Recent content by darkmatter08

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    PS3 dead/dying - what options do I have?

    My PS3 (fat, bought in 07) has similar problems about six months ago. Basically the BD drive stopped working. At first, it would freeze up in games and the textures would not load/there would be other weird problems in the game. Then the games would not load, but DVDs worked. Then DVDs stopped...
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    Polk PSW505 subwoofer $200 shipped newegg+amazon

    A friend of mine just ordered this. I'm exited to go and hear it. About 2 years ago, I was deciding between the dual 10" polk sub or this one. I ended up buying the 10" for about ~$230 on ebay slightly used, because this 12" model was significantly more expensive at the time. This is a great...
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    Logitech Revue is MSRP $299

    Sorry, I had a slight understanding of google tv's media streaming capabilities as well. I thought that it had minimal support and it didn't show up in the search box, and it was a forthcoming feature. I now know that the format support is limited, but it works... And to respond to the...
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    Might be no answer??? itunes movies + XBox 360

    If you want to continue to use itunes, then $100 apple TV the device you need. If you buy/rent from amazon vod/netflix, then google tv or maybe roku.
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    Logitech Revue is MSRP $299

    I like your setup, and it's similar to one of the many setups I tried out; However, as you admitted, it does not have the ease of use or setup of Google TV. Nor is it as smooth - launching MPC HC from WMC works, but its not as integrated: i.e. you can't just hit the back button and have it...
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    Logitech Revue is MSRP $299

    When you talk about the value of a product, it includes its software, because Logitech is selling the WHOLE EXPERIENCE. The google TV platform is the key "value add" in this product, along with the HDMI in/out interface. This is the same model Apple follows - not just hardware, but selling its...
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    Logitech Revue is MSRP $299

    Many people seem to be commenting specifically on the hardware of the Google TV, that it's old and incapable. While it may be a choke point in the future, you have to see the real value add in the whole platform: the software. All the hardware included in it was previously avalaible, but there...
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    win 7 "play to" features settings? Help me out?

    Also, you can use this feature in tandem with foobar 2000 and the UPnP addon. It is useful, but it has not been implemented well enough in other devices. Hopefully MS pushes it more, comes out with more devices, etc. -darkmatter08
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    MSI Monitoring Your Motherboard

    Haha, This has to be a joke. An "RTFM" chip that can somehow detect if you read the manual? Even the name is a joke! The driver can return data to the manufacturer over the internet, somehow magically avoiding firewalls? Being spied on by Homeland security since XP? Probably an early April...
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    ASUS Rampage II X58 mATX ETA ...

    Hey everyone, I got this board for a friend's personal server build with a i7-920 and 6GB DDR3. It is really nice and has lots of great features. Additionally, it works great with VMware ESXi4 with an external NIC, and supports VT-d / VMware passthrough. darkmatter08
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    Clearwire 4G internet

    To Everyone, A friend of mine got the service and also has Vonage. He says the voice quality is poor. I am going to visit him and see how it is and the quality of the connection and VoIP. darkmatter08
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    Clearwire 4G internet

    Hey everyone, I live in the Chicago area and Clear is running a promotional deal for 4G home and mobile unlimited internet for $50/mo for life. This seems like a great deal but I am curious to what the speeds are actually like. They advertise consistent 3-6Mbps with up to 10Mbps speeds, and I...
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    eMachines 22" 1080p LCD - 99.90/tax or less (Cheapy Eyefinity)

    I bought it, not bad at all. The display unit I saw seemed to be defective, as it had very visible vertical banding lines. However when I got home with it and tried it out, I was impressed that it was almost as good as my Viewsonic 21.5 1080p screen. I noticed that the colors were different...
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    Whats MLP sound?

    I believe that MLP is part of the technology behind TrueHD and Dolby HD Master Audio.
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    Best video decoder? I have 4 to choose from.

    To be honest I never use postprocessing on ATSC TV streams or BDs, because I consider the quality to be 'perfect'. I do use it on DVDs, and any material that has been reencoded (not remuxed). Thus I use MPC video decoder for BDs/ATSC and ffdshow. -darkmatter08