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  1. Timon Russo

    Need receiver with HDMI ins and component out

    Ed, thanks. That's good info. I want to be clear that 1080p isn't my priority here (unless I am missing something), just that I want to go PC to HDTV with the highest res, and my HDTV only has component inputs (and S-video, etc). I figure I can buy a converter or some video card dongle that will...
  2. Timon Russo

    Need receiver with HDMI ins and component out

    I have an older HDTV with component input only (no HDMI). I would like to get a new receiver so I can switch between HDMI inputs (I now have several) but I need to go OUT to component, at least until this TV dies. I asked Best Buy and the guy said he was no expert but he knew for a fact that...
  3. Timon Russo

    HTPC noob needs guidance

    Sorry if this comes up all the time. I have spent the last two days looking for a solution and I'm now as confused as ever. I want to take my old PC (Dell 4600, XP) and make it into a HTPC. Essentially I want to use my HDTV as a giant monitor for playing games, viewing media, or just...
  4. Timon Russo

    Dinosaur DVD recommendations for 2-year-old?

    Both of those came to mind right away. I haven't seen Dinosaur, the animated movie, but unless I hear it's really bad, I'll probably get that. Thanks for the warning about it being scary - my little guy doesn't seem too scared of anything so far, but we'll see. I rented Walking with...
  5. Timon Russo

    Dinosaur DVD recommendations for 2-year-old?

    I figured I'd start here, then do some research and check back later. Thanks for all input. My kid has already shown an interest in dinosaurs, so I wonder if I can go wrong here.
  6. Timon Russo

    Red horizontal lines across Mitsubishi when it turns on...

    Kenneth, I don't know what that is specifically - but on my Mits WS65807, I had something similar. When I first got it, there was a defect in the green crt and I had it replaced. The new one seemed to display faint green circles expanding out from the center, until it warmed up about a minute...
  7. Timon Russo

    Those with toddlers: age appropriate entertainment?

    Lots of interesting thoughts here! I actually took my sons legos and hid them when I realized all he wanted to do was make guns with them. That was about the time I stopped letting him watch Star Wars. Its been a few months, and frankly it worked. It's only recently that he has brought it up...
  8. Timon Russo

    Those with toddlers: age appropriate entertainment?

    My 2 year old son has seen Star Wars. He loved it. He asks about it all the time, and I deny him because he seems to have a growing interest in guns and shooting pretend stormtroopers and sometimes me and mom. He also saw me playing Call of Duty with a friend some time ago and asks me about...
  9. Timon Russo

    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    Thanks for all the advice. I looked at some 9800pros with 256 meg and they were over $200, which is more than twice what I want to spend. And it sounds like some of you consider THAT an old fashioned card. So I think I may be a different class of gamer than most of you. I am very happy with res...
  10. Timon Russo

    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    I've always assumed it was AGP until I looked in the Device Manager and it said it was occupying the PCI bus. But it doesn't look the like the other 3 (yes, three) PCI slots. Thus the confusion. Honestly, I can't even afford the 9250 right now, so the 9800pro is right out. Can anyone comment...
  11. Timon Russo

    Need new video card, but which: PCIe or AGP?

    I have a Dimension 4600 with a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 that I want to replace. It says its on PCI bus 1 in the Device Manager. I haven't bought a video card in a while. Does this mean that I need a PCI express card? I am looking at the mother board, and I don't see any other slots but regular...
  12. Timon Russo

    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    Lots of good advice there. Thanks everyone. I've been looking into 1&1 and made a call to them this morning. I am already impressed by how helpful they were, so it looks like its going to be them. Their $4.99 a month package sounds very reasonable.
  13. Timon Russo

    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    Thanks Mike. Network solutions has this: $9.96 a month w/ annual agreement (or $11.95 monthly) No set up fee! Disk Space 1 GB Monthly Data Transfer 10 GB E-mailboxes 25 MySQL/MS Access Is this too good to be true? I have no problem with an annual agreement. And they make it...
  14. Timon Russo

    Cheap web hosting/domain registration advice?

