To 64…or not to 64

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So you just took advantage of some of the great deals out there for some dual core (or heck, quad core) cpus & motherboards. You took the time, carefully planned, and then assembled your full system. Then you go to make your purchase of Windows Vista, only to be faced with the decision: Should I buy the x86 (32-bit version) […]

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State Of The Website Address

Has it been four months already? It just seems like yesterday I was wondering how we were going to pull this whole website off. I would like to start off by thanking everyone for getting one of the best communities on the net off to a great start. Of course, I have to say that ;).   For those of […]

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Using a Dremel to mod your case

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For Christmas this year, I received a new power supply for my HTPC. But lo and behold, when I opened up my PC to swap power supplies, it didn’t fit. What was I to do? I could have returned the perfectly good power supply and swapped it for a different model which would fit…or I could go to the hardware […]

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HQV Benchmarking the GeForce 7-series

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The HQV Benchmark DVD is probably the best and most objective video processing test available today. Unfortunately there are still subjective comparisons that need to be made to give a final rating. Of course reference images are given to compare against, and if you see something that has totaly failed it is obvious. The less obvious is when the scores allow […]

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Thoughts on building a high-def ready HTPC

Just kicking around some ideas for what would be an ideal next gen optical format (HD DVD and/or Blu-ray) ready HTPC. This is of course somewhat hypothetical as, alas, I don't have the hand's on knowledge… yet. This is culled from what I know from informal testing, user reports, and decoding performance benchmarks available on the web. Feel free to […]

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939 HSF To AM2 Socket Adapter

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    While purchasing parts for my latest MythTV frontend client, I ran into a dilemma.  I wanted to take advantage of the upgrade path that an AMD socket AM2 system would provide, but I also really liked the performance of my tried and true Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu heat sink fan.  Unfortunately, this fan is not directly compatible with the AM2 socket.  […]

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New MissingRemote.com Team Member

I would like to welcome Tony to the Missingremote.com team. More then a few of you know Tony as Crim on the missingremote.com forums. He will be coming out with a couple of Antec HTPC case reviews in short order. If you need to contact Tony, you can email him at Tony <at> missingremote.com.

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Open Letter To HTPCnews.com Readers

I have read a few comments in the past few weeks that have finally prompted me to write a letter to the HTPCnews.com readers. I want to start off thanking everyone for creating such a great HTPC community. It is by far the friendliest and most down to earth group on the Internet. It was fantastic to see that even […]

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I Lost My Remote!!!!

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We have a winner!!!! The contest is now closed. That was way to quick 😉 As I mentioned last week, I lost my remote and now I need someone to find it!!! Somewhere in the website is my Harmony 880 remote!!!! All you have to do is find the picture below somewhere in the website (besides this article of course). The […]

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