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Saturday, 03.09.05
REVIEW: Schedule and playback MCE TV recordings with Doug Berrett's MCE WebGuide
Posted by Arne Hess - at 17:10 CET under 08 - Reviews

MCE WebGuide is a utility which is created for Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition (only) and provides remote network and Internet access to schedule and manage recorded programs on the Media Center Edition PC.
It provides easy and convenient access through (any) web browser and also includes a mobile version to work perfect with Windows Mobile based Pocket PCs and Smartphones.

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Sunday, 21.08.05
THOUGHT: Is the Pocket PC the better Portable Media Player?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 19:45 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Over at Yahoo! News, they have an interesting article called "PluggedIn: Portable media players may struggle to find market" where the author comes to the conclusion that Portable Media Players are too pricy, too hughe and that they haven't found there "natural" place yet, like MP3-players (a logical follower of the good old 80's Walkman).
Actually it's an interesting thought and even the media player manufactures might don't see a serious market yet if you count the available portable media centers and compare it with the number of Pocket PCs which can do basically the same.

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Thursday, 18.08.05
SERVICE: shift TV - records TV over the Internet to get it streamed back later
Posted by Arne Hess - at 11:35 CET under 01 - General News

Germany based shift TV is quite an interesting service for PC, Notebook and PDA users since it uses a brand new technology called "iPVR" which lets you schedule, record and watch your own private copies of TV programs over the Internet.

shift TV is a web-bases PVR and every user runs its own, dedicated shift TV. Via the web Interface, you get access to a EPG to program the recording. As soon as the show was recorded, it's converted into a streaming format (Windows Media Video 9) to get it streamed to your PC. From now, you can also download your recordings to archive it on your local PC since storage space is limited to 5 hours per account. However, also new from now is that you can record two shows in parallel.

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Saturday, 06.08.05
THOUGHT: What's wrong with Windows Mobile 5.0 and its streaming capabilities?
Posted by Arne Hess - at 21:07 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Today I was working on several Multimedia reviews including my promised highpad Media Control review and a Orb Networks comparison with the highpad Media Control client but unfortunately I noticed, that something went wrong with Microsoft's Windows Media Player 10 Mobile steaming capabilities and Windows Mobile 5.0.
In fact you you can not stream anymore! 8O Or at least I'm not able to get it working! :?

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Tuesday, 28.06.05
DONE: Finally I got my Windows Media Center 2005
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:54 CET under 09 - Thoughts

Okay, okay - if you are a frequent reader of the::unwired you know that I've planned to buy a Windows Media Center Edition forever, even before MCE 2005 was released.
However, when it became clear that DVB-T is starting here in Munich (launch was 01. May) I decided to wait until it was launched to make sure I just start with a DVB-T card instead of an analogue TV-card.
Since neither HP nor Shuttle have released their Media Centers yet (the one I want) I decided to start with an interim Media Center for my living room since my self-made test-MCE (based on a standard PC) is way too loud for the living room so here we go with my latest gadget:

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REMOTE: highpad Media Control - Windows Media Center software for Pocket PC released
Posted by Arne Hess - at 18:22 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Maybe you remember my earlier posting about the highpad Media Control software development for Pocket PCs which lets you remote control your Windows Media Center Edition and way more from your Pocket PC?

highpad Media Control is designed to work with any Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC, wirelessly connected via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPRS and UMTS to control your networked Windows XP Media Center 2005 or XP Media Player.

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Thursday, 12.05.05
REMOTE: highpad Media Control for Pocket PCs to RC your Media Center Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - at 20:29 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News

Today I got a notification about a product called highpad Media Control for Pocket PC which lets you enjoy your personal audio, visual and digital media anywhere, any place. Highpad Media Control is your wireless communicator between your Windows XP Media Center 2005 or Windows XP Media Player and you Windows Mobile Pocket PC. Connect, control and interact at home or while you on the go to all your personal entertainment.

highpad Media Control is designed to work with any Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC (but a Smartphone version is in development also). Wirelessly connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPRS and UMTS to control your networked Windows XP Media Center 2005 or XP Media Player.

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