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Monday, February 11, 2008

FyreTV Unboxxxed

FyreTV, the hottest boxxx you'll ever experience has been officially un-boxed by Scott over at SatelliteGuys.US. So far there's not much content to test with except for a small teaser video though they claim "around 20,000 movies" will be available once the service is up and running. Included in the package is the standard stuff though they do include a HDMI cable which is a nice touch.

The pricing starts at just ten bucks a month for 100 minutes of video with extra minutes available at .10-.30 cents each depending on how many you buy at a time. Individual movies will be $5-$20 with the option to buy just a certain scene from a movie without having to buy the whole thing. If those options are too complicate you can just buy all the content from a distributor for a flat monthly fee in the range of $10-$30.

FyreTV is in the process of rolling out the Beta which should last at least a couple months. Shipments were claimed to start February 4th but I'm still waiting for the final email where I can give them my address and other information. If you haven't signed up for the beta yet go to and use "Satelliteguys" as your promo code to skip to the head of the line courtesy of Estefano.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Server 2008 due Febuary 27th

Today Vista SP1 and Server 2008 were released to manufacturers. I can't wait to get my hands on Server 2008. Server core version is a huge change for MS, we're finally able to free our resources from the clutches of the MS GUI overlord. Other improvements include better PHP performance for IIS, better IPv6 support, better hardware installation control, an improved firewall, Network Access control and finally integrated virtualization support. So unlike Vista, Server 2008 has some solid reasons for upgrading. Let me know how SP1 for Vista works out for you, ok?