We are humbled by amount of support we have received from our visitors. So we want to recognize and reward the fans, followers, and readers for spreading the word about us around the web. Most of us read and comment several forums (Examples: Reddit, LinuxQuestions, AVSForum, Raspberry Pi Forums, Stack Exchange, AskUbuntu, UbuntuForums, etc.). And many times we link to posts that we have followed to complete the project. If you have commented on forums in the past with out link or plan to comment in future with a link to our post then you have the chance to win one of 3 awesome prizes. Let us face it, word of mouth (sharing) is the best return you can give us for the hard work we put in to give you good content. This is our reward for your hard work and support. Descriptions of the prizes are given below.
Prize 1: Raw Mini – Dual Core XBMC Mini HTPC
Watch media in upto crystal clear 1080p HD via PRELOADED XBMC! Play games, open and edit documents and spreadsheets using LibreOffice. Play YouTube, surf the web, as well as send and recieve emails all from the comfort of your couch. 3 usb slots allow you to connect peripherals such as: webcams, printers, external hard drives, card readers and more.
- CPU Intel® Celeron 1037U Dual-Core 1.8GHz Processor
- Memory 2G DDR3 RAM SO-DIMMs DDR3 1333/1066 MHz Expandable to 16GB
- Graphics Processor Intel® NM70 Express Chipset
- Wifi 150Mb/s b/g/n Built in wifi
- Ethernet Realtek* 10/100/1000 Mb/s ethernet controller
- Chipset Intel® NM70 Express Chipset
- Storage 8GB Solid-state drive standard (upgradable to 32GB SSD)
- Approximate Value: $160 USD
Prize 2: VidOn Box – Quad Core Android XBMC Box
VidOn Media Center, Experience Different TV, Again! Dedicated VidOn Media Center, designed for large screen, with professional media management center, providing you a professional home media viewing experience. Sort and manage all your multimedia content, and scrap online information like posters, plots, and cast etc, all automatically. The only Android-based XBMC supporting Blu-ray menu navigation and Blu-ray 3D playback perfectly in the world, also is the XBMC you have never experienced.
- Android 4.4
- Quad-core ARM CPU, eight-core PowerVR GPU,
- High-frequency 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 8GB large storage space
- HD Audio and Video support.
- The world’s only Android box with native Blu-ray menu support, creating a cinema like viewing experience at home.
- Approximate Value: $75 USD
Prize 3: Google ChromeCast
Plug Chromecast into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.
- Your favorite online content on your big screen.
- Remote free.
- Plug in and play.
- HDMI CEC compatible
- Output Video Resolution 1080p
- Wireless 2.4 GHz WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- NetFlix, YouTube, HBO, Hulu, Pandora, Google Play, Chrome and More
- Approximate Value: $35 USD
How to Enter and Win?
Submitting your entry is easy 3-step process:
1. Comment on any relevant forums around the web and include a link to any post on htpcBeginner.com.
2. Copy the link to the specific post or page (when post link is unavailable).
3. Submit a comment below and include the link from Step 2 so we know where exactly you included our link.
If you link to our posts multiple times, include all the links in the comments and your chance of winning increases as many times.
Terms, Conditions, and Disclaimers
- Contest open internationally.
- Your comment on forums or other blogs should be meaningful and relevant. Spammers will be disqualified.
- Units may be opened and used for testing purposes.
- We assume no responsibility of loss or damage during shipping.
- We may extend the contest deadline depending on interest and participation (minimum 10 total entries required).
- Entries will be verified prior to announcing winners.
- Winners are responsible for any customs taxes/duties.
- Free shipping within US continental states. $10 standard shipping charge for outside US shipments.
Winners will be announced in December 2014 (or as soon as minimum total entries is reached) and the prizes will be shipped before Christmas. Good luck!