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by Richard Serkes
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple TV
Replies: 18
Views: 6276

Re: Apple TV

There is more and more programming available on the AppleTV unit. You can subscribe to various sports networks and select PPV movies from Apple. I like the AppleTV user interface that is on the HDTV that lets me browse and select programming. I suppose you could do this with a Macbook Air and mirror...
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple TV
Replies: 18
Views: 6276

Re: Apple TV

I wanted to stream Netflix programming. My HDTV is four years old and doesn't have the Netflix chips built in so I needed something to capture the stream and send it to the HDTV. AppleTV does a wonderful job of that.
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 5412

Re: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor

Just a thought... Before you start buying any external speakers or bar and the appropriate cables check the HDTV and see what kind of audio out ports it has. For our setup I go from the source (satellite TV receiver) directly to the sound bar and bypass the HDTV completely. You may or may not want t...
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 5412

Re: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor

We use the sound bar on a new flat panel HDTV and it sounds great. It connects to the HDTV via a single audio optical cable but you can use RCA cables if you like clutter.

Give it a try. If you don't like it you can return it to COSTCO within a specified time frame.
by Richard Serkes
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 5412

Re: Flat-Screen TV as Monitor

I seriously doubt that the HDTV will come with any cable other than the power cable. Most peripherals (e.g., satellite receiver or DVD player) will provide you with the proper cable to connect to your HDTV. The typical HDMI cable length is 6' so if you need a longer run you're going to have to buy a...
by Richard Serkes
Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: iPods, iPhone and the iPod Touch
Topic: Birds give thumbs up to iBird Explorer Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Re: Birds give thumbs up to iBird Explorer Plus

Jay Cline wrote:Is there an app that will allow you to photograph the bird and it will tell you everything you need to know?
Now that would be a great hiking aid.
by Richard Serkes
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camera/Computer Cannot communicate
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Camera/Computer Cannot communicate

So why would one work and not the other? Possibly one port on the keyboard is not functioning. I still would like some clarification about the keyboard ports. I thought they were not powered. I know I've tried plugging in various devices only to be told that the device required a powered port. That...
by Richard Serkes
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camera/Computer Cannot communicate
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Camera/Computer Cannot communicate

Hmmmmmmmmm. The USB ports on the back of your Mac are powered. Many devices that connect to your Mac require a powered USB port. Apparently you camera does which doesn't surprise me. But I was under the impression that both USB ports on the keyboard weren't powered. So why would one work and not the...
by Richard Serkes
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club donates iPads
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club donates iPads

Nice story. The iPad has been applied to situations that Steve Jobs never imagined.

If we had a "thumbs up" smilie I'd use it right now. Will this do?
by Richard Serkes
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security Update
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

Re: Security Update

Bob Wiswell wrote:Thanks guys! That did it. Right there in System Preferences>Software Update>Installed Software tells me everything I wanted to know.

Simple when you know where to look.
You're welcome.