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Pixlr Online Photo Editing - Recommended

Pixlr is an free online photo editor that works great if your not on a pc that has photo editing software or if your restricted on a company computer.

My New Touchpad and Thoughts

Checkout my new Touchpad review.

Baseball Collector's Dream Site - Zistle.com

Great place to keep track of your card collections online.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

TV Links

TV Links - Better than a remote control. That says it all. It's a website where you can watch tv shows that have already aired. They include: shows, cartoon, documentaries, anime, movies and music videos. The only disadvantage is if you watch half a show and then want to see it later, you will have to wait for the whole thing to load again. Oh, did I mention everything is free. That's the best part. They are always adding to the site. Check it out.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Joost Logo

Joost is a new way of watching TV on the internet. With Joost, you get all the things you love about TV, including a high-quality full-screen picture, hundreds of full-length shows and easy channel-flipping.

Inside the box

You get great internet features too, such as search, chat and instant messaging, built right into the Joost software – so you find shows quickly and talk to your friends while you watch. And with no schedules to worry about, you can watch whatever you want, whenever you like – as often as you want. Joost is completely free, and works with most modern PCs and Intel Mac-based computers with a broadband connection. Get Joost today!

Joost Official Site

My Thoughts

If you have an internet connection, you should try the Joost Beta. It's kind of like having Tivo over the internet. It has a good selection of channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, CBS and others. Give it a try.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Beyond TV 4.6 and Beyond TV Link

Beyond TV 4.6NEW is how television was meant to be watched...

Beyond TV: PVR software for your PC TV tuner card, Buid your own media center

Record and watch TV with your PC. Gain control over your entertainment experience. With Beyond TV, you determine what you want to watch and when you want to watch it. With incredible features and extensive setting options, TV is under your control.

Learn more about the DVD Burning Plug-inMore than a DVR, Beyond TV gives you...

  • No Subscription Fees. Ever.
  • Skip commercials and other parts of TV shows
  • Search for shows on actor, director, or title
  • New! Burn DVDs of your TV recordings*
  • Intelligent Program Guide resolves conflicts
  • Record HDTV from free, over-the-air or Clear QAM digital TV signals

    69.99 without dvd burning plug-in
    99.98 with dvd burning plug-in

    Beyond TV

    My Thoughts

    BeyondTV is a PVR application that runs under windows. It allows you to watch live television, rewind, pause, record, and fast forward it just like you would with a dedicated hardware solution. It allows you to schedule shows and have them recorded, both single shows and movies, and entire seasons based upon whatever criteria to give it. Only new ones, only repeats, whatever you want. Just like a dedicated hardware solution.

    It also supports multiple tuners, unlike a dedicated hardware solution. Yeah, you might get something that will record on two channels, and you can always buy two or three Tivos, but that is a pain in the rear unless you have a serious setup down in your basement with some sort of logic controller running it all. BTV supports multiple tuners out of the box.

    Currently I have 2 tuners and have Beyond TV Link. Beyond TV Link is a program that allows you to connect another computer to your Beyond TV computer and has the same interface. It's kind of like having a remote desktop, except with Beyond TV. You can do all the same things that you can do with Beyond TV.

    I've had Beyond TV for a couple of months and love it. I love having DVR without having tp pay a monthly fee. Picture quality took a little setting up. Once that was completed, everything runs great. I haven't tried the dvd burning software. I can't see wasting dvd's just to watch a couple shows. I do have a laptop that I put tv shows on to watch later. I recommend Beyond TV to anyone that wants to turn a computer into a dvr.

    You can always download the demo and give it a try. You won't be disappointed.


    The above is a screen-shot of Meedio with the hdeetv theme. More info below.
    Meedio Essentials is the award-winning solution for transforming an existing PC into an all-in-one multimedia system. Organize and enjoy your digital photos, music, and movies using an attractive graphical interface that works great with a TV and remote control. This integrated digital media center even includes weather forecasts, maps, news, and games — all of which you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch. Plus, you can personalize the entire system with hundreds of user-contributed themes, add-ons, and extensions available through the Meedio Add-Ins Directory and built-in Meedio Update module.
    Meedio Official Website
    As I said before, behind Meedio LLC the company, is Meedio the idea and all of us want to see it succeed. The sad truth is that we had recently hit a brick wall and did not have the resources to make it flourish. But, Yahoo! has a great team that is just as dedicated and passionate as we are in this space and, of course, they carry the content and might of an early Internet pioneer. Together, the combination can be nothing but a winner. We are thrilled at the opportunity to put the Meedio idea together with the Yahoo! experience and bring it to millions of people all around the world!
    Quoted from Medio Official Site Home Page

    And now for the good news.

    MeediOS is an open source project and community continuing the magic of Meedio onto the next level. See our MeediOS roadmap.

    This website also unofficially supports the old closed-source Meedio product (and Yahoo's Go4TV) via forums (please take care to post in the Meedio section), wiki (also contains the old MDN with many corrections and additions), and a new add-in repository, OpenMAID.


    My thoughts.

    I've tried several different free media centers which I didn't care much for. Then I stumbled upon Meedio. At first I was discouraged because Meedio had already been bought by Yahoo. I did a little research and found out that there was another group (MeedioOS) that was trying to keep the Meedio software going. I was reading the MeedioOS forum and saw that there was still a free download for Meedio 1.41. I proceeded to download and install the software. I was amazed at how much you could customize the software.

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