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Thanks for the reply, that seems to confirm what... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
Thanks for the reply, that seems to confirm what i thought, that this wasn't just bad luck both times. But, as i said before, i gave up obsessing over things like that a while ago, and am content...
Posted by vandelay, on Aug 2, 2007 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, mostly they are like that and i know, that... 554 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, mostly they are like that and i know, that this material scratches easily, i just didn't expect it to have scratches right out of the original packaging. Anyway, since i'm not too obsessive...
Posted by vandelay, on Jul 31, 2007 at 08:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
How common is scratched surface on new mini? 554 Views / 6 Replies  
After giving up hope of a revised Mac mini any time soon and finally wanting to have a permanent setup with my EyeTV 310, i ordered one last week at Amazon.de. After receiving it, i noticed some...
Posted by vandelay, on Jul 31, 2007 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
The way i see it, the only reason to get this... 5,222 Views / 73 Replies  
The way i see it, the only reason to get this product is, if all your movie content is bought from the iTunes Store. Ripping or reencoding is not really an option, if you have a large DVD collection....
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 10, 2007 at 06:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The problem with the Toast export option instead... 510 Views / 3 Replies  
The problem with the Toast export option instead of just hitting the Toast button is, that i lose the 5 channel Dolby Digital and only get 2 channel Dolby Digital.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 30, 2006 at 11:37 AM, in Applications
So, there's no smooth push one button toast... 510 Views / 3 Replies  
So, there's no smooth push one button toast integration after all i guess. But 6 half hour shows on a single layer? Must have been pretty low broadcast quality?
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 30, 2006 at 10:59 AM, in Applications
EyeTV Toast integration 510 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm using an EyeTV 310 and am a bit confused about the file sizes of EyeTV recordings and how to best handle them regarding Toast. If i have a Pal recording of around 90 minutes the file size in...
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 30, 2006 at 08:35 AM, in Applications
Thanks, that' what i wanted to know. In the... 761 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks, that' what i wanted to know. In the meantime i also got ffmpegX to work.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 7, 2006 at 08:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't think this works with every movie. I... 13,156 Views / 25 Replies  
I don't think this works with every movie. I think Mac The Ripper also has problems ripping movies with a region code different from your drive's region setting.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 6, 2006 at 07:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, i know that EyeTV integrates Toast, but i'm... 761 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, i know that EyeTV integrates Toast, but i'm just unclear as to what the best method is as far as quality is concerned. Does the quality suffer when i use Toast and is it maybe better to export...
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 5, 2006 at 05:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
EyeTV 310 to DVD questions 761 Views / 4 Replies  
What's the best way to get EyeTV 310 recordings into a burnable format, without reducing the quality? I've been looking on the web and found ffmpegX but can't get it to run, because i can't find the...
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 5, 2006 at 02:50 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I got it out, using a bent paper clip at just the... 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
I got it out, using a bent paper clip at just the right spot, while hitting the eject button. Seems to work ok too, but i'm not sure if it sounds different while reading a CD or if i'm just imagining...
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 07:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I guess that's next. From the sounds the drive... 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
I guess that's next. From the sounds the drive made i probably killed it anyway.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
This worked after all, but only for the CD. This... 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
This worked after all, but only for the CD. This paper thing is still stuck.:censor:

Any tips?
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
It's a 20" Intel iMac, which came out early this... 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
It's a 20" Intel iMac, which came out early this year.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 09:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks, but it just keeps choking, when i try... 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks, but it just keeps choking, when i try that.
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
CD and paper stuck in CD drive. Suggestions? 1,189 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, i've been importing a lot of CDs into my Intel iMac in the last couple of days and some of them have like a paper promo thing shaped just like the CD itself. So, late at night, not really...
Posted by vandelay, on Nov 4, 2006 at 02:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thank you! This worked for me.:thumbsup: 32,780 Views / 72 Replies  
Thank you! This worked for me.:thumbsup:
Posted by vandelay, on Aug 13, 2006 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, that's not it. 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
No, that's not it.
Posted by vandelay, on Jun 6, 2006 at 07:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, i now got the same e-mail. 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
Yeah, i now got the same e-mail.
Posted by vandelay, on Jun 6, 2006 at 07:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
About the rebate, am i the only one having... 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
About the rebate, am i the only one having problems with the Amazon rebate page?

I keep getting the message: Your rebate is unavailable for submission at this time due to one
or more of the...
Posted by vandelay, on Jun 5, 2006 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine too. 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
Mine too.
Posted by vandelay, on May 26, 2006 at 10:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, it says July 20th there too. 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
No, it says July 20th there too.
Posted by vandelay, on May 25, 2006 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I ordered both the black and the white 2.0ghz in... 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
I ordered both the black and the white 2.0ghz in seperate orders, figuring i could cancel one of them later.
Posted by vandelay, on May 25, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
What? I ordered on the 16th and my account info... 7,072 Views / 149 Replies  
What? I ordered on the 16th and my account info gives me a late July estimate.
:confused:
Posted by vandelay, on May 25, 2006 at 12:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I got a new 20'' G4 on ebay at a time when the... 2,169 Views / 40 Replies  
I got a new 20'' G4 on ebay at a time when the redesigned G5 was already released, because i thought the design was unique and had more personality somehow.
In the meantime i also got a maxed out...
Posted by vandelay, on May 14, 2006 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks. 564 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks.
Posted by vandelay, on May 4, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Networking
Am i the only one with an extended Airport... 564 Views / 3 Replies  
Am i the only one with an extended Airport network here? Any tip or suggestion would be appreciated.
Posted by vandelay, on May 3, 2006 at 08:02 AM, in Networking
That seems like an educated guess. So what's... 926 Views / 12 Replies  
That seems like an educated guess. So what's going to be the next big feature for MacBooks?
Anything else on the horizon for the next revision?
Posted by vandelay, on May 2, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
MacBook Pro with HD / Blu-ray drive? When? 926 Views / 12 Replies  
When can a HD DVD or a Blu-ray drive be expected in a MacBook Pro? The first HD DVD notebook from Toshiba should be released this month, so what about Apple?

