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Giveaway: BeyondTV, Beyond Media, & FireFly Mini Remote!

Posted on 01 May 2006 by

This particular giveaway is closed, no new entries will be accepted: A winner will be drawn and announced shortly

The SnapStream Store is sponsoring a giveaway of SnapStream’s Beyond TV + Beyond Media + Firefly Mini bundle* & a copy of Beyond TV Link

This would be a great prize for anyone that already has a TV tuner card and wants to upgrade their software and remote control.

How To Enter:

1. Visit the SnapStream Store main page. Study it. There’s a quiz in step 2!

2. Find the answer to the following question: “If you place your order from the SnapStream Store before this time, your order will get shipped out the same day. What’s the SnapStream Store’s daily shipping cut-off?”

3. Send a forum private message to user giveaway with the answer to the question posed in step 2.

This contest ends at Midnight Eastern Time on May 14th 2006. You must be a Registered member of the byopvr forum to participate in this giveaway. This giveaway is limited to participants in the United States and Canada.

Also see the official giveaway forum thread.

* Note: the link goes to a bundle with the regular RF Firefly, the prize bundle actually includes the new IR based Firefly Mini instead.

This particular giveaway is closed, no new entries will be accepted: A winner will be drawn and announced shortly

Pin the Tail on the Map:  Where are the BYOPVR Users Located?

Pin the Tail on the Map: Where are the BYOPVR Users Located?

Posted on 13 April 2006 by

Born out of the Denver BYOPVR Meet and Greet forum thread there seemed to be some desire to know where there are pockets of byopvr’ers that are geographically close together.

So… I set up a quick and dirty frappr account for BYOPVR frappr group

If you’re so inclined add yourself to the map… just zipcode and forum handle is fine (no one needs to know *exactly* where you live — that’d be a little creepy). Who knows there maybe another DIY PVR user right up the street and you can organize your own meetup :beer: :beer:.
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Denver BYOPVR user Meet & Greet

Posted on 11 April 2006 by

SmokeyAlien and Aint Skeird are organizing and informal get together of byopvr users in the Denver, CO area. See the byopvr Denver meet and greet forum post for more detail

We are having a Meet nad Drink in Downtown Denver
When: Saturday (4/15/06) at 1pm
Where: Uptown Tavern at 17th and Pearl in Denver, Colorado

Don’t forget to take pictures and post ’em guys!

Welcome Visitors from Wired News, Digg, etc!

Posted on 08 March 2006 by

Welcome to all the folks pouring in from the wired news: Build Your Own PVR, Then Trash it article or via Digg link/frontpage

Feel free to poke around and read some of the articles, reviews, or post a question/comment in the forum (no registration required in the forum if you prefer), or check out the DIY DVR HTPC wiki / FAQ section. Have fun and thanks for visiting… hope you stick around/stay to join our homebrew PVR/DVR HTPC community!

BYOPVR Forum Members Ingenuity: Build Your Own HTPC Case?!

Posted on 07 March 2006 by

Saw 2 cool projects that I wanted to highlight:

Menace built a HTPC case from scratch out of recycled aluminum stock!

Also of note/interest: rickolous has added some cool photos of his setup to the byopvr flickr photo pool (*cough cough* shouldn’t your project be posted up there too!) In any case check out his LEGO built HTPC/PVR case Is there anything you can’t do with LEGOS!?!? see this pic as well

You guys never cease to amaze me!

2PartsFusion Giveaway Reminder — OVER! Winner Drawn!

Posted on 25 February 2006 by

this giveaway is now closed!!

Congratulations to JustMichael for being the lucky participant drawn randomly from the database! Thanks again to 2 Parts Fusion for sponsoring the giveaway.

2 Parts Fusion, builders of fine customized Media Servers, has stepped to the plate and sponsored an ultra cool bundle of PVR components to giveaway at BYOPVR including: SageTV 4 PVR Software, ATI Radeon X800XL 256 MB PCI-Express Video card, and a Hauppauge PVR 150 MCE TV Tuner Card!

You’ll need to be a registered byopvr forum user and signed in to the forum to participate in the contest. Full rules and instructions on how to enter are posted in the Official 2 Parts Fusion BYOPVR Giveaway Thread.

UPDATE

this giveaway is now closed!! Winner has been drawn and announced!

2PartsFusion Giveaway Reminder

Posted on 21 February 2006 by

UPDATE: This Giveaway is CLOSED

2 Parts Fusion, builders of fine customized Media Servers, has stepped to the plate and sponsored an ultra cool bundle of PVR components to giveaway at BYOPVR including: SageTV 4 PVR Software, ATI Radeon X800XL 256 MB PCI-Express Video card, and a Hauppauge PVR 150 MCE TV Tuner Card!

You’ll need to be a registered byopvr forum user and signed in to the forum to participate in the contest. Full rules and instructions on how to enter are posted in the Official 2 Parts Fusion BYOPVR Giveaway Thread.

UPDATE: This Giveaway is CLOSED

Also check out this 2PartsFusion announcement featuring HDA X-Plosion 7.1 DTS Connect Sound Cards after the jump.
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Wonder What Your Favorite BYOPVR Users Look Like?

Posted on 07 February 2006 by

A thread was started in the everything else forum that turned into a post a picture of yourself, VH1’s “Behind the Avatar”/handle thread 🙂 So if you’re a regular (or even if you’re not) and want to participate upload/add your pic, or drop a comment to make fun of mine 🙂 (any comments that aren’t good natured towards other byopvr users than myself is forbidden, though)

2PartsFusion Sponsored Giveaway! ATI X800, SageTv, and PVR150!

2PartsFusion Sponsored Giveaway! ATI X800, SageTv, and PVR150!

Posted on 01 February 2006 by

UPDATE: This Giveaway is CLOSED

2 Parts Fusion, builders of fine customized Media Servers, has stepped to the plate and sponsored an ultra cool bundle of PVR components to giveaway at BYOPVR including: SageTV 4 PVR Software, ATI Radeon X800XL 256 MB PCI-Express Video card, and a Hauppauge PVR 150 MCE TV Tuner Card!

You’ll need to be a registered byopvr forum user and signed in to the forum to participate in the contest. Full rules and instructions on how to enter are posted in the Official 2 Parts Fusion BYOPVR Giveaway Thread.

UPDATE: This Giveaway is CLOSED

Just You Wait… New Giveaway is Coming: 2partsfusion

Posted on 30 January 2006 by

Hold on to your hats, and be sure to check back in a day and a half as there’s a pretty cool giveaway/contest that’ll be ready to start on the 2nd of Feb. thanks to the guys at 2PartsFusion!

All I can tell you till then is that it’s nice bundle of stuff to set off either your first PC PVR or augment an existing one 🙂 I’ve said to much… thanks again to 2PartsFusion for stepping up to the plate with the giveaway to be (shortly).