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Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2016, 04:10 AM
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Posted By JST200
Windows 10 Install

Hi,

I've not been here for a while, but it's nice to see the topic is still running. :-)

I have finally bitten the bullet and implemented Windows 10 on my Sony XL302. If it's any help to...
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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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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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...
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