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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-05-2013, 01:51 AM
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Posted By JST200
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by REnninga http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/836519/sony-vgx-xl3/3660#post_23372887)

So, Jim, did you find the bad memory DIMM the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2013, 04:24 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, Have you a pointer to the said...

Hi Robert,

Have you a pointer to the said article(s). Would be interesting to read, 'cause I can think of no earthly reason for the assertion that "green" disks shouldn't be entered into a RAID...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-30-2013, 03:08 AM
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Posted By JST200
So! There is some good news and some bad news......

So! There is some good news and some bad news...

The bad news: I won't be buying a shiny new HTPC.
The good news: My XL302 is back up and working!
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-28-2013, 12:38 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, I knew I could rely on you for a...

Hi Robert,

I knew I could rely on you for a way forward. :-) I should have thought of it myself, but in my defence, I was swamped by a load of disparate problems all occurring at once! :-(

I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-27-2013, 04:09 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi all, I'm astounded that this thread is...

Hi all,

I'm astounded that this thread is still running! Glad it is though :-)

Last night we had a power outage. When I turned my XL302 back on all I get is a constant beep beep beep from the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-11-2013, 03:28 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, Thanks for the welcome! :-) ...

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the welcome! :-)

To be precise/pedantic Win 8 will upgrade from Win XP SP3. So if you have Win XP SP2 you have to install SP3, not a big issue but something to be aware...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2013, 06:04 AM
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Posted By JST200
I haven't been here for quite some time. Glad,...

I haven't been here for quite some time. Glad, and amazed, to see it's still going! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Anyone tried Windows 8 Pro on the XL3 (02) yet?

I've...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2013, 05:58 AM
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Posted By JST200
Sorry, I think this post has gone in the...

Sorry,

I think this post has gone in the wrong place. I meant it to go in the vaio xl3 thread.
The perils of driving posts with a tablet!

If a moderator can delete this thread, please feel...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-10-2013, 05:52 AM
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Views: 388
Posted By JST200
I haven't been here for quite some time. Glad,...

I haven't been here for quite some time. Glad, and amazed, to see it's still going! http://files.avsforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Anyone tried Windows 8 Pro on the XL3 (02) yet?

I've...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2011, 02:51 PM
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Posted By JST200
At last a PCI DVB-T2 tuner is available for...

At last a PCI DVB-T2 tuner is available for those with XL3's who want a tuner capable of receiving Freeview HD - sorry, this is no doubt gobbledygook to those across t'pond!
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-24-2011, 06:24 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi all, Thanks for all your suggestion and...

Hi all,

Thanks for all your suggestion and help, but I have just discovered what has been causing all my Blu-ray Audio and Video dropouts when streaming across the network from my WHS Server!
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 07:09 AM
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Posted By JST200
Darren, the disks are in transit. Should be with...

Darren, the disks are in transit. Should be with you by Saturday.

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-21-2011, 04:20 AM
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Posted By JST200
Ethernet connected running at Gigabit speed,...

Ethernet connected running at Gigabit speed, Robert. Doing large file transfers between the XL302 and the Windows Home Server I achieve 90MB/s (i.e. disk transfer rates), so I'm pretty sure its not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Posted By JST200
Quote: you must be pulling a belated...

Quote:

you must be pulling a belated April's Fool's Joke that the DVD stuttering issue is back yet again. My tale of neverending woe is summarized a bit earlier in this thread and extensively...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 09:51 AM
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Posted By JST200
On a completely different topic... what do you...

On a completely different topic... what do you guys use to play DVDs and Blu-rays?

Specifically playing DVDs and Blu-Rays that are stored on a network PC (in my case a Windows Home Server). The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2011, 09:23 AM
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Posted By JST200
Quote: Me, me, me, me, me! It was more for...

Quote:

Me, me, me, me, me! It was more for completeness although not sure what else is on the discs that isn't available from the support websites?


After much digging is some dusty old piles...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2011, 09:46 AM
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Posted By JST200
Quote:Now I'm salivating over the prospect of...

Quote:Now I'm salivating over the prospect of 8GB, and I have you and Jim to blame for it!


Whoa, Robert, don't blame me!!! lol I run 4GB with Win7 32bit - I have never tried 8GB and gave up on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2011, 08:26 AM
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Posted By JST200
Quote: The details on the side of the box...

Quote:

The details on the side of the box are:-
HD4550 512M DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/DVI-I/VGA, PN 299-3E164-100SA, SKU# 11141-15-20R


Hi AVsonyfan,

Looks like you managed to find the new DD3...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-19-2011, 01:01 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, Quote: I actually meant my...

Hi Robert,

Quote:
I actually meant my comment as a question, but it came across as a challenge; sorry 'bout that
I think I was stung by the fact that it was a bloody good question more than...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2011, 03:28 PM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, I only said "try" (like we have...

Hi Robert,

I only said "try" (like we have all had to do during this sojourn) it wasn't a recommendation!! :-)

Anyway, feeling guilty that someone might have thought it was a recommendation, I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2011, 08:10 AM
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Views: 456,400
Posted By JST200
Hmmm - looks like we have a supply problem here...

Hmmm - looks like we have a supply problem here in the UK. After AVsonyfan's post I went looking for the Sapphire HD4550 card we all have used and they appear very very thin on the ground. Googling...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2011, 03:00 PM
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Posted By JST200
Pleasure! Let us know how you get on. :-)

Pleasure! Let us know how you get on. :-)
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2011, 10:39 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi DenCollins, I don't generally use the...

Hi DenCollins,

I don't generally use the feature, but I have used it to backup a couple of series (Wainwright Pennine Walks and Due South - an eclectic mix to say the least!). It worked fine for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2011, 02:21 AM
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Posted By JST200
Hi Robert, It's a pair of installation DVDs...

Hi Robert,

It's a pair of installation DVDs (one for 32 bit and one 64bit installs) and a single license key. However the license key can be used to Activate 3 machines. Presumably the activation...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-14-2011, 11:02 AM
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Posted By JST200
Quote: Look carefully at the license...

Quote:

Look carefully at the license agreement under the DVD. You'll see that according to the agreement, you MUST have the OPK package in order to install it. Now that could be technical...
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