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    Hardware alternative to iTunes

    After finding iTunes / Apple Music more and more useless I’m looking to get out of the apple eco system altogether. The cocktail x35 looks great. But is there a way to sync a portable player? Does Cocktail audio make a portable player? Alternatively is there a PC based system/ app that allows...
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    3rd Party Hardware

    Hi, does anyone have an idea when 3rd party controllers etc will be released for the PS5? I want to get a new controller with an Xbox style configuration but I'm struggling to find one. I'm sure I saw on Reddit a while ago there's some sort of ban on 3rd party hardware for a period after the...
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    Hardware problems? Xbox One S.

    Hi. I've been having some issues for the past 4 days with my Xbox One S. Almost all of my games will show me the "took too long to start" and the ones that I can actually open take forever to get into matches and textures won't load up (for Overwatch, as an example, characters won't show up for...
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    Playstation controller failing to connect to ps4

    Playstation controller failing to connect to ps4: Hi everyone, I’m having problems with my ps4/controller connecting. My controller was only turning on when connected via cable and even then was struggling to connect and constantly disconnecting. I tried a number of different fixes, resetting...
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    Best Video Editing Option 2021 - Build or Buy??

    Hi guys I'd like to think I know lots about video editing and accompanying hardware... but then I come on AV Forums and bow low to the mega genius on here. That's why I'm posting a question that I suspect may be of help to other shoppers, people building their own rigs currently and, well, for...
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    Question Would you help me rank these old PCs by performance?

    Hi , I have three old PCs - could I ask the forum please to help me rank them by performance, as this will help me repurpose them... Model Novatech PC-1078 CPU LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (90nm), Pentium D...
  7. itsdigger

    Question Hardware or Software graphics equalizer or tube preamplifier

    It started with my newly assembled small 2.1 stereo. I have a new PS Audio Sprout 100 (running @ 75 wpc @ 6 ohms) and a set of Jamo Concert 9 Series C 93 II 6 ohm speakers also a Klpisch Reference R-8SW powered 8 inch subwoofer. Connected to a Windows 10 computer via S/PDIF Digital Input to the...
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    PS5 Games not working

    None of my PS5 games are working on my PS5, disc and digital, but my PS4 games are working completely fine. the games will show the loading screen for a few seconds, then the screen will go black and then it will say there's been an error, ( CE-108255). is anyone else having this problem or does...
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    Question Windows 10 RAID vs Storage Spaces VS Hardware RAID?

    As people here may (or may not) recall, earlier in the year, I re-purposed a low energy consumption PC to be a combined PC, for use in the garage and a NAS for data storage/media server. The NAS side of things has 2x4TB WD Reds running in RAID 1 configuration with backup to a separate machine...
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    Question New TV for small office - what hardware to use??

    HI All, New here so sorry if this is in the wrong place. I have a small team of 7 people and since the lockdown etc we are using video conferencing a lot more. now some of us are back in the office (some will remain WFH), we need to get a large TV for wall in office which we will use primarily...
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    are hardware alarms important to you?

    hardware alarm means the alarm makes the phone turn on - do you need that, or not? advantages of hardware alarms: - reliability: phone can operate even when turned off - automatic turn off and on disadvantages of hardware alarms: - user control - power cycles shorten battery life ------...
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    Question Recommended software,hardware and programming language in VR industry standards?

    In current industry standards, what would be the recommended software and hardware for virtual/mixed/augmented reality? Also what is the most commonly used programming language? I would assume C# or C++, but if there are others that may be considered more popular in the vr industry, I would like...
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    Question Samsung Magician - am I in a GDPR country if I'm in the UK and about to leave/left the EU?

    Hello fellow tech enthusiasts. I am completely new to this forum, so I apologise if I do something wrong. So, I did a clean install on my PC and I am reinstalling some software. I went to set up Samsung Magician and I get asked if I am in a GDPR country. Since I am in the UK, do I press no, or...
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    What is the preferred hardware for a 4g home internet service?

    My landline broadband rarely sees download speeds better than 5Mb/s, whereas I can generally get better than 20Mb/s on 4g with EE and 3, and more like 50Mb/s with O2. I want to see if a 4g connection can provide a fast and reliable enough means of home internet access, to warrant ditching my...
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    Need some advice on hardware parts.

    Hi everyone. I am about to change to a new computer but if it can be done i want to upgrade my current one if possible instead paying for a brand new one. My current pc set up is as follows. Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)...
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    Question diy calibration setup advice, is the i1display the same hardware as the i1display pro plus?

    going to use an old colour munki photo to calibrate the i1display, then use probably HCFR. just wondering if there is any difference between the i1display and i1display pro plus hardware? as im not using the xrite software im guessing as long as the meter is the same it wont matter. the reason...
  17. mhweb

    Help needed confirming receiver and speakers compatibility on 5.1 sound system

    I'm about to get my 5.1 sound system, and I just wanted to check if what I'm choosing is compatible. As far as I know, it's, but I'm a sound newbie. Yamaha RX-V685 SVS PB-1000 Subwoofer x1 Polk Audio Signature Series S35 Center Channel Speakers x1 Polk Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers x2...
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    Question Issues with adding more ram to pc

    Recently I tried to add more ram to my pc, going from 2x8 go to 4x8gb. But when I added the new ram the pc would power on but no picture would be displayed and the red memOK light came on. I pressed the button to do a memory check but the computer remained dysfunctional. I took the two new...
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    Do retailers still sell discounted OS if you buy hardware from them?

    Back in the day, some of the big English retailers used to sell you a discounted (OEM) version of Windows if you brought things like hard discs or motherboards from them. Are there any that still do this? I'm only really interested i the larger retailers, not Amazon\eBay sellers?
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    running windows xp 32bit on modern hardware

    Hi all, i am about to start 'scanning' all of my photos on a canon canoscan FS4000US -it is a SCSI scanner with a SCSI-to-USB 1.1 interface. The standard software that comes with is will only run on Windows XP / Vista or 2000, so i would rather use Windows XP - i wont need to connect it to...
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