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Sounds like it's not hardware. But the problem is... 1,773 Views / 9 Replies  
Sounds like it's not hardware. But the problem is still real and serious (it affects me for one):

- What if you collect games the way some people collect movies, books, or music? Hitting 1000 is...
Posted by nagromme, on Nov 9, 2014 at 04:45 PM, in Mac News
Anyone use a Logitech G9 mouse with Mac? 1,439 Views / 0 Replies  
I know it's not officially supported, but if you do it, I have a few questions:

1. What driver to you use? (I own ControllerMate, but there are others.)

2. Can you make the wheel click...
Posted by nagromme, on Jun 17, 2008 at 09:18 PM, in Gaming
It won't look WORSE than other composite SD... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
It won't look WORSE than other composite SD solutions. But it won't look better either, and a modern console is capable of high-definition output. EyeTV Hybrid would not be ideal for gaming, unless...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 19, 2007 at 12:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do other devices, like the TV or a VCR, show good... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
Do other devices, like the TV or a VCR, show good color if connected to the Hybrid via composite?
Posted by nagromme, on Aug 30, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What do you mean by standard def cables? Is... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
What do you mean by standard def cables?

Is it a composite cable, coming out of the TV which you can see has good color coming in?
Posted by nagromme, on Aug 30, 2007 at 04:52 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You wouldn't need to capture in iMovie or iDVD I... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
You wouldn't need to capture in iMovie or iDVD I don't think: EyeTV's own recording software would do the capturing. Then you'd just import the clips into iLife/iDVD. Seems like that should work...
Posted by nagromme, on Nov 12, 2006 at 05:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re VHS: El Gato site says YES you can can... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
Re VHS:

El Gato site says YES you can can digitize from old tapes.

Re HD from a cable box:

ElGato says no. Only analog from cable box. HD is over-the-air only.

Re HD from X-Box/consoles:
Posted by nagromme, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:18 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Some games would make use of the extra VRAM, and... 5,709 Views / 35 Replies  
Some games would make use of the extra VRAM, and you'll lose that, but otherwise it seems from what I have seen that the X1600 and 7300 have pretty similar performance.

Do you already have a 20"...
Posted by nagromme, on Oct 21, 2006 at 10:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't really mind having to hit Record before I... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
I don't really mind having to hit Record before I can pause/rewind live analog.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 29, 2006 at 09:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That sucks. How long until you're up and running... 1,736 Views / 26 Replies  
That sucks. How long until you're up and running again?
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 27, 2006 at 04:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm thinking a Core Duo is fine: that's a lot of... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
I'm thinking a Core Duo is fine: that's a lot of processing power, times two. But hands-on reviews would be welcomed!

One review said that all such compact TV tuners get hot. Not enough to stop...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 26, 2006 at 06:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I agree--don't dump him, keep him--and exact slow... 1,289 Views / 26 Replies  
I agree--don't dump him, keep him--and exact slow painful vengeance! Scavenger hunt is a good start.

Remember one of the big reasons people get upset over something: because deep down they doubt...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 26, 2006 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Welcome! That config is a very good buy, and... 703 Views / 6 Replies  
Welcome!

That config is a very good buy, and will serve you for a nice long time.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any failure is a quality issue. And VERY... 1,736 Views / 26 Replies  
Any failure is a quality issue. And VERY frustrating.

But luckily Apple has fewer such quality issues than any other PC maker. And luckily we have forums like these to post in for help :)

As...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was in a cave on an island writing all that :) ... 1,289 Views / 26 Replies  
I was in a cave on an island writing all that :)

Actually I have compiled it gradually. I just edited to add my favorite new discovery: Command-clicking links in Mail!
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
FWIW.... here are some quick tips for OS X... 1,289 Views / 26 Replies  
FWIW.... here are some quick tips for OS X newcomers:

* Exposé - Show All Windows is your best friend. It's often quicker than Command (cloverleaf)-Tab (same as Windows Alt-Tab) and always quicker...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
If it were me, unless you just know you never use... 917 Views / 16 Replies  
If it were me, unless you just know you never use much HD space, I would get the 500 GB. 2.33 is less than 8% more Ghz, and Ghz is just one factor in processor speed, and processor speed is just one...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Welcome! What is the world coming to when... 1,289 Views / 26 Replies  
Welcome!

