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  1. Has any of the moderators looked at this post yet? I sent them an email, but I do not have a reply yet.
  3. This combination works great for me as well. I have not had any problems with my setup yet. Dayton http://www.geocities.com/daytontp/index.html
  4. If you look at the G500 specs on Sony's website, there is a switch called a "Slider Input Selector". I am assuming this is how you change the input source. Dayton
  5. Hey you guys, check out my website. I have changed it and have added some more content to it. I have also added a page that has my PCs benchmarks on it. I would like some feedback if you have any. http://www.geocities.com/daytontp/index.html Dayton. This message has been edited by daytontp on 06-10-2001 at 04:54 PM
  6. A Klipsch Technician posted a message on this forum somewhere, stating the new 5.1 have a different wire setup. They did away with the 1/8 inch plugs and now have spring clips on both ends (satelite end and amp end) of all the speaker wire. Dayton
  7. For those that might not know, the Dell P991 is a Sony FD Trinitron monitor with a Dell name on the front of it. It is not a complete Dell built system. You can also get the Dell FD Trinitron monitor cheaper than the Sony's, usually. I love the monitor. The picture is excellent. It's not too big and does not weight that much. The glass and the picture are as flat as a mable floor. Probably my only complant is that it is a little warm and the tube takes a while to come on after it goes into stanby, maybe 20 to 25 seconds. But that is normal with most monitors, and as they get bigger they take a little longer. As for the warmth, if I have it on for more than 5 to 6 hours at a time my room gets a little warmer from the heat given off. Unless the AC is on in my house. I actually got it with my parent's L Series Dell they got back in September 2000, and I gave them the P780 I had. Dell was running a deal on monitors when they got their system, it was less than $150 over the price of a standard Dell 17" monitor. I originally got the Dell P780 FD Trinitron monitor with my Dell back in January 2000. One thing to note is that ALL, and I mean EVERY SINGLE ONE MADE, Trinitron monitors have 2 wires running through them (left to right). If you look on Dells forum, called DellTalk, you will notice a lot of people b***hing about these lines. These lines are supposed to be there. They are used to hold up the aperture screen inside the monitor. Trinitron monitors are made different than most monitors, and there is this mess aperture inside the monitor. This has to do with the perfectly flat technolgy somehow. Note also, this is the first time I have noticed these wires in about 3 months. They are so fine that you usually do not see them unless you are trying to look for them, or the background color on your monitor is white and it is a little easier to see them. I do not run such a high refresh rate because I do not want to run into the same problem again. If I every get a different video card I will probably run something alot higher than this. By the way. Back to what this forum is about. My Klipsch speaker "Rock the Casba", or however you spell it. They are excellent, worth every penny. Dayton
  8. The hardware you are planning to use will work. I can not tell you that some DVDs may appear scrambled or not. But if you have all the correct cables, it will work. If you are not planning on playing games, you may consider the 32MB All-In-Wonder Radeon card. It already has the cables you will need, and it has many more features with this. With any of the new cards on the market today, you will not need to buy any other cards. See the links below for some reviews of these cards on the internet. Before I got this PC in January 2000, I did not know that much about PCs either. You just need to realize a certain fact. As long as the hardware in your PC does not break, there is nothing you can do to your PC that can not be fixed or worked around. One thing that may help increase your learning curve is to read a lot of reviews on the internet. See the following websites and you will understand. Once you look at these, you will start to find 100's of more sites. Good websites: http://www.anandtech.com http://www.tomshardware.com http://www.theregister.co.uk http://www.gamersdepot.com http://www.ocworkbench.com Lets not forget the best site for looking up info: http://www.microsoft.com Dayton
  9. Thanks for the picture DwK. I messed around with the color a little bit and could see it a little better. As for the ATI 64MB ViVo, I paid $219.00 on http://www.emscomputing.com about 5 months ago. I like the card a lot and for the price I think it is still an excellent card. I just looked on http://www.pricewatch.com and you can get a retail box version of this card for $155 plus shipping. For $155 this card will outperform any GeForce 2 MX card on the market. I think Best Buy even has them for $159 to $179, depending on sales. If you get one, get a retail, because the OEMs are clocked slower, processor core and memory. They both 180 MHz on a retail and 168 MHz on an OEM. I have had an EXTREMELY BAD PROBLEM occur twice on me in Windows 98 SE. I had to reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows