- “How-To” Guides
- Tech Toys
- About HSIHome System Integration was born out of the desire to share and learn new ways of connecting the different technologies many of us have throughout the home. From connecting a game console to a surround sound receiver to setting up a streaming media server, there seems to be a multitude of way in accomplishing these tasks. The crew at Home System Integration (HSI), being a group of IT professionals with an affinity for home theater and home technology, thought this would be a great place to share what we know in hopes that the rest of the world will share what they know in return! That idea has evolved into creating something bigger. This isn’t just a website with reviews and articles, this is meant to be interactive! This is about creating a community where no matter what your skill level, no matter how obscure the question, there will be someone here that can answer it! So please, come visit often! Share your opinions, knowledge, and especially your “lessons learned” about how to create something technologically stunning in your homes! Home System Integration Team Member Bio’s Tom Abell (a.k.a. Billy) – Editor in Chief Put simply, Tom loves technology! He’s…
Hisense Pulse, a new set top box offering featuring the often misunderstood GoogleTV platform. Will this box change the direction for Google TV?
Dish Network introduced a brand new High Definition DVR system for the whole house at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The system is based on a kangaroo theme and named Hopper. The Dish Hopper DVR features a 2TB drive and is capable of recording as …
Last year the world of streaming media finally realized what users want. The long list includes ability to stream premium first run movies round the clock, access to subscription content on tablets and mobile devices apart from TV, online access to TV shows soon after …
Google’s next technological venture could spell the end of Cable TV very soon. Google is planning to bring high speed internet to Kansas City in 2012, to provide its Google TV services in the region. The internet service will be called Google Fiber.
A while back, we reviewed a XBMC Ubuntu installation as an optional way to build a media server used to stream content for your HTPC. With it being an award winning FREE open source “media player and entertainment hub for digital media” as well as …
Learn how to upgrade your FreeNAS 8 installation and prepare it for implementing a FreeNAS DLNA media server.
Check out the Lenovo IdeaCenter Q180 which could turn out to be the best HTPC option for your Media Center streaming needs!
Most people swore off WHS when Drive Extender was removed in WHS 2011, claiming the platform was forever dead. We now have hope of future iterations of WHS that include a DE replacement: Storage Spaces.