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Have you checked firmware versions with the most...

Have you checked firmware versions with the most recent available? There might be an update that fixes a bug. However, I noticed the versions of the modem I found were all wireless. My suspicion...
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There are lots of good books on the subject. Try...

There are lots of good books on the subject. Try Amazon, they have serveral good ones that you can browse. Find the book with the approach you like best. The key is make sure you know what you...
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I have used the Koutech 9in1 reader on several...

I have used the Koutech 9in1 reader on several computers, it not only has card readers but SATA, audio, Firewire and USB ports. They make a special plate to go in an unused expansion card slot. ...
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The other option is to go with a video input...

The other option is to go with a video input selector box. I have a 4way switch on my TV. VCR, DVD, GameCube and SuperNES.
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I'm thinking it would be easier to come down with...

I'm thinking it would be easier to come down with a long bit. Unless you in the basement or on a slab it also might work to go down and find a air or plumbing chase to follow to get back up. One...
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Communication wire is different. The code on...

Communication wire is different. The code on CATV is simply that it has to be grounded before it enters the building; either to the building ground or to a 6' grounding rod. If there even was a way...
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In theory yes you only need 4 but practically...

In theory yes you only need 4 but practically speaking pulling seperate CAT5 lines is better. It accounts for future technology and may keeping from repulling the lines if you ever want to add more....
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At 200'+ you will need to be aware of signal loss...

At 200'+ you will need to be aware of signal loss on the TV line. You may need a booster amp before it leaves the house. A 5-10db one from Radio Shack should be plenty. If you're trying to extend...
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Maybe the tape she was trying to play was old or...

Maybe the tape she was trying to play was old or a rental. If all your getting is static or a blue screen good chance the heads are clogged.
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It sounds to me like your XP pro machine doesn't...

It sounds to me like your XP pro machine doesn't have service pack 2 and your Home machine does. Pro is just as annoying when you put service pack 2 on. The big difference between home and pro is...
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Couple of things. Could just need a new 300ohm...

Couple of things. Could just need a new 300ohm to 75 ohm transformer. They do go bad. F-connectors at the end of the cables could be bad. Generally, though nothing works like a bigger antenna. I...
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My suspicion is a grounding fault; most likely...

My suspicion is a grounding fault; most likely the CATV cable but could also be the AC. Three things on the CATV, check the f-connectors of all the ends of all the cables on the run to the TV. If...
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You didn't mention going to AdsTech's website and...

You didn't mention going to AdsTech's website and getting the lastest patches, updates and drivers. With XP don't depend on the drivers that came on the CD especially if you have SP2 for XP.
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Quote: "They also have a version specifically...

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"They also have a version specifically for DVD transfers, but its twice as much, and I don't really see what the difference is. "


A typical video stablizer may or may not take out...
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Bad new DIMCA (Digital Milinium Copyright Act)...

Bad new DIMCA (Digital Milinium Copyright Act) makes it illeagal to dycrpt anything even for the purposes of legitimate and legal activities. I guess Hollywood producers have more clout than...
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Just a couple of things. First with a 12' throw...

Just a couple of things. First with a 12' throw your screen will need to be less that 6' wide. For video the best thing is DLP projectors as opposed to LCD. But DLP is a bit pricer. Anyway in a...
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Talking I'm really impressed with Studio 9 from Pinnacle....

I'm really impressed with Studio 9 from Pinnacle. Easy to create menus for DVD and it pretty much does everything from capturing to final buring.
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RE: XP Disk Space

Just go to "My Computer" and right click the C: drive then choose properties from the context menu. This is about the most accurate number you'll get. 13GB sounds about right, though. In case it...
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On the video editing side I think you need a...

On the video editing side I think you need a seperate video drive, preferably on the secondary IDE. It is common practice in the NLE (non-linear-editing) world. You don't want to capture video to...
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MacroVision

Actually, it will only happen on DVDs with MacroVision copy protection. Some older TVs or VCRs don't deal well with MacroVision and the light to dark is the classic symptom. The cheapest and...
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I would really recommend Redhat 7.3. Six was...

I would really recommend Redhat 7.3. Six was still pretty glitchy and techie. 7.3 is has enough linux in it to learn the backside yet a good enought desktop environment that Windows user can...
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Just to add to your thinking on this. ME or...

Just to add to your thinking on this. ME or anything in the 9x line can only be booted from the first partition on the primary hard drive not a secondary unless you get into some pretty fancy boot...
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XP may not have a built in driver for your Raid...

XP may not have a built in driver for your Raid controller. When you are installing XP you will notice at one point it says press F6(or some other Function key) to load custom driver. Go to the web...
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My first bit of advice is to see how much you...

My first bit of advice is to see how much you would have to pay your net admin at work (on the side) to set this up. If he/she is worth anything they will have all sorts of network protocals setup...
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That is the biggest pain in 2000. Microsoft...

That is the biggest pain in 2000. Microsoft wised up though and put MSCONFIG back in XP.
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