twice because of it. All due to a registry setting being changed during a driver update. I am not sure how much you know about resolutions and refresh rates, and how they are linked. Resolution is the number of pixels per inch (or something to that nature) and the refresh rate is the speed at which the image is flashed on the screen. And, the higher the resolution the lower your potential refresh rate can be set. Well, I was updating the drivers which worked fine. Another thing, when you install new video drivers you should set your drivers to Default Video Adapter and set a low resolution. Which I did. Then reboot and install the new drivers. Which I did. Everything was honky doory. Then I set my screen resolution to 1280x1024 and the refresh rate to 75Hz, which is supported by this card and monitor (19" FD Trinitron). When I rebooted, somehow my refresh rate was being maxxed out to 200Hz. I exported the registry through DOS to a *.txt file and looked at it in Word 97 on my Windows 2000 Prof boot. Which the card and monitor can only handle 95Hz at this resolution. Do not ask me how this was happening. But after I got the Windows 98 SE splash screen, I lost the signal and got a monitor based error message "OUT OF SCAN RANGE". I upgraded to Windows ME on the second reformat-reinstall. On my Windows ME boot, I only run 1024x768 and 70Hz and have not had one problem yet. I could fix this in Safe Mode, but I could not enter Safe Mode in Windows 98 SE, because due to the multi boot menu. Any method to enter the Safe Mode for Windows 98 SE will take you into the Safe Mode menu for Windows 2000. So I was f***** and had to reinstall. If you are not running a dual boot I would not worry about it too much, but you could potential have the same problem. I have tried using the ViVo features with a VCR and TV setup. It works great. The picture will not look as good on the tv, because a non-HDTV tv has only 260-ish lines of resolution. Some DVDs will appear scrambled and some will not, when going through a VCR. Even some will look fine until the DVD starts and then they scramble, other switch between scramble and not scrambled and back every 5 to 10 minutes. Very, very frustraating. Also, you have to output the sound from your sound card to hear any audio. The ViVO feature has no audio outputs, the S-Video only outputs video not any audio. This is where you will be better off with an All-In-Wonder card. If you have any more ?'s let me know. I will be glad to inform you. Dayton This message has been edited by daytontp on 06-08-2001 at 10:38 PM
  10. I have never actually done this. But what you can do is go into your BIOS and disable the device you would like to install. NOTE: Not all BIOS are the same, so I will be kinda generic. You can also look in any documentation for your pc that you have from when you bought your pc. They may cover how to change the BIOS. For example, if you are installing a new sound card. 1. Go into the BIOS at startup and look around. Look for the screen that has info for your integrated sound. 2. Disable it, if you see this option. Write down and/or remember where this setting is in case it doesn't work. So you can reset it. 3. Now, EXIT THE BIOS WITH SAVED CHANGES. 4. Now you should be able to install a sound card into one of those white PCI slots. Follow the instruction with the sound card to install it. As for integrated video. You can do the same thing, but with one exception. When you disable the video, if you do not have a video card in an AGP or PCI slot and have the monitor connected to it. You will not see anything on your monitor. Assuming the video card you install works properly. If something bad happens, I am not sure how to get back into the BIOS to enable the integrated video. Maybe another visitor to this forum can help you more on the video. Check out my site if you want to. http://www.geocities.com/daytontp/index.html Dayton This message has been edited by daytontp on 06-06-2001 at 05:50 PM
  11. Not the car I have, but the car I want. I actually have a 2000 Honda Civic EX coupe. This car is not sold in the USA yet. But anyway, it is a 2002 Audi A4 3.0L V6, with 222 bhp and 228 ftlbs torgue. These stats may be off by 5 or so. Dayton
  12. What is the part number for the plugs you got at Radio Shack. How did you connect the wires to the plugs? I guess you saudered them together? Any pictures? This message has been edited by daytontp on 06-05-2001 at 06:53 PM
  13. The pictures are on my website now. Please give any opinions you may like, but try not to be rude. Also let me know if you have any problems with the site. I have checked all the links, so everything should work. For those of y'all that keep sending me messages because you can not find my website address on this thread. Look below. http://www.geocities.com/daytontp/index.html
  14. I have taken a good number of pictures today, which is Sunday 2001-06-03. They should be on my website by Tuesday 2001-06-05, in the PM sometime. Dayton This message has been edited by daytontp on 06-03-2001 at 06:58 PM
  15. Where would one find WinDVD 3.0? Is it downloadable shareware or did it come with your DVD drive. I use PowerDVD and/or what came with my ATI Radeon 64 ViVo.
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