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Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-16-2014, 12:25 PM
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Hello Bill, Just a quick anecdote. I have...

Hello Bill,

Just a quick anecdote. I have had a similar experience when batch ripping with my VGX-XL2A / VGP-XL1B. To make a long story short I discovered that the VGP-XL1B was somewhat finicky...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Windows 10 Technical Preview: Upgrade: First...

Windows 10 Technical Preview: Upgrade: First Impressions


Test system: VAIO VGX-XL2A [with Mr.Big BIOS Update v1.1]

Starting point: A fresh, "clean" (aka: custom) installation of Windows 7...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 243,004
Posted By REnninga
Hello Shape, OK, sounds like a deal. First,...

Hello Shape,

OK, sounds like a deal. First, you break it (to significantly lower it's resale value for others), and then send me a 'PM' telling me what you want for your "still looks fine, but no...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 243,004
Posted By REnninga
Hello Shape, Ah, well, I'm looking for one...

Hello Shape,

Ah, well, I'm looking for one which no longer 'WORKS fine', ... but LOOKS fine.
LOL! :D
Seriously, I'm engaged in a project for which I need to nearly completely gut-out the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
SURPRISE!!!! :eek: Windows 10 Technical...

SURPRISE!!!! :eek:


Windows 10 Technical Preview: download goes live


http://static.neow.in/images/uploaded/2014/09/windows-10-logo-08.jpg


Yep, it's called Windows 10
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Responses ...

RESPONSE: Hello Dirk. Those two wiring harnesses (the little black & white 2-pin, and the multi-pin) are audio pass-through interfaces from the rear audio/video I/O ports. They are not required for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
For those of us who have already upgraded our...

For those of us who have already upgraded our VGX-XL* system video/graphics card to support 4K HDTV, here's a little appetizer to prime your salivary glands ...

Sony shows off Curved 4K HDTVs
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Good News! :D No more Band-Aids .... ...

Good News! :D No more Band-Aids ....

http://wind8apps.wind8apps.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/windows-8-patch.jpg

Microsoft Scraps Windows 8 Major Updates. Bets The Farm On...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-07-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Hello Dirk, My responses follow ... ...

Hello Dirk,

My responses follow ...



Having never personally used a Samsung SSD, I haven't had occasion to try the Samsung migration utility, so I can't speak to what (if any)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-06-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Hello Dirk, Are you receiving any...

Hello Dirk,


Are you receiving any checksum errors on booting?
In addition to pulling the CMOS battery, have you also tried a 'hard reset' of the CMOS, by shorting the jumper?
[Note: If you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-05-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Hello Dirk, If you change to (enable) ACHI...

Hello Dirk,

If you change to (enable) ACHI in the BIOS after having already installed Windows, the OS will crash (you'll likely get a BSOD during OS boot).

There is, however, a safe registry...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
The Best SSDs...

The Best SSDs (http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-ssds/)

August 3, 2014 - by Nathan Edwards - the Wirecutter...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-04-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
VAIO PCs return after Sony closes sale of brand ...

VAIO PCs return after Sony closes sale of brand

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (http://www.afterdawn.com/news/by_author.cfm/DVDBack23)
July 3, 2014


...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Another interesting new alternative wireless...

Another interesting new alternative wireless keyboard for our Sony VAIO VGX-XL* systems. And this one is illuminated and rechargeable!

...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Windows 8 will not get true Start Menu with next...

Windows 8 will not get true Start Menu with next update, as rumored

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (http://www.afterdawn.com/news/by_author.cfm/DVDBack23) June 3, 2014
 ...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-20-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Logitech TK820 Wireless All-In-One Keyboard with...

Logitech TK820 Wireless All-In-One Keyboard with Built-In Touchpad
 
Hello all,
 
Here's another replacement alternative for our OEM Sony VAIO wireless keyboard. Lots of features, a VERY large...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
INTEL XEON X3230 2.66GHZ QUAD CORE CPU's [...

INTEL XEON X3230 2.66GHZ QUAD CORE CPU's
[ Sorry. 260 units sold out ]

Hello everyone,

For fellow owners of Sony VAIO VGX-XL201, XL202, XL3, XL301 or XL302 model Digital Living...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Sony forecasts another year of losses ...

Sony forecasts another year of losses

Written by Andre Yoskowitz - AfterDawn.com - 14 May 2014
 
Sony has reported another massive loss this year, USD $1.3 billion (138 billion Japanese Yen),...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
SSDs Expected to Outpace HDD Storage Density - ...

SSDs Expected to Outpace HDD Storage Density -

SanDisk announces 2.5-inch 4TB SSD with 8TB in the pipeline

Written by Andre Yoskowitz, AfterDawn - 04 May, 2014 
 
 
Read the article here:...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-05-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Is this our next HTPC Media Collection library...

Is this our next HTPC Media Collection library storage method?
 
 
Sony develops tech for 185 Terabyte tapes: 3,700 times more storage space than a Blu-ray disc
By James Plafke, for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Windows® Released ...   ...

AMD Catalyst™ 14.4 Windows® Released ...
 
Hello all,
 
For all Sony VAIO VGX-XL* owners who have upgraded our Digital Living Systems with RADEON HD5000 series or above video/graphics cards, AMD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
SELF-INFLICTED ANGST and DISAPPOINTMENT - (...

SELF-INFLICTED ANGST and DISAPPOINTMENT -
( WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE the WINDOWS EXPERIENCE INDEX, and STOP FRETTING! )
 
Hello all,
 
Many of our fellow VGX-XL* system owners who have recently...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jwaiv http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/836519/sony-vgx-xl3/3840#post_24626833)

Hello,

Anyone who is looking for a new...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
TO 4K, OR NOT TO 4K, THAT IS THE QUESTION --  ...

TO 4K, OR NOT TO 4K, THAT IS THE QUESTION --
 
 
The angst of Billy Shakespeare's Hamlet is nothing, compared to today's home theater decisions which we all must make. Were the despondent Prince...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 458,069
Posted By REnninga
NEWS FROM "BUILD 2014" :  Microsoft :  "Yes,...

NEWS FROM "BUILD 2014" :  Microsoft :  "Yes, We're Bringing Back the Start Menu"
 
by Pete Pachal, Mashable.com - April 2, 2014
 
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back...
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