Archive for June, 2006

New CpuIdle Release

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

CpuIdle has just been updated:

  • improved CPU detection for Pentium M and Core Duo

CpuIdle is available for download here.

On contemporary A/V equipment and the pain of being a consumer

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

I’ve been looking for a TV replacement for some time- the old Philips one’s nice, but lately showing age, not yet on 100Hz technology, no HighDefinition and a bit clunky. But then the DVD player started breaking up and I decided to replace that one first. But- hadn’t I also wanted to grab a DVD hard-disc recorder for some time now? Sure.

So the plan was devised: get a DVD recorder to replace player and VCR and make sure it supports HDMI to be ready for the upcoming HDReady Flat TV.

Looking for HDMI-supporting DVD recorders I’ve found the Philips DVDR 9000 Cineos which immediately grabbed me by it’s striking design (and the 400GB disc):

Cineos DVDR 9000