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Just as an FYI, after the update my Macbook Pro... 4,753 Views / 119 Replies  
Just as an FYI, after the update my Macbook Pro did not "see" the Apple TV. I discovered this after encountering a bizarre error on the Apple TV itself after mistyping my apple ID while attempting to...
Posted by bwatson009, on Feb 13, 2008 at 09:04 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here it is... 9,539 Views / 178 Replies  
nm...
Posted by bwatson009, on Feb 11, 2008 at 08:36 PM, in Mac OS X
No issues... 9,539 Views / 178 Replies  
Downloaded combo update from Apple and installed. After two automated reboots I installed the graphics update via software update and am happy to report smooth sailing thus far...
Posted by bwatson009, on Feb 11, 2008 at 07:35 PM, in Mac OS X
Also happy with my employers purchase... ;) 4,221 Views / 42 Replies  
I've been holding off for a while on this reply, mainly to really get some mileage out of this thing before i made a judgement call. Immediate impressions were great, with minor suckiness as it...
Posted by bwatson009, on Jun 12, 2006 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was beginning to wonder if it was just me..... 32,641 Views / 314 Replies  
I was beginning to wonder if it was just me.. every once in a while in the upper left hand corner of the display, a weird kind of filckering pixelation/gridding effect happens. it's very subtle, and...
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 16, 2005 at 10:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Two things: Apple store employees never... 32,641 Views / 314 Replies  
Two things:

Apple store employees never publicly acknowledge ANY issue with hardware. It seems the instruction is to say: "oh really, i haven't heard that".

Second: DDR2 is clocked at the same...
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 13, 2005 at 08:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok, well i got my replacement 15" today for the... 32,641 Views / 314 Replies  
Ok, well i got my replacement 15" today for the horrid 17" (1680 x 1050) I returned. Naturally I have the lines, but i have to say they don't bother me in the least, even if i try to be annoyed with...
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 11, 2005 at 07:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I am having all of the issues you mention. Apple... 777 Views / 10 Replies  
I am having all of the issues you mention. Apple is replacing mine with a new 15".

b
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 8, 2005 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Flame bait anyone? But seriously, why are... 3,774 Views / 49 Replies  
Flame bait anyone?

But seriously, why are you here? Discussions of this nature are the entire (insert expletive here) point of these forums!!

These displays are very much defective, hence the...
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 7, 2005 at 11:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick addition: I don't have the lightbar... 3,774 Views / 49 Replies  
Quick addition:

I don't have the lightbar (which sounds like a gap tolerance issue)
no flickering so far
UI is identical to 15" 1.67 (last rev.)
brightness seems identical to 15" 1.67 (last rev)
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 2, 2005 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, i thought i'd give it a few days of... 3,774 Views / 49 Replies  
Well, i thought i'd give it a few days of tweaking and burn in time, but on day three and at least 8 calibrations later, my eyes are on fire.

Your points are all spot-on for this display. Although...
Posted by bwatson009, on Nov 2, 2005 at 01:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
i've never seen a 1.67 Ghz hard drive before,... 14,789 Views / 154 Replies  
i've never seen a 1.67 Ghz hard drive before, where can i get one...? :stick:
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 25, 2005 at 10:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Another: "4" 1,165 Views / 5 Replies  
Another: "4"
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 24, 2005 at 02:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Very true! Success! I will continue to try to... 4,953 Views / 8 Replies  
Very true! Success! I will continue to try to streamline the process but i do have it working as a two-step process. Convert to mpeg 4 with no audio compression using Streamclip (great app!!!) at...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
nevermind, it tells you what is missing! 4,953 Views / 8 Replies  
nevermind, it tells you what is missing!
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 10:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
awesome, which plugin? I'll give it a try! b 4,953 Views / 8 Replies  
awesome, which plugin? I'll give it a try!

b
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 10:22 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Certain Sony "consumer level" digital cameras... 4,953 Views / 8 Replies  
Certain Sony "consumer level" digital cameras that can also record video up to 640x480 at 30fps. I have all these short videos of my kids that i've taken over the last couple of years, just want to...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 09:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Convert Sony's MPEG VX format to standard mpeg4? 4,953 Views / 8 Replies  
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. So far i've tried Quicktime7.03 pro's "export to ipod" option. Video looks great, audio is history. Audio is also missing if i convert to .avi. I'm guessing...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 09:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
New clip plays just fine on the ipod and looks... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
New clip plays just fine on the ipod and looks better!

Sorry for the delay in testing...

b
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 23, 2005 at 09:27 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
wait, the post i responded to wasn't flame bait? ... 1,784 Views / 21 Replies  
wait, the post i responded to wasn't flame bait?

I couldn't agree with you more on the lack of personal responsibility issues. We are in serious trouble with all the lawsuits in this country and...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 22, 2005 at 10:20 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
First of all, nothing that i said indicated that... 783 Views / 8 Replies  
First of all, nothing that i said indicated that there was anything wrong with not owning the latest. I fail to see how you came up with that...

Second, when stating the following: "Ok, so clearly...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 22, 2005 at 09:57 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Did you read my post? Those options are no longer... 783 Views / 8 Replies  
Did you read my post? Those options are no longer available. Perhaps if you owned one, you'd know this.
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 22, 2005 at 11:29 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"... and spend some of that energy wasted whining... 1,784 Views / 21 Replies  
"... and spend some of that energy wasted whining doing something more productive."


like showing up at an ipod discussion forum to whine about people whining...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 22, 2005 at 11:24 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"...and not yet shipping. The Apple store where I... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
"...and not yet shipping. The Apple store where I bought my iPod didn't have any yet."

Just like how they had zero options for Nano cases when it came out, including their own nanotubes or...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 10:21 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
slightly pixely, buts plays fine. You did mention... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
slightly pixely, buts plays fine. You did mention that you weren't concerned with quality right now, so it doesn't matter. Looks like you have the winning combo.
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 04:53 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Fight Club imported without a hitch, plays just... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
Fight Club imported without a hitch, plays just fine!
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 04:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
after running the Scrubs clip thru Quicktime Pro,... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
after running the Scrubs clip thru Quicktime Pro, it imports and plays just fine...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 04:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Would not allow import to ipod... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
Would not allow import to ipod...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:55 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Will know in one second... 1,988 Views / 35 Replies  
Will know in one second...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:54 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
"Well, encoding movies to H264 is faster on my... 22,067 Views / 161 Replies  
"Well, encoding movies to H264 is faster on my 2GHz Dothan laptop then it was on my 2GHz iMac G5. Pretty straightformward comparison."


It certainly is, now that you've specified what you are...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:42 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
two ultra tiny scratches... I haven't even... 1,784 Views / 21 Replies  
two ultra tiny scratches...

I haven't even touched the screen with my hands or with anything other than the cheap-o pouch it comes with. I'm guessing a little piece of something touched it in the...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:18 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
How so? 22,067 Views / 161 Replies  
"That's one thing I've always felt disappointed with on my macs, video encoding speed has always lagged behind Windows."


Can you provide some kind of real world hardware comparison here? This...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
yes, it works... 22,067 Views / 161 Replies  
I use DVD Backup for decryption/ripping to HDD, and Handbrake for encoding. 2 pass takes about 35-40 minutes on my dual 2.3. Luckily I had already ripped most of my collection. I have about four full...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 03:05 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
5g ipod clicker "preferences" gone! 783 Views / 8 Replies  
Ok, so clearly this has already more or less been said, but the preference in the nano and the ipod color for clicker in headphones or speaker has been replaced with the 3g on/off option.

I really...
Posted by bwatson009, on Oct 21, 2005 at 02:51 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
 
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