iTheater

iTheater Projectpage

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Pros:

  • freeware OpenSource / GPL open for extensions

Cons:

  • only Release Candidate not finished yet

MediaCentral

MediaCentral Projectpage

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Pros:

  • freeware supports EyeTV
  • closest Userfeeling to FrontRow supports ATI Remote and Salling Clicker supports access to Bonjour shared Libraries from iTunes / iPhoto

Cons:

  • UI not very maclike, not as beautiful as FrontRow

mMedia

mMedia Homepage

Pros:

  • freeware supports EyeTV easy skinnable supports Internet radios, tv viewing via EyeTV more features than FrontRow in general

Cons:

  • haven’t tried it yet 😉

CenterStage

CenterStage Homepage

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Pros:

  • freeware OpenSource built in XCode and Obj C very extendable lot of Extensions (planned) very promising

Cons:

  • not finished only a few features implemented yet

not free: FrontRow

FrontRow

Pros:

  • preinstalled on new macs easy remote control tight integration into iLife and the OS

Cons:

  • only on selected Apple hardware no extensions / limited features