Computing

Using the PC for AV distribution

By |2011-12-01T15:49:13+00:00December 1st, 2011|Computing, Tech Watch, TV|

Tea Londons Elton gives some thoughts on the future of home automation, and how the humble PC can play an important role in changing your TV viewing habits. From a young age I have always been surprised how ideas and concepts imagined by the fertile minds of Science Fiction authors and scriptwriters became to be realised as significant technical accomplishments later on. I have come to understand that pretty much anything is possible if we have the vision to imagine […]

Two wireless keyboards worth considering for the front room media PC

By |2010-05-23T13:45:14+00:00May 23rd, 2010|Computing, Control, Reviews|

TEA London always advise clients to strongly consider installing a dedicated home theatre PC (HTPC or MCE) in their front room, as opposed to installing several hardware units that collectively can perform the same function as one machine.We will perhaps write a different article in the future which can convey all of the benefits and virtues of a HTPC over the more traditional approach of installing dedicated components, such as a blu-ray player, PVR and so on, to perform these […]

Windows 7 TV splutters

By |2009-12-05T13:11:35+00:00December 5th, 2009|Computing, Reviews, Software|

As a keen convert, eager to put the vagaries of Windows Vista behind me as soon as possible, I leapt feet first into the Windows 7 world, and had no hesitation in making it our standard OS for all our custom build Media Center PC’s, RED. However we have notice some decoding issues with 64-Bit versions of Windows 7. Live TV is prone to artefacting, recordings jam, the odd reboot occurs under intensive tuner use, and H.264 decodes from Satellite […]

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