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Feedback wanted on article 250 Views / 0 Replies  
I've just written my first "opinion piece" at my new website oddfruit.com (http://oddfruit.com) titled "The revolution in our living room, why we haven't seen it yet", and would love some feedback on...
Posted by Macadvo, on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Display/Gfx card advice needed :) 308 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi all,

Having bought a 30inch ACD a couple of weeks ago my 23inch was initially relegated to the cupboard to sit in its box until such a time as I could be bothered to get around to sell it.
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Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 25, 2008 at 06:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Personally I wouldn't use any other display with... 1,332 Views / 51 Replies  
Personally I wouldn't use any other display with my MP and I'm currently using both a 30inch and a 23inch ACD with it and am considering another 23inch ACD.

While I agree that the 23inch ACD seems...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 25, 2008 at 06:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
For my money you can't beat the HP Photosmart Pro... 4,380 Views / 13 Replies  
For my money you can't beat the HP Photosmart Pro B9180, lovely prints :)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 16, 2008 at 06:30 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I already had a hardware calibration tool :) I... 468 Views / 7 Replies  
I already had a hardware calibration tool :) I wouldn't work without one :p
Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 15, 2008 at 02:33 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Well the 23" ACD was £599 new plus the cost of... 468 Views / 7 Replies  
Well the 23" ACD was £599 new plus the cost of Applecare, is about 7 or 8 months old so still has over two years Applecare left, has been well looked after and is in its original packaging so I...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 15, 2008 at 05:05 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Why did I wait so long to buy this? 468 Views / 7 Replies  
Went down to the Trafford Centre with my gf yesterday and ended up walking out of the Apple Store with a 30" ACD. What can I say? Wow what a thing of beauty! Editing my pictures in Aperture/PS...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
You know, I keep saying I'm gonna take some... 461,729 Views / 1,145 Replies  
You know, I keep saying I'm gonna take some pictures of my setup. Now that I've just dropped £2k on a new 40D and 85mm F/1.2 L I may well do so. It won't be a setup pic as much as pics of my MP and...
Posted by Macadvo, on Feb 5, 2008 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I just tried linking my Eth01 and Airport, it... 7,431 Views / 18 Replies  
I just tried linking my Eth01 and Airport, it wouldn't let me. lol
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 30, 2008 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
What happened to the preview? 884 Views / 2 Replies  
What happened to the preview?
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:42 PM, in GUI Customization
What are the differnces between the enclosures of... 5,811 Views / 33 Replies  
What are the differnces between the enclosures of the quad and octo core "old" Mac Pros? I'm curious
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 13, 2008 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
This was posted on the Macrumors forums last... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
This was posted on the Macrumors forums last night while I was at work....



Thought it was quite interesting.
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 12, 2008 at 02:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, they don't. Not in that document anyway. ... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
Well, they don't. Not in that document anyway.

Come the 24th I'll know for sure.
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd gladly give up Tiger compatibility 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I'd gladly give up Tiger compatibility
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
You never know, they may work yet. /me keeps his... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
You never know, they may work yet. /me keeps his fingers crossed that his 8800GT when it arrives "just works" :)

Now I must get ready and go to work (I hate nights)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 02:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
You're lucky, I've only had my Mac Pro for 5... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
You're lucky, I've only had my Mac Pro for 5 months and there's no way I'm looking to drop that amount of cash again for at least 2 years. My next purchase was going to be an Apple 30 inch display...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is true, I think I've posted elsewhere on nn... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
This is true, I think I've posted elsewhere on nn forums that I'm actually more than happy with the gaming performance of the 1900 under windows. I am excited by the gains an 8800GT will give me in...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hehe my thoughts exactly ;) 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
Hehe my thoughts exactly ;)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 03:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
That tech document is hardly clear IMHO. After... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
That tech document is hardly clear IMHO. After all it's title is "Video cards from Power Mac G5 computers are not supported" hinting that we can't use video cards from Power Mac G5's in our Mac Pros...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 03:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ah but "not facilitating retrofit graphics cards"... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Ah but "not facilitating retrofit graphics cards" and going out of their way to make sure a card doesn't work are two very different things.

IF we can believe what's been said so far then the ATi...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Oh the monitor has to win every time of course :) 1,150 Views / 9 Replies  
Oh the monitor has to win every time of course :)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah I know what you mean. All my evangelising... 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
Yeah I know what you mean. All my evangelising of Apple and Macs has just gone up sh!t creek thanks to this. Way to go Apple.
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
I hadn't realised that Allen, thanks, and go... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I hadn't realised that Allen, thanks, and go hassle those engineers! ;)

Actually I've just realised (I think) you answered my question on the apple discussions about adding extra memory/hard...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
A little update for you all. Apparently Rob... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
A little update for you all.

Apparently Rob Art has been told by ATi that the 2600 is working fine in pre 2008 Mac Pros that they have in the lab, so it IS possible to have a card that works in...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree, ordering a card listed for use with the... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I agree, ordering a card listed for use with the "Mac Pro" was neither premature nor foolish. Apple won't be doing or announcing ANYTHING for pre 2008 Mac Pros at MW, you can count on that.

