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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-03-2014, 03:18 PM
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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   08-29-2014, 12:54 PM
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Views: 455,366
Posted By REnninga
Windows 9 (Development code name: "Threshold") Update

Microsoft Windows 9 tech preview set for launch next month
Written by Andre Yoskowitz - August 29, 2014

[Leaked: This is purportedly the new, official Windows 9 logo.]
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-20-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 241,308
Posted By REnninga
Anyone Need Replacement Parts ?

Hello all,

As a result of two United Parcel Service package handling disasters, I currently have a couple of damaged/non-functional Sony VAIO VGP-XL1B / XL1B2 200-Disc Changers which may have...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-14-2014, 05:49 PM
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Views: 455,366
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
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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
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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
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Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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
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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
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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
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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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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
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Views: 455,366
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
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Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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
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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
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Views: 455,366
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: 3,866
Views: 455,366
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...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 241,308
Posted By REnninga
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by brenster21 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/692413/unofficial-vgp-xl1b2-thread/1620#post_24566812)
 thank you very much. i forgot...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,656
Views: 241,308
Posted By REnninga
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by brenster21 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/692413/unofficial-vgp-xl1b2-thread/1620#post_24497448)
 Hey guys, does anyone know of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,866
Views: 455,366
Posted By REnninga
Hi all. Here's some interesting...

Hi all. Here's some interesting but lamentable ephemera about the golden age (and product line) of "VAIO."  Ah, such glorious design ideas, and such great intentions ( sniff, sniff...
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