What is the world coming to when peer pressure is FOR Macs?
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Never noticed... I've been away too long! That's... 917 Views / 16 Replies  
Never noticed... I've been away too long! That's a great feature.

Re 20 vs. 17: if gaming isn't a big deal to you, and you like the 17" size OK, I'd be tempted to save money and go small. In...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 25, 2006 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I wondered the same thing--but BareFeats has... 991 Views / 7 Replies  
I wondered the same thing--but BareFeats has their testing method down pretty solid for games, and they have multiple people doing the tests, and a lot of DIFFERENT tests--different games, different...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 24, 2006 at 11:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
The nVidia 7600 is much better than the X1600,... 917 Views / 16 Replies  
The nVidia 7600 is much better than the X1600, but the 7300 seems to be in the same ballpark as the X1600. (And 2.33 is only a little better than 2.16 of course.)

See:
iMac Core 2 Duo versus...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 24, 2006 at 03:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Depends whether your spouse thinks $2k is a good... 888 Views / 6 Replies  
Depends whether your spouse thinks $2k is a good buy for JUST a display :)

PS, Windows users have asked me, "sweet monitor! where's the computer"... referring to my eMac :D
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 23, 2006 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree, ONE computer would have to be a MacBook... 1,071 Views / 10 Replies  
I agree, ONE computer would have to be a MacBook Pro.

For the housebound, though, an iMac hands down :)

And for under $1000, also, iMac hands down.

As for PCs, they are only options if...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 23, 2006 at 03:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I expect that games might SEEM to look bad at... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
I expect that games might SEEM to look bad at first: console games' analog signals are very low res AND blurry. On a TV you expect that. But put that same low-res image full-screen on a Mac, where...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 22, 2006 at 01:08 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Don't worry about Photoshop--you're fine. A LOT... 5,709 Views / 35 Replies  
Don't worry about Photoshop--you're fine. A LOT of professionals keep their hardware a while, and use Photoshop on a single G4. I am one of them! It's no problem at all unless you do really big...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 22, 2006 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
You mean PC Mag? That's my guess too, just... 5,709 Views / 35 Replies  
You mean PC Mag? That's my guess too, just because all the different tests at Bare Feats tend to be in line with each other, making them less likely to be in error.

BF is still waiting for more...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 22, 2006 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
PC Magazine's iMac with the 7600 GPU upgrade only... 5,709 Views / 35 Replies  
PC Magazine's iMac with the 7600 GPU upgrade only got 24 fps in Doom, at MEDIUM settings, on a "tiny" 1024x768 view?

Bare Feats got higher than that on a mere X1600 iMac, HIGH quality, with a full...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 21, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Check the sys reqs on the apps that don't run:... 891 Views / 9 Replies  
Check the sys reqs on the apps that don't run: you may have too little RAM, or too old a version of OS X.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 20, 2006 at 12:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Really? I'd love to have a dual-CPU Mini and a... 943 Views / 11 Replies  
Really? I'd love to have a dual-CPU Mini and a heartbeat :)

My eMac 700 is still going strong, although it's only my backup system, and gets used for UT2004 LAN gaming on low settings.

But you...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 19, 2006 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I recommend calling Apple first--get your... 730 Views / 6 Replies  
I recommend calling Apple first--get your solution all worked out in advance, and go the Apple Store WITH your case number. They can look it up and verify that you've been promised a solution. Any...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 18, 2006 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
You should DEFINITELY GET ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE FOR... 691 Views / 3 Replies  
You should DEFINITELY GET ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE FOR YOUR MAC.

That is, once there IS a virus in the wild, and one without an easy way to block it. So... don't bother for now :) Rest assured, when...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 18, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would say someone could custom rig power and... 730 Views / 6 Replies  
I would say someone could custom rig power and video cabling for you, but it would not be a simple hack.

Maybe eBay it to someone who has a good iMac with a bad screen?
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 16, 2006 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
You WILL make use of the VRAM if you play games,... 789 Views / 4 Replies  
You WILL make use of the VRAM if you play games, so I say it's worth the price.

