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    1920x1200 small monitor?

    I'm looking for a 1920x1200 display (16:10, not 16:9!) that is less than 24" diagonal. Unfortunately, a recent NewEgg search came up with nothing. The smallest 1920x1200 montors are 24" diagonal. In fact, 24" is practically the only size they come in; there are only one 26" and one 27.5" on...
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    Hi Night_Hawk-19: I saw your really old post (~2010) about the Creative Gigaworks S750 and...

    Hi Night_Hawk-19: I saw your really old post (~2010) about the Creative Gigaworks S750 and speaker stands. What speaker stands did you end up buying? I have the Creative MT-1200 speaker stands, but the pipes broke apart on one of them recently, so I need a replacement.
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    HP ZR30w

    Hi All, I just got this mostly awesome ZR30w display and am staring at it now. :D I say "mostly awesome" because sadly, I'm getting the blinking problem that has been mentioned intermittently in this thread. It's been on for less than three hours, and I already have had a couple dozen...
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    Where to buy a 20-pin TPM (Trusted Platform Module)?

    Yes, I did that (as indicated my first post). The "20-pin Infineon TPM module" is the only real result, and it has the pinout diagram problem that I described.
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    Where to buy a 20-pin TPM (Trusted Platform Module)?

    I'm interested in getting a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for the new desktop rig that I am building, mostly for enhanced security with BitLocker. Currently, I'm looking at the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3, which has a 20-pin TPM header. Does anybody know where to buy a TPM? I am told from...
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    7.1 computer audio setups

    Thanks all for all the responses. Well, in conclusion it's a little bit disappointing that nobody wants to sell (and apparently, not enough people want to buy) 7.1 speaker systems for computer audio. I guess I'll stick with my Creative GigaWorks S750s as long as they hold out. :rolleyes...
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    7.1 computer audio setups

    Tons of sound cards nowadays, from the cheapest on-board Realteks to the highest end name brand PCI Express cards, support 7.1 audio output. I have also seen combo sound card + headphone packages--mainly aimed at the hard-core gaming market--that deliver virtualized 7.1 audio to your ears...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    uh oh...I think I see a colored pixel (i.e., a sub-pixel)...it looks light green. It appears to be visible on gray, green, yellow, and bluish (but not blue) backgrounds. I can also see it (just barely) on white. Not on black; not on red or purple. Has anyone with a stuck pixel on a FP241W...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    J.archer, The Vdigi VD-Z3 has a "mode" (dip switch 6) that is supposed to deinterlace 480i signals to 480p according to the manual. I cannot vouch for how well it works--I did not test it that much. However, it also has a curious side effect: it increases the brightness of 480p signals. When...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    JJ, You are welcome. Connecting the component video cable directly gives you the following properties when displaying a 480p signal: Display Mode Full: stretched to 16:10 Display Mode Aspect: stretched to 3:2 (i.e., 720x480, fullscreen with vertical bars on the left and right sides)...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    Robstafarian, The audio filter is actually interpolating the stereo signal into surround sound using a software-based Dolby Pro Logic II decoder. Dolby Pro Logic IIx (the x is 7.1) is one of PowerDVD's advertised features. Sean
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    Hello all, I have had the BenQ FP241W, with the 1:1 firmware upgrade, for just about two months now. Despite the firmware upgrade, you probably know that you cannot get the precise 16:9 aspect ratio with a 480p signal via the component input connection. I figured out how to do it with my...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    Yes, the manufacture date is on the outside of the box. Look closely on the side. It is on a sticker with product and serial numbers. Another thing to point out: the BenQ tech said that I only have to ship back the monitor, nothing else. If you remove the cables and the stand, that should...
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    For me it's $15.89 each way, and no tax. Of course, every situation is different...I should have said "plus tax, plus shipping each way."
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    Official BenQ FP241W Thread !!! Info, Pictures, Reviews

    I called BenQ and discussed the issue with the tech. Going to send the item to NJ most likely... The tech said that if the manufacturing date was in January 2007, it was most likely that the monitor would have the updated firmware. But, as I said, mine is November 2006. I should also point out...
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