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Dec 27 2012

News - CES is coming and Missing Remote is going!

CES LogoMissing Remote is sending some of the staff to CES again, they are going kicking and screaming. We are looking forward to finding the new newest consumer electronics they are going to show off. We are just now seeing some of the items that we saw at last year's show, and still waiting for some of the other stuff to make it.

What are you looking forward to see this year? Is there any booth you think we should visit? Maybe make an appointment with someone special? Sound off in the comments, let us know what you are excited to see or would like us to dig up more information on. Stay tuned for more updates and twitter feeds to follow.

Apr 21 2011

News - Now Open - TheRedButton - Only on

Have you seen the new section on our website for TGB people that need to have a forum to go to and talk everything Media Center?

We have created a special forum section in response to TGB being in read-only mode during the transition.

If you need to talk Windows Media Center (or anything else for that matter), you are welcome to come join the fun. Party!!!

You can find the forum here, under the Windows Media Center heading:

*Note: You may even find an easter egg around the site as well!

Hint: There is also a nice contest going on...Maybe not for you die hard WMC fans but you can pass it on to family SageTV HD300 Extender Contest

Thanks Swoon for most of this post...

Welcome TGB members,

Mar 08 2011

News - CEA Tech Enthusiast Membership for Individuals

This is coming from our friends at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and we thought our readers would be interested.  I just finished signing up myself.  If you do sign up let us know in the comments and maybe we can plan for a Missing Remote meet-up at CES next year Smile

CEA Tech Enthusiast

For the first time ever, individuals can now join the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES. CEA's Tech Enthusiast membership, designed exclusively for early adopters and fervent supporters of consumer technology, gives you access to CEA and offers a members-only website with:

  • Insider information on the latest technology trends
  • Consumer electronic product giveaways
  • Access to a community of like-minded technophiles
  • Discounts from technology companies

As a Missing Remote reader you qualify to receive the CEA TE Membership at a discounted rate of $29 (valued at $49). To learn more or join today, visit and enter promo code "INSIDER" at the checkout to get the discount.

Jan 03 2011

News - Congratulations to our last 2 Winners - Bouseman & Oliverredfox

Congratulations to our last two winners just selected!

  • Oliverredfox - Won the QNAP NMP-1000P Media Player
  • Bouseman - Won the 2 Western Digital Hard Drives

You both should have an e-mail from me requesting some information.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Remember you still have ONE DAY LEFT to win the AMD Phenom 615E, and we'll have lots more prizes STILL to come!

Dec 17 2010

News - Congratulations to our last 4 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our last 4 contest giveaways:

  • Woodchuck - Windows 7 Family Pack
  • Abhishek_a01 - Amulet Remote Control
  • Cypherjolt - Patriot Box Office
  • Jup68 - BigScreenGlobal Prize Package

You will each be getting an e-mail from me shortly requesting further information. Please note if you do not reply within 48 hours I will have to re-draw your prize (my e-mail is mike at fyi)

If you did not win these, feel free to keep trying! Remember we've added some extra ways to increase your chances of winning with Facebook and Twitter, read the latest "Ways to Enter" on our latest Windows 7 Commemorative contest post above!

Nov 29 2010

News - Vidabox CubeCase and BigScreenGlobal Winners

Congratulations to our next 2 winners from our contests! nukraze has won the Vidabox CubeCase, and PAPutzback won the BigScreenGlobal prize package!!

Remember there are lots more prizes so don't be too sad!


Nov 19 2010

News - Congratulations to our first two Winners - mvanzante & ccarlin!

I wanted to take a moment to announce the winners of our first TWO contests-giveaways. Thanks to everyone who participated, don't forget there's still plenty of time left to enter to win the Vidabox Cube Case, and with more prizes to come don't you dare be discouraged!

The winner of a copy of Arcsoft Total Media Theatre 3 Platinum is: MVANZANTE


The winner of the Patriot Box Office (PBO Core) is: CCARLIN

Congratulations to both! You will be receiving an e-mail from me shortly, and then have 48 hours to confirm!

In case you're wondering how the prize was drawn: All entrants were placed into a database. If a user had submitted a twitter/facebook then they received multiple entries. I maintained the list of users and then asked our former Editor-in-Chief Alan Cooke to use to randomly generate a number between the range of users for that given contest.

Jun 01 2010

News - Site and Forum Registration Issues

Hi Everyone. If you have been trying to register on the site but have not received your e-mail confirmation, I have manually gone ahead and activated your accounts. Seems we're having some issues on the backend where some are not getting sent. If you are still experiencing difficulties, please e-mail me your username at mike (at) and I'll get things squared away. Sorry for the inconvenience!


May 07 2010

News - Weekend Forum Roundup, May 7th 2010

Another great week of topics being discussed over at our Forums. Lots of discussion on the upcoming Windows 7 Embedded product with Media Center. And getting some great HTPC build advice for both Rehabman and AndresJ as their projects continue to evolve!

This Just In: Zotac's ZBOX HD-ID11 Next Gen ION
WallStats Goes After Overpriced HDMI Cables
3D blu ray: general and detailed info
Avatar Bluray Problems
Windows 7 Embedded Announced - With Media Center Integration
First HTPC build - please comment from Rehabman
New HTPC Build continues from Andresj
Energy Star 4.0 Televisions and the real story
Seagate to release a 3tb Drive?

Apr 23 2010

News - Weekend Forum Roundup, April 23rd Edition

Another great week gone by, lots of active discussions going on as usual in the forums. Here are some that caught my eye. Head on over via the Forums tab and voice your opinion or tell us a bit about your home theater!

Your TV Is Your New BFF
Blockbuster CEO Slams Netflix Streaming Selection
3D htpc faq: Requirements
Mounting ISO's in Media Center
VidaBox SLIMv3 vCase3 Premium mATX HTPC Case Review
Easiest way to rip DVDs for use on an extender
Built HTPC 1000$ for case Thermaltake DH102

Have a great weekend everybody!

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