MissingRemote Status Update – Mid-August 2009

It’s just passed the midway point in August, so I figured I would catch everyone up with what’s been going on at MissingRemote to entertain your weekend in case you missed anything.

We had some fantastic reviews and guides posted by our crew:

Right at the end of July, we brought in the ASRock ION-330 Nettop SFF System for review. A neat little box which can handle 1080p blu-ray content!


Andy used his mind-reading skills from our forum questions and preemptively posted his Guides on the dreaded standby issue in Windows with Configuring Standby on your HTPC  & also Guide: Keeping your HTPC Awake


Enabling Multi-Channel for Other Audio Formats shows you how to make your HTPC and stereo receiver play nice together.


In preparation of Windows 7, Andrew showed us some new techniques to Unlock Hidden Startup Switches for Windows7 and make MCE Start
Your Way 


And don’t forget the classic guide which has been revised for Windows 7 as well, How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 RTM


In addition to those, some recent blogs as well:

Lothar covered the MythTV for Windows Topic a couple times, with his Mythtv for Windows options and then Mythtv for Windows Port, with more to come on the topic I’m sure!

Our newest contributor Andy kicked things off with a bang with his AntiPack – Get your videos working without destroying your PC software introduction, so we never have to hear the words "K-Lite Codec Pack"

and Tim even had time to toss in a handy receiver article, Tip of the Day: Calibrate Your Receiver

Our forums have been jumping as as usual. For those looking for any sort of assistance with anything home theater related or even off topic, make sure to register and visit our forum today!

We’ve also been making some changes to the site design. You’ll notice some new banner ads, feel free to click them if something interests you, as it does help maintain this site alive. Also we have affiliate accounts with Newegg and Amazon and you can get those links on the right side of the home page as well. We always welcome comments and suggestions, so feel free to pass them along via our forum!

Finally, beginning with this post I will be dropping the ShadyMG moniker from my posts. I just feel it’s time as the ShadyMG nickname hasn’t actually been used for a while. Don’t worry, Mike Garcen is just as interested in all this as ShadyMG was!