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    Mini-DV Camera with digital capture?

    Also check out the Canon Elura series. I know you mentioned the external devices, but they will give you much better performance than using a DV camera. Most all of these will be much cheaper than a camera.
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    HP Notebook Problems with Best Buy - (RANT)

    Not sure if I'd go the lawsuit route yet, but I would sure as hell go as far up the management chain at Best Buy corporate as I could go and be as big a PITA as I could for a good while. I'm of the mind that purchasing the extended warranty should shield you from having to pay a penny for any...
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    Is the current drive an IDE interface or an SATA? That's really all you need to know...just make sure you get the same interface (connection) that your current drive has and you can get any size available for that interface. You should be able to pull up your system confiruation on the Compaq...
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    before E3 I thought Sony Would own the marketshare again this gen

    A bit off topic, but there are some emulators that allow you to play classic 2 player games online. I know of one SNES program where you can play Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat online. Not quite the Live experience, but major fun nonetheless. In some ways it's better because you can use an...
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    How can I get an extra USB "header" inside my case?

    I've gone the first route before, though my card reader came with an adapter. See if the following would work.... http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1116 As for option 2, I've not seen USB card with header pins on it, but they very well may exist.
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    Streaming Media Center

    What functions are you most concerned with? Seems that some models are better at certain functions than others.
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    Purchasing new home with "Shed", several questions...

    What about converting the shed to a garage and using the garage as the HT? I know that's only big enough for one bay, but I agree with DaveHo about using the shed as a theater.....eventually you'll stop using it because of the inconvenience of it being separate from your house. Heck, my HT is...
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    Need help with Frontpage 2003 (import a site)

    You'll have to log into the site first. Click File/Open and you'll get a normal dialog box. In the file name box, type in the URL as www.website.com and click open. You should then be prompted for the login. Enter the information and the site directory should load. If it loads in the "open site"...
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    How do I stop the beeping on my UPS?

    I'm sure there are units out there with the option of turning off the warning beep, but it sounds like the one that Daniel has is a standard computer UPS. Usually those type don't have many user selectable options. You'd just have to check the documentation to see if there is any mention of it.
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    How do I stop the beeping on my UPS?

    Depends on the UPS features, but I doubt it. None I've run across give you the option of silent battery operation.
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    If a DVD drive is on fritz, can it damage DVDRs?

    If the R disc is finalized, there's no worries to my knowledge. RW's might be a different matter if something is really screwy with the drive.
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    HT Value question

    Having a dedicated or semi-dedicated HT isn't going to affect an appraisal in most areas. Any added or detracted value will be in the eye of a potential buyer. That's one thing I thought about before remodeling. It wasn't very difficult to build a dedicated area that can fairly easily be...
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    Verizon wireless broadband

    Yeah, it's perfect for remote access. That's really not a very bandwidth intensive process anyway. We use ours for remote VPN all the time....I've even used connection sharing to network other machines off of the EVDO machine and use it for a remote sales setup at offsite events....running 3...
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    Verizon wireless broadband

    My boss uses one of these Verizon broadband cards and he loves it. He travels all over the country and I've yet to have him tell me that it wouldn't work where he was (he's usually in metro areas). It's kept him from shelling out $$ at hotels to use the broadband connection where he's staying so...