The Daily Button – June 10th, 2008

The news is a little slow these days and will remain a little on the slow side for a couple of more weeks. Why you ask? We are working on some stuff interally that we hope to share pretty soon :). As well, you may have noticed in my build logs that I am going through another major upgrade that […]

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Contest Winner! afinch is the winner!

Congratulations afinch! You are the winner of our HTPC giveaway contest! You were lucky reply #23 that was chosen by the random number generator! An email, private message and of course this message is your notification of winning! Please respond back to claim your prize! Below is what the lucky duck won!   Chassis: Zalman HD160 HTPC Case OS: Windows […]

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New Advertiser :).


As you can tell by the perty banner above, has a new advertiser! CyberEStore has stepped into the prime position here at Let’s show what a kick ass community has by supporting CyberEStore when making your purchases. As time progresses, CyberEStore will be offering hot deals and contests to the community as well.      They have […]

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The Daily Button – May 19th, 2008

Given that it is Monday morning, I think we will just cut to the news. I think someone brewed decaf today. Analog Cut-Off News: Best Buy says that the FCC has no power to fine them for selling unlabelled analog TVs @ Ars Technica Extender News:VMC centralized experience with rack-mounted extenders @ Consumer Electronics Installer Blog  VMC Plugin News: Open […]

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CPU Testing

This article outlines the testing methodology that uses. You will find, over time, that this document will change as we our test bench improves, our budget changes (hopefully for the better) and of course inpur from our readers. Our focus for these tests will be how the CPU performs in Media Center and digital media activities. Our goal will […]

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The HTPC Manifesto

It is hard to believe that I have been involved with various HTPC websites for almost 5 years and here at for almost two years. In that time, my goal has always been to provide a resource for folks to build a better media center PC. I like what we have accomplished so far with all the credit going […]

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Contest Winner!


rgroves has won his very own copy of Big Screen Headlines! Congratulations and thank you for entering the contest! An email will be dispatched with details on how to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered the contest and your continuing support of    

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Big Screen Headlines Giveaway

What do you do when you have a giveaway as great as our HTPC giveaway? Well we follow it up with another great giveaway., another great supporter of, has offered up a license to their great Big Screen Headlines!! Mobilewares’ Big Screen products significantly enhance Vista Media Center’s default functionality. In the case of Big Screen Headlines, you […]

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Absolutely Huge Giveaway Starting On Monday!


We have an absolutely huge giveaway coming your way on Monday. Stay tuned to have your socks knocked off :).  Just remember, we can’t be held responsible for what happens to your socks. We will get the finer details out later this weekend. Just a teaser, we have teamed up with PCAlchemy/Avideus to make this happen.    

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The Bribes.. err Votes Are In!

I am very happy to announce that after bribing every Microsoft employee on up to Bill Gates himself, I was awarded a 2008 Microsoft MVP Award for Vista Media Center. I would just like to say thank you to Microsoft for this fine award! I hope to keep full of great guides and useful information for the Media Center […]

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