Happy New Year! We’ve talking about home entertainment tech this week as we enjoy the features in our DVRs, TVs and mp3 libraries these days.
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- Mike: DirecTV Home Media Center (HR34 w/5 tuners), RVU from Samsung
- Updating the firmware on your TV: Cool!
- online or USB
- register with manufacturer (found newer firmware than was available online)
- TWC: pros and cons, including the DVR UI and the iPad app.
- U-verse: pricing, all digital, good UI, shared DVR architecture?
- Get your iTunes library to your entertainment ctr (Audio Galaxy)
- Other cool iPod Touch and iPad with Apple TV setups.
This Week in Nerd History:
- January 3, 1870 – The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
- Jaunuary 7, 1904 – The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS“.
- January 2, 1920 – Isaac Asimov born, author of I, Robot.
- January 5, 1933 – Golden Gate Bridge construction begins.
- January 3, 1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.