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I had an old G4 Mini that I used to record... 1,622 Views / 5 Replies  
I had an old G4 Mini that I used to record broadcasts with an EyeTV device that exhibited some of the same behavior. Waking at odd times I didn't mind too much. It was when it wouldn't wake up to...
Posted by druber, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would not at all expect that the Genius bar... 1,862 Views / 37 Replies  
I would not at all expect that the Genius bar would do this for free, or necessarily at all if it isn't a repair issue. I asked about them swapping out the hard drive in an iMac (White Core2 Duo, not...
Posted by druber, on Apr 19, 2009 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes please. The record store is where I need a... 4,674 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes please. The record store is where I need a catalog of what I own and what I'm hunting for. I would upgrade to DL2 in a snap for that.
Posted by druber, on Jul 25, 2008 at 11:10 AM, in Delicious Monster
What hard drive did you put in? Our iMac isn't... 6,775 Views / 4 Replies  
What hard drive did you put in? Our iMac isn't three weeks old and we're already out of space. I've seen the XLR8yourmac database, but any other reports would be welcome too.
Posted by druber, on Dec 9, 2007 at 12:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
I know some people have been using their 500mhz... 475 Views / 6 Replies  
I know some people have been using their 500mhz Dual-USB iBooks for 5 years or more without a hitch and that my experience is not the norm. But it's disgusting to hear Apple tech support say, "We've...
Posted by druber, on May 2, 2007 at 01:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The SMC seems to exist only in Intel Macs. The... 475 Views / 6 Replies  
The SMC seems to exist only in Intel Macs. The PMU seems to be the PowerPC equivalent, and yes I've reset it. I've also reset the PRAM. After 8 tries it finally starts up, works happily for twenty...
Posted by druber, on May 1, 2007 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like the logic board. Is it still under... 608 Views / 10 Replies  
Looks like the logic board. Is it still under warranty? Do you have an Apple Store nearby? That's certainly the easiest place for a diagnosis.
Posted by druber, on May 1, 2007 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iBook loses video 475 Views / 6 Replies  
I've got a G4 1.2Ghz iBook (768RAM/60GB HD) that is six months beyond Applecare's coverage. It is running 10.4.9 with all updates done. This is my third iBook, after the first two died after repeated...
Posted by druber, on May 1, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Before buying more RAM and upgrading the hard... 598 Views / 8 Replies  
Before buying more RAM and upgrading the hard drive, crunch the numbers first. How much will they cost? Not that RAM wouldn't help speed up your machine a bit, but it can only do so much. If your...
Posted by druber, on Feb 12, 2007 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sold to Tastannin. Thanks! 319 Views / 2 Replies  
Sold to Tastannin. Thanks!
Posted by druber, on Jan 24, 2007 at 09:49 AM, in Marketplace
FS: AMS Venus 2-drive S-ATA to USB/FW Enclosure 319 Views / 2 Replies  
For Sale is an opened but never-used hard drive enclosure from American Media Systems, model DS-2320-SCBK. This 2-drive enclosure lets you use inexpensive trays to expand your storage and sports one...
Posted by druber, on Jan 22, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in Marketplace
Sorry, the same size as the FLAC or the... 16,563 Views / 8 Replies  
Sorry, the same size as the FLAC or the previously-made ALAC files?
I'm off to download Max. Straight from FLAC to ALAC/LAME MP3s? There goes my share ratio at Dime!
Posted by druber, on Jan 5, 2007 at 03:20 PM, in Applications
What file type/bitrate are you encoding to? 1,308 Views / 10 Replies  
What file type/bitrate are you encoding to?
Posted by druber, on Oct 26, 2006 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with Jacke, though I'd stick with MP3... 856 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree with Jacke, though I'd stick with MP3 files. Not all of your audience may have Quicktime and be able to play AAC files. There are lots of options in the MP3 encoder preferences. Try a couple,...
Posted by druber, on Oct 24, 2006 at 09:31 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Sounds cool. Have you posted it online anywhere?... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
Sounds cool. Have you posted it online anywhere? I couldn't use it myself--no cable TV here at all. Drop the word at the Mac HTPC forum at AVS Forum, probably several people there would be real glad...
Posted by druber, on Oct 24, 2006 at 03:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why do you want a different way? Do you want to... 561 Views / 4 Replies  
Why do you want a different way? Do you want to run RCA to your stereo, a digital signal, what? Good reasons to both, depending on the price you'd like to pay, features, etc. Be a bit more specific...
Posted by druber, on Oct 24, 2006 at 03:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That's correct, no ClearQAM recording. Not... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
That's correct, no ClearQAM recording.

Not many options, because the cable companies/networks don't want you to have them. If you can record their shows in HD, how will they convince you to buy...
