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Forum: Home Computing   2013-03-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,630
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
ASUS RT-N66U. Currently the best Wifi N router...

ASUS RT-N66U. Currently the best Wifi N router out there. I just got one about 2 weeks ago. The Wifi and LAN performance is better than my old champ the Netgear WNDR3700 (which was also a great...
Forum: Windows Computing   2010-09-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,371
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Hugh, It`s unfortunate you had so much...

Hugh,

It`s unfortunate you had so much troubles with the WHS, but for true reliable backups that are scheduled, I use a great product called Acronis TrueImage. Best backup program for desktops...
Forum: Windows Computing   2009-09-25, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,949
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Smile I didn't bother with an upgrade from Vista HP. ...

I didn't bother with an upgrade from Vista HP. Just did a backup of my entire OS drive, including favourites and anything pertinent that I wanted to keep.

I then went with a straight clean...
Forum: Home Computing   2009-09-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,182
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
My battery died just earlier this year on my Dell...

My battery died just earlier this year on my Dell Inspiron 6400 and I found this site that sells brand new freshly made OEM replacement batteries which higher mAh than the manufacturer ever provided....
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2009-08-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Yaamon, I think you did a great job with...

Yaamon,

I think you did a great job with these photos. And having some beautiful subjects to take pictures of doesn't hurt either. ;)

Nice lenses and camera you have. Now if only I could...
Forum: Home Computing   2009-08-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,445
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I would recommend memory from Corsair, Crucial,...

I would recommend memory from Corsair, Crucial, Mushkin, GSkill, or Patriot. No need to get such a high speed memory (1600Mhz/12800+) if you're not going to overclock. Just stick to 1333 and you...
Forum: Home Computing   2009-01-06, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Stacks, I have the same products as you and have...

Stacks, I have the same products as you and have been using them for years now without issue.

Why bother ripping the entire DVD to the C: drive then go through the whole rip/encode/burn process? ...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2008-10-25, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,786
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I have this combo and I run all my HDMI devices...

I have this combo and I run all my HDMI devices through the receiver to 1 HDMI in to my TV.

This receiver will not touch any HD content passed through it's HDMI or Component channels. It will...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2008-08-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 94,766
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Don't worry Slew, it has both DTS HD Master Audio...

Don't worry Slew, it has both DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD decoding support.
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2008-08-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 94,766
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Mark, Comparing the 2 receivers, how much of...

Mark,

Comparing the 2 receivers, how much of a difference do you think the 1018 makes over the 1015?

Reason I'm asking is that I currently have the 1014 and have enjoyed it for 4 years, but...
Forum: A/V Receivers and Amplifiers   2008-08-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I have to fully agree with this. I got one...

I have to fully agree with this.

I got one for my bday a few weeks back and didn't realize what an amazing tool a PS3 can be. I got the 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 promo version. The best multimedia...
Forum: Windows Computing   2008-05-05, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,080
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Ok ok, you did it the proper way. :) I was being...

Ok ok, you did it the proper way. :) I was being lazy and just put in the quick folder he should navigate to and create shortcuts in.

Your way just explains it in detail. Good job. I'm in IT and...
Forum: Windows Computing   2008-05-04, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,080
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
How about throwing the icon or command for the...

How about throwing the icon or command for the program you want to startup for all users into the All Users startup folder?

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

See...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2008-05-04, 12:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,976
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Thanks for the heads up.. just started the...

Thanks for the heads up.. just started the download. Waiting to see if the new maps will provide more detailed info for my area in Ajax. Although it was pretty good so far.
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-26, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Dell 2407WFP all the way man. We have...

Dell 2407WFP all the way man.

We have several of these running off of Dual Matrox cards at work and they look so beautiful.

Excellent text and image quality. Very sharp and bright panel. I...
Forum: Windows Computing   2008-02-26, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,501
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Quick question, hope it's not a dumb one. ...

Quick question, hope it's not a dumb one.

Just where exactly did you all D/L Vista SP1 from?

Do you all have MSDN subscriptions? Or obtained it from some other means?
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I do support on a trade floor for one of the...

I do support on a trade floor for one of the major banks in Toronto.

Our traders run several apps that watch stock symbols and different currencies that need lots of real estate.

Currently...
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I tried all different components, video card,...

I tried all different components, video card, memory and PSU.

All to no avail. The system still goes blank shortly after I've booted into the system. I'd love to install all the drivers, however...
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Thx for the suggestion, I did make sure that the...

Thx for the suggestion, I did make sure that the card was seated properly with a flashlight ensuring that all the contact points were in the slot.
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Thx, I'm going to try totally different memory...

Thx, I'm going to try totally different memory modules tonight and see what happens.

I have to get to the bottom of this.
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
No it gets powered by the PCIe bus. I got...

No it gets powered by the PCIe bus.

I got that PSU with the case, didn't buy it separately.

Damnit, brand new PSU's fail? If so I can replace it, but is there a way to make %100 sure that it...
Forum: Home Computing   2008-02-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
[Display problems] new system and ATI Radeon 2600XT

Hi guys, (this is a long post)

I just recently assembled the following system:
Intel Q6600 G0
OCZ XTC Gold 2 x 2GB (800Mhz)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 512MB
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7
Gigabyte...
Forum: Windows Computing   2008-02-02, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,194
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Avast Antivirus and Comodo firewall is all you...

Avast Antivirus and Comodo firewall is all you need for XP. Well that's what I use and it's kept my XP box running smooth for some time now.
Forum: Home Computing   2008-01-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Hmm.. after reading a review about the new C2D...

Hmm.. after reading a review about the new C2D E8xxxx Wolfedale CPU's based on 45nm technology, I may change my mind and go for one of these instead.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor...
Forum: Portable Electronics: Digital Cameras, Camcorders, ebook Readers, iPods, MP3 Players and GPS   2008-01-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,809
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
BD006, I also picked up a Zune 80 over Xmas...

BD006,

I also picked up a Zune 80 over Xmas and I'm in love with it so far. I picked it up in the States and also got the original Zune 80 maroon leather case for it.. really slick case.

For...
Forum: Home Computing   2008-01-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
I'm currently in the process of building a decent...

I'm currently in the process of building a decent home system that should last me for years. I'm not a gamer.. but I do video encoding/transcoding, photo editing, and possibly HD playback / burning....
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,022
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Thanks for the explanation RRH. I'll just stick...

Thanks for the explanation RRH. I'll just stick with the OEM Vista 64bit.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,022
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Ok, that helps put things into perspective. I...

Ok, that helps put things into perspective. I should've been thinking along those lines in the first place but always wanted to keep an eye out for future expansion. However I don't plan on going...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-10, 07:09 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,022
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
Also, the P5K's have onboard cooling pipes and...

Also, the P5K's have onboard cooling pipes and better overclocking BIOS features, but overall the boards seems similar as you mentioned. Only thing I'm worried about now is that the Earthwatts PSU...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2008-01-09, 11:15 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,022
Posted By MediaRoomManiac
So in this case you wouldn't recommend going with...

So in this case you wouldn't recommend going with one of the more expensive CoolerMaster or Scynthe Ninja CPU coolers? I've read a review on the Arctic Cooler 7 Pro and it seems to a very good buy...
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