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The Pioneer 103/A03 drive is a little longer than... 563 Views / 9 Replies  
The Pioneer 103/A03 drive is a little longer than the 104 and 105s that are out now. Also, I believe the MDD G4s use cable select instead of master and slave settings.
Posted by Paul S, on Feb 25, 2003 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
With DVD Studio Pro I've gotten 3 hours of video... 696 Views / 8 Replies  
With DVD Studio Pro I've gotten 3 hours of video that still looks pretty good. I could get a little longer, but then the quality drop off becomes much more obvious.
Posted by Paul S, on Feb 25, 2003 at 10:29 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I would also go for the 800 because of the VRAM. ... 823 Views / 20 Replies  
I would also go for the 800 because of the VRAM. Even if you don't play games, OS X is optimized for 32MB and down the road, with OS X I would imagine VRAM will continue to be very important to...
Posted by Paul S, on Feb 19, 2003 at 11:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had 2 drives stacking in my old Blue & White G3... 407 Views / 1 Replies  
I had 2 drives stacking in my old Blue & White G3 and now also in my QuickSilver G4. I've never had a problem.
Posted by Paul S, on Feb 18, 2003 at 11:34 AM, in Hardware Hacking
If they are DV files, just use QuickTime to split... 454 Views / 3 Replies  
If they are DV files, just use QuickTime to split them up. The 2GB limit is right around 9 minutes and 28 seconds. If you have QT Pro, just open the file, highlight the first 9 minutes. Do a cut,...
Posted by Paul S, on Feb 12, 2003 at 09:58 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
InFocus makes the best projectors for the money. ... 361 Views / 1 Replies  
InFocus makes the best projectors for the money. I've been a reseller of projectors for years and have always had the best luck with them.
Posted by Paul S, on Jan 28, 2003 at 12:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've been using a Epson Stylus Photo 870 and it's... 874 Views / 14 Replies  
I've been using a Epson Stylus Photo 870 and it's been fantstic. Epson drivers are very stable. I've had it from 9.0.4 up to 10.2.3.
Posted by Paul S, on Jan 27, 2003 at 11:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
While the TView line is fantastic, they don't... 404 Views / 2 Replies  
While the TView line is fantastic, they don't make scan converters that will work with USB. They only take VGA/RGB connections. The only USB scan converter that I know of is the MyView from Eskape...
Posted by Paul S, on Jan 15, 2003 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ran 10.1.2 up to 10.2.2 on a 333MHz Lombard... 410 Views / 10 Replies  
I ran 10.1.2 up to 10.2.2 on a 333MHz Lombard with 320MB RAM until I sold it last month. It was a little slow, but ran solid.
Posted by Paul S, on Jan 14, 2003 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You could get an external TView adapter from... 626 Views / 13 Replies  
You could get an external TView adapter from Focus Enhancements (www.focusinfo.com). They have optional Mac adapters for older Macs to make it work. I have one on my G4 and it works great.
Posted by Paul S, on Jan 3, 2003 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
My wife has a Pismo 500 and it only comes on when... 461 Views / 17 Replies  
My wife has a Pismo 500 and it only comes on when she's sitting in bed or on the couch with a blanket over her and the computer over that. The blanket sometimes bunches up when she moves and covers...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 31, 2002 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: I have an Epson Photo 870 and love it. The... 1,991 Views / 33 Replies  
I have an Epson Photo 870 and love it. The quality of the photo prints is outstanding. And, unlike older Epsons, it's very quiet. Most newer Epsons have gotten past the noise issue. Ink is...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 31, 2002 at 12:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've got a QuickSilver 933MHz with the AO4/104... 802 Views / 13 Replies  
I've got a QuickSilver 933MHz with the AO4/104 drive. I use it for burning CD(-R and -RW)s, DVDs(-R and -RW), and limited watching DVDs.

