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  1. Allan

    Recent problem streaming video...

    Hello all, I always get such good advice from HTF, so here goes... My Dell laptop used to stream video (hulu, etc) perfectly well. Then, I had an issue with the power not working, and Dell came out to fix it. Well, needless to say, after a month of not powering on, the laptop worked fine when...
  2. Allan

    Major problem - sound stopped coming out of cable box....

    Hi, I have the following set up - Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD cable box to an HK 7200 receiver. The cable box is connected via optical cable. I have never had a problem before, but starting today, there is no sound coming out. I plugged the DVD player in the optical port currently being used...
  3. Allan

    new laptop purchase help needed....

    My laptop (a Gateway) stopped working. I will copy down all of the error message tonight and post a separate question seeking to fix it (in order to copy certain files I still need). That being said, it is an old laptop and thus it is time to buy a new one. However, I have no clue what to look...
  4. Allan

    help with wireless network pls!

    Hello, I was hoping someone here with computer expertise could please help me! Anyway, here is the situation. I have a laptop that was connecting wirelessly to the internet. A few nights ago, when I turned it on, the computer said that there was no operating system. So, I reinstalled Windows XP...
  5. Allan

    HDMI Questions

    Hello- I have a new Time Warner HD cable box that has an HDMI output. Will an HDMI cable provide a better picture than component video cables? If I run an HDMI cable from the cable box to the TV, I assume I can also run sounds via optical cable directly to my receiver and simply turn off the...
  6. Allan

    Rcvr (HK 7200) won't turn on???

    Hi all, I have had the Harman Kardon 7200 for about 1.5 years now and been very happy. Yesterday, however, the recevier stopped working. specifically, it will not turn on. I unplugged it, waited a bit, and plugged it in again and still nothing. I tried several outlets (which I know work) and...
  7. Allan

    dog for a small apt and busy ppl?

    I am thinking of buying a dog. My wife and I live in an apt. Thus, I am thinking of a small dog (< 10 pounds). Any suggestions? Also, we are both extemely busy. Although I love dogs and would him/her as often as I could, I don't think we could committ to walking every day, twice a day. Are any...
  8. Allan

    Quicken - How to add a SUB-category?

    I looked through the manual and on-line couldn't figure out how to add a new sub-category for expenses. Specifically, under "auto", I want to add the subcategory of "EZ-Pass". Yet, when I go to "add a category", I can't seem to figure out how to add a sub-category (vs. a whole new category)...
  9. Allan

    Recording multiple times on CDs?

    I beleive that my computer has a DVD/CD R-W burner. I would like to save files to CD and then later on add files to that very same CD. Is this possible? If so, what sort of CDs do I need to buy? Are CD-Rs sufficient? thanks
  10. Allan

    Quicken vs MS Money?

    I finally decided to get my finances in order using one of these programs (rather than a simple Excel spreadsheet I created). Anyway, I read the reviews on both on Cnet and both got some good and some bad reviews. Any comments on which to get? Also, I can get the 2004 version of Money really...
  11. Allan

    las vegas meatless buffet brunch?

    Hi, my wife and I are heading to Vegas next week and I was wondering if there were any breakfast buffets that were reasonably cheap. We don't eat meat, so I'd prefer to go to one at which you can just get the basics (and hopefully pay less.) Any suggestions? thanks
  12. Allan

    website that will make a CD of my choice of songs?

    Hi, Is there a website in which I can list what songs I want, and the site will make me a CD of that compilation (legal)? Thanks, Allan
  13. Allan

    Does Pottery Barn make Quality furniture?

    My wife and I are considering buying a new bed. We like the Valencia sleigh bed from Pottery Barn but are just not sure if P/B makes quality furniture or are you simply paying for the name. Does anyone have any experience with their stuff (esp this bed)? Also, we are thinking about getting the...
  14. Allan

    FS -- Onkyo 575 receiver ($65 OBO)

    I have an Onkyo 575 receiver in the original box, with all original "pieces" (incl the remote, the antennas, and manual) for sale. NOTE - The receiver has one problem in that when you turn it on, it does not always come on immediately. However, every single time since this problem developed, it...
  15. Allan

    skim coating -- anyone know about this?

    My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a coop built in the 1920s. Needless to say, the walls (plaster I believe) need to be repainted. Further, a lot of the paint is "crackled." I've been told that you need to "skim coat" to fix this situation. Can anyone tell me what exactly skim...
  16. Allan

    Wireless internet -- why so slow? and why does it sometimes crash?

    As many of you know, I recently was helped on this board to set up a wireless intranet in my apt. Well, it has been about a week and a half and I have 2 questions I hope you all can help me with. 1) For some reason, my laptop (which is connected wirelessly) is much much slower in surfing the...
  17. Allan

    Problem with my computer recognizing my MP3 player....

