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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-20-2012, 09:09 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Warning to anybody foolish enough to have...

Warning to anybody foolish enough to have implemented JFSA:

(Well, that's being a bit overdramatic, as you'll see)

Followers of JFSA may recall that I had an issue when I switched to Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-25-2012, 04:46 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
>Now lets find substitutes for the motherboard...

>Now lets find substitutes for the motherboard and power supply

I am in no mood to actually pursue this but: I had a little mini-ITX computer, about a foot tall, that I used to install Windows...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2012, 07:42 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Great tip Ren, something worth checking whenever...

Great tip Ren, something worth checking whenever we change hardware and/or drivers (sound and video) and HDMI and perhaps (through default software selections) SPDIF issues crop up. Thanks.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-23-2012, 07:24 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
As Ren said, need a bit more info about the "red...

As Ren said, need a bit more info about the "red light": for example, does the ring of blue change to a ring of red when certain malfunctions happen (like the ring of doom on an XBox?)....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-20-2012, 05:38 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Actually, there is very little magnetic...

Actually, there is very little magnetic component associated with lightning. Magnetism (oh gawd here he goes again) is a component of a light wave, wih the energy cycling back and forth between the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-05-2012, 10:47 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
You're right, I did not catch during my speed...

You're right, I did not catch during my speed reading that he had a unit limited to 4GB RAM. Of course that limits the value of 64 bit OS...but if he's running the 64-bit OEM Internet Explorer, it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2012, 09:07 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
I have never heard of a BIOS reset except when...

I have never heard of a BIOS reset except when an individual BIOS screen has a "return to factory settings" option. Otherwise, you unplug from power, remove the battery, and wait from several...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2012, 12:55 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Hi Ras and welcome. You did not say if you...

Hi Ras and welcome.

You did not say if you are running 32 or 64 bit Windows. (You also did not say where you are.) Hopefully 64 bit as it manages memory much better (and once you have everything...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2012, 09:32 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Ah - you said it was a completely fresh install...

Ah - you said it was a completely fresh install - so didn't DEP pop up a firewall warning? Did you just clear that message, or had you turned DEP off?

Anyway glad it worked out.

Hey, here's...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-02-2012, 07:15 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Hi Jeff, The fact that no OCUR shows up...

Hi Jeff,

The fact that no OCUR shows up under network devices in Device Manager means no Windows-aware app is going to find it; third-party stuff may search independently and still work. That...
Forum: Camcorders   08-25-2012, 08:06 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
I just returned it to Amazon after two weeks of...

I just returned it to Amazon after two weeks of real-world, vacation, in-a-helicopter, on-a-mountain, under-the-ocean experience. If you're interested you can look up my review on Amazon for exactly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-19-2012, 08:43 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Nice Toti. Echoing Ren, I installed Bluetooth...

Nice Toti. Echoing Ren, I installed Bluetooth using a really really tiny USB doohicky, it disappears inside the port and was about $15. Needed BT to work with my wireless Grafire Wacom tablet....
Forum: Camcorders   07-30-2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Next round of Sony HDR-GW77 review of low-light...

Next round of Sony HDR-GW77 review of low-light photo capability.

I had the following hunch (based on experience with Sony misrepresenting their products in the past - like 1440x1080 interlaced...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-29-2012, 08:54 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Great deal and sounds like a real winner. You...

Great deal and sounds like a real winner. You can always partition off a chunk of that 120GB and put your day-to-day Acronis or Ghost backup (you are of course doing that) there. Obviously you need...
Forum: Camcorders   07-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
>It is not an example of low-light. It is an...

>It is not an example of low-light. It is an example of mixed-temperature and uneven lighting:

Fair enough. I'm a big believer on eliminating sources of variability from experiments, so the...
Forum: Camcorders   07-29-2012, 04:52 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Hi folks, I've had my unit (wanted it in white,...

Hi folks, I've had my unit (wanted it in white, but only the black was shipping fulfilled by Amazon and I've run into issues returning products "sold by Amazon" but fulfilled by somebody else) for a...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-05-2012, 04:13 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Danger! Or, at least, Controversy! You MUST...

Danger! Or, at least, Controversy! You MUST NEVER put a swapfile on an MMC SSD (by far the most common type, and definitely the one you're getting if it's under 400 Euros) if you are running...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
I have one of their drives (90GB) in one of my...

I have one of their drives (90GB) in one of my computers. Looks like a good deal but at least for U.S. the best deals of all are the "Shellshockers" that newegg runs; don't know if they ship to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-03-2012, 03:44 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
The ATI/Sapphire 6670 fanless low profile seems...

The ATI/Sapphire 6670 fanless low profile seems to be the current technology leader. I'm still happy with my now-ancient ATI 4550. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that before you install any...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-01-2012, 06:34 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Sounds good fjk. Yes, a lot of people mistakenly...

Sounds good fjk. Yes, a lot of people mistakenly think that the 64-bit DVD eject issue carries over to software ejection, as my previous post proves that is only true of the physical eject button....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
Hi William, congratulations! Instead of...

Hi William, congratulations! Instead of hard-wiring my eject button I did the following:

1. Downloaded the excellent, free, tiny, non-registry-changing, no installation process, no adware popups,...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-17-2012, 09:54 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
Hi Toti, nice to see you back. I cring at the...

Hi Toti, nice to see you back. I cring at the idea of motherboard and processor upgrades so I have nothing to add...

>Has anyone here formatted a SDHC card to make it bootable and used it for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-02-2012, 09:13 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
AFAIK, this is genuinely a cablecard-only...

AFAIK, this is genuinely a cablecard-only device. ATI makes a fair amount of noise about the fact that the TV Wonder also acts (in lieu of an inserted cablecard) as an OTA HD tuner, but I see...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-02-2012, 01:18 PM
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Posted By rjeffb
There's never a bad word to say about having a...

There's never a bad word to say about having a "gold" backup to roll back to, and then install whatever the latest ATI drivers to see how badly they screw things up.

The Ceton I have is this:
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-02-2012, 10:31 AM
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Posted By rjeffb
>I had this same problem and it kept recurring....

>I had this same problem and it kept recurring. What I did ended it all by updating the firmware for the ceton tuner.

DC, did you do this thru the Ceton in-Media Center tool (which reports what...
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