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Forum: Speakers   02-22-2012, 05:33 PM
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Posted By tdowning
BuiOk, here's the scoop; I have a pair of...

BuiOk, here's the scoop;

I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 660 pro 80 ohm headphones.

I've had them for several years and use them nearly constantly.

The cable has failed, and I'm looking...
Forum: Speakers   02-22-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By tdowning
Ok, here's the scoop; I have a pair of...

Ok, here's the scoop;

I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 660 pro 80 ohm headphones.

I've had them for several years and use them nearly constantly.

The cable has failed, and I'm looking for a...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   06-07-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,600
Posted By tdowning
I've found that Macs poll the display outputs on...

I've found that Macs poll the display outputs on a regular basis and will reset themselves if they detect a change.

My older MacBook Pro will instantly fire up my sharp LCD, as soon as it's...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By tdowning
So here's the scoop. My uncle has a cottage...

So here's the scoop.

My uncle has a cottage on an inland lake, and would like to have an audio system for his patio. He's coming to me for help, because I know a lot about computers and...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-30-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By tdowning
the 160 GB drive was pathetic, and I couldn't...

the 160 GB drive was pathetic, and I couldn't get the ESATA connection to work...

Tivo2Go was also a big factor...

The only recording problem I had was that for some reason "Ice Road Truckers"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,075
Posted By tdowning
As far as Battery back-ups go, I highly...

As far as Battery back-ups go, I highly recommend APC.

I have whole-house suppression, including on the cable line.

All the electronics are connected to the mains via an APC of some sort....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By tdowning
OK. Here's what I know. First off, the...

OK. Here's what I know.

First off, the environment inside a computer is absolutely terrible for an analog signal.

If you are hearing a rapid deet-deet-deet-deet (pause, and repeat) most likely...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   06-23-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By tdowning
Well, I finally came to a decision. I have...

Well, I finally came to a decision.

I have returned the aforementioned cable box, and now have a Tivo HD XL.

I am much happier already. I can't speak for any other version of the Tivo, but...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   04-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By tdowning
Awesome. thanks for clearing things up... ...

Awesome. thanks for clearing things up...

couple other things I forgot to ask... It looks like the Tivo remote has "Instant Replay" and "Return to Live" buttons. How hard is it to hack the Tivo...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   04-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,122
Posted By tdowning
OK, Here's where I stand right now. I have...

OK, Here's where I stand right now.

I have a 32" 1080p Sharp Aquos LCD, and an SA Explorer 8300HDC. I decided that because there was no upfront cost, I would have Wide Open West, (formerly...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   01-15-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,030
Posted By tdowning
FWIW, Twisted pair is engineered such that any...

FWIW, Twisted pair is engineered such that any interference will introduce the same signal on both of the wires of a given twisted pair. because an inverted signal is sent down the second wire, when...
Forum: HTPC - Linux Chat   01-15-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,670
Posted By tdowning
I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyone...

I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyone asking for advice on a new computer:

Generally, you will be better off buying a sustem with dedicated video RAM. Remember, Even in your case, where...
Forum: Video Processors   12-25-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By tdowning
Are there any brands you woud recommend?

Are there any brands you woud recommend?
Forum: Video Processors   12-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By tdowning
would a D-VHS desk digitise an anlaog tape and...

would a D-VHS desk digitise an anlaog tape and export it to firewire?
Forum: Video Processors   12-22-2005, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By tdowning
What I've got right now is a Power Mac Dual chip...

What I've got right now is a Power Mac Dual chip 2.5 Ghz machine and a Pinnacle DV converter box. What I need to get is a VHS deck to play old VHS home movies from my parent's old camcorder (A full...
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-10-2005, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By tdowning
Right, VLC plays the video just fine, but I...

Right, VLC plays the video just fine, but I still cannot get the files into FCX, iMovie, or iDVD
Forum: HTPC - Mac Chat   10-01-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By tdowning
(Apologies in advance if this is posted in the...

(Apologies in advance if this is posted in the wrong place...)

I have several videos, that I captured as generic MPEG-2, and I want to use them on my Mac, but I am having some trouble getting...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   08-22-2004, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By tdowning
What software do I need to create a DVD with two...

What software do I need to create a DVD with two seperate audio tracks.

I want to add a commentary track, in addition to the music track that was added when we had a bunch of old 8mm films...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   04-23-2004, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By tdowning
What I am looking for is an Open Source, or Free...

What I am looking for is an Open Source, or Free Software program that will allow me to create a DVD from a single large Mpeg-2 file, and insert chapter markers every 10 minutes or so.

FWIW, the...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   04-19-2004, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By tdowning
the notebook does not have a DVD Drive. the...

the notebook does not have a DVD Drive.

the desktop doesn't have WMP 9.

I'll see if I can get it working on the desktop.

Update: Installed WMP 9 and so far so good...

The cleaned MPEG...
Forum: ReplayTV & Showstopper PVRs   04-18-2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By tdowning
All right. On computer 1: Dell Inspiron...

All right.

On computer 1:
Dell Inspiron 4150 Notebook, P4 1.6 256 MB 40 GB
ReVue shows absolutely no video

On Computer 2
Custom PC: Gigabyte Motherboard, P4 2.4, 256 MB Multiple hard...
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