Beginners Guide to installing Windows 7

Have you wanted to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 or just do a fresh install and don’t know where to start? Running Windows 7 can be a huge time saver, and, in many cases, will run much faster on the computer you already own, with not much required. Maybe a memory upgrade to give your computer a little more speed. […]

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Beginner’s Guide to HTPC Software


Welcome to the Beginner’s Guide to HTPC Software. This will be an in-depth look at the software options available to you to build your HTPC. If you haven’t already, make sure you read our Beginner’s Guide to HTPCs for other topics. We’re going to cover only full home theater PC applications which can handle the following tasks: Music Videos Movies […]

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Change Windows Media Center Startup With Media Center Valve

Hide Menu Strips

Disclaimers This is a work-in-progress. I’ll be releasing updates every few days. I wanted to wait and release it in its entirety but I’ve had enough requests for it that I’ll be releasing as each part is tested. Media Center Valve or Valve for Windows Media Center (WMCVALVE) is licensed for personal non-commercial use only. Please do not redistribute the […]

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Beginners Guide to Controlling your HTPC


In continuation of our Beginners guide series, this guide is all about controlling your HTPC. One thing that sets a “computer connected to your big screen” and it being a HTPC is how we interface with the system. Controlling your HTPC is all about the hardware and software combination you are using. Depending on if you are using the plethora […]

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Video Resolutions for Beginners


Continuing our series of Beginner’s Guides for HTPC and Home Theater, this guide will take a closer look at Video Resolutions–what it means, why’s it important and how to make your picture as good as possible for your particular environment. What does 1080p/720p/1080i/480p mean? The numbers 1080, 720 and 480 refer to the lines of vertical resolution in the picture […]

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Sharing Ceton InfiniTV Tuners with Client HTPC Systems

Update Please see our new guide for the official Ceton Network Tuner Wizard which makes the procedure outlined in this guide much simpler and virtually fool-proof. We have good news, and we have some bad news. The good news is that Ceton has graciously allowed to publish a guide to Tuner Sharing with the Ceton InfiniTV beta firmware.  The bad news […]

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Display Calibration – Part I


Display Calibration Poll Results Last week, we polled MissingRemote readers regarding the calibration status of their displays and here are the results. While the majority of you have calibrated your displays to some degree or another, roughly 25% have not and approximately 25% of you have either calibrated by viewing content or using settings found online. Almost 40% of you […]

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How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta


Continuing MissingRemote’s tradition of providing you guys the patches necessary to enable Concurrent Sessions, we’ve created a new thread for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. The process below has been confirmed working with the Beta versions of Windows7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium and Enterprise Editions, x86 & X64 build 7601, Service Pack Build 178. One of the most popular articles […]

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