Hauppauge HD-PVR delayed

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the new HD-PVR from Hauppauge, you might have to wait a little bit longer. Brent Evans reports that the device, which had been targeted for a late March launch has been pushed back and is now scheduled for a May or June release.

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1:Unlimited installation and compatibility support

Unlimited installation and compatibility support is available at no charge until March 18, 2009.

E-mail Support
Response Time: 24 Hours
No-charge: Unlimited support requests.

Individual Chat Support
Wait is over 60 minutes
Hours of Operation
No-charge: Unlimited support requests.

Phone Support
Wait Time: Will vary
Hours of Operation

No-charge: Unlimited support requests.

(866) 234-6020

You may also use this option if you have one of the following:

  • Software Assurance Agreement
  • Professional Contract
  • TechNet Subscription
  • MSDN Subscription
  • Microsoft Partner Program (MSPP)

TTY/TDD help requests – cost will vary

(800) 892-5234

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (All Languages)

The EZ Commander Remote

Use the keys to execute common PC functions or control your audio and video files with the “media center” mode which supports Windows Media Center. The trackball works just like a mouse. Push down on the ball to left click, or use the buttons above the trackball for right or left clicks. You can even type simple text using a T9 input method similar to texting on your cellphone.


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The Merium is, technically speaking, a PC. However it is designed especially with the enjoyment of multimedia in mind.

The Merium is an innovative and sleek designed product that helps you store, secure and enjoy all your digital valuables, such as your pictures, music, cam-recordings and other precious data, as well as providing
Internet connectivity to your living-room. By introducing services such as Youtube and Facebook into the living room, friends and family can enjoy the web and other traditional PC entertainment together.

Since the Mesiro Merium is based on Microsoft and Intel platforms, it offers plug-and-play connectivity with other digital devices a family already owns today. It is developed to help everyone enjoy and experience digital media according to their individual needs.

Technical specifications

Operating System  Microsoft® Windows® Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Chipset Intel® 945GM + ICH7M Chipset 
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz)
RAM Memory 2GB DDR2 667 MHz (2x1GB) Dual Channel Memory
Storage 250GB internal storage 2.5″ SATA (5400rpm)
Integrated ATA100 and Serial ATA Controller
Optical Disc Drive Multi format Dual Layer DVD & CD Recorder
8x speed in the formats DVD-R, DVD +R, DVD +RW, 6x speed for DVD-RW, 5x speed for DVD-RAM
and 4x speed for DVD-R DL and DVD +R DL
Audio Realtek ALC888 HD Audio CODEC on-Board 7.1 Channel and above
Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio
Digital output: S/PDIF out interface (Optical Toslink)
Video/Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Outputs: DVI-I, HDMI & VGA via Converter, S-Video
Networking Integrated Realtek Gigabit PCI LAN Chip
Intel WLAN-PCI – 802.11 a/b/g 54MB
I/O 5-1 card reader
COM port
DVI-I (HDMI and VGA with included converter)
1 x Firewire 1394
6 x USB 2.0
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Keyboard
6 x 3,5 mm plug
Adapter for Optical Toslink (S/PDIF)
Power 90 Watt External power supply
– Input AC100-240V ~ 1.5A
– Output DC 19V ~ 4.74A
Chassis PCB front and top interchangeable panels
Aluminium stand and metal inner casing
Dimensions: 26(h) x 9(d) x 23(w) (Including external panels)
Keyboard / Remote Mesiro multimedia keyboard with touchpad
Mesiro MCE remote

What`s in the box 

• White front and top cover
• Remote controller
• Remote receiver
• Wireless keyboard
• USB dongle for keyboard
• USB extension cable for
• DVI extension cable
• DVI to HDMI converter
• DVI to VGA converter
• Audio cable
• WLAN antenna
• S/PDIF converter
• Power supply


M one server:All your Media and Data – in one box

Home Media Server

All your Media and Data – in one box

A central hub, for all of your digital home services and data. Why have numerous boxes providing entertainment, PC backups, extended storage, etc ? The M one series of products offer excellent value for money with space and power saving benefits.

The M one server combined with the high definition digital set top boxes are the ultimate solution for all of your digital home data and entertainment needs.
The ‘M one’ server, when combined with HD Set Top Boxes brings all of your media to your finger tips. Control everything on your TV, with a single remote:

  • Live TV with time shifting (TV pause)
  • Playback of recorded TV shows
  • Auto recording of favourite TV shows
  • Easy to use TV program guide
  • Playback of DVD files held on the central server
  • Playback of downloaded video / audio material
  • Playback of music files
  • Browsing of picture albums
  • Online media content incl HD video
  • Internet control of the system
  • Internet access / playback of all media

Additionally the M one lets you simplify the way you keep and share your family’s documents, photos, videos and music

  • Protect – Easily restore a file or an entire PC
  • Connect – Access your files from virtually anywhere
  • Organise – Always know where to find your files
  • Grow – Easy to expand as your storage needs grow

Order with confidence. To help you setup your ‘M one’ server, Tranquil PC provide a ‘remote access’ setup service to help you with the initial configuration – free of charge. It’s like having one of our specialist engineers in your home, working for you – with all the benefits, and none of the inconvenience or worries.

Shipping on a first come first served basis from week commencing 14th April


Digital Home Makeover Contest from Microsoft

You’re living the digital lifestyle. The only problem is that you’ve got thousands of digital photos, mp3s, TV shows, spread across a bunch of devices that don’t seem to connect. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your digital media was shared across all of your devices…seamlessly.

Our makeover team will use Windows® Media Center and Extenders for Windows® Media Center to turn one lucky person’s home into a connected entertainment center. Just make a video telling us about your digital lifestyle and why you need to “Get Connected.” We’ll pick the best video and award the winner a complete digital home makeover.

The Microsoft® Digital Home Makeover will include a new Media Center PC, Extenders for Windows Media Center, and the other accessories you need to enjoy your digital lifestyle.

Send us your two-minute video and we’ll get your gadgets speaking the same language so your digital lifestyle connects.

 For more information visit: http://www.windowsmediacenter.com/contest