The DVD aspect has helped me promote my wedding video...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 20, 2002 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
The second bay is supposed to eject by hitting... 403 Views / 6 Replies  
The second bay is supposed to eject by hitting option-eject. I only have personal experience with Apple BTO drives, but know other people that claim to have installed third party drives that work.
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Posted by Paul S, on Dec 18, 2002 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am also stuck with a Umax 2100. The problem... 393 Views / 4 Replies  
I am also stuck with a Umax 2100. The problem with their scanners is they are not native USB. They are parallel scanners with internal parallel-USB adapters. All of the third party utilities I've...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 18, 2002 at 09:40 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am an Apple repair technician and can confirm... 506 Views / 5 Replies  
I am an Apple repair technician and can confirm that the serial number code posted by iNick is correct. We use that all the time to verify warranty status.
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 16, 2002 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have 10.2 running on a 500MHz PowerBook G3... 439 Views / 6 Replies  
I have 10.2 running on a 500MHz PowerBook G3 (256MB) and it's great. At work, I run it on a 300MHz PowerMac G3 (448MB) and it's not too bad. A little sluggish, but not so much that it's a problem.
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 13, 2002 at 09:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Use either a DV camcorder that allows for analog... 349 Views / 2 Replies  
Use either a DV camcorder that allows for analog inputs, or a media converter like the Dazzle Hollywood DV bridge to convert to FireWire. Then, import into iMovie, etc. From iMovie, export the...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 12, 2002 at 12:39 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I've got a Pismo 500 w/ 256MB running 10.2.2 and... 428 Views / 10 Replies  
I've got a Pismo 500 w/ 256MB running 10.2.2 and it's very, very usable. I used to run it on a Lombard 333 w/320MB and the performance difference is amazing. With the faster processor and doubel...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 12, 2002 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The CRT iMacs had a somewhat common problem with... 589 Views / 13 Replies  
The CRT iMacs had a somewhat common problem with the "Analog Video Board" which controlled the monitor. In many cases, iMacs would get the "Green Light of Death". That's the symptom of a bad AV...
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 12, 2002 at 11:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Possible Pismo 500 for sale 271 Views / 2 Replies  
I am considering selling my 500MHz Pismo (12GB, 256MB, DVD, etc.). The unit is in great condition with no dead/stuck pixels. Please let me know what you feel is a reasonable price to expect for it....
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 10, 2002 at 10:16 AM, in Marketplace
My vote is also for LaCie. I've been a big fan... 674 Views / 10 Replies  
My vote is also for LaCie. I've been a big fan of theirs for years. I've also had some very bad buying experiences from OWC and avoid them like the plague.
Posted by Paul S, on Dec 10, 2002 at 09:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
DVD Studio Pro Audio Sync 408 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm making a project in DVD Studio Pro with video that was imported and edited in iMovie. The iMovie plays back perfect. When exported "for iDVD" that QuickTime file plays back perfect. When I...
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 22, 2002 at 12:29 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I've been buying Ritek and Leda brand DVD-Rs from... 472 Views / 7 Replies  
I've been buying Ritek and Leda brand DVD-Rs from www.shop4tech.com at some very nice prices. I have burned 30 or so DVDs with no problems.
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 22, 2002 at 11:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
FS: PowerBook G3 Lombard 333MHz, 320MB, 4.5GB, CD 219 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm looking to sell my Lombard PowerBook G3 333MHz. Please make any offers here in the forums.

Thanks!
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 21, 2002 at 09:38 PM, in Marketplace
Check www.proline.com They used to have those... 466 Views / 7 Replies  
Check www.proline.com They used to have those bezels. They are not making them any more and might be sold out by now.
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 19, 2002 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can you tell me if those new drivers support... 730 Views / 10 Replies  
Can you tell me if those new drivers support AppleTalk in 10.2?
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 15, 2002 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a Lucent WaveLan card in mine using the... 730 Views / 10 Replies  
I have a Lucent WaveLan card in mine using the drivers from http://wirelessdriver.sourceforge.net/

