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On thing I did forget to add earlier on my... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
On thing I did forget to add earlier on my machine, I boot off of a full-sized, fast external Firewire 800 drive (helps with more storage for videos, and speed).
Again, good luck with whatever you...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 08:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here is a link to some good information regarding... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
Here is a link to some good information regarding the Mac Mini, HD playback, specs, and other FAQs. Is the Intel Mac mini capable of H.264 HD playback? @ EveryMac.com...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you are in education, you can normally get it... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
If you are in education, you can normally get it for about $50... another option is to look at the refurbs on Apple's website, as those are normally $100 off, but still carry a full one year warranty.
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 12:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would, and then if you felt you wanted to... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
I would, and then if you felt you wanted to upgrade the memory, it is very easy to do (less than 15 minutes). Not to mention third party upgrades are much less expensive than Apple memory upgrades....
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
I bought this back in March. It only came with... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
I bought this back in March. It only came with 1GB, I used it with 2GB (I upgraded with memory I had sitting around) and worked fine while I waited for the 4 GB I ordered. Fairly easy upgrade. The...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi, It runs it really well. I have a 2.0 Ghz... 1,589 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi,
It runs it really well. I have a 2.0 Ghz Mac Mini (nVidia 9400m) w/4GB running a 28" screen at 1920x1200 and works like a charm (using EyeTV). High Def programming looks great. Works well as...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Great post... I, too, was wondering what the... 8,790 Views / 30 Replies  
Great post... I, too, was wondering what the performance difference would be. More specifically, how does the Xeon dual core 3.0 compare to the i7 when using handbrake to rip movies for an iPod? ...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 08:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
This is a good comparison of different ram... 6,842 Views / 13 Replies  
This is a good comparison of different ram configurations at Other World Computing... OtherWorldComputing.com...
Posted by ddiokno, on Nov 11, 2009 at 08:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Two Finger Right Click Enabled 2,044 Views / 28 Replies  
Not sure if anyone noticed, but this update enabled the two finger right click for the MacBook Pros (at least I think it was this update that did it, as it is now enabled in the Trackpad system...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jun 29, 2006 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually, it will work. ATI makes several... 2,490 Views / 25 Replies  
Actually, it will work. ATI makes several versions of the card.
There is the one that comes in the G5's that is an 8x AGP specific card, the ATI 9800 Radeon Pro Mac Edition (which is a 2x 4x AGP...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jun 5, 2005 at 02:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, it will work. ATI makes several... 2,490 Views / 25 Replies  
Actually, it will work. ATI makes several versions of the card. The one that comes in the G5's that is an 8x AGP specific card, the ATI 9800 Radeon Pro Mac Edition (which is a 2x 4x AGP card) that...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jun 5, 2005 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Your ATI Radeon 9000 should work just fine... I... 11,183 Views / 122 Replies  
Your ATI Radeon 9000 should work just fine... I have an ATI Radeon 8500 and was worried about it not being able to drive the 2005FPW because it wasn't listed as a supported card, but it wors...
Posted by ddiokno, on May 20, 2005 at 01:33 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sounds great! You couldn't go wrong either way! ... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Sounds great! You couldn't go wrong either way! At least now you have a remote control, too! Another huge benefit with the EyeTV 200 is that Elgato makes both the hardware and software.

Don't...
Posted by ddiokno, on May 18, 2005 at 07:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This program allows USB cameras to be used with... 441 Views / 1 Replies  
This program allows USB cameras to be used with iChat AV (it also allows computers that don't meet the the minimum standards--- ie G3, etc) I haven't tried it, but it purportedly works pretty well...
Posted by ddiokno, on May 15, 2005 at 03:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi KP, I haven't used the EyeTV 200, but have... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Hi KP,
I haven't used the EyeTV 200, but have had experience with the original EyeTV USB, EyeTV USB Wonder, and the Plextor ConvertX DVD. I ended up with going with the EyeTV USB Wonder and...