Posted by druber, on Oct 20, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Computer-wise, what do you want to use this for?... 710 Views / 8 Replies  
Computer-wise, what do you want to use this for? Web surfing, iTunes playback, across-the-room sort of stuff? Or is this a serious second monitor? I have a 26" LCD TV (made by HP) that's the...
Posted by druber, on Oct 19, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I won't say Logitech's S530 is as sexy, and its... 675 Views / 8 Replies  
I won't say Logitech's S530 is as sexy, and its RF instead of bluetooth, but it's been a great performer on the whole in our living room. Owned it for at least two months and haven't yet changed the...
Posted by druber, on Oct 8, 2006 at 03:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
glassman, just want to make sure you know that... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
glassman, just want to make sure you know that none of these devices accepts HD inputs, so you'd only be getting a standard-definition picture from your 360. I'd guess that's a non-starter for you....
Posted by druber, on Oct 6, 2006 at 10:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No prob. I'd expect a firewire device to be less... 1,279 Views / 6 Replies  
No prob. I'd expect a firewire device to be less problematic, but that's just my expectation. I have an EyeTV500 but don't have a computer fast enough to decode on the fly, so I can't comment on...
Posted by druber, on Oct 6, 2006 at 10:13 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
The demo 24" iMac alone, or is it hooked up to an... 1,279 Views / 6 Replies  
The demo 24" iMac alone, or is it hooked up to an EyeTV 200? Drew, you're saying that the EyeTV200 loses a signal after recording for 30 minutes or so? Does the recording itself stop early, or does...
Posted by druber, on Oct 5, 2006 at 02:15 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Have you contacted Elgato's support team? They... 1,279 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you contacted Elgato's support team? They really are quite good at getting back about issues. This definitely sounds like something to query them about.
Posted by druber, on Oct 5, 2006 at 12:05 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Gabriel, it's pretty standard for USB devices to... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
Gabriel, it's pretty standard for USB devices to require a native USB port/controller. I don't know why, but I sure see it frequently. If you use the Hybrid to watch live TV, it should buffer the...
Posted by druber, on Sep 29, 2006 at 08:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iREZ, if you're interested in OTA HD, look up... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
iREZ, if you're interested in OTA HD, look up your location at AntennaWeb.org to see where your local signal towers are and estimate what your reception will be like. OTA looks great where I...
Posted by druber, on Sep 15, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have you tried anything from B&W? The CM series... 3,396 Views / 56 Replies  
Have you tried anything from B&W? The CM series might be a place to start, if you can find them. Audiogon.com is always an interesting resource for used stereo gear; good for seeing what's in your...
Posted by druber, on Sep 14, 2006 at 09:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
30 minutes of HD? With my EyeTV 500, that's... 8,100 Views / 86 Replies  
30 minutes of HD? With my EyeTV 500, that's around 3GB.
Posted by druber, on Sep 14, 2006 at 04:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think it depends a lot on the sound you're... 3,396 Views / 56 Replies  
I think it depends a lot on the sound you're looking for, what you listen to, etc. I'd agree with porieux, active studio monitors sound like they might be a good direction to look (It doesn't sound...
Posted by druber, on Sep 14, 2006 at 03:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Try this: find or create a desktop image that is... 10,917 Views / 25 Replies  
Try this: find or create a desktop image that is the screen size you want to have (depends on your TV--my set natively displays 1368x768, though I've only had luck getting 1280x768). You want to use...
Posted by druber, on Aug 3, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Double-ding: my "have" should have been... 578 Views / 4 Replies  
Double-ding: my "have" should have been "haven't", and I didn't understand that you hadn't been able to try burning a "music DVD". As an owner of Toast 7, I will say it's leaps beyond v5.

Have you...
Posted by druber, on Jul 19, 2006 at 11:20 AM, in Applications
What kind of external hard drive is it? As I... 446 Views / 2 Replies  
What kind of external hard drive is it? As I understand it, drives with the "one-touch backup" button aren't bootable. I have some plain Acomdata firewire drives that boot fine. How is the drive...
Posted by druber, on Jul 18, 2006 at 05:11 PM, in Applications
Have you tried contacting Chevy? They're the ones... 578 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you tried contacting Chevy? They're the ones who will know the specs on the unit. Your player may be able to handle MP3 CDs, but that doesn't mean it can take MP3 DVDs, even though that seems...
Posted by druber, on Jul 18, 2006 at 05:06 PM, in Applications
I'm in a similar spot, to the extent that I... 457 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm in a similar spot, to the extent that I listen to Lossless files at home but need MP3s for my iPod or the MP3 player in my car's head unit. For how much space it takes to store MP3s,...
