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Can you post the make & model number of your TV?...

Can you post the make & model number of your TV? There are several links to the Anker device. Which one do you have? That information with help us figure out whether it will work with your setup.
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Power is compatible without a transformer....

Power is compatible without a transformer. According to the spec: 100~240Vac 50-60Hz. All you should need to do is swap out the power cable.

The cable and sat tuning capability is moot. All...
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Bricscad (https://www.bricsys.com/en_INTL/) and...

Bricscad (https://www.bricsys.com/en_INTL/) and Autocad (Autodesk | 3D Design, Engineering & Entertainment Software (http://www.autodesk.com/)) are two of the best, but they are not cheap. Both offer...
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If it's in a garage I would put it in either...

If it's in a garage I would put it in either Wiremold or PVC pipe to protect it. It looks a whole lot better too.
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The easiest way to get a piece of conduit under...

The easiest way to get a piece of conduit under the sidewalk is to dig a hole next to the sidewalk. Attach the pipe to a garden hose and let the water drill the hole under the sidewalk as you push on...
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John, I think we're back to the original...

John, I think we're back to the original suggestion to get a wifi camera, a wireless router, and some tablets. All you need to do is make sure the camera has a web server and/or Android/IOS apps. The...
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Ron53, if you're having speed issues it won't...

Ron53, if you're having speed issues it won't hurt to try the virtual memory mod. You can always put it back if it doesn't help.
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It looks like virtual memory may be one of the...

It looks like virtual memory may be one of the issues. Try this:
Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
In the left pane, click Advanced System Settings.
On the...
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Most WIFI cameras connect to a wireless router....

Most WIFI cameras connect to a wireless router. The router, in turn, allows you to connect other devices and view the camera, usually through a web interface or app. Routers are relatively...
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harvx is correct in pos #4 above. No additional...

harvx is correct in pos #4 above. No additional drivers are needed. You have to swipe to the home screen after you connect the USB.

After the connections are made the phone shows as an icon that...
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Replace the splitters, and make sure they have...

Replace the splitters, and make sure they have the proper bandwidth of 1gHz.

Pull the wall plates and check all the connectors. If there are screw-on type connectors, replace them with crimped or...
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Without the command prompt you're stuck with only...

Without the command prompt you're stuck with only one option, I'm afraid: Reinstall. If the game files are that important you could pick up a usb hard drive bay so you can backup those critical files...
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A short is a short. Without a sacrificial...

A short is a short. Without a sacrificial protective component like a fuse, resistor, diode, or v-reg, any device can draw in excess of a supply's ampacity. The first thought is, "meh - it's low...
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50 feet is considered to be the maximum distance...

50 feet is considered to be the maximum distance for HDMI. You can buy very expensive "premium" cables that might work at 100 feet, but it would be better to use PJ's method. Another option, although...
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The bluetooth will work for the keyboard & mouse,...

The bluetooth will work for the keyboard & mouse, but if you also want the machine itself to be wireless you'll need a wifi adapter.

Here's the one I use. Works great....
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You shouldn't connect more than two to any single...

You shouldn't connect more than two to any single output.

You could connect it this way:
Fam Rm #1 to Front Left
Fam Rm #2 to Front Right
BR and Patio #1 to Rear Left
BR and Patio #2 to Rear...
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I wouldn't put an external timer on the power...

I wouldn't put an external timer on the power cord. That could cause all kinds of issues with the saved settings.
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Did you recently put something new near the...

Did you recently put something new near the computer, speakers, or cables like a TV or monitor, tablet charger, cell phone charging station, external hard drive? Almost any electronic device will...
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If the remote can "learn" the other device's IR...

If the remote can "learn" the other device's IR codes you should be able to program any key to do any function.
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Connect to the router with a browser on one of...

Connect to the router with a browser on one of the machines that is hard-wired. It can show you traffic for both the local and internet traffic.
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It's a shared network, so during busy times it...

It's a shared network, so during busy times it will slow down.
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If you're selling it with an operating system, do...

If you're selling it with an operating system, do a full format during the installation of the OS. After the install, record video (any video, it doesn't matter) until the drive is full. This writes...
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If you have a dozen devices in the house where...

If you have a dozen devices in the house where each kid has a cell & laptop those speeds become important. If there are only a couple of devices even DSL at 3 mps is fine (had it for years).
...
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The slots are typically used to connect switches...

The slots are typically used to connect switches together via fiber. The GBIC, or GigaBit Interface Card, is used to populate the slots. The shared RJ connector is a standard port, but only one of...
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It isn't really necessary. The only purpose for...

It isn't really necessary. The only purpose for bottom paint, aside from possibly adding to the looks for the small part you see above the water line, is to inhibit the growth of aquatics such as...
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