Some games you will notice the 256, some not. Some games will need a higher board like the 7600 option on a 24". And...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 16, 2006 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Right, but I think that's possible only because... 16,280 Views / 21 Replies  
Right, but I think that's possible only because the computer itself is handling the signal, rather than the external box.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
It has inputs, not outputs. 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
It has inputs, not outputs.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 04:01 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I just got something cheap from Radio Shack :)... 970 Views / 4 Replies  
I just got something cheap from Radio Shack :) It's black, has a powered amplifier (which helps only occasionally) and has a "tuning knob" that OFTEN helps.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm led to believe the zero latency is an added... 16,280 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm led to believe the zero latency is an added benefit of relying on the computer itself to do encoding. Ptoducts with their own built-in encoder (larger and more costly, but don't need such a fast...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
And some other ElGato products too. ... 1,040 Views / 7 Replies  
And some other ElGato products too.

Sometimes a search turns up old info, while asking turns up new info :)
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
EyeTV hybrid is cheap (no antenna or remote... 8,399 Views / 86 Replies  
EyeTV hybrid is cheap (no antenna or remote included, and relies on CPU instead of its own encoder hardware). It's tiny. It needs no external power. It comes will all the adapters and extenders you...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:48 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I too want Front Row and the Apple Remote on a... 16,287 Views / 95 Replies  
I too want Front Row and the Apple Remote on a Mac Pro. Not some less-elegant, less-integated solution, not some other remote that's more complex, or thicker, or won't work with iPods, or needs an...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2006 at 11:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Suggestions appreciated whenever--thanks,... 651 Views / 7 Replies  
Suggestions appreciated whenever--thanks, thickdrummer.
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 15, 2005 at 05:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't THINK there were any BT devices around,... 651 Views / 7 Replies  
I don't THINK there were any BT devices around, but I may never know: it stopped happening after another week or so.

I've decided that SOME of it was from putting my PB in the bag with the wake...
Posted by nagromme, on Sep 10, 2005 at 08:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd image it would be cheaper--and more... 397 Views / 2 Replies  
I'd image it would be cheaper--and more flexible--to get two singles and place them touching. (Just choose ones with a thin bezel, or course. which isn't rare these days.)

A "real" double does...
Posted by nagromme, on Jun 21, 2005 at 09:49 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The 2005FPW manual online makes it sound like you... 683 Views / 2 Replies  
The 2005FPW manual online makes it sound like you CAN control whether it stretches or not. It's the Scaling control, under Image Settings. And it works for all they input types, according to the...
Posted by nagromme, on Jun 20, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Question re analog (TV/VCR) inputs on Dell 2005FPW display 683 Views / 2 Replies  
I tune (analog) TV through my VCR, so if I get a Dell 20.1" display, I could connect it (via S-Video or composite) and use it as a low-end flat TV sometimes. Normally, of course, you'd get black on...
Posted by nagromme, on Jun 20, 2005 at 06:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Freehand 10 in Tiger? 432 Views / 1 Replies  
I know Freehand 10's not the newest, but it's X-native and works in Panther.

If I install Tiger, will I be forced to by a newer Freehand?

TIA for any reports.
Posted by nagromme, on May 29, 2005 at 04:44 PM, in Applications
If it helps any, your playlists are always stored... 437 Views / 2 Replies  
If it helps any, your playlists are always stored in your user > Music > iTunes folder, within the file "iTunes 4 Music Library." That's the file you need to restore from backup--and it's always in...
Posted by nagromme, on May 29, 2005 at 04:41 PM, in Applications
BTW, the files can be copied successfully (as... 391 Views / 1 Replies  
BTW, the files can be copied successfully (as long as Icons are off so I can even select them!) but the copy still has the same problem.
Posted by nagromme, on May 5, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in macOS
Certain files make Finder hang - suggestions? 391 Views / 1 Replies  
Disk Utility just caught an "overlapped extent allocation." I deleted the offending file and now Repair Disk (and Permissions too) reports that all is well. Hardware Test and SMART both agree.

But...
Posted by nagromme, on May 5, 2005 at 06:11 AM, in macOS
Hang in there 777 Views / 10 Replies  
Here's the final word from Apple:

THIS IS NOT NORMAL. They WILL fix it. Your PowerBook should have a VERY wide viewable angle. An Apple "specialist" made this clear to me, and they DID fix it in...
Posted by nagromme, on Apr 1, 2005 at 11:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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