I'm wondering, because this is a...
Posted by vandelay, on May 2, 2006 at 09:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Security on extended Airport Express networks 564 Views / 3 Replies  
I googled and also searched the forums about this, but couldn't find anything relating to it.

I've set up an extended network, using two Airport Express stations, which is working fine.

My...
Posted by vandelay, on Apr 26, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in Networking
Yeah, i'm leaning that way, considering the thing... 2,117 Views / 28 Replies  
Yeah, i'm leaning that way, considering the thing cost me me almost 2000 Euros, with maxed out HD and VRAM.
Posted by vandelay, on Mar 18, 2006 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
I got my iMac yesterday and it has two very small... 2,117 Views / 28 Replies  
I got my iMac yesterday and it has two very small black spots, like from a fine pen, inside the case under the screen. This is no huge deal, but still, it bothers me a little bit. Customer service...
Posted by vandelay, on Mar 17, 2006 at 06:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
So, has anybody around here actually tried the... 874 Views / 8 Replies  
So, has anybody around here actually tried the new 17'' PB with the 30'' display? I'd be really interested to hear how it performed, since this seems to be the feature that's the biggest improvement...
Posted by vandelay, on Feb 10, 2005 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Buying an iPod in another country is no problem... 1,445 Views / 8 Replies  
Buying an iPod in another country is no problem at all. I've bought iPods in Germany and in the US. You can easily switch between different languages and, as was said before, the only thing you need...
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 29, 2005 at 08:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sound quality aside, i just find them... 2,033 Views / 4 Replies  
Sound quality aside, i just find them uncomfortable. Having just received the 1GB Shuffle, i can now add another pair of unopened iPod earphones to my collection.
I use white SONY MDR-EX 71...
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 27, 2005 at 05:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Re: Shaddup about G5 PowerBooks already! 5,607 Views / 115 Replies  
That would be my main concern about G5 PBs and the reason i would agree not to get too excited about them just yet. I'd expect quite a few heat problems in the first generation. Either that, or...
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 19, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Look here: http://www.elgato.com/ 455 Views / 1 Replies  
Look here:

http://www.elgato.com/
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 19, 2005 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
When i first read about the mini i got the usual... 12,951 Views / 213 Replies  
When i first read about the mini i got the usual "i have to get one" feeling, which comes with most Apple hardware announcements.
As i got more information and thought about it a little bit, i now...
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 13, 2005 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
I got a new 20'' iMac G4 on ebay in December,... 2,559 Views / 27 Replies  
I got a new 20'' iMac G4 on ebay in December, because i felt, while i like the G5 design, that the G4 has a bit more "personality" and a more unique design.
At some point i'm probably going to get a...
Posted by vandelay, on Jan 13, 2005 at 11:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Of course this is a subjective observation , but... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
Of course this is a subjective observation , but that's how it looks to me.
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 24, 2004 at 03:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you, that's basically what i was looking... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
Thank you, that's basically what i was looking for, someone else's impressions of the difference in brightness between Apple laptops and desktops.
Having said that, i'm still under the impression...
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 21, 2004 at 08:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
After browsing the forums i tried SuperCal, but... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
After browsing the forums i tried SuperCal, but it still doesn't change the sort of washed out, dim look.
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 20, 2004 at 11:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No, that's not it. 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
No, that's not it.
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 20, 2004 at 10:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Re: 17'' screen too dim? 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
Because i've been thinking that my PB wasn't looking as bright as it used to for a while, getting the iMac and comparing the two just made me realize how dim the PB really is.
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 20, 2004 at 10:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm aware of that, it just seems like a bit too... 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
I'm aware of that, it just seems like a bit too much in a relatively short period of a time for a pricey laptop like this. I mean if it were an iBook, i might be a bit more understanding.
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 19, 2004 at 09:05 AM, in Mac Notebooks
17'' screen too dim? 1,100 Views / 17 Replies  
I got my 17'' PB after the last update, so it's about 7 months old.
At first i was very impressed with the screen, but by now it seems to be much dimmer.
Comparing it with a 20'' iMac G4 i just...
Posted by vandelay, on Dec 18, 2004 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I would also recommend Memorex 4x DVD-Rs. I've... 2,581 Views / 31 Replies  
I would also recommend Memorex 4x DVD-Rs. I've been using a ton of them with my Powerbook and Panasonic DVD recorders without any problem.
And a 25 pack goes for only about 18 Euros.
Posted by vandelay, on Sep 15, 2004 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think you pretty much answered your own... 1,108 Views / 20 Replies  
I think you pretty much answered your own question by saying it's for the most part a desktop replacement. I'm very happy with the 17" and think the size is only a problem if you have to work a lot...
Posted by vandelay, on Sep 11, 2004 at 07:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thank you for the advice. But the official info... 10,052 Views / 102 Replies  
Thank you for the advice. But the official info from Apple is, that it only works with Airport Extreme. I ordered an Airport Express anyway, so iŽll see how it goes pretty soon.
Posted by vandelay, on Jul 31, 2004 at 10:49 PM, in Networking
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