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1000th BYOPVR Member & BYOPVR MVP Awards

Posted on 18 November 2004 by

I’m excited to announce that we’ve reached our 1000th member (ok, actually it’s probably or 998th if you don’t count me and a test account). The large even number honor goes to traviscwv! Welcome Travis.

It’s been quite a ride since the site launched early this year. We’ve had well over 2 million pageviews to date, thousands of people visit daily (and constantly increasing), and you keep coming back (thank you!). We’ve been featured in Slashdot, PVRblog, MSNBC, CNN Money, and Yahoo news. With more cool stuff on the horizon.

The support of the site (thanks PCAlchemy, BeyondTV, SageTV, and VideoReDo) has been tremendous.

I also couldn’t ask for a better community. Everyone is very willing to help noobies and seasoned homebrew PVR veterans alike with their questions and a willingness to share ideas or the latest hot deal/bargain.

Since the site has been a success by any measure, and it’s that way because of YOU and your support and active participation, we wanted to give something back. We also wanted to reward users who, in our mind, distinguished themselves by their contributions and consistent levels of participation. We did give a little more weight to people that have been active longer and consistently contributed/participated. (sorry newer yet really active folks)

We ended up in a bit of a deadlock, so instead of just one Most Valuable Player, we ended up with two.

Xar256 gets the nod for his consistently helpful answers and advice in the forum
Lowbrow gets the nod for his combination of news submissions, journal entries, and helpful posts in the forum.

Honorable mentions: ejk , homebrew ( slackware linux mythtv howto ), bznotins ( DVD player casemod article ), too many others to list.

As thanks for being co-MVP Xar256 gets a copy of Meedio Essentials on us, and Lowbrow gets a copy of VideoReDo Quick Editor on us. When I say “on us” it means we buy the co-MVP’s legitimate copies of the software in their name and the funds come out of byopvr’s operational budget; we’re NOT re-gifting review copies/licenses, etc.

See being an active and giving community member has its advantages. =)

Don’t be upset if you weren’t listed, your contributions are noticed and appreciated. We can’t afford to buy everyone stuff, so I can only offer a few kind words =)

Take heart as there will be plenty of giveaways, discounts, and other promotions in the future, so stay tuned!