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Fixing the ‘Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready’ error in Windows Media Center 7

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Fix the ‘Your Computer is not Digital Cable Ready’ error for your Home Theater PC (HTPC) Windows Media 7 implementation in just a few easy steps.

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Build a Media Server and Stream Content from XBMC

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A while back, we reviewed a XBMC Ubuntu installation as an optional way to build a media server used to …

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DLNA and How It Helps You Access Your Media Files

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Learn how DLNA creates media streaming bliss within the Connected Home and beyond.

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Upgrading FreeNAS™

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Learn how to upgrade your FreeNAS 8 installation and prepare it for implementing a FreeNAS DLNA media server.

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How to Make Your Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) Hacker-Proof

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Security has become second nature to people over the years, whether it be your home, car, or personal belongings. Our computers are no exception to this, as digital thieves are lurking everywhere

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3 Tips On Choosing A Decent Hard Drive

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The humble hard drive is one of the most overlooked computer components these days. When buying a computer, most people consider only the storage space available; they often ignore all the other

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The Household HTPC (Home Theatre Computer) – It’s Not As Confusing As You Think

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Before I start I want you to leave any HTPC based negativity behind, people think the HTPC is a confusing beast, well it doesn’t have to be.What is an HTPC? Do you have media all over the place,

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How to Connect your PC to a TV

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The consumer faces a bewildering range of cable options when trying to connect their PC to their TV. They may wonder which cables give them the best sound and picture quality, and may also want t

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How to Stream Live TV throughout the Connected Home with InfiniTV 4 powered HTPC

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The InfiniTV 4 streams live TV throughout the Connected Home. Learn how to set up this simple system

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Installing VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10 Server – Part III: Downloading and Installing VirtualBox 3.2

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In Part III of HSI’s Ubuntu Vmware / Virtualbox tutorials, John shows us now to build an Ubuntu Virtualbox to use in streaming media throughout your home.

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