DVRplayground Contest: Win a Date for Your DVR

Is your DVR feeling lonely? Write a personals ad for your DVR and you could win a free Slingbox, the ultimate date for your DVR!

The Slingbox is a groundbreaking piece of hardwired ingenuity that will literally
transform the way you watch television. The Slingbox enables you to
watch your TV programming from wherever you are by turning virtually
any Internet-connected PC into your personal TV. Whether you’re in
another room or in another country, you’ll always have access to your
television.

Contest Details:

Any DVRplayground member that submits a personal's style advertisment in the appropriate DVRplayground Contest Forum Thread before August 7th will be eligible for a chance to win a free Slingbox from Sling Media. All eligible entries will be voted on by a select panel of judges, and a winner will be announced on August 10th, 2006.

The Prize:

  • Get TV on an
    unlimited number of PCs* without the hassle and cost of adding new
    hardware (i.e. TV tuner cards) and software drivers to every computer –
    with no additional service fees.

  • Absolutely zero subscription fees! All you need to begin watching your TV anywhere is your Slingbox.

To Enter:

Visit this DVRplayground Contest Thread and submit a personals ad for your DVR. The better and more creative your ad, the better your chance to win. Only one entry per participant.

The Judges:

Lou Jacob - PTVupgrade

Lou Jacob is the founder of PTV upgrade, and considered by many to be the father of TiVo hacking. With his products you can add or replace disk drives to upgrade your TiVo
DVR capacity, add networking components for remote scheduling
and control of your upgraded TiVo, or even digitally archive
video content from your TiVo to your PC or portable media device.


Jeremy Toeman - Sling Media

Jeremy Toeman is the VP of Market Development for Sling Media, the
company behind placeshifting and the world famous Slingbox. He also
runs LIVEdigitally, his technology blog that focuses on the internet
and electronic devices.


Yog-Sothoth - DVRplayground

Yog-Sothoth is the forum moderator at DVRplayground.com, and valued member of the DVRplayground Community. When it comes to DVRs, networking, and just about anything else tech, Yog is truly an expert.

*Only one one person can connect to a Slingbox at a time.


Contest Rules and Regulations:

  1. Promotion. Capable
    Networks LLC ("Capable Networks") wants to give the opportunity for
    visitors to the DVRplayground site to win a Sling Media Slingbox as part of the “Win a Date for Your DVR” contest.
  2. Prizes.
    The winner of the Slingbox will be determined by a panel of judges selected by Capable Networks. Any expense not specifically stated as
    being included in the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. Sling Media reserves the right to substitute the prize with
    a similar prize of equal or greater value or with the equivalent cash
    value. The winner may not transfer or substitute the prize. Federal,
    state and local taxes, charges and incidental costs, if any, are the
    sole responsibility of the prize winner.
  3. Use of Entries.
    All entries become the property of Capable Networks and may be featured
    in future Capable Networks advertising and promotions. By entering this
    promotion, entrants agree that Capable Networks may use and publish
    their name and entry in all media and types of advertising and
    promotion of Capable Networks products and services, and may contact
    each entrant directly with marketing or other information. Entrants
    further agree that their submitted statements are expressions of their
    personal belief and opinion.
  4. No Purchase Necessary. No purchase or payment of any money is necessary to enter. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.
  5. Eligibility.
    In order to be eligible to win the Slingbox, participants must be 18
    years of age or older. Sling Media and Capable Networks employees
    and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in
    this promotion.
  6. Drawing.
    This promotion begins on 07/6/06 and will end on 8/10/06 or at Capable
    Network’s discretion. All timely entrants will be entered into the
    contest. A winner will be decided from a pool of all eligible entries.
  7. Notification. Capable
    Networks will notify the winner by e-mail and/or U.S. Mail at the
    address provided no later than thirty (30) days following the selection
    of the winning entry. Capable Networks is not responsible for any delay
    or failure to receive notification due to inactive email accounts,
    technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner's failure to
    adequately monitor any email account. The winner must then respond to
    Capable Networks within fourteen (14) days. Should the winner fail to
    respond to Capable Networks, Capable Networks reserves the right to
    disqualify that winner and select a new winner.
  8. Conditions of Participation.
    All entries become the property of Capable Networks. By submitting an
    entry for this promotion, you agree to abide by these rules and any
    decision Capable Networks makes regarding this promotion. Capable
    Networks reserves the right to disqualify and prosecute to the fullest
    extent permitted by law any participant or winner who, in Capable
    Networks' reasonable suspicion, tampers with the site, the entry
    process, violates these rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or
    disruptive manner.
  9. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability.
    CAPABLE NETWORKS AND SLING MEDIA MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR
    WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR YOUR
    PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED
    WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
    PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CAPABLE NETWORKS AND SLING MEDIA SHALL NOT BE
    RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, OR INJURY THAT ARISES
    FROM OR RELATES TO PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION, OR WINNING OR USE
    OF A PRIZE. CAPABLE NETWORKS RESERVES THE RIGHT , IN ITS SOLE
    DISCRETION, TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE PROMOTION OR ALTER THE RULES, IF
    AT ANY TIME A COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, OR OTHER UNFORESEEABLE
    EVENT ALTERS OR CORRUPTS THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION AS
    PLANNED. IN NO EVENT SHALL CAPABLE NETWORKS LIABILITY EXCEED THE CASH
    VALUE OF THE PRIZE(S) TO BE AWARDED IN THIS PROMOTION.
  10. Privacy and Use Of Promotion Information.
    Capable Networks collects personal information from you when you enter
    this promotion. Please review Capable Networks' privacy policy at http://www.dvrplayground.com/privacy.
    Capable Networks reserves the right to use any and all information
    related to the promotion, including information obtained through the
    promotion, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless
    prohibited by law
  11. Governing Law.
    This promotion and the rights and obligations of Capable Networks and
    participants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the
    State of Illinois, applicable to contracts made and performed therein
    without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All
    actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted
    and prosecuted solely within the State of Illinois, DuPage County. The
    parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of Illinois and
    federal court located with such state and county with respect to any
    action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of this
    promotion.