His web site says that he specializes in procurement of hard to find and obsolete components. Intel 4004 perhaps?
About 4 or 5 weeks ago. I downloaded the latest Win7 drivers from Asus when I installed the card. I would get random Blue Screen crashes on Win7 after switching from Intel motherboard graphics to ATI graphics card - nothing that I could make happen on demand.
I prefer Windows XP as well. I played with Windows 7 for a while, but had problems with a new Asus ATI graphics adapter that provides an HDMI output for home theater use. Windows 7 crashed several times producing the "Blue Screen of Death" after the adapter was added. I switched back to Windows XP and haven't had any problems since. I haven't found any compelling reason to use Windows 7. Linux would be my second choice after XP for home theater use.
The telephone company listing policies are very flexible. There is no requirement to have your address or location in the listing. Only a name is required, but this can be any name that you select. It doesn't have to be your name. In theory, you could have a listing that states:
Place This Number On Your Do Not Call List . . . . . 607-555-2368
Why is this news? The picture showed power lines and TV antennas, so they have electricity. A $55 dorm refrigerator will do the job just as well.
The Nigerian Scam spam seems to have fallen off a bit. I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer for those funds to arrive.
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My ReadyNAS NV has a DLNA server built-in. I played with it for a while. After scanning in the media files, Less than 5% were visible at the DLNA client (Sony XBR9). Only a few of those were playable. The organized directory structure of the media files was lost was lost. The files appeared in an unorganized list with no directories.
I normally use a Popcornhour C200 via NFS to access my media library. No streaming - just direct access. SMB is a little slower than NFS. I had problems with some of the 1080p media with SMB.
There was no mention of support for common networking protocols such as CIFS (SMB) or NFS file systems. I need the ability to navigate and play my networked media files just like I can through any computer attached to my network. DLNA was mentioned, but DLNA's file restrictions make the networking protocol totally useless. DLNA is defective by design.
It's nice to see that MKV files are supported, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any way to directly access the files over a networked connection.
$999 refurbished? What do they do to them?
Sometimes if the plastic on the connector gets nicked, the mating contacts will not engage. A little cleaning and trimming off burrs with an Xacto knife will usually fix the problem.
Hey, $499 for a new Denon AK-DL1cable is a bargain. Amazon is selling these cables for $9999.00 new and $999.00 refurbished.
And don't forget to check out the amazing reviews for this product:
Time Warner Cable March 16 slashed the number of channels available for live streaming on the Apple iPad — less than 24 hours after launching the TV Everywhere app.
That's true, but if I'm going to spend the money on one of those, then why wouldn't I just fork out a little bit extra and get a Mac Mini? The added advantage of a proper computer is well worth the extra dough and it'll run whatever OS I want. Going with Apple hardware doesn't tether you to iTunes.
Mac Mini is double or triple the price depending on which version you get. I looked at Mac Minis before I bought the Popcornhour but at the time, HDMI wasn't supported. It is supported in the current version.
I'll rephrase: Popcornhour advertises that it will "Play Anything"
These are the formats listed in the specifications:
Supported Media File Formats
MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V)
MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG, DAT, VOB)
MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS)
AVI, ASF, WMV
MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4
MPEG-4.2 ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC
MPEG-4.10 (H.264) : BP@L3, MP@L4.0, HP@L4.0, HP@L4.1
WMV9 : MP@HL
SMPTE 421M (VC-1) : MP@HL, AP@L3
MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA)
WMA, WMA Pro
MPEG-1 Layer 1, 2, 3
DTS, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD
ISO, IFO navigation
Blu-ray** ready (requires addition of compatible BD-ROM and at least 2GB USB memory stick)
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
SRT, MicroDVD SUB, SSA, SUB/IDX
Cardea DRM (WMDRM-ND)
Janus DRM (WMDRM-PD)