Contest #16 - Win a QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player

Dec 23 2010



QNAP NMP-1000P Media PlayerQNAP NMP-1000P

Continuing our re-launch contest, we have a really special prize for the special holiday weekend. Courtesy of our friends at QNAP, we have up for grabs the awesomely powerful QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player. Valued at over $400 this digital video player is mighty powerful as we just recently reviewed.

While the chassis and form factor has remained the same on the NMP-1000P as was on the NMP-1000, the heart of any media player--the chipset--has received a nice upgrade. Now powering the unit is a Sigma Designs SMP8643 chip, running at 667 Mhz. This is a pretty serious upgrade from the SMP8635 300Mhz chip that powers the NMP-1000. While I did not have any experience with the 1000, I can attest that the menu navigation of the 1000P was extremely responsive. I’ve tested a number of different extender-type media players and the menu speeds were as fast as I have seen. The only negative I could see to this switch was the omission of S-Video and S/PDIF Coaxial outputs from the rear of the unit--I couldn’’t see any reason why they would have removed these ports from the NMP-1000 other than the chipset not supporting them or too much extra work to add them, since the space on the backplate is identical to the NMP-1000P.


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Entries will be accepted from 5:50PM PDT on Thursday, December 23, 2010 through 11:59PM PDT on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Winner will be selected by January 6, 2011.

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My home theater new year resolution is to convert my home theater into a purely hdmi setup.

I resolve to intergrate the HD PVR 1212 into my system.

Ceton card

My home theater new year's resolution is to start a home theater.

Create a NAS so that I can stream all my content everywhere.

to organize the wires not looking forward to it.

I resolve to watch more HD. My Ceton tuner should be here early next year. Woo hoo!!!

My Home Theater new years resolution is to not mess anything up on my HTPC Smile

My resolution is to get another internal HD for more movies to put on it.

Watch more movies and properly wire the HTPC to the other rooms, instead of relying on the messy room-to-room wiring I currently rely on! Smile

Watch more movies and properly wire the HTPC to the other rooms, instead of relying on the messy room-to-room wiring I currently rely on! Smile

Get my media server up and running

When the HTPC is running stabely to not try to tweak it and force a reinstall.

watch content on it instead of tweaking it.

Organize all my cables.

To increase the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) of my home theater system.

lfoust wrote:

To increase the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) of my home theater system.

LOL. It is one thing for the wife to accept, another to approve. My wife accepts my setup (deals with it) but she doesn't totally approve. I think she forgets that when she is watching "Biggest Looser" in the bedroom or in the basement via the XBOX or on the TV in the Living room that it would not be possible without paying a steep monthly charge (forever) for each of the boxes that would give the same experience from UVERSE, satellite or TIVOs.

Plus when my daughter want to watch Twilight for the umpteenth time she can run it via MyMovies in the guest bedroom and we can have the big screen for ourselves. 

home theater new years resolution: Convert my home theater to wireless

Tweeted and already following :!/tracknatasha/status/18157876501544960

was folloiwng on twitter from quite long time but registered into this site today.

99.9% uptime

99.9% uptime

Digitizing old home movies and photos!

Moving my recordings to the homeserver and eliminating the external drives on the HTPC.

I resolve to make my tv room a single remote control room.

My home theater new year resolotion is to upgrade my home theater system to 7.1 channel.

Tweeted and following

Link to tweet:!/Yayyatishine/status/18177636492648448

I love missingremote. this is awesome giveaway.

Ceton tuner.

upgrade it, the whole thing. to be slicker and more awesome.

My home theater resolution for new year is To upgrade to wireless.

2nd Entry:


I wish.. i could win this.. i really wanna this badly...

God wish me good luck to win this.. never won anything yet.

My home theater resolution for new year is to manage to keep the home to have the home theater system in.

Mine is to get Cablecard

Add all new movies to the library as BD.

Memo to self: Need more storage.

Upgrade to a SSD boot drive.

Spend more time at The Missing Remote!Cool

Hopefully a Silicondust HDHR Cablecard tuner and possibly an AMD 6xxx series fanless video card.


Overhaul my HTPC that will be 4 yrs old. a) Reduce power consumption b) Upgrade MB and CPU to eliminate discrete graphics card (i3). c) Install Ceton Card.

Finally will program my remote to make life easier for the wife.

To extend the Media Center from the living room to the rest of the house.

To finally get my wife to stop complaining about it crashing, taking to long to boot and it's to complicated.

Maybe just divorce the wife, that might be easier than doing the above!

Image backup my HTPC before *every* upgrade or tweak!

My home theater resolution is to finally diagnose and fix the random freezing, rebooting, lost display, and BSOD issues with my Windows 7 HTPC.

Breaking down and buying a Harmony One remote. Smile

My resolution is to cut the cord with DishTV.

My new year home theater resolution is to upgrade with Blu-ray players with wi-fi support.


twitter id @Kismetconnect

to move it into the next room and have a proper setup.

A nice 7.1 surround system to go with my HTPC

To add a reciever and get rid of my 2.1 computer speakers.

Get a MediaCenter Extender.

Planning to add Denon 7.1 Channel A/V home theater multisource on my existing home theater system.

tweeted and already following on twitter:!/NandiniPulse/status/18346882652700672

twitter id is @NandiniPulse

My New year home theater resolution would be-Organizing my all cables and getting few speakers.

my id at tweeter is @KnightNarc 

tweet post:!/KnightNarc/status/18356271707062272

I want to get my new TV hung on the wall.

TO extend my HTPC from bedroom to the living room so that we can watch/listen all media formats.  

My existing extender in the living room (digital Mediabridge) is over 4 years old and only reads some formats that I have on my HTPC.     The family and I would love this QNAP player in the living room!!!

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