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  1. Ken Woodrow

    Any Dell Axim users out there? Other PDA fans?

    Check out Aximsite. It's very informative and has a great, active forum. - Ken
  2. Ken Woodrow

    Any Dell Axim users out there? Other PDA fans?

    I just bought a Dell Axim for the sole purpose of using it as a remote for my HT and whole-house audio systems. I use a combo of programs to control apps on my HTPC and my external hardware: NetRemote Pronto emulator for the PPC, but much more powerful. Girder Receives commands from...
  3. Ken Woodrow

    WTB - Sony TA-P9000ES - Will pay top dollar.

    I'm looking for a new or used Sony TA-P9000ES analog preamp. Will pay top dollar, as these things are getting hard to find. Contact me at [email protected] Thanks.
  4. Ken Woodrow

    WinXP Reinstall - Reformat or Not?

    I'm definitely leaning that way -- I've been having some inexplicable instability issues with the HTPC, which is unacceptable in a machine that is processing ALL of my video, including our regular evening TV viewing. I have a copy of Powerquest Drive Image 5.0 -- will that work just as well...
  5. Ken Woodrow

    WinXP Reinstall - Reformat or Not?

    Due to system instabilities caused by the installation of some unstable hardware and accompanying driver software (and undoubtedly exacerbated by user error), I have decided to "start over" with a fresh install of WinXP Home. My question is whether I should simply install it on top of my current...
  6. Ken Woodrow

    5-Channel amp that plays well at low volumes?

    I'm looking for a good 5-channel amp that can musically drive my speakers at relatively low volume levels. I have a small room, 9x17 with 7.5 foot ceilings, and my speakers are relatively easy to drive (ACI Sapphire IIIs for the mains and Aria 5 kits from SpeakerCity for everything else). My...
  7. Ken Woodrow

    E9000ES/N9000ES for $1400 or DA4ES for $650?

    Not to hijack this thread, but I'm facing a similar question. I've been using my HTPC as a preamp, but now I need the cabability to switch between sources. My current sources & connections include: HTPC (digital; 5.1 analog) SACD/DVD (5.1 analog; digital) VCR (analog stereo) DirecTiVo...
  8. Ken Woodrow

    Llano Trinity 200x3 Tube/Solid State Hybrid Amp

    Indeed! Good catch, Marc. I'm asking $1,800, but it's negotiable. I'd also be interested in trades - I'm specifically looking for a new processor. But I digress. - Ken
  9. Ken Woodrow

    Llano Trinity 200x3 Tube/Solid State Hybrid Amp

    Phenomenal solid state/tube hybrid HT amplifier with power to drive any speakers. Sound can be fine-tuned by replacing the tubes on the input stage. Been using it for less than one year in my HT system, but have decided to move to a more compact 5-channel amplifier. Purchased directly from Randy...
  10. Ken Woodrow

    WTB: Pronto Remote

    Randy: You've got mail. - Ken
  11. Ken Woodrow

    Lexicon DC2

    Tina: I'm definitely interested. BTW, I'm not sure what you're looking for in the way of trades, but I'm looking to sell/trade a Llano Trinity 200x3 solid state/tube hybrid amp, a Technics SH-AC500D dolby digital processor, and a Marantz AV-550 HT processor. You can check out my add for the...
  12. Ken Woodrow

    S-VHS VCR recommendations?

    Greg: Aside from E-Bay, one place I found was Abt Electronics. I also found a good review of the Mits HS-U776 here. Of course, there is always E-Bay and the other usual suspects. - Ken
  13. Ken Woodrow

    S-VHS VCR recommendations?

    Folks -- thanks for the responses. Why Mitsubishi, and which models in particular? Thanks . . .
  14. Ken Woodrow

    S-VHS VCR recommendations?

    Don't laugh! My standard hi-fi VCR recently croaked, and I thought about taking the opportunity to upgrade to a S-VHS player. Not only will I get better PQ from my video tapes, but I'll get to run the S-Video output through my Holo3D-equipped HTPC. That way I can use my pre/pro for video...
  15. Ken Woodrow

    Bass EQ - alternatives to BFD?

    Thank you both for the excellent suggestions. Chris, your site is full of information that will take me some time to digest. I guess I never seriously considered using acoustic panels instead of EQ due to overriding WAF concerns. By the same token, given the small size of my room (10' x 17' with...
  16. Ken Woodrow

    Bass EQ - alternatives to BFD?

