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HThackintosh Remote Part 1

June 7, 2009 2 comments

Keysonic_540_RFAfter building my Home Theatre hackintosh I used a keysonic RF keyboard/trackpad (above) for control, with the intention of adding a smaller remote control at a later date. Apart from size the keyboard is a pretty perfect method of control, equally suited to media centre duties, web browsing and general computer use. It is a bit bulky for just watching media, so the search began for the perfect remote. Read more…

Hackintosh HTPC part 1

January 21, 2009 4 comments

For the past few year’s I’ve used an Xbox running Xbox Media Centre to play video files on a TV, streamed from first a Windows machine then a Synology file server. This setup is easy to use and picture quality is fine on a standard definition set. Mrs Basshead has recently become a lot more convinced of the need to upgrade to High Definition after watching a 40 inch Samsung 6 series for a while, so the second requirement (after buying a suitable LCD TV) is a HD capable media streamer. Read more…