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How To Get Better Picture Quality From Your Home Theatre PC

A home theatre PC makes TV more convenient than ever, but you might not be getting the best possible picture quality out of the box. Here are a few tricks for improving it.

Raspberry Pi Owners, Check Your TV Supports CEC Before You Spend

If you’re new to the world of compact media centres such as the Raspberry Pi, it’s easy to get caught up in all the bits and bobs you need to get it set up. Of course, having the required cables — power, HDMI, USB, etc — is mandatory, but before you splurge on a custom remote and infrared receiver, make sure your TV doesn’t provide this functionality already.

Hang Your Raspberry Pi On The Back Of Your TV With Velcro

The Raspberry Pi makes a dandy media centre, but it isn’t exactly a “clean” look, especially with all those cables. For easy access with a clutter-free look, velcro the Pi to the back of your TV.

Hide Apple TV Channels In Bulk To Declutter Your Home Screen

Apple TV keeps adding more and more channels, and all that visual clutter can make it tough to find what you’re actually looking for. 9to5Mac points out that it’s easy to hide a bunch of channels at once if you know where to look.

KodiLauncher Stops Kodi From Losing Focus (And Fixes Other Annoyances)

Windows: If you have a customised-to-the-nines Kodi media centre, then KodiLauncher (formerly XBMCLauncher) might be your new best friend. It stops other programs from stealing focus and lets you customise Kodi’s shutdown menu.

Plex For PS4 And PS3 Is Now Available

Plex, one of our favourite media centres, is now available for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Ask LH: How Can I Play PC Games In My Lounge Room Comfortably?

Dear LH, I recently made the decision to integrate my gaming PC into my living room. Basically, all gaming gets done on the sofa, but I have never been able to nail down the best way to ensure comfort for long PC gaming sessions that isn’t bad for my posture while using a mouse. I was wondering if there is any sort of solutions for a sofa gamer aspiring to the ultimate “DIY gaming throne”, both in terms of peripherals and general setup?

XBMC (Now Kodi) Gets Speed Improvements And Bug Fixes

XBMC, one of our favourite media center suites, has officially been renamed Kodi with the release of version 14 (codenamed “Helix”). The new version contains a lot of long-awaited bug fixes and speed improvements, as well as a few small feature improvements for add-ons and keyboards.

Plex Comes To Xbox, Streams All Your Media To Your TV

Xbox users can finally take advantage of our favourite media centre, Plex. The app is available today for Xbox One users, and soon for the Xbox 360.

XBMC Renames And Rebrands To Kodi Entertainment Center

Starting with version 14, the product we all know and love as “XBMC” will become “Kodi”. The developers say the new branding more appropriately fits the media centre’s promise as opposed to its long-established roots.

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