Posted by druber, on Jul 18, 2006 at 04:45 PM, in Applications
Intro-price monitor with pro-photographer cred? 577 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi,
A friend of mine is a professional photographer who's being dragged into digital. His clients want to call and ask for a print from his archive and have it emailed to him that day. He really...
Posted by druber, on Jul 5, 2006 at 10:34 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Gambler's Sale? 2,306 Views / 3 Replies  
Saw a news item at MacMinute about a DL Gambler's Sale? I'd check it out, except that I can't load the website. What's the word? I'd like to bite, but without any info about a release date for 2.0 or...
Posted by druber, on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:27 AM, in Delicious Monster
Agreed. For CD art it looks pretty spectacular... 2,984 Views / 8 Replies  
Agreed. For CD art it looks pretty spectacular and a great way to choose your music. I can't see a need to access book info that way. Coverflow's great for what it is--I hope he keeps developing it.
Posted by druber, on Jun 19, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Delicious Monster
If you're interested in selling the Adobe CS2 set... 3,491 Views / 44 Replies  
If you're interested in selling the Adobe CS2 set separately, I'd be interested in hearing the price. Please PM, thanks.
Posted by druber, on Jun 16, 2006 at 04:39 PM, in Marketplace
Can't say much for Coverflow as an interface, per... 2,984 Views / 8 Replies  
Can't say much for Coverflow as an interface, per se. Right now you can select individual tracks, let alone get any info about an album. But for browsing through a catalogue...man it looks cool.
Posted by druber, on Jun 9, 2006 at 08:29 PM, in Delicious Monster
I got a decent price from MegaMacs for my old G4... 432 Views / 5 Replies  
I got a decent price from MegaMacs for my old G4 tower. They're the only people I found who would write me a check instead of offering store credit. If that's up your alley, try PowerMax.
Posted by druber, on May 30, 2006 at 04:51 PM, in Marketplace
Thanks. That was my guess, but I hadn't seen... 436 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks. That was my guess, but I hadn't seen anything firm on this. Front Row's got a long way to go...
Posted by druber, on Jan 18, 2006 at 09:13 PM, in Applications
Front Row access to shared iTunes libraries? 436 Views / 2 Replies  
Say I have a Mac in my home office that holds all of my iTunes songs. If I had an iMac to the network, and share the iTunes library on the office-Mac, will Front Row be able to see and play those...
Posted by druber, on Jan 18, 2006 at 04:25 PM, in Applications
1. Back up the files that are important to you. ... 575 Views / 5 Replies  
1. Back up the files that are important to you.
2. Get a legit copy of the OS.
3. Do a clean install.
4. Take Cincinnati off your location. You're making us look bad.
Posted by druber, on Jan 13, 2006 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm on the opposite end. Unless you need to use... 845 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm on the opposite end. Unless you need to use the machine all day for work and won't be around your hotel/house/whatever, I wouldn't take an extra battery or many extra items unless they have...
Posted by druber, on Jan 13, 2006 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Bring it to the Apple Store for them to look... 356 Views / 1 Replies  
Bring it to the Apple Store for them to look at...what? If it's booting and performing normally now, there's really nothing for them to say. I've had a couple iBooks, and they often seem to reboot...
Posted by druber, on Jan 13, 2006 at 12:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I recently bought a used Mac mini to replace my... 1,563 Views / 22 Replies  
I recently bought a used Mac mini to replace my MDD G4. Same 1.25Ghz processor, and I have two extra HDs inside the MDD that'll need enclosures or something. The G4 is a great workhorse, but it's big...
Posted by druber, on Dec 20, 2005 at 03:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Head to Sweetwater.com and check out Roland's... 434 Views / 5 Replies  
Head to Sweetwater.com and check out Roland's line of mini-monitors. I think their basic lineup is from $60-$150, depending on the size, wattage. Don't know how loud you want, what kind of music it...
Posted by druber, on Dec 7, 2005 at 01:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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Posted by druber, on Dec 6, 2005 at 02:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Pioneer 110D slapped in an old Firewire... 1,043 Views / 16 Replies  
I have a Pioneer 110D slapped in an old Firewire case (from an Acomdata CDRW burner I got back in the day). Honestly, I prefer using it in Panther with Patchburn to using it natively in Tiger. I...
Posted by druber, on Dec 6, 2005 at 02:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
Seems a little late to be doing the math. $170 is... 1,219 Views / 13 Replies  
Seems a little late to be doing the math. $170 is a hefty price to pay to find out that you want to buy more RAM for your mini. I'd rather upgrade the RAM on the mini and buy a monitor. (I just...
Posted by druber, on Dec 6, 2005 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
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Posted by druber, on Nov 30, 2005 at 03:57 PM, in Applications
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