Posted by ddiokno, on May 14, 2005 at 03:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I forgot to mention that one of the obvious... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
I forgot to mention that one of the obvious benefits to the USB Wonder is that there is no video lag, ie you can plug in a playstation or other gaming machine and it would be useable as opposed to...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 20, 2005 at 01:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey Zigzag, I haven't used the EyeTV 200, but... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Hey Zigzag,
I haven't used the EyeTV 200, but have used the Plextor Convertx, which has all of the same encoding settings as the 200 (although not sure if the chips are different, hence better or...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 20, 2005 at 01:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another thing I forgot to add about the Plextor... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Another thing I forgot to add about the Plextor ConvertX was that the audio was very low (had to turn it up full blast to get decent sound), and this was with trying two different devices and on...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 06:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think that the benefit of the tuner for your... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
I think that the benefit of the tuner for your mac is two-fold... you are able to archive shows to DVD, CD, or your hard drive for later viewing, and you save space (no need for a separate TV or...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 06:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did forget to add that there is a price... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
I did forget to add that there is a price disparity between the Mac and the PC version... I think between $20 to $40 more for the Mac version. Again, the hardware is exactly the same, but the...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 06:31 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mark, The original EyeTV USB had 352x240... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Mark,
The original EyeTV USB had 352x240 resolution. The ATI USB Wonder and the Plextor ConvertX scale appropriately (depending on the quality you select, ie VCD, DVD--- I believe the range is...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 06:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Nope, I had both, and they are exactly the... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Nope,
I had both, and they are exactly the same. The model number is different to differentiate the Mac version from the PC version (the NA/Macor NA indicates whether the software bundle is for a...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 06:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mark, I think one of the strongest benefits of... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
Mark,
I think one of the strongest benefits of buying the EyeTV 200 FW over the Plextor is that Elgato makes both the hardware and software, which tends to make things work a little better. ...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 02:49 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The one benefit of the Plextor ConvertX is that... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
The one benefit of the Plextor ConvertX is that it has a built in DivX encoder... that being said, EyeTV does not yet support DivX capture... yet...
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 02:41 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yup, the plextor hardware (mac and pc) is... 1,577 Views / 24 Replies  
yup,
the plextor hardware (mac and pc) is exactly the same. The difference is the software. Although you can't just by the PC version and expect to use it out of the box with the EyeTV software,...
Posted by ddiokno, on Apr 19, 2005 at 02:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hi there, One option you can consider, although... 554 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi there,
One option you can consider, although it is more expensive, is a wireless bridge. Most manufacturers make them. They are driverless, so no need to worry about compatibility. Here is a...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 18, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in Networking
Yes, but that would negate the benefits of having... 4,289 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, but that would negate the benefits of having a Powerbook for the portability... not to mention the waste taking up unneeded hard drive space, since the photos are already in the iPhoto...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 12, 2005 at 10:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
What's interesting is that I spoke to Mac Genius... 4,289 Views / 8 Replies  
What's interesting is that I spoke to Mac Genius and he wasn't aware of the iPod Photo cache, either. He thought that it just made a cache when it optimized the images for the iPod, but that it was...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 12, 2005 at 07:45 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPod Photo Cache 4,289 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi there,
was wondering if anyone noticed how much hard drive space the iPod Photo needs for pictures... I bought my wife one for her birthday and when it synced for the first time, it converted the...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 9, 2005 at 04:36 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Got my EyeTV USB Wonder yesterday. Picture... 1,493 Views / 32 Replies  
Got my EyeTV USB Wonder yesterday. Picture quality is great. When using the record feature (the mac does the encoding), on my G4 DP 1.33, the load is about 40% on each processor, which isn't bad. ...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 2, 2005 at 09:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just went to the website and they have updated it... 1,493 Views / 32 Replies  
Just went to the website and they have updated it to say that it is shipping on February 23rd... we'll know in 2 days...
Posted by ddiokno, on Feb 21, 2005 at 06:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: big book 1,420 Views / 25 Replies  
Hi,
Select the album and click on the burn button. Interestingly, it will copy the album, it's music, and retain the book format.
Good luck!
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Feb 3, 2005 at 01:45 AM, in Applications
Thanks Steve, that was my suspicion... I had... 1,625 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks Steve, that was my suspicion... I had purchased an HDTV tuner to plug into my TV, and found the same thing the other day... I only got the local HDTV channels (which the FCC mandates cannot be...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 29, 2005 at 03:15 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Steve, That's be awesome... I almost took that... 1,625 Views / 6 Replies  
Steve,
That's be awesome... I almost took that chance, too, seeing as how they had the $50 off special during MacWorld. Although I ended up settling for the ATI EyeTV Wonder (good deal for $129). ...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 16, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Re: EyeTV 500 cable compatibility 1,625 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi,
Cox Cable is part of Cox Communications... Thanks for the link, unfortunately it only lists general product info, not cable company compatability (some cable companies use their QAM cable...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 15, 2005 at 06:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
EyeTV 500 cable compatibility 1,625 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi There,
Does anyone have an EyeTV 500 that they are using with Cox Cable? I am very interested in getting one, bu only if it works with Cox...
thanks,
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 14, 2005 at 01:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Another guess is that the ATI EyeTV Wonder uses... 830 Views / 12 Replies  
Another guess is that the ATI EyeTV Wonder uses USB2 as its transport method, whereas the original EyeTV USB uses only the original USB standard. The bandwidth for transferring information (read...
