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Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,804
Posted By *Bix*
Yeah, I was talking to a friend about GoVideo and...

Yeah, I was talking to a friend about GoVideo and we were both curious if there was anything legitimate to their claims, which I had guessed were exaggerated at best and snake oil at worst.

How...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,804
Posted By *Bix*
The anti-copy protection devices were more...

The anti-copy protection devices were more prominent where I shopped than the color correctors (which I believe removed or lowered macrovision as well). It doesn't surprise me that they did't work...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-17-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,804
Posted By *Bix*
So the chroma issues were common? Interesting. ...

So the chroma issues were common? Interesting.

I wouldn't say Sima's products did nothing for the video signal, even if they didn't improve picture quality on non-protected tapes: The CopyMaster...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 01-16-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,804
Posted By *Bix*
Did GoVideo dual-deck VCRs have any specialized technology? Or just snake oil?

Figured I'd post this here but it could get moved to myths & misinformation if someone has a good answer. :)

When GoVideo was around, their signature products were dual deck VCRs. In addition to...
Forum: Digital Devices 11-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,949
Posted By *Bix*
The 360 should've come with a cable that has a...

The 360 should've come with a cable that has a proprietary connector on one end and the yellow composite video/red & white stereo audio on the other.
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-09-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,826
Posted By *Bix*
Hmmm... So from googling around, the...

Hmmm...

So from googling around, the different address on my Detailer was the registered business address fo Vidicraft. It looks like the type of building would've worked for their business. ...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 10-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,826
Posted By *Bix*
Finally found my Vidicraft Detailer. Model # is...

Finally found my Vidicraft Detailer. Model # is DET-101. Date of manufacturing is 2/17/89.

Plugged it in to remind myself what happened to it: The input is loose and not really working.
...
Forum: Gadgets, Misc - Coupons, Sales and Deals 09-07-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By *Bix*
That would be great, as (if the battery is...

That would be great, as (if the battery is relatively good), this is a pretty strong mid price tablet spec-wise, so I'd love to see someone trustworthy reviewing stuff like this.

That "Nintendo...
Forum: Gadgets, Misc - Coupons, Sales and Deals 09-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By *Bix*
It just uses a Samsung CPU, it's not a Samsung...

It just uses a Samsung CPU, it's not a Samsung Tablet like a Galaxy Tab. It's impressive for a nameless Chinese tablet like this but I haven't seen any reviews and budget tablet quality varies...
Forum: Gadgets, Misc - Coupons, Sales and Deals 09-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,957
Posted By *Bix*
Nothing I've found said it's ceramic (and I...

Nothing I've found said it's ceramic (and I couldn't tell myself from a photo of the stylus). At the very least, I'd have more piece of mind with Ion/Numark at this low level anyway as I've gotten...
Forum: Gadgets, Misc - Coupons, Sales and Deals 09-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,957
Posted By *Bix*
Ceramic stylus scares me. Ion PowerPlay LP...

Ceramic stylus scares me.

Ion PowerPlay LP ($40 on most sites like J&R, B&H, Tiger Direct, etc.) looks like a better pick in the price range.
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 09-07-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By *Bix*
Some configurations still work for the bundle...

Some configurations still work for the bundle discount. Looks like the CPUs all still qualify but not all of the mobos.

P.S. Admin, could you change the subject to say "Intel Sandy Bridge Core...
Forum: Blank Media 08-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,057
Posted By *Bix*
That was what I meant by it. I don't see selling...

That was what I meant by it. I don't see selling discs with faked codes under other names as "selling fakes" in the sense that "selling fakes" implies counterfeit discs.


That one might have...
Forum: Blank Media 08-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,057
Posted By *Bix*
Yes, you understood the gist of my argument. ...

Yes, you understood the gist of my argument. There are a few vocal VideoHelp posters who refuse to patronize Meritline and SMS because "they sell fakes." They also claim that Value Line are/might...
Forum: Computers 08-23-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,027
Posted By *Bix*
RAM prices in the middle of a huge downswing in general

If you've been looking to do a build or upgrade your PC, DDR3 RAM prices have been dropping sharply for several weeks. 8GB of brand name RAM can easily be found for great prices. Check out NewEgg's...
Forum: Blank Media 08-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,057
Posted By *Bix*
I'll second what his Smurfyness said and add that...

I'll second what his Smurfyness said and add that you should not listen to anything that anyone says about buying from Rima because SMS and Meritline sell/have sold fake JVC/TY discs. They don't and...
Forum: Blank Media, Drives - Coupons, Sales and Deals 08-15-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By *Bix*
So I take it that Amazon has also dropped the...

So I take it that Amazon has also dropped the artificial delay before shipment on Free Super Saver Shipping orders as well?
Forum: Blank Media, Drives - Coupons, Sales and Deals 08-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By *Bix*
I've had issues with Amazon Free Super Saver...

I've had issues with Amazon Free Super Saver Shipping in the past. Not necessarily the speed of the actual shipping, but how long they hold the package before shipping. It's often longer than how...
Forum: Blank Media, Drives - Coupons, Sales and Deals 08-12-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By *Bix*
Verbatim AZO DVD-R 100 packs $21.99 shipped at ChiefValue

Model 95102 DVD-R - http://www.chiefvalue.com/product/productdetails.aspx?submit=&item=CE00040778010060&ATTCD%20DVD%20Media
Model 95098 DVD+R -...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 08-12-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By *Bix*
Still going and the version "officially" going on...

Still going and the version "officially" going on through Sunday (only just saw it) has been expanded to include all Sandy Bridge Core CPUs:...
Forum: Encode, Convert for discs 07-29-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 82,030
Posted By *Bix*
If the issue is just watching it on TV, a Roku ...

If the issue is just watching it on TV, a Roku HD ($60 + $10 shipping)...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 07-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By *Bix*
Deal has been updated to change around some of...

Deal has been updated to change around some of the motherboard options. Some AM3+ boards are now included, even in the free tier, allowing Bulldozer CPU compatibility for whenever you'd want to...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 07-04-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By *Bix*
Micro Center in-store: $40 off motherboard with Core i7 2600k or Core i5 2600k

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/julysave40_eNews.html

Good through the close of business Friday 7/8 extended to end of month!

The CPUs themselves are also big discounts over...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 06-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By *Bix*
Micro Center really is a wonderful store. They...

Micro Center really is a wonderful store. They have EVERYTHING (including large build your own PC and book departments) and the prices are great. Verbatim AZO DVD-Rs are $21.99/100 as of my last...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 06-20-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By *Bix*
Free & Discounted motherboards with some AMD CPUs at Micro Center stores

If you're looking to (re)build a PC, and especially if you're planning on getting an AMD CPU, Micro Center is the place to go if you have a store nearby. (While they sell stuff online, this is in...
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