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Forum: Thoughts Media Status Updates 09-27-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,761
Posted By EscapePod
Congratulations and best of luck in you new...

Congratulations and best of luck in you new endeavours. Thank you for all your insite on the various websites, and in your videos (speaking of which... thanks again for the video camera I won in one...
Forum: Digital Home News 03-09-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By EscapePod
I replaced wireless for my wife's PC with a...

I replaced wireless for my wife's PC with a Netgear powerline set quite a few years ago. When the "theoretical" 200 Mbps models came out, I got her a set of those to replace the old ones. The...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 02-17-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,759
Posted By EscapePod
That Antec case (I think the micro ATX version is...

That Antec case (I think the micro ATX version is the P180) is extremely quiet. It is the only case I use on all the PCs I build now. Its a little large for the micro format, but is built with high...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 02-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By EscapePod
I used to use the Caviar Green drives in my HTPC,...

I used to use the Caviar Green drives in my HTPC, thinking they used less power, ran quieter and cooler. Then, I started having a multitude of drive failures. I started doing a lot of reading on...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-16-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By EscapePod
Wow... I'm reading and writing this on a "dead"...

Wow... I'm reading and writing this on a "dead" device!!! While I do have a laptop that is more powerful than this (and an Android tablet/reader), and a Skype equipt iPod Touch (no smartphone yet),...
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,920
Posted By EscapePod
The rear speakers on my 5.1 PC system are pretty...

The rear speakers on my 5.1 PC system are pretty much useless. However, the center channel speaker seems to really add something that makes for a better sound experience. I've had this setup for...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-11-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By EscapePod
Thanx for the tip on the Sonos, gdoerr56. I'm...

Thanx for the tip on the Sonos, gdoerr56. I'm ready to dump my ASUS for something that works well, and is maintained by the manufacturer. I'd say it was a waste of money, but it does work...
Forum: Digital Home News 09-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By EscapePod
I have been using PowerLine devices (by Netgear)...

I have been using PowerLine devices (by Netgear) for quite a few years - ever since putting my knee through the ceiling while running CAT5 to another area of the house. Wireless G wasn't good enough...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,096
Posted By EscapePod
No problems running the older CPU, generally...

No problems running the older CPU, generally speaking ... er, writing. I still use them on bench rigs. On newer builds, I do tend to go with the newer, yet lower powered, CPUs. Less power means...
Forum: Digital Home News 07-09-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By EscapePod
Usually...

The last PSU I had go out was an expensive Zalman. Proof that even the expensive ones can fail (in a rare instance). However, the Customer Service group was very accomodating, and I received a...
Forum: Digital Home News 05-02-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By EscapePod
One other thing they need is 2 GB RAM as...

One other thing they need is 2 GB RAM as standard. While some models can be upgraded fairly easily, others, such as Acer, are pure pain.
Forum: Digital Home Talk 03-09-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,807
Posted By EscapePod
Maybe there's some connection to that movie...

Maybe there's some connection to that movie (Duel) with Dennis Weaver where he gets chased by a tanker truck, and an unseen driver.
Forum: Digital Home Talk 02-17-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,203
Posted By EscapePod
I have quite a few cameras (not as many as...

I have quite a few cameras (not as many as Jason), but for the last year and a half, I've found myself carrying only one to handle all my SCCA photo/movie taking. It just happens to be the Canon...
Forum: Digital Home News 02-03-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By EscapePod
I also prefer Media Center, although, I...

I also prefer Media Center, although, I occasionally pull HD off the air with the software that came with the Hauppauge tuner (depending on the PC and OS).
Forum: Digital Home Hardware & Accessories 01-09-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,083
Posted By EscapePod
Just like my old Dell Axim 5 (which is ready for...

Just like my old Dell Axim 5 (which is ready for retirement) .... I gotta have this one!
Forum: Digital Home Articles & Resources 01-01-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By EscapePod
I actually have the Canon PowerShot Elph SD100,...

I actually have the Canon PowerShot Elph SD100, and still use it (stays in my laptop bag, at the ready). It was replaced by an SD200, which introduced video capability, and given to my daughter. ...
Forum: Thoughts Media Off Topic 12-25-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By EscapePod
MC and HNY to all.

MC and HNY to all.
Forum: Digital Home News 12-17-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By EscapePod
Too bad for Microsoft. I'm not a fan of the EU. ...

Too bad for Microsoft. I'm not a fan of the EU. They better keep their grubby paws off my ubuntu. It comes bundled with a browser, email, a painting program, a music player (although it doesn't...
Forum: Digital Home Thoughts Site Updates 12-10-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,201
Posted By EscapePod
Welcome Jon. Your mention of the E-105 reminded...

Welcome Jon. Your mention of the E-105 reminded me that I have the E-115 --- in fact, I reached down beside my desk and pulled it out of its leather sleeve, where it has been plugged into the power...
Forum: Digital Home Events 12-02-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 21,802
Posted By EscapePod
I'd use them when working on the ASUS laptop or...

I'd use them when working on the ASUS laptop or Acer netbook, or chillin' with the Nano.
Forum: Digital Home Events 09-04-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,482
Posted By EscapePod
This one will compete my RAID set up (RAID 1).

This one will compete my RAID set up (RAID 1).
Forum: Digital Home Events 08-29-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By EscapePod
I'd use it to complete the RAID 1 I need. It...

I'd use it to complete the RAID 1 I need. It would go perfect with the single Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB (SATA) I already have.
Forum: Digital Home Talk 08-13-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,414
Posted By EscapePod
My IE8 has been doing that (several PCs) a lot,...

My IE8 has been doing that (several PCs) a lot, and on many different sites. Sometimes, when starting the browser, it seems to hang. If I look down in the lower left corner, at the status line, I...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 07-28-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By EscapePod
After reading your original post, I immediately...

After reading your original post, I immediately went to Newegg to check price, etc. (I proceeded to order). I did notice some of the buyers' reviews had failures, but not what I would call "many". ...
Forum: Digital Home Talk 07-26-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By EscapePod
The results sure sound like it was a great...

The results sure sound like it was a great upgrade day.

Thanks for the info on the 7200.12 drives. My wife's PC is in need of a replacement, so that's what I'll be looking for.

For all of my...
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