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    Wii Power,adapter with c7 plug/socket

    My Wii power supply has failed. When I bought mine it had a brick with a standard C7 ( figure 8) power lead. I've wired this into my mains distribution block. It appears that the replacement has a...
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    I've finally got around to buying a Maplin plug...

    I've finally got around to buying a Maplin plug in power and energy monitor and the results look better than I thought:

    Quiescent current of 3 amplifiers (half my stack) is 0.45 amps and the...
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    I read through the manual but couldn't find a way...

    I read through the manual but couldn't find a way of using either a 12V supply or an auxilliary mains supply. Maybe I was having a stupid day. I've got an alternative trigger method but still no...
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    Tim, I missed your reply as for some reason I...

    Tim,

    I missed your reply as for some reason I didn't receive an email prompt.

    I've actually got a couple of 5A lighting sockets that I originally put in either side of the home cinema screen in...
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    I don't think there's anything more to be said, I...

    I don't think there's anything more to be said, I just wanted to make sure that all the facts were made plain and clear.

    I completely agree that SqueezeCentre (I have to get used to the new name)...
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    Unfortunately wait three or four years and Media...

    Unfortunately wait three or four years and Media centre PCs are likely to be the preferred way to acquire and distribute HDTV. I'm in the process of building a Vista Ultimate based HTPC and will most...
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    I'm going to have to get a plug in current...

    I'm going to have to get a plug in current monitor from Maplin to get a definitive answer but the amps are driven by 2x13 Amp 4 way plugs - each in different sockets but on the same ring main.

    The...
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    There seems to be a mis-perception that...

    There seems to be a mis-perception that Slimserver requires significant amounts of support and maintenance. While that was true in early V6 builds it isn't the case now. I haven't touched my...
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    Mark keeps trying to persuade me how much easier...

    Mark keeps trying to persuade me how much easier Sonos is to implement, set up and use than Slimserver and I won't budge.

    Version 7.0 (Squeezecentre) is now running as a very stable beta. I have 4...
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    12V switching of mains

    For some time I've wanted to use a 12V Pre-amp trigger to switch mains power to my 6 power amps.

    Marmitek in socket X10 devices are out as they won't handle the current.

    The obvious choice is a...
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    They just upscale. The main advantage is ease of...

    They just upscale. The main advantage is ease of connectivity. The only advantage is if the scaler in the player is significantly better than the one in the TV. The Broadcom single chip solution in...
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    Most displays and scalers now display grey bars...

    Most displays and scalers now display grey bars instead of black if fed a 4:3 image, so I suspect that is what is happening. Your display should automatically switch to 16:9 when fed an anamorphic...
  13. Also supports High Capacity SD cards now. I've...

    Also supports High Capacity SD cards now. I've got 16 Gig on mine. Nokia has a downloadable app for compressing DVDs.

    Tim
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    I actually still put floppy drives in my PCs -...

    I actually still put floppy drives in my PCs - usually a combined USB card reader and floppy drive for about 15 quid. The number of times I actually need to boot from floppy decreases every year, but...
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    No, but I know a local installer who uses it. It...

    No, but I know a local installer who uses it. It appears to be similar to Intelix but not as nice to look at!

    Tim
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    Thanks, it isn't cheap, but I've found it isn't...

    Thanks, it isn't cheap, but I've found it isn't worth cutting corners with this sort of software. I use BackupExec on my server and pay an annual maintenance fee. It has saved my arse more than once...
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    I haven't used either of the products you've...

    I haven't used either of the products you've mentioned but have used the Intelix balun which works well with 1080P plus SPDIF. The passive baluns are sensitive to two things though: ground loops, and...
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    HD imaging/partition programs

    The market is flooded and there seem to be loads of them out there, many of them free.

    I'm looking for a decent drive image program that will save the image as a file on a USB hard disk and then...
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    It all depends on what you want to do. I HAD to...

    It all depends on what you want to do. I HAD to have a Nacoss approved alarm, but did want to be able to use some advanced features. My installer suggested a Texecom. It has as many contact closures...
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