    I realize many here are apologists of the Behringer Feedback Destroyer, but I'm looking for an alternative that's easier to set up and configure. I only need one or two filters (ideally parametric with adjustable Q) that I can set and forget. I have the ETF software and a microphone, so I...
  17. Ken Woodrow

    Interference b/n WiFi and 2.4GHz phones?

    I apologize for asking what may be a stupid question, but is there any reason why a 802.11b wireless network would interfere with a 2.4GHz cordless phone system? Thanks. . ..
  18. Ken Woodrow

    UPS Recommendations?

    I am considering installing UPS and surge protection for my two computers (a home server and a HTPC). Can anyone make any recommendations as to brands, features, and on-line sources? I'm not looking for long battery life, just enough to get to the computer and shut it down properly if the...
  19. Ken Woodrow

    Remote power for non trigger amplifiers? (IR or RS232 Remote control of 6 strip?)

    I'm looking for a remote way to cut power to my amps and other components using a remote or from my HTPC. Because I don't have a receiver or preamp with triggers, that option is not available to me. Is anyone aware of a powerstrip, or power conditioner product, that has IR remote control or...
  20. Ken Woodrow

    Any suggestions for Multi-Zone Audio Setup?

    Multi-Zone Audio I am in the hunt for a cost-effective multi-zone audio solution. My principal source is a HTPC (ripped CDs stored as wav files played through Winamp or other software player). I run the analog outputs from the HTPC (a M-Audio Delta 410 card) to a Sony TA-P9000ES preamp...
  21. Ken Woodrow

    Source/features for touchscreen monitor

    Derrick: That's sound like exactly what I'm looking for. I'll start watching EBay. Do you have a dedicated computer for HTPC control, or do you use the touchscreen as a second monitor for the HTPC? If so, how? I've been using Talisman and a mouse to operate the HTPC (I have a cool GyroMouse...
  22. Ken Woodrow

    Source/features for touchscreen monitor

    I am considering building a PC (from unused parts lying around) for the purpose of controlling my HTPC, theater A/V components, and whole-house audio system. Basically, I'm trying to mimic a Crestron system for cheap $$$. Building the PC is the easy part. As for software, the PC will run...
  23. Ken Woodrow

    How do I disable MS Webserver in WinXP?

    Success! I used DreamSys' NetTools to determine that Port 80 was being used by Internet Explorer. I then used ZoneAlarm Pro (which I use as a software firewall for my cable modem connection) to block IE's access to port 80. Only then was I able to open the WebRemote plugin in Media Jukebox and...
  24. Ken Woodrow

    How do I disable MS Webserver in WinXP?

    Excellent suggestion -- I'll give it a try tonight. You guys rock, btw. - Ken
  25. Ken Woodrow

    How do I disable MS Webserver in WinXP?

    Something has grabbed Port 80 (or 8080) and is preventing me from running MediaJukebox's WebRemote program. I suspect that it is Microsoft's Webserver program, but I have no idea how to determine whether it is running and, if so, how to disable it or set it to another port. Remember, I only...
  26. Ken Woodrow

    convert cd to mp3 software

    Another vote for EAC. But make sure to read a little before you started ripping a big collection. For example, if you intend to use a MP3 tagging and organization program, or a player like Musicmatch Jukebox which has excellent tagging and database functionality built-in, you will want to pay...
  27. Ken Woodrow

    Two web design questions -- for a neophyte

    With some experimentation and a copy of MS Frontpage, I was able to design the home theater website linked in my signature. But I have been searching for easy ways to do two things with the website, hopefully without having to learn much about html coding: 1. To develop an on-line photo...
  28. Ken Woodrow

    HTPC audio side

    Mike: Drew is right. The M-Audio line of cards (the Audiophile 24/96, the Delta 1010, 1010LT, 410, and Dio) are the current favorite among HT enthusiasts b/c of their high quality and relatively low cost. But, the answer to your question will depend on how you intend to use your HTPC. If...
  29. Ken Woodrow

    Recommendations for webhosting sites?

    Do you guys/gals have any recommendations for webhosting services? I have domain names registered and just need a place to host less than 50 MBs of non-commercial personal content. I'm looking for something with reasonable fees, no pop-up adds, and the ability to handle MS Frontpage...
  30. Ken Woodrow

    Recommendation for hard drive -- 100gb or more

    Thanks, Jeff. I think the Lian Li, when I get everything transferred to it, will have at least 3 case fans as well as the PS fan and the CPU fan. I'll use Motherboard Monitor to make sure everything stays cool enough. I will be leaving it on 24/7, so that's why I'm putting some $$ into the...