WD TV Live HD supports ‘Play To’ functionality


Western Digital adds a compatibility with Windows 7 function ‘Play To’ to their network HD media player. It allows to push any supported media right to the player from any PC run Windows 7. That function together with reasonable price in $149.99 makes WD TV Live HD media player very attractive for the Windows 7 users.

[via Engadget]

How to use Zune and Xbox 360 remote controls with your Windows 7 MCE

Zune Wireless Remote

The simple hack will give you ability to use Zune Wireless Remote – new and old, or Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote with Windows 7 Media Center:

  • oped registry and find key Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HidIr\Remotes\745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57da;
  • find the REG_DWORD named CodeSetNum0 and change its value to 0;
  • reboot the PC.

The idea of that hack is to force Windows to scan all IR channel instead of just the first one (Zune and Xbox 360 remotes use channel 8). After applying the hack many other remotes used IR channel different then 1 will be recognized by your system.

[via eHomeUpgrade]