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Thanks. That is what I suspected. Seems odd to... 353 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. That is what I suspected. Seems odd to me that the trailers wouldn't be in DD5.1 since these are supposed to tease the movie and you'd think that Hollywood would want to put their best foot...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Mar 26, 2014 at 03:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
AppleTV - Dolby Digital output question 353 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello,

I enjoy my Apple TV but have noticed that when watching movie trailers, that the sound is not in Dolby Digital. Is this normal? Any movies I rent work fine and output in DD 5.1 but movie...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Mar 26, 2014 at 02:23 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Outlook calendar sync issue with iCal using iCloud 580 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello all,

I must use Outlook as the email app for work and have the calendar syncing to iCal via iCloud. I've recently seen a number of meetings showing up incorrectly in iCal at different...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Feb 28, 2013 at 03:11 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the reply. Just tried it and the... 2,430 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the reply. Just tried it and the older version of the Express (g) does not allow extending the network. My newer Express (n) does work as you confirmed but the older one does not.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 3, 2010 at 06:57 PM, in Networking
Airport Express ethernet port question 2,430 Views / 8 Replies  
If I use an Airport Express as an extender of my current wireless network, does the ethernet port send the network signal out to any device? I bought a new flat panel TV for my master bedroom that...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:38 PM, in Networking
Then I wonder if it could be HDMI related. 909 Views / 9 Replies  
Then I wonder if it could be HDMI related.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Dec 15, 2009 at 02:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Anyone else seeing this? 909 Views / 9 Replies  
Anyone else seeing this?
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Dec 15, 2009 at 01:25 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well, I finally was able to try a direct... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
Well, I finally was able to try a direct connection from the ATV to my television and I see the same video noise this way when it boots. Seems specific to the upgrade to 3.0 (and 3.1). I'm...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Dec 12, 2009 at 06:00 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I am out of town so haven't been able to try this... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
I am out of town so haven't been able to try this yet. My AV receiver is also Denon. I hope this isn't what is causing this.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 22, 2009 at 01:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I haven't tried bypassing the AV receiver. I... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
I haven't tried bypassing the AV receiver. I will try that and see if that affects this.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 17, 2009 at 05:44 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple TV boot sequence display noise 909 Views / 9 Replies  
After upgrading to 3.0, I noticed a pattern of video noise on the screen during the boot up sequence. It's a checkerboard pattern of animated grey static that looks like you've lost your cable...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 17, 2009 at 02:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
After updating to 3.0 and then 3.0.1, I now get a... 2,432 Views / 17 Replies  
After updating to 3.0 and then 3.0.1, I now get a grey screen noises pattern over the boot image. This disappears once the boot sequence is finished. It's like a checkerboard of the type of image...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Nov 11, 2009 at 02:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iPhone GPS performance question 3,333 Views / 5 Replies  
Can someone explain the GPS performance on the iPhone 3G? I've tried it on several occasions and sometimes when searching I only get the blue circle showing my location. Other times, after the blue...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Sep 20, 2008 at 02:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I checked my base stations in the chain after the... 458 Views / 6 Replies  
I checked my base stations in the chain after the main one and found that I had set them all up as relay. Based on input here, I took one off line and changed one Express to just join the network so...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 17, 2008 at 03:07 PM, in Networking
Thanks for the input. I am going to minimally... 458 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the input. I am going to minimally try adding one new Airport Express n to the main station and take the others offline to see how performance is affected. I may lose some coverage...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 16, 2008 at 05:22 PM, in Networking
Maximizing performance with n and g hardware 458 Views / 6 Replies  
I have 4 different Airport units purchased over the years and wanted to confirm whether I am sub-optimizing my network performance due to my set up. I have an Airport Extreme (n) as my main unit...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 15, 2008 at 07:57 PM, in Networking
Well, good news to report. Hard wiring resolved... 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
Well, good news to report. Hard wiring resolved this for my movies. They all copied over with no issue. Now I am copying pictures and music. I will leave it hard wired.

I don't know why this...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 13, 2008 at 06:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'll try going wired to see what happens. I will... 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
I'll try going wired to see what happens. I will post an update later today.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just like the idea of not having to have the... 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
I just like the idea of not having to have the computer running to get to some of the content. Also, I've noticed that streaming can sometimes have short interruptions when the movie needs to...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I did a full restore and then the software... 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
I did a full restore and then the software updates and this did not help.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 13, 2008 at 02:02 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks for the advice. I tried this and it did... 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
Thanks for the advice. I tried this and it did not work. There just seems to be some issue with the unit getting confused whether it should stream or sync content. It only affects movies. iPhoto...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 13, 2008 at 01:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Apple TV sync problem 5,579 Views / 16 Replies  
I have a sync problem that I would like to run by Apple TV users:

