2004

FirM Jr + KAT5 – Review

FirM Jr + KAT5 – A marriage made in Croydon πŸ™‚ (Submission by Tony Butler). Having made the decision many moons ago to move all…


Happy Christmas

Just a quick “Happy Christmas” to all our readers and contributors.Β It’s been another bumper year for Automated Home and we look forward to more exciting…


Netgear MP115 Wireless Digital Media Player

This afternoon, Netgear have announced a new wireless media player, complete with SCART socket! (see picture below)… “SANTA CLARA, Calif. – December 22, 2004 –…


Review of Media Center Extender for Xbox

From whiningdog.net… “So you have a Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE) PC and it’s been working wonderfully but you want more. You want…



New Regs to Kill DIY Home Automation?

With the new regulations coming into force that requires all on-trivial electrical work to be certified by a qualified electrician,we wont be able to undertake…


Momitsu DVD-V880N Networked DVD Player

Yet another networked region free DVD/DivX/XviD player (wired and wireless ethernet support). This one includes HDTV formats and comes with a DVI output. The link…


Clipsal C-Bus Wireless Gateway

From Australian IT News…”Clipsal Integrated Systems has taken its C-Bus home automation system wireless, interconnecting with the company’s modular hard-wired system, which uses the industry…


Zensonic Z500 Networked DVD Media Player

From Engadget.. Β “Zensonic just announced its new Z500 Networked DVD Media Player. Besides being able to play regular DVDs, the Z500 also supports playback of…


Sonance iPort for the Apple iPod

Sonance have released details of their “iPort” product. The device allows you to plug your Apple iPod into the dock in the wall and share…


Nevo SL Universal Wi-Fi Remote

“The Nevo SL features a 3.5-inch LCD display, built-in Wi-Fi, 17 configurable buttons, rechargeable Li-Ion battery, and runs on the Pocket PC platform using its…


Node Zero Gallery

“Node Zero” is the area in the house where all the cables come together. We now have a selection of N0s belonging to our readers….


MCE 2005 Mini Review

Jon Whiten recounts his recent project building a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 PC… “I recently built a MCE2005 machine and have been using…


Kell Announce New Products

Kell Systems adds housing for subwoofers and centre speakers to its designer 19″ rack cabinets – Kell Systems, UK designer and manufacturer of advanced technical…


UK Z-Wave Partnership

“Long Beach 16th November, 2004: ConvergeX, a UK based global leader and innovator in digital home and smart living solutions, officially announced a partnership with…


UKHA 2004 Video – DVD and XviD

The UK Home Automation 2004 event was held on the 15th and 16th May 2004, in Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Hatfield, near London. As last…


NodeZero Gallery

Check Out My Rack –Β “Node Zero” is the area in the house where all the cables come together. Below is a selection of N0s belonging…




Automated Disco Loo

Q: What happens when a man with entirely too many gadgets lying around decides to renovate his bathroom – A: Disco Loo! You know those…