    My homeowners association wants a web site and I volunteered to look into it. In the interest of cutting costs to an absolute minimum, I thought I'd ask around to see what other people have used. I need to register a domain name, then find a host for the files. Is there one-stop shopping available?
  15. Timon Russo

    I installed SB Live and now my headphones don't work

    Or maybe they never did and I just never checked, but here is the current situation: I bought a Dell Dimension 4600 with inegrated audio, then soon after, installed a SoundBlaster live. Everything is fine, but recently, I started using some multi-tracking software, and really need to use the...
  16. Timon Russo

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

    On Leia remembering her mother: at first I didn't get how that baby would remember Padme from that couple of seconds, then it occurred to me that she is talking about Mrs. Organa. Am I wrong? Does or doesn't Leia know she is adopted, and to whom is she referring to as her mother when Luke asks...
  17. Timon Russo

    Lost Season 1 ongoing thread (merged)

    I enjoyed the episode, but can anyone explain to me why Charlie really doubts that there are others? He reacted pretty strongly when they got to Danielle and the baby, but shouldn't he, of all people, believe that there are Others considering his abduction? Did I miss something? I generally...
  18. Timon Russo

    How juicy should a ripe mango be?

    Thanks Jeff - I had looked at that site and suspected my answer was there. You confirmed it. I tossed my salsa and am headed to the grocery store to see if I can find it in a jar!
  19. Timon Russo

    How juicy should a ripe mango be?

    I guess I have never had one, because as I was cutting into it and preparing a mango salsa, it struck me as totally unfamiliar. Now I am concerned, because the mango was completely juiceless. Was the one I used not yet ripe? I peeled it until all I had was the yellow part, then started slicing...
  20. Timon Russo

    Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti"

    Yeah, I would say In My Time is too short! And the live versions are truly incredible. I was beside myself seeing that for the first time on the Led Zeppelin DVD. I still smile when I think about it. Anyway, my number one fav would be IV, but PG would probably be the one that comes to the desert...
  21. Timon Russo

    My widescreen laptop has black bars on side of anamorphic DVDs

    Thanks Andrew. I guess it must be WMP. I am now using another player and it works fine.
  22. Timon Russo

    My widescreen laptop has black bars on side of anamorphic DVDs

    Its a Toshiba, and I am using windows media player. I figured it would somehow just "know" to use the entire screen. Instead, I get black bars on the sides where there should be picture. Technically, the black bars are all around it for anamorphic DVDs. But obviously that would be normal to have...
  23. Timon Russo

    Ladder 49...worth it?

    Did you see the first 48 Ladder movies? I would do that, or you may not be able to follow this one.
  24. Timon Russo

    Wireless network security help!

    Ted, thanks. I did everything it says and am pretty confident now.
  25. Timon Russo

    Wireless network security help!

    I have a linksys wireless router and connected to it is a DSL modem and 2 (wired) PCs. We also have a laptop elsewhere in the house that connects wirelessly. I know the neighbors can see the wireless network, so my questions are, what do I need to do security-wise to make sure people can't steal...
  26. Timon Russo

    Gilmore Girls Season 5 thread

    I guess I might be in the minority here on the Luke and Chris reaction to Logan. I thought it was pretty weak writing. I find it hard to believe that neither of them seems to have the least bit of respect for Rory's judgement. They treated her like she was 15. She goes to Yale, for crying out...
  27. Timon Russo

    What's going to happen to Adelphia?

    I have Adelphia here and really don't care for them. I have been pondering getting satellite for a couple of years but keep finding new reasons to wait. Recently I heard that Adelphia might be taken over this year, by Time Warner maybe? Anyone else heard this? I can only imagine this would...
  28. Timon Russo

    Anyone having a LOTR:EE trilogy party?

    Tony, good call on the catheters! I wonder if I have enough remotes to equip each guest, with the instructions that they may pause at any time for any reason, as long as its a bathroom break or to get more beers. And of course there are recipes for middle earth type food! Why would I ever...
  29. Timon Russo

    Anyone having a LOTR:EE trilogy party?

    Friends and I have been talking about watching the entire 12(+?) hours in one day since FOTR:EE came out and we all got together and watched. Lots of junk food, couple beers, you know. Then we did it again with TTT. Now, we have set a January date for the big all-day trilogy fest-a-thon and I'm...
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