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Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Project: Give Digital Home Server A Try

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.digitalhomeserver.net/index.html

"As part of my hobby I wrote an application called the "Digital Home Server". The website is http://www.digitalhomeserver.net. I use this software at home, but I make it available to everybody for free."

If you have some spare time this weekend you may want to try out this free home server software. Written for Windows, it supports monitors of any size, touch screens, home automation, and, of course, multimedia. But there's more: radio, podcast and video modules, and even Skype integration, are also included. Authored by Soitjes, this is clearly a hobby project that has grown wildly in size. Based on the developer's release notes, the product has been designed as an extensible platform, and he has plans to expand it further in the months ahead. An interesting future plan seems to involve controlling Digital Home Server with SMS messages. The software is free with no ads or nag screens. Full details available by clicking on the Read link.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hands on with the Myine IRA Internet Radio

Posted by Don Tolson in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

Product Category: Internet Radio (streaming audio)
Manufacturer: Myine
Where to Buy: Amazon.com [affiliate]
Price: $129.99 USD
System Requirements: WiFi connection to the Internet (either 802.11g or n); Stereo system or powered speakers with analog AUX input via RCA jacks or stereo 3.5mm jack.
Specifications: Main unit is 50.8mm (2in) x 152.4mm (6in) x 76.2mm (3in), 726g (1.6lb); Remote is approximately 85mm (3.4in) x 40mm (1.6in) x 2mm (0.08in); Screen is 67mm (2.6in)

Pros:

  • Very simple to set up and use;
  • Huge station list which is updated automatically, with up to 40 storable as favorites;
  • Sound quality is very good.

Cons:

  • Volume output is on the low side (depending upon station);
  • Menus are difficult to read from "couch" distance :-);
  • Can only access the menus using the remote.

Summary: Although diminutive in size, the Myine IRA (Internet Radio Adapter) packs a fully WiFi capable, Internet browser which can select and stream clean, stereo audio from a list of over 11,000 stations around the world. Whatever your music or information preference, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own living room/den/entertainment room over your existing sound system. It literally sets up in seconds. Read more...


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sony's AM/FM/HD Radio: Music for the Holidays

Posted by Richard OKane in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.thestreet.com/story/1044...ight-notes.html

"You want one of these and you might not realize it yet. Want to know why? Because it just might be the best ever made. I'm talking about Sony's XDR-F1HD AM/FM/HD Radio tuner. This is a radio tuner. That means you have to plug it into a hi-fi or home theater setup to listen. It receives local AM and FM stations as well as all the new HD channels. HD is the new digital method for U.S. broadcasters to deliver over-the-airwaves audio and data in addition to their analog signal. If radio stations choose to broadcast in HD, they can add one, two or more digital channels on the same frequency as their analog station."

Those of you who read my introductory post know that I am a big fan of Sirius XM. Satellite radio is the cure for the remote areas of Canada. From what I've read, HD radio sounds great and provides commercial-free music, so why bother paying for satellite radio, right? How do you make a profit running commercial-free music with no subscription base? That's a separate discussion, but you can't debate the price on this radio: $100 or less [Affiliate].

Tags: radio, hd, internet

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