Nov 16 2010

Review - NVIDIA GTS 450

Geforce GTS 450 Card   Offering 3D Blu-ray (BD) via native HDMI 1.4 and HD audio bit stream support, the recently release NVIDIA GTS 450 represents a drastic shift in the market for discrete home theater PC (HTPC) graphics processing units (GPU). With NVIDIA now providing a feature set unmatched by any vendor we finally have serious competition for discrete space in the home theater. Read on to see if the NVIDIA GTS 450 offers the right balance of power and functionality for your HTPC.

Nov 15 2010

Blog - MissingRemote Re-Launch Contest Giveaway, Day 1 - Arcsoft Total Media Theatre 3 Platinum

This contest is CLOSED! The winner will be announced shortly. Make sure to check our homepage for the latest contest! Welcome to the Re-Launch Giveaway Contest! As you might have noticed by now, we have done a complete makeover to the website and forum community. As you may imagine, we are still making tweaks, changes and fixes to this new layout, but if you see any issues big or small, please make sure to let us know in our Site Issues post.

A bit of has been around since 2006 providing you the latest news, reviews and forum discussions on the topics of Home Theaters and HTPCs, etc since then, and we feel this new design should make everyone’s time here more enjoyable.

As a thank you to everyone for their continued loyalty and support, we’ve got some awesome reviews and articles lined up. But you all want some free stuff for your home theater, right?

Well, to help kick things off, we have received amazing support from our product sponsors and have some awesome prizes to giveaway....and will be doing so OFTEN!!! We will be giving away a PRIZE almost every 48 hours, literally until we run out of prizes! We have 17 companies that have helped chip in, and with almost $5,000 worth of prizes , there's plenty of chance for everyone to win!!

Nov 12 2010

News - Black Friday is Around The Corner

Slow news day, so I figured this was as good a time as any to remind folks if you are planning on making a purchase you *may* want to wait until Black Friday (the day following Thanksgiving) for some special deals. Last year we saw a lot of online vendors competing with B&M (Brick and Mortar) so hopefully that trend continues and nobody gets trampled on at Wal-Mart.
The entry-level ($99.99 SRP) Toshiba player (no Internet connection) is heretofore the lowest-priced non-refurbished unit on the market, and is $18 below the previous least-expensive BD player from Magnavox and sold by Walmart.

Minneapolis-based Best Buy is also selling the wireless Internet-connected Sony BDPS370 Blu-ray player for $99.99.


Nov 12 2010

News - Xbox used for games only 60 percent of the time

Interesting anaylsis given that most people defnitely think of the Xbox as a gaming machine. I know we have plenty of forum readers here who use their Xboxes as extenders, so I know we contribute to the 40%.
Speaking to attendees of BMO Capital Markets Digital Entertainment Conference in New York, Dennis Durkin, corporate vice president and chief operating and financial officer of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, said that 40 percent of Xbox Live members in the U.S. are spending their time on the console on non-gaming activities. That includes things like watching streaming movies on Netflix, listening to music content on the Zune and apps, and eyeballing friends on Twitter and Facebook.


Nov 12 2010

News - SageTV v7 & MythTV 0.24 Released

Great news for HTPC software today as SageTV version 7.0 finally drops its beta tag and is released. And MythTV releases it's 0.24 version as well. If you're on the SageTV wagon, make sure you read our very own Andrew's Guide to Installing SageTV V7. Super detailed and should save you some headaches during install.

SageTV 7 brings a new User Interface, a Plugin Manager for easier installation of Plugins and much more.  Check out my overview of the new features and watch the intro video below to get a good feel of what SageTV can do 


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