It...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Anytime! I would look at something like... 241 Views / 4 Replies  
Anytime!

I would look at something like Aperture for your photography needs though as it kicks some serious booty!!
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hehe here's hoping. I was waiting until next... 1,150 Views / 9 Replies  
Hehe here's hoping.

I was waiting until next week to see if Apple launch new Cinema Displays as I quite fancy the 30 inch but after the whole 8800GT fiasco I think I'd rather give my money to...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
It should work fine with the TV, but go ahead and... 1,150 Views / 9 Replies  
It should work fine with the TV, but go ahead and buy that Dell 30 inch monster and send it to me for "testing" ;)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
lol this is just too funny us both posting here... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
lol this is just too funny us both posting here and on Ars :):)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can you not transfer the pictures to a memory... 241 Views / 4 Replies  
Can you not transfer the pictures to a memory card and then onto the MP?
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've also read that support doc and if it wasn't... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I've also read that support doc and if it wasn't for the fact that Rob_ART from barefeats has had confirmation from ATi that the 2600 works I'd believe it. I think Apple have posted that to cover...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
How things change in a day. Apparently Apple are... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
How things change in a day. Apparently Apple are ringing people who have ordered the 8800GT upgrade kit to tell them it only works in the new Mac Pro and offering to cancel their order. One guy...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
These... 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
These (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117145) seem like a cracking upgrade for my quad 2.66 and if I can get my mate to get me two while he's in the states, by the time I...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 09:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
I would imagine that if the 8800GT won't work... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
I would imagine that if the 8800GT won't work then neither will the 2600. My betting is that they'll both work though (for my own sanity) :)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
lol Well, more out of desperation for... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
lol

Well, more out of desperation for clarification than any expectation that I'll get a reply I fired an email off to steve.jobs(at)apple.com asking if someone at Apple can confirm one way or the...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
lol you must have more money than sense ;) 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
lol you must have more money than sense ;)
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Cadaver, don't take this information too... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Cadaver, don't take this information too seriously just yet. Apple are telling people the card will work just fine, that information has come from a developer who wanted to upgrade all of their...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
That information comes from barefeats who in turn... 17,584 Views / 90 Replies  
That information comes from barefeats who in turn got it from the developers at Blizzard. As yet, even though this info seems to come from a reliable source, it is unconfirmed as to whether or not...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sod it I just placed my order with the UK... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Sod it I just placed my order with the UK Applestore. After reading the thread on Apple discussions where more than one person has been told by Apple Customer Support that the cards will work fine I...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 04:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
lol you do make valid points there. Personally I... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
lol you do make valid points there. Personally I think the card will work fine, I can't believe Apple would knowingly create so much confusion, not even they stoop that low, do they?
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Which could open up the whole xMac discussion all... 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
Which could open up the whole xMac discussion all over again lol.



Well said and I totally agree. The thing that made me decide to go the whole hog and get a MP though was a comment from a...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 03:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Xyrrus I would hold out a bit longer. The whole... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Xyrrus I would hold out a bit longer. The whole EFI32 / EFI64 incompatibility thing just smells a bit off to me. The MP is and always has been a 64bit machine, why would Apple use EFI32 in one and...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
You know, the more I think about it the more I'm... 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
You know, the more I think about it the more I'm coming to the conclusion that this EFI32 / EFI64 is bullsh*t. EFI is a standard isn't it?

Simon, I understand there may be specific instances...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
So, we still have confusion over whether they'll... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
So, we still have confusion over whether they'll work or not, Barefeats says one thing while Apple customer support say another. So long "Mac Pro waiting blues" thread hello "8800GT will it work"...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 10, 2008 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah I'm thinking about just taking the plunge... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Yeah I'm thinking about just taking the plunge and ordering one as well. Too compelling an upgrade to miss really.
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 9, 2008 at 03:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I reckon we're going to have to wait until... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I reckon we're going to have to wait until someone with a rev 1 MP gets his 8800GT upgrade kit to find out. *sigh* The Mac Pro waiting blues just started all over again :(
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 9, 2008 at 12:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Oh I won't be buying anything before MW08 461,729 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Oh I won't be buying anything before MW08
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't think Apple sells external Blu-ray drives... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
I don't think Apple sells external Blu-ray drives but I may be wrong, certainly neither "blu ray" nor "bluray" turn up anything when searching their store.

There are alternatives available through...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Reggie seems to want to dislike the new Mac Pros... 9,235 Views / 226 Replies  
Reggie seems to want to dislike the new Mac Pros but they are in fact a damn fine upgrade from the old ones. If you expected to see Blu-ray in a Mac Pro then you were surely letting yourself in for...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for clearing that up, I thought you were... 2,111 Views / 47 Replies  
Thanks for clearing that up, I thought you were interested in upgrading to eight core now.

I can see that WAY into the future I may need more than the "puny" four cores I have now but only when...
Posted by Macadvo, on Jan 8, 2008 at 12:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
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