Nov 22 2010

Blog - MissingRemote Re-Launch Contest Giveaway #4- BigScreenGlobal

THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED! Thanks to everyone who participated.

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you’re enjoying the contest giveaway as much as we are! Even if you haven’t won yet, remember we have a LOT more prizes coming so you still have plenty of time!

Now onto this week’s worth of prizes! Today we’re giving away a prize bundle from BigScreenGlobal. Fellow MVP and owner Niall Ginsbourg has put together a package and the winner will be able to select their choice of TWO licenses from the following products: BigScreenWeather 2, BigScreenHeadlines 2, BigScreenContacts 2 or BigScreenPhotos 2.

Nov 22 2010

News - Cox Communications unveils new whole home DVR

This may sound silly, but it's features like this that keep people with their set top boxes and not interested in devices like TiVo or HTPCs. For only $5/mo, you can stream to multiple places in the house using Cox STBs. Sure you could do that with a Media Center PC and some extenders, but there's so much more of an upfront cost, that most people just shoo it away. That being said, I've been using an HTPC as my DVR for over 10 years. If I had been like most, just bought a TiVo or STB and paid the extra DVR fees, I'm sure I'd easily be well over $2000 just in the monthly fees for this service I've had for free.

The service has a Trio interactive program guide, 500GB of storage space on the DVR and new HD channels that are only available to those that subscribe to the Plus Package DVR system. The subscription adds $5 monthly to the bill.


Nov 22 2010

News - Netflix Raises DVD Plan Prices & Launches $7.99 Per Month U.S. Streaming-Only Plan

This has been the worst kept secret for a while, as Netflix officially unveils their $7.99 streaming-only plan. Netflix has an awesome collection of pretty good quality streaming shows and movies, and their CEO has confirmed on several occasions that streaming is definitely the way they are looking for the future. What I didn't see coming was the increase in price for those who still want a disc. Still reasonable, but something to note as they may just price their customers into using the streaming more. I wonder how people who just want rentals and don't want to stream feel?

Why the changes? Our selection of TV episodes and movies available to stream has grown dramatically, and as a result most members want us to deliver unlimited TV episodes and movies two ways: streaming instantly over the internet plus DVDs by mail. The price increase will allow us to continue to offer the popular plan choice of unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming instantly along with unlimited DVDs. The new plan, which does not include DVDs, is a great option for the increasing number of members who only want to watch instantly. The $7.99 a month price reflects no DVD shipping costs on this plan.

Hacking Netflix

Nov 22 2010

News - Imation Link Wireless USB AV Extender

These devices seem to be coming up in swarms recently. We've got a couple in-house that we're working on reviews, this one seems fairly comparable as well.

The computer has become increasingly more important to
entertainment in the home then it ever has before. So much, that it’s
sparked the coming Internet TV revolution. Consumers want to be able to do everything they love to do on their computers straight from their TV. Imation’s Link can act as a bridge to carry us into the highly
anticipated Internet TV era. It could provide us with the entrainment
flexibility we’ve been aching for.


Nov 22 2010

News - Amazon Sale on Blu-ray Movie & TV Series

I'm sure this will get better as we get closer to black monday, but Amazon has some pretty sweet Blu-ray deals with lots of titles at only $7.99. Just a reminder, if you feel so inclined you can use the Amazon link box on the right column and help the site out a bit.

Amazon has many Blu-rays & TV Series on Sale from as low as $7.99. Free shipping with Prime (free student or parent/caregiver accounts available) or if you spend $25 or more. Use slick fillers to find other eligible items to help reach the $25 requirement.


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