Recent content by dwd999

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    How do I get 5.1 from Windows 10 Netflix / Hulu / Prime ?

    As a last resort you could try running a toslink optical cable from the computer to the receiver but I can't tell from your description of your setup whether you can set your system for toslink audio while still supporting your display setup. Normally I prefer direct toslink from computer to...
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    How do I get 5.1 from Windows 10 Netflix / Hulu / Prime ?

    You'll also need to check the Windows Control Panel Sound settings. Check the Properties for whatever device you have set as your Default Device and under the Advanced tab make sure to check the boxes for Allow Applications to Take Exclusive Control of this Device and Give Exclusive Mode...
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    Since there's no indication that Redbox will ever be renting 4k blurays, not having a player won't matter to me.
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    Considering "upgrading" to Win10

    The question for you should be what would you be doing with W10 that you can't do now. For me the answer is the W10 Nexflix app gives me Dolby5.1 surround sound. Second, there's an app that I can use to control and monitor my home HVAC system. That's enough for me. What's enough for you?
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    windows 10 mail fails

    Don't know if you already did this-- last time I had mail problems, I went into the settings for Email and Accounts, deleted the accounts, and then added them back in. That may help if you haven't tried that already when you reloaded the mail app. You could also try reloading the Advanced...
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    Win10 Enterprise Power setting of "Ultimate Performace" WTH!!

    I consider adding this option a first step. One of my pet peeves has been that during the installation setup process, they should ask you if you are installing on a battery powered or hardwired AC powered device. If its hardwired, then by default all power saving options should be turned off...
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    Microsoft Is Deprecating the Old Windows Volume Mixer

    I think you mean LEFT clicking the sound icon, which still works.
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    Windows 10 Pro Has Amnesia and Wants You Buy a New Copy from the Windows Store

    What I can't understand is if I access my ms account from one of my computers that's OK, it shows I have 3 licensed computers, but if I access my account from the computer with the activation failure, it shows only 2 computers and omits the non-activated one. So I can't use the option of...
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    Microsoft Is Deprecating the Old Windows Volume Mixer

    Or how about this: create a new shortcut on your desktop sndvol.exe and then pin it to your taskbar and you have the same thing just as it always was except now its a left-click rather than a right-click.
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    Starship Technologies Robots are Delivering Packages

    Also notice how there are no steps or stairs, and you have to wonder how it would activate your elevator. Also no revolving door entrances, manually opened building doors, etc.
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    Intel Core i9-9900K 9th Generation CPU Review @ [H]

    The problem I have with these reviews is that they ignore those of us who don't want to use a separate graphics card. I've always felt that these reviews should include an AMD G processor like the 2400G when comparing to an Intel cpu which includes graphics. A graphics to graphics comparison...
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    Why Are We Drawn to Looking at Other People's Screens

    We're looking at their screens for the same reason they are--we're bored and have nothing better to do.
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    Youtube is Cracking Down on Duplicate Videos

    I must be missing something. I've always felt that the people who upload to Youtube will do it anyway, so why pay them, especially since almost all of the uploads are crap anyway. I think the stupidest thing Google/Youtube does is pay for stuff they can get for free. How about if they just stop...
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    Strange network copy speeds.

    Sorry for my misunderstanding. Another possibility is that there is a difference in copying files that consist of uncompressed data and files that consist of compressed data.
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    Strange network copy speeds.

    Most wifi setups will show a lower speed from the wifi pc to the router/access port simply because the antenna power transmitting from the wifi pc when it is the source is lower than the antenna power transmitting from the router/access point when that is the source. So you should not expect the...