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Chromecast Now Officially Available in the UK for £30

We got our hands on a Chromecast last November [thanks Trev] and were pretty blown away with the bang-for-buck rating on the little fella. That was before Plex announced support for the device making it hands down one of the best value media streamers around. Now Google have finally made the chromecast available on the UK […]

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New Myro:Air High-End AirPlay Receiver Offers 2-Way RS-232 Control

Myro Control have opened pre-orders for their new Myro:Air system after gaining Apple Certification for AirPlay and Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad. The Myro:Air is the first AirPlay receiver that employs a built-in Wolfson WM8741 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), allowing users to stream high-quality uncompressed audio from iTunes or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected to your home’s Wi-Fi […]

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Video: AwoX StriimLIGHT is LED Bulb + Bluetooth Speaker in One

  Here’s a novel way to add music to a room.  Just pop a AwoX StriimLIGHT into a lamp and you instantly have an energy-saving LED light with an integrated 10 watt Bluetooth speaker. You can use it to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or computer etc and it comes with its own remote […]

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Video: Stealth Acoustics Launch StingRay 6 Outdoor Speaker

Stealth Acoustics will demonstrate the latest addition to their ‘StingRay’ family of all-weather outdoor speakers at ISE 2014.  The StingRay 6 features a “marine-grade” IP68 enclosure to withstand the worst that mother nature can throw at it… Building on the success and popularity of the StingRay 8, introduced in 2013, the Stingray 6 is an extremely capable […]

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NuVo Next-Gen Wireless Multi-Zone Audio System

NuVo Technologies will introduce its next generation IP music player at ISE in February.  The new P3500 professional series player joins the NuVo Wireless Audio System lineup and will simultaneously provide three separate zones of 200 watt audio from a single rack-mountable unit while integrating with a wide range of custom install hardware. As part of the NuVo Wireless […]

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Plex Hits v1.0 – ChromeCast Client in the Works? [Updated]

We’ve been following Plex since it was osxbmc, almost 6 years ago now.  Last week the developers finally hit their v1.0 milestone with the release of Plex Home Theater.  You now have a choice of using it or the Plex Web client  on your desktop, although you’ll definitely want PHT on your HTPC.  We asked Plex lead developer […]

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Now TV + 10 Minute Hack = £10 Wireless Plex Media Player

We’re a tad late to this party but our Now TV unit arrived today and it’s as good as we’d heard.  The little white box is a subsidised Roku LT and it must be the bargain of the year for just £9.99 delivered.  It even includes the HDMI cable (which by itself is often more […]

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OpenRemote Integrates with Sonos

In the same way as broadcasted television and video playback has changed into streaming, IP-TV and “on-demand” watching whenever you like, wherever you like, also playback of music is changing. A music system should nowadays be a part of the home automation system, being able to set-up for different scenarios. It should also be able to be controlled from where […]

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Bluetooth CableJive dockBoss air Brings Music Back to Your 30 Pin Dock

Apple’s move from 30 pin to the new Lightning connector may have caused you some consternation if you had invested in a nice speaker dock.  The dockBoss air aims to solve that problem.  The Wireless Music Receiver for iPod and iPhone docks, connects to Apple (and Android) smartphones, tablets and computers and beams your music to your favourite […]

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HDMI over Cat5 – A Home HDBaseT Extender Review

Automated Home regular Tim Hawes recently moved his telly out if range of a standard HDMI cable.  This created the opportunity to try out one of the highly regarded HDBaseT units that send 1080p HD video, plus 5.1 audio, IR control and power for the receiver all over a single Cat5 or Cat6 cable.  (The HDBaseT Alliance recently […]

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