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Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 713
Posted By lingyi
Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never...

Ahhh...and I thought I knew about Beta! Never heard of SuperBeta Pro. Here's some info about it: https://www.palsite.com/950ovi.html
https://www.palsite.com/tapes.html...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By lingyi
Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site...

Sears, JC Penny, Montgomery Ward. Here's a site with the catalogs from those years.



If you haven't already read them, Fast Forward: Hollywood, the Japanese & the VCR Wars: James Lardner and...
Forum: Blank Media 08-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By lingyi
It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo....

It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo. I'd be suspicious and return them.

You could run Mediainfo (https://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo) in WINE to get the media code and compare...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By lingyi
IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky...

IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky :D than lordsmurf. Okay, okay ls, you're not picky, just speaking the truth! :congrats:

Geez...I've been too nice lately. Gotta say something...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By lingyi
PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on...

PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on a model and find a reputable seller. Buying from unknown sources is too much of a risk.
Forum: Blank Media 07-16-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By lingyi
/off-topic -admin Give it up gamey. Everyone...

/off-topic -admin

Give it up gamey. Everyone knows it you. Reported.
What's really, really sad is that I'm one of few who even bother to respond to your insanity (and I have to censor what I...
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By lingyi
To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if...

To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if you want, with a couple of drops of dish detergent. Pat, don't rub with a microfiber cloth, not towel which can leave lint.

Never polish a disc...
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By lingyi
Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P

Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By lingyi
They're very special, they can't tighten loose...

They're very special, they can't tighten loose screws! *Ba dum dump!*

Ahhhh...feel much better now! :P
Forum: Computers 06-21-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
A file size compare, especially on large files...

A file size compare, especially on large files like videos can be deceptive. I've compared videos of the exact same file size and one is unplayable.

The proper way to compare files is to run a...
Forum: Computers 06-20-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Edit: These are good questions. Please don't...

Edit: These are good questions. Please don't hesitate to ask them. However, as I've said, don't overthink and overanalyze it. You can only do so much to try and ensure your data's integrity. Do the...
Forum: Computers 06-19-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Best guess is Seagate and WD have been in a price...

Best guess is Seagate and WD have been in a price war for years and Toshiba chose not to compete. Toshiba a far third in sales behind Seagate and WD....
Forum: Computers 06-19-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
I highly recommend you visit Datahoarder. Start...

I highly recommend you visit Datahoarder. Start by reading this from the Wiki: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/wiki/index, do a search for backup strategies and browse at least a couple of weeks...
Forum: Computers 06-19-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
As I posted above, Toshiba portables have the USB...

As I posted above, Toshiba portables have the USB interface and port integrated into the mainboard like WD. I'm not sure if they can be modded to a SATA port like WDs if/when the interface or port...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Good going and good backups!

Good going and good backups!
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
3-2-1 Backup. Local and cloud or physical...

3-2-1 Backup. Local and cloud or physical offsite. 3 copies of your data, including your main drive, 2 on the same or different media and 1 kept physically offsite or cloud. The reason for the...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
The manufacture date in on the label of the...

The manufacture date in on the label of the drive. For external drives use the below. The manufacture date is the default for the start of your warranty. Note that this may not be actual manufacture...
Forum: Computers 06-18-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
HGST (Hitachi) is owned by WD and so there's only...

HGST (Hitachi) is owned by WD and so there's only really only WD/HGST, Seagate and Toshiba. Some of the WD externals have HGST drives in them.

As I recall, the issue with 1.5, 3 and 6TB drives...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Yes. Glad to hear you have backups. Good...

Yes.

Glad to hear you have backups. Good going!

I and others at datahoarder cringe and criticize when posters brag about having X amount of data without backups.
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Sorry that I confused you. I mean multiple...

Sorry that I confused you. I mean multiple smaller drives vs more capacity if it means one or no backup. Better to have 8TB of storage with at least one 8TB backup, rather than 16TB of un-backed up...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
There is no good, better, best when it comes to...

There is no good, better, best when it comes to hard drive capacities or brands (WD/HGST, Seagate, Toshiba). Premium priced NAS and Enterprise drives are meant for heavy datacenter and large business...
Forum: Computers 06-05-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By lingyi
Note: As of today, 06/05/21, >4TB hard drives...

Note: As of today, 06/05/21, >4TB hard drives 3.5" drives are commanding a high (up to 2-3X) premium because of Chia cryptocurrency mining (which uses hard drives). 2.5" drives which max out at 5TB...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-01-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By lingyi
This is up my alley as a former Betaphile. *SIGH*...

This is up my alley as a former Betaphile. *SIGH* I miss them!

Super expensive, but inarguably the best SuperBeta is the SL-HF2100. It had a special, possibly unique set of different sized heads...
Forum: Blank Media 03-02-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By lingyi
Choices today are very simple. Taiyo Yuden or...

Choices today are very simple. Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim AZO (never heard about the Ultra series), both made my CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. That's it! Both companies sold all their DVD manufacturing...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By lingyi
See. Woooooooo...spoooooky! :eek::P

See. Woooooooo...spoooooky! :eek::P
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