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HDTV Hack – How to Make an XBMC Media Center!


Here’s a great way to make yourself an open-source XMBC media center for your HDTV using an Acer AspireRevo.  If you’ve been downloading thousands of bittorrents or simply have a large collection, having a media center might be a great idea so you can stream them to your HDTV easily.

In the spirit of our Winter Upgrades theme this wee

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Linux Hack – How to Turn Linux Box into a Streaming Media Center!

Here’s a quick guide that shows you how to turn your linux box into a streaming media center.  It might be helpful for some of you Linux-addicts (like me).  Some people were complaining this is GUI but heck, GUI is the next step for Linux so it can go more mainstream, no beginners can deal with Linux command prompt, I believe it’s waaay harder than DOS.

This guide assumes that you have a Linux-based computer available and are ready to begin the installation process immediately. If this is not the case, you should set up a Linux-based

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DIY – HOWTO Make a Serial port IR Receiver!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own serial port IR receiver.

What does it do you ask?

Well, IR receiver can be used for controlling any IR devices or reading from them such as TVs, DVDs, etc…etc…

The best part about this DIY is that it can be used for making your custom DIY media center.

This circuitry allows you to control your computer with a simple remote, like the one you already use for your TV-set. It’s very useful when you want to control a DVD or an mp3 player without having to stay at the

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