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Offline Bona Fide Supraman

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Technical Help
« on: June 08, 2009, 04:31:46 am »
Well I decided to start a new thread for this, since it isn't exactly a PC problem...

Anyway, we are re-decorating our lounge, and getting a new TV, DVD-player etc.

My cousin has set up his DVD player so that they have a Hard-drive attached full of movies, so they can play any one whenever they want.

I think they can play their music and show photos on it as well.

How would I go about doing this?


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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 10:29:48 am »
I've heard good things about this device. If you've got an external HDD it should do exactly what you need.

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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 01:05:14 pm »
That looks awesome!

Ok, can anybody tell me the difference between USB 2.0 and 3.5 and which one I should have on an external hard-drive?
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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 01:06:21 pm »
Didn't even know they had USB 3.5. I'm still struggling to get any of my computers to recognize USB 2.0 after all these years. :(

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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 03:40:30 pm »
Well it said it on one of the hard-drives I was looking at. My computer is constantly telling me I have a low-speed USB device in a high-speed port, so I assume I can use 2.0...

Would that awesome box thingy be able to recognise it?

Oh yeh, and do you reckon it would work with a USB DVD/blu ray disk drive?

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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 05:02:26 pm »
I really can't say, I only heard about this last week from a guy in class. That said, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 05:32:17 pm »
USB 3.0 isn't out yet. Not till about 2010.

It will rock though. It will use fiber optic for data. Can't wait  ;D

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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 05:37:42 pm »
My bad, I saw this next to this and didn't notice the " after 3.5. I'm assuming it's dimensions?

That does make sense now...
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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 12:58:49 pm »
Hey, more music-tech-related help needed.

My Dad has asked for a PC to amp wireless connection. I found this online, but I don't know how good it is, and it seems to be out of stock everywhere.

Any other recommendations? Don't worry about price, my Dad is a bit of a wannabe audiophile, so he'll want something fairly expensive, even if I don't end up buying it for him myself.
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Re: Technical Help
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 03:08:14 pm »
Personally, I'm still not at the point where I trust any wireless tech for audio processing and whatnot. In this case I'd defer to the user reviews on the site. They don't appear to be terribly bad.