The driver works fine in OS X with one exception. No support for AppleTalk. I have an AppleTalk...
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 13, 2002 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been getting my DVD-Rs from... 729 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been getting my DVD-Rs from www.shop4tech.com in 25 packs or larger. They run under $1 a disc and I've burned 30 or so DVDs with those and never made a coaster and have yet to find a DVD player...
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 11, 2002 at 10:12 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Go to www.versiontracker.com and search for... 1,120 Views / 12 Replies  
Go to www.versiontracker.com and search for BatChmod. It's just a graphical representation of the line commands to change priviledges. For those of us that don't know Unix or are uncomfortable in...
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 4, 2002 at 10:26 AM, in Mac OS X
I have a Lombard and it's a great computer. My... 484 Views / 9 Replies  
I have a Lombard and it's a great computer. My only issue with it is that with only 1 PCMCIA slot, I can't have FireWire and a wireless ethernet card in there at the same time. In addition, since...
Posted by Paul S, on Nov 4, 2002 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've gotten DVDs up to 3 hours of video at what I... 471 Views / 4 Replies  
I've gotten DVDs up to 3 hours of video at what I condsider to be acceptable quality. That's also using A.Pack for the audio with a 2 channel setup encoding at 256k. Video was at 3.1.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 28, 2002 at 09:50 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
For a while I had a 40GB hard drive there, until... 700 Views / 15 Replies  
For a while I had a 40GB hard drive there, until I moved it down to the bottom bays after getting an ATA card.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 28, 2002 at 09:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Chris, that did it. Thanks. However, I use the... 570 Views / 10 Replies  
Chris, that did it. Thanks. However, I use the Toast export on a regular basis. No updates at Roxio's site or Apple's. But, at least I know what the problem is and know where I will probably find...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 24, 2002 at 10:05 PM, in Applications
My iMovie doesn't work either. Anyone else have... 570 Views / 10 Replies  
My iMovie doesn't work either. Anyone else have this problem? Or an idea how to downgrade my QuickTime until that problem is fixed.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 24, 2002 at 11:30 AM, in Applications
iDVD only works with internal drives, not... 636 Views / 6 Replies  
iDVD only works with internal drives, not external, not necessarily just those factory installed from Apple. Many people have installed after-market drives that work with iDVD. Odds are, you could...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 21, 2002 at 09:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple updated the firmware in their controllers... 462 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple updated the firmware in their controllers to fix that issue. However, it's been my experience that many 3rd party card makers have not run this update on their chips, so the limitation still...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 17, 2002 at 10:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
DVD Studio Pro scripting 295 Views / 0 Replies  
I am using DVD Studio Pro 1.5 in OS X 10.2.1. I have a project that uses 8 video tracks. There is a main menu that goes to 4 sub-menus. Each of those links to 2 of the video tracks, basically a...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 16, 2002 at 09:52 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The performance difference is minimal. Most IDE... 462 Views / 7 Replies  
The performance difference is minimal. Most IDE drives sustain around 35MB/s. With a master/slave setup, you may see a little benefit with the 133 over the 66.

The biggest difference in my...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 16, 2002 at 09:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
To the best of my knowledge, Sony has stopped... 904 Views / 13 Replies  
To the best of my knowledge, Sony has stopped making theirs, which is disappointing because it was very nice. I have one of those. Another to look at is the Dazzle Hollywood DV Bridge...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 11, 2002 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Lombard runs Jaguar pretty good with 384MB of... 590 Views / 30 Replies  
My Lombard runs Jaguar pretty good with 384MB of RAM. My only complaint is no AppleTalk driver support for 802.11 cards. I have a WaveLan Silver card and can't print to my AppleTalk printer. Does...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 9, 2002 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My apologies. I hadn't realized LaCie came out... 775 Views / 12 Replies  
My apologies. I hadn't realized LaCie came out with something newer than what I have. My drive is the last generation with the blue face plate.

I had talked to a LaCie person several months...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 8, 2002 at 11:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've seen up to 36 inches. I don't know that... 1,082 Views / 4 Replies  
I've seen up to 36 inches. I don't know that this is a limit, but just the longest I've seen in catalogs, etc.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 8, 2002 at 09:54 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Actually, all the new PowerMac towers are... 621 Views / 16 Replies  
Actually, all the new PowerMac towers are supposed to be set to cable select.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 7, 2002 at 11:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
I will second the LaCie recommendation. The only... 775 Views / 12 Replies  
I will second the LaCie recommendation. The only issue with then is that they are a little loud. Depending on what you do, that may not be an issue. I have a 60GB external plugged into my machine...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 7, 2002 at 10:27 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You'll get no arguement from me. There are many... 906 Views / 29 Replies  
You'll get no arguement from me. There are many topics on these boards that I've replied to with my OWC story. I was completely unsatisfied and out some money because of their total lack of...
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 2, 2002 at 10:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Go with a PCI card. It's cheaper and will be... 412 Views / 4 Replies  
Go with a PCI card. It's cheaper and will be compatible with many more USB devices. Plus with it supplying power, bus powered drives, etc. will work fine.
Posted by Paul S, on Oct 1, 2002 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
I am using the Silver card. 1,226 Views / 14 Replies  
I am using the Silver card.
Posted by Paul S, on Sep 30, 2002 at 09:26 AM, in Networking
My only advice is to stay away from OWC. I've... 520 Views / 10 Replies  
My only advice is to stay away from OWC. I've have had nothing but problems and faulty memory from them. I ordered 3 chips. 2 were defective on arrival and got replaced (I had to pay shipping back...
Posted by Paul S, on Sep 26, 2002 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had a Sonnet G4 500MHz upgrade in a beige G3... 927 Views / 2 Replies  
I had a Sonnet G4 500MHz upgrade in a beige G3 and then moved it to a B&W G3. It worked great in both machines. The performance difference was significant.
Posted by Paul S, on Sep 20, 2002 at 12:40 PM, in Hardware Hacking
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