Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Items I Would Know About My Mac

  1. How do I get a more readable font size @ 1080 from 8 - 10 feet on a 42 LCD?
  2. Why are some of my photos not displaying crisply in my screen saver?
  3. Where is the/a Remote Desktop Client?
  4. Who do I tell or what forum do post a message about the remote failing behind sometimes?
  5. What some of the extra keys on a Mac?
  6. Why doesn't my Mac Mouse work properly from 10 feet away?
  7. How do I get the song information to display on change, OS and Slideshow
  8. How do I set the rating easier on my songs? Especially with the remote?
  9. Why does the music stop playing in Front Row when returning to the home page?
  10. Gestures?
  11. Is iPhoto the best? What about tags?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Entertainment PC

So I bought a new HP "Entertainment PC" for which I purchased a new 42 Philips LCD and upgraded to a HD DVR Cable box. And man what a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got started by plugging in my PC to the TV via the HDMI connection, awesome... they finally did... one cable I'm thinking. Of course no audio I notice right of the bat, but that's not my first priority, media center and the remote are.

I fired Media Center up, try to configure the TV and get an error message "IR Hardware Not Detected" or something like that. It looks like a harware problem to me... the program responds to quickly for it to be the repeater plus I think the IR out is an IR OUT! (Every HP tech keeps asking about the stupid repeater)

I'll continue later... preview: 6 Hrs with HP between phone and chatting... Philips support call... Brighthouse support call... replacement PC... and still not working.

Mike DePouw