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 11, 2005 at 09:27 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Joe, Try ebay... I have purchased two very... 340 Views / 1 Replies  
Joe,
Try ebay... I have purchased two very inexpensive power supplies there...
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Jun 3, 2004 at 02:42 PM, in Marketplace
Filmmaker, When you go to Ebay, do a quick... 382 Views / 2 Replies  
Filmmaker,
When you go to Ebay, do a quick search for "powerbook power". I just did one and came up with a bunch... looks like the current going rate for a 45watt for a G4 is $36. If I remember...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 6, 2004 at 05:54 PM, in Marketplace
Hey Filmmaker, I would suggest checking... 382 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey Filmmaker,
I would suggest checking ebay... I have bought a couple from ebay for between $30-$45, which I think is a great deal. I have three, one for my desk at work, one for the desk at...
Posted by ddiokno, on Mar 6, 2004 at 05:51 PM, in Marketplace
Re: WTB: EyeTV 298 Views / 1 Replies  
Check out Elgato's website... http://www.elgato.com , as they have the EyeTV USB for $129 (refurbed). Not sure if it comes with the remote, although I bet probably not, but still a great price!...
Posted by ddiokno, on Feb 18, 2004 at 12:23 AM, in Marketplace
Whoops, in my last post, I meant that Laptopdesk... 1,663 Views / 13 Replies  
Whoops, in my last post, I meant that Laptopdesk probably makes the IcePad for MacAlly.... :)
Warmest regards,
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 4, 2004 at 10:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe the icepad is made by Laptopdesk... 1,663 Views / 13 Replies  
I believe the icepad is made by Laptopdesk (http://laptopdesk.net/laptopdesk2f.html) . They make 2 types, one that stays flat, and one that you can incline.
David
Posted by ddiokno, on Jan 4, 2004 at 10:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: How can I make MenuMeters boot with Startup 1,935 Views / 9 Replies  
THat's odd :confused: ... after I installed mine, it showed up in the system preferences, and it was simply a matter of clicking on the menumeters system preference and selecting "display *** menu...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 31, 2003 at 01:14 PM, in Mac OS X
Craig, Another thing you might try is (under... 1,639 Views / 18 Replies  
Craig,
Another thing you might try is (under the advanced set-up) giving the d-link a static IP address in the range of 10.0.2.2 to 10.0.2.55 (with the router being 10.0.2.1, and the subnet mask...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 11:07 PM, in Applications
Hi Craig, Hmmm... that's odd... I'll try it... 1,639 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi Craig,
Hmmm... that's odd... I'll try it when I get home, but it's odd that it doesn't work. :confused: Most cable and dsl modems deal out dhcp, so that seeting should work between the routher...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 11:03 PM, in Applications
Good luck! :) . If they have it in stock, they... 333 Views / 3 Replies  
Good luck! :) . If they have it in stock, they are very good with order turnaround and shipping (I bluetooth adapter from them the 25th, they shipped the 26th, and it arrived on Monday, the 29th). ...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 08:02 AM, in Marketplace
Craig, Another inexpensive option would be to... 1,639 Views / 18 Replies  
Craig,
Another inexpensive option would be to turn on internet sharing (select share connection from airport to ethernet). Buy an inexpensive wireless router (you can find them anywhere from...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 07:50 AM, in Applications
Hi Craig, In theory, it should work.. i... 1,639 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi Craig,
In theory, it should work.. i haven't tried it with two wireless cards, but have with two Ethernet cards (weird circumstances, but it did work). I am currently on vacation, but will be...
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 07:24 AM, in Applications
Megamacs... 333 Views / 3 Replies  
Megamacs (http://www.megamacs.com/v1/index.php?action=view&pid=1419495&criteria=radeon) has them in stock...
good luck,
david
Posted by ddiokno, on Dec 30, 2003 at 01:17 AM, in Marketplace
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