    Long story short -- I have a Nomad Jukebox Zen 2.0 MP3 player. I loaded the software it came with on my old laptop and it worked perfectly. I ripped about 200 CDs onto the Nomad. Then, my laptop died and I bought a desktop (as well as a new laptop). Anyway, I loaded the same software onto both...
  18. Allan

    Computer ISP address -- how to find it out and is it possible to change it???

    Hi, I was wondering how to find out my computer's ISP address. Also, would it be possible to change it? I have a laptop and a desktop and get the internet through an ethernet connection. I want to set up a wireless intranet but the ethernet connection is specifically set to only work on my...
  19. Allan

    HK 7200 Size Q???

    For anyone who owns the 7200 -- I am considering buying one, but the shelf it has to go on is only 16.5 inches deep. (I saw that the 7200 is around 20.5 inches deep.) How spaced apart are the feet? If all four feet will fit comfortably on my shelf, then I don;t mind having the rcvr hang 2 inches...
  20. Allan

    HK 7200 vs/ Denon 3803 vs. Denon 3805

    Any suggestions which receiver to purchase out of these three? Price is not an object if performance justifies the increase. Anyone know where I can buy the 3805 for less than the $1200 list price? For what it is worth, I have a relatively small room (maybe 20 ft by 10 ft) and Paradigm reference...
  21. Allan

    Plextor PlexWriter 48x24x48 External USB2.0 CD-RW Drive FS

    Hi- I am selling my slightly used plextor PlexWriter 48x24x48 External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive (model # PX-W4824TU). I bought it on May 21, 2003 (still have the receipt) from Best Buy for $140.71 (incl shipping). Sadly, my laptop bit the dust and I had to replace it. My new laptop has a built in...
  22. Allan

    Onkyo Rcver sound problem....

    Well, here is the situation. I have had an Onkyo TX-DS 575 receiver. I have had this receiver for about 3 1/2 years and everything worked great until this week. Now, however, the following problem is happening: For the past three days, when I turn the receiver on, NO sound comes out. No matter...
  23. Allan

    I-Pod or the like with a built in radio?

    Does anyone know if Apple makes an Ipod with a built in radio tuner? If not, can anyone recommend a similar type unit that has a radio tuner built in? thanks in advance Allan
  24. Allan

    portable CD player recommendations?

    Hi, I am looking for recommendations for a new portable CD player. I have had two Panasonics that I really liked, but both broke relatively soon (less than 2 years each). So, I am looking for one that will last. As for features: I absolutely need one with a radio buily in (that is why I...
  25. Allan

    How to label songs on CD-R?

    This may be a silly question... A while back, I posted a question about how to "rip" CDs. Well, I finally got around to buying a CD burner (a plextor), downloaded Nero, and lo and behold -- everything worked and I burned my first CD!!! Well, my question now is the best way to label what is on...
  26. Allan

    Suggestions for External CD-Writers for PC?

    I am looking to buy an external CD-Writer for my laptop and cannot seem to find reviews on-line for a good one. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am just looking for one that is reliable, will not die on me, and is not that expensive. thanks allan
  27. Allan

    FS: SONY DVD Player Model DVP-NS300 -- $80

    Hi, I am selling a SONY DVD Player Model DVP-NS300 for $80 OBO. I bought this player from another member of this forum about 2 months ago as a bedroom player. Unfortunately, my living room TV died about a week after receiving this player. I bought a new HDTV for the living room and thus I also...
  28. Allan

    Component cable for Prog DVD to HDTV? Radio shack ok?

    Title says it all. I just bought a HDTV (Sony kv32HV600) and a progressive scan DVD (CP72) and need a component video cable (actually, I'll need a second for when Time warner brings me a new HD cable box). Are radio shack cable sufficient (gold series)? That is what I use for all of my other...
  29. Allan

    Hooking up a TIVO and Progresive scan DVD to a HDTV...

    Okay. My tv died and I am going to buy a new one. I am limited by space (aka the entertainment unit). I am thinking about a 36" Hitachi HDTV unit (36UDX10SA), however, I read that this TV only has 1 set of HD Component Video inputs. I guess my question is: what needs to plug in to this input. I...
  30. Allan

    Need recommendations for a new TV (32 -36 inches)...

    Ok. My tv just died and we need to buy a new one. Unfortunately, the entertainment unit limits the size of the TV. We fcan easily fit a 32 inch one (as our old one was) and some 36" (the width of the space is 36 inches...) Anyway, I am looking for recomendations -- our old tv was a JVC and I wsa...
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