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Renting a sucky HD DVR box from your cable company? Brian is, and he's wants to konw if we have any ideas about hacking it to "access... his LEGAL digital movie collection." Most cable boxes aren't worth hacking, but we've got ideas for Brian... our fave is to build a Home Theater PC and drop a CableCARD in it!
Support Our Sponsors, Please:: 2011 Ford Fiesta! Thanks to Ford for sponsoring today's episode. Patrick had a chance to drive the Fiesta around San Francisco, make an In & Out run and really get to see all that it can offer. The Fiesta comes loaded with technology, as much as many premium cars: a four inch multi function LCD display, push button start, keyless entry and SYNC. SYNC takes things up a notch, we used it when driving this bad boy all over SF the past few days. With Sync you can control music, directions, music and much more WITH YOUR VOICE! It is one of the most sophisticated communications systems ever built into a vehicle. Aside from the technology this thing will save you some coin. The 2011 Fiesta gets 40 miles to the gallon, a number that tops over 20 hybrids on the market! In fact, with a Fiesta you can drive from San Francisco to LA on one tank of gas. The Ford Fiesta is made for city lovers, great for getting around and urban clutter. Get out to a dealer and check one out.
A Tekzilla favorite - VLC, aka the VideoLAN Client is a powerful and free media player. It supports a variety of different video and audio formats like OGG, WMA, AVI, h.264, Matroska, MPEG, FLV, DVD video to name just a few. You also get multi-channel audio decoding AND video processing like deinterlacing, and we've even seen it play damaged discs other programs can't. It's the perfect compliment to any Home Theater PC, and the latest release of VLC even brings GPU hardware accelleration on board!
Take a lot of photos? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is a serious photo management tool... Loyd Case is back on the show to talk about why you might love it even more for the develop panel, noise reduction and lens correction!
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I want to build a real HTPC, for gaming, ripping and watch DVDs and Blu-rays and running Adobe's Creative Suite 5 on Windows 7. What software will I need to Rip and watch DVDs and Blu-ray movies and what kind of Case, CPU And GPU should I pick? " Intel i720 or AMD 6 Core CPU? We've got hardware reccos for Germánico and anybody interested in a powerful living room PC! (We've got info on AnyDVD HD, HandBrake and DVDFab HD Decrypter, too!)
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Gaven says "I have a really old cable modem and want to upgrade to something new that includes wireless." Would we roll with an integrated WiFi router and cable modem like the Motorola Surfboard SBG6580... or keep the modem and router separate. Watch the video to find out!
Whatever happened to piezoelectric chip cooling/fans for PCs? I heard a ton of hype about them in 2006 and not much thereafter. We've got info on Peltier Coolers (great for overclocking) and, oh yeah, those nifty silent piezoelectric fans (and why they might not be so useful in a PC) for ya, Bob!