Friday, March 04, 2011

Diamond UI Mod & Theme for SageTV Arrives

One of the more exciting 3rd party SageTV projects under development this past year is the SageTV Diamond Project.  Diamond, just released version 3.0 - a completely new User Interface and theme collection for SageTV7 created by three of the many talented developers (forum names: PluckyHD, Jorton, EvilPenguin & Jusjoken) working on SageTV projects right now.

Diamond is a project that modifies the SageTV 7 UI, adds some significant layout, look & feel changes, and functionality.  Based on the screenshots it should be a very popular addition to the many add-ons for SageTV.  I’m sharing the screenshots today and will have a demo video for you tomorrow.

Diamond Simplified Main Menu

Diamond Simplified TV All RecordingsDiamond Simplified Movies WallDiamond Simplified Movies FlowDiamond Simplified Movies ListFlowDiamond Simplified Movies Catagories

Read more about SageTV Diamond at the SageTV Forum thread and the SageTV Diamond Wiki

Speaking of SageTV news, There should be more fun stuff coming in the very near future.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Touchscreen In Our Future

The iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and many Android, Microsoft Surface & other touchscreen devices have shown us how touchscreen can be useful in our daily lives.  I imagine we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg so far.  Corning, a company with a lot of focus on glass technologies like Gorilla glass used in the iPhone 4 published this five-minute promo video that shows their vision for the future which obviously includes a lot of glass and quite a lot of touchscreen as well.  Much of this technology will show up in our homes as the video demonstrates

Pretty cool stuff although we really aren’t too far away from much of that vision are we?

via MyModernMet

Sunday, February 27, 2011

TV Premieres, Finales & Specials This Week 02/27/2011

Time for another round of TV Talk.  The biggest show on the list is the Academy Awards, but there are a few other premiers and finales this week.  Read on for this week’s complete listing of premieres, finales and specials for the week.

Academy Awards

The Academy Awards hosted by Anne Hathaway & James Franco airs Sunday on ABC (Photo by ABC)

NOTE: All Times are Listed for EST – TV schedules subject to change

Each TV Series listed below has a hyperlink in the title which if you have SageTV Webserver set up, will take you to that show’s page so you can view more information, record that episode or even set up the series as a favorite.  This week is the first test of this feature so let me know how it’s working for you if you use it.  Thanks to jreichen for his work on this function!

Sunday, February 27

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (8:30pm on ABC – HD) James Franco and Anne Hathaway host one of the most famous award shows


Monday, February 28

Bethenny Ever After (10pm on Bravo – HD) Season premiere

Thursday, March 3

Ice Brigade (10pm on Food – HD) New food/reality series focused on the ice sculpting business

Beyond Scared Straight (10pm on A&E – HD) Season finale

Friday, March 4

Beast Hunter (9pm on National Geographic – HD) New reality series searching the world for mythical creatures

Phineas and Ferb (9pm on Disney – HD) Season premiere

American Loggers (10pm on Discovery – HD) Season premiere

Sunday, March 6

Secret Millionaire (8pm on ABC – HD) New reality series where wealthy entrepreneur Dani Johnson, who once was homeless and on welfare, spends a week among the poor in Knoxville, Tenn., in search of those who need her help most. 

America’s Next Great Restaurant (8pm on Food – HD) New reality contest series where contestants pitch their restaurant concepts to investors

The Family Crews (8pm on BET) Season premiere

Ruby (8pm on Style) Season premiere

Basketball Wives (8pm on VH1) Season finale

The Celebrity Apprentice (9pm on NBC – HD) Season premiere

Love & Hip Hop (9pm on VH1) New reality series DetailedInfo?AiringId=7322569

Chopped All-Stars (9pm on Food – HD) New food/reality series

Army Wives (9pm on Life – HD) Season premiere

The Real Housewives of Orange County (10pm on Bravo – HD) Season premiere

Breakout Kings (10pm on A&E) New crime drama series where a special task force uses convicted felons to catch prison escapees

Coming Home (10pm on Lifetime) New reality series

Heavily Ever After (10pm on TLC) New reality series

Monday, March 7

Greek (9pm on ABC Family – HD) Series finale – Senior Year is over

Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back (8pm on Style) Season premiere


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