. My living room still is without an Apple TV.)
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