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


THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING, THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED!!!!! GOOD LUCK TO ALL!! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! ENTER TO WIN: QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player 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 […]

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Roku XD|S Digital Video Player


The top-of-the-line Roku XD|S digital video player promises instant access to the highest quality Internet streaming content you can get up to 1080p along with local media playback via USB and a plethora of inputs and outputs to fit into almost any audio-video configuration all while being simple to use, small, power-efficient and priced just under $100. This sounds like […]

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DVR Users Watch More TV, Just Not Live TV


It’s somewhat humerous that it’s taken until 2010 for reports like this to finally be published by Nielsen. For years show ratings have been hurt by unaccounted DVR users. This isn’t the first report we’ve seen implying these numbers this year, but it’s a good sign that they’re continuing to show what we already know–using a DVR lets you watch […]

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QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player


Today we have for review the QNAP NMP-1000P universal media player device. If this sounds and looks familiar, it’s because we have previously reviewed its predecessor, the QNAP NMP-1000 which was a very capable media player that could play a wealth of formats. Tim’s main points of argument were the cost and size of the player. While neither of those […]

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Beginner’s Guide What is an HTPC?


I was speaking with a friend of mine who’s new to the Home Theater PC space and he brought up a great point–after saying how much he loved the new site design, he admitted to being a bit overwhelmed by some of the content that basically assumes you know some of the standard knowledge about this world of HTPC. I […]

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Microsoft Security Essentials v2


This is neither new news (it was released last week) nor HTPC news but I thought it was worth mentioning nonetheless that “Microsoft Security Essentials v2” is available for download. Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) v1 was my preferred anti-virus application and v2 makes significant improvements without adding bloat. I know many HTPC enthusiasts prefer to ignore anti-virus protection on their […]

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