I recently upgraded my computer so needed to re-sync it to my Apple TV (40GB). In doing so, I also decided to reduce the data...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jul 7, 2008 at 04:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I will check out MetaX. I've been using... 7,612 Views / 6 Replies  
I will check out MetaX. I've been using Handbrake (latest version) to rip DVD's for both the iTunes library and to transfer to my AppleTV.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 24, 2008 at 07:14 PM, in Applications
Not sure I am following what you are saying but... 7,612 Views / 6 Replies  
Not sure I am following what you are saying but the exact DVD image loaded OK on a prior version of iTunes (since there have been recent updates) and then will not load currently. For example, I...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 24, 2008 at 07:13 PM, in Applications
Thanks desertmac. I will try reducing the size... 7,612 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks desertmac. I will try reducing the size of the image, however, in some cases, I have tried to use the CD art already in iTunes for a video that is in the movie area. The CD art loads fine on...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 23, 2008 at 10:51 AM, in Applications
Can't add album/movie art to iTunes....help? 7,612 Views / 6 Replies  
I am using the latest version of iTunes and recently found that some CD and DVD art will not import into iTunes. When ripping DVD's for example, I will find a jpg of the image on line and try to...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 20, 2008 at 02:53 PM, in Applications
Apple TV only outputs Dolby 5.1 from the optical... 772 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple TV only outputs Dolby 5.1 from the optical port and HDMI. Your receiver would need these to decode the signal.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 4, 2008 at 08:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You would need to convert your movies to MPEG4... 571 Views / 3 Replies  
You would need to convert your movies to MPEG4 format and then put them in your iTunes library. This is the only way for them to sync and download to Apple TV.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 4, 2008 at 08:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes, on my initial attempts, it was still paired... 303 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, on my initial attempts, it was still paired to the BT headset. I then read the manual and it looked like you cannot do both.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Aug 1, 2007 at 02:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone in the car - set up question 303 Views / 3 Replies  
I just purchased a new car that has bluetooth and a handsfree capability. It is compatible with iPhone. If I am interpreting the iPhone user manual correctly, must I disconnect the bluetooth...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Aug 1, 2007 at 02:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Apple TV audio 433 Views / 2 Replies  
Although the Apple TV is plumbed with HDMI and optical audio output, it is not able to process Dolby 5.1 (at least that is what I understand). Seems odd to me that videos or ripped DVD's can't be...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 28, 2007 at 02:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I agree with cuvtixo. If others can put in their... 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
I agree with cuvtixo. If others can put in their settings, we can compare video performance and what will/will not import into iTunes.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 27, 2007 at 05:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
To those who may be interested, I just finished a... 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
To those who may be interested, I just finished a conversion using Handbrake of the same DVD I tried earlier with the MP4 Converter software. The notable difference is that with Handbrake you can...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 26, 2007 at 05:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I've downloaded Handbrake and will try this to... 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
I've downloaded Handbrake and will try this to see how it compares to the MP4 Converter software. I did contact them and they told me that higher quality (2500 Kbps) will not be imported into...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 26, 2007 at 01:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
peeb, i haven't tried the others so can't give... 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
peeb, i haven't tried the others so can't give you a comparison.
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 25, 2007 at 03:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
MP4 Converter Software question 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
I just purchased the DVD to Apple TV converter software from MP4 Converter Software Studio and wanted to see if others are using this. If so, when converting DVD's to the highest video quality (2500...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Apr 25, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Bump....anyone know anything about this? Help! 291 Views / 1 Replies  
Bump....anyone know anything about this? Help!
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jan 20, 2007 at 07:46 PM, in Applications
Panasonic DMC-LX2 not recognized by iPhoto 291 Views / 1 Replies  
A good friend is having difficulty getting his older G5 desktop (PowerMac) to recognize the digital camera. He cannot download pictures since it does not come up in the application. Has anyone used...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Jan 17, 2007 at 01:53 PM, in Applications
iChat AV in Panther randomly disconnects 724 Views / 6 Replies  
Since upgrading to Panther, I have noticed that iChat AV will intermittently disconnect. I don't have this issue at work when hard connected to the network but do see this happening when at home...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on Dec 6, 2003 at 08:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Duke, Looks like your input has this working... 341 Views / 6 Replies  
Duke,

Looks like your input has this working now. Let me specifically say that the second Base Station needs to be set NOT to send IP's out and it also needs to be set to DHCP so the first Base...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on May 24, 2003 at 07:51 PM, in Networking
Duke, A couple of other things I forgot to... 341 Views / 6 Replies  
Duke,

A couple of other things I forgot to mention:

Should the second Base Station take the exact input as the first with respect to the info provided by my ISP? I will assume so to see if...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on May 24, 2003 at 07:26 PM, in Networking
Duke, Thanks for your input. First off,... 341 Views / 6 Replies  
Duke,

Thanks for your input. First off, these are note Airport Extreme Base Stations but that shouldn't matter.

The primary Base Station is set to send out IP addresses. I had not set the...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on May 24, 2003 at 07:24 PM, in Networking
Setting up 2 Base Stations for Roaming 341 Views / 6 Replies  
All,

I have a problem that some of you may be able to help with. I have two Base Stations (only one of which is in use) and would like to add the second one to the same network to increase range...
Posted by Paul Alvarez, on May 17, 2003 at 06:54 PM, in Networking
 
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