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    User Guides Setting up a MP3 player and media streamer on a cheap router...

    Setting up a Router as MP3 player and Media Streamer... I have been considering hosting all my music collection in a central place in the house to reduce redundancy with the many gadgets we use now a days. A dedicated NAS machine was not a good option simply because electricity is precious...
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    User Guides Use your existing printer as a wireless printer for less than Rs 2000 ($40)

    With a increasing number of computers and laptops inside each house, the need to share a single printer across the house has become increasingly necessary. I personally have a office laptop, a desktop and my wife has a laptop; it is a complete pain trying to attach the printer to each of them...
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    Athlon X2 3800+, Asus M2NPV-VM and 2gb Kingston DDR II (My old HTPC setup)

    I have a old Athlon II based motherboard, CPU and RAM for sale: Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard Athlon II 3800+ CPU with original heatsink and fan 2x1gb Kingston DDR II ram at 667mhz I was using this successfully in a HTPC setup as detailed here, but Im building another one now and do not need...
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    AMD X6 1055T in original packing (Bought May 2010) *Revised*

    I have a one year old AMD X6 1055T processor (125w version) for sale. In perfect condition, never been overclocked (hence no idea if it overclocks) and comes with the original box and original heatsink & fan showing a import date of April 2010 and a bill dated May 2010. Reason for Sale ...
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    CPU/Mobo AMD motherboard stability issues with DDR3 (XMP based memory)

    Im building a new computer with the following components: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H motherboard AMD Phenom II x6 1055T processor Gskil F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4gb) Antec 650w PSU HIS Radeon 5670 Video Card I wanted a AMD 880 board and while picking the RAM, I noticed that some of the RAM were...
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    Lenovo mini wireless keyboard and trackball for Rs 1790 ! Good for HTPC.

    I have seen these on sale for $35 in the US, they were pretty expensive in India. Now it is available here for Rs 1790. eBay India: Lenovo's Mini Wireless Keyboard N5901 crams a keyboard (item 120676132491 end time 02-Feb-2011 08:00:00 IST) Works great as a HTPC addon with XBMC.
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    User Guides Step by Step guide to setting up Buffalo router into a torrent downloader & NAS box

    I have been using the Linksys 610N as a torrent downloader plus wireless router for the past year and while I was happy with the router, there are a few things that were bugging me. One was the NAS speeds to copy the downloaded torrents to my PC. I would hardly get 3mbps. I have also tried the...
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    User Guides Full guide to build a cheap and powerful HTPC !

    I checked that there are quite a few threads on building HTPC's in TE, but what prompted me to write a new one in my blog is because there are quite a few changes from a few months ago in the HTPC world, specifically with XBMC. So what has changed now ? Hardware acceleration has been added in...
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    Storage Solutions Choosing the correct Internal Hard Drive

    When was the last time you bought a new 1tb or 2tb internal hard drive ? It used to be a simple decision three years back, pick the cheapest Seagate or Western digital based on the drive capacity that you need and you are all set to use and enjoy it for many years. Not so anymore, especially if...
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    User Guides "Kill A Watt" to measure power consumption for 220v !

    Device to measure power consumption for 220v devices! There seems to be a lot of interest in tech enclave for measuring the amount of power that is drawn by the various devices in the house. So Im reproducing a blog that I had written last year on how to make your own "kill-a-watt" device. Im...
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    OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz Titanium Edition C4 Latency

    OCZ (Or equivalent) 2GB DDR2 800MHz Titanium Edition Im looking to upgrade my memory from 4gb to 6gb/8gb. If any of you bought the OCZ 2GB DDR2 800MHz Titanium Edition C4 Latency from our TE dealer TheITWares (or outside), I would like to buy the same at the price you paid. (I paid about Rs...
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    CPU/Mobo Gigabyte 785 does not support AMD X6, cannot upgrade bios ?

    Folks, I have a deadlock situation here. I got a AMD Phenom X6 and the GA-MA785GM-US2H since the folks at S.P.Road insisted that the MB has support for X6 off the block (after speaking to all the Gigabyte service folks).:@ Short story, the bios does not recognize the CPU and will not allow me...
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    Storage Solutions Verbatim 1TB failed, so I opened it up ! How to claim warranty now ?

    I had purchased a Verbatim 1TB external drive some 6 months ago in ebay and yesterday, it started showing Cyclic Redundancy Errors when copying a file. 1. Who handles the warranty for Verbatim in Bangalore ? Contact numbers or address ? The verbatim site does not have it. 2. I brought it from...
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    Audio Help me choose a upgrade for my Home theater

    I have a Onkyo based setup as of today, the Onkyo 595 receiver and Onkyo SKF-101 floor standing speakers and surrounds and a JBL center. The receiver does not play DTS-HD from Blueray media and I need to upgrade ! Im considering the Onkyo 577 reciever (30k) or the Yamaha V595 (34k) for the...
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    Audio Help select a basic receiver for home theater

    Folks, Im looking to replace my aged Onkyo 5.1 receiver that does not take HDMI and seems to have issues decoding some of the newer digital audio streams send by the WDTV. To be frank, I have not done much research in shops for newer receivers, but Im sure the guru's in TE will let me make a...
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    PQI DDR2-800 2GB x 2 sticks (Dual channel)

    I have a set of two PQI DDR2-800 memory sticks for sale. Purchased it sometime in 2008 and hardly used it for a year before I got the OCZ memory from a TE dealer a few months back. Initial plan was to use 8gb, but I have shelved the plans for now !!! Worked flawlessly, never overclocked because...
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    User Guides Build your own expandable & headless NAS box (Atom based) !!!

    One more step towards a networked home, I needed a NAS server where I could keep adding disks as necessary with no restrictions ! Every ready made NAS server in the merket has its own restrictions like huge cost, missing RAID capabilities, not expandable to more than four disks, missing...
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    Video Hack the WDTV into a networked snazzy media player and Linux box !

    I had a lot of spare time yesterday and thought, what the heck, it is time to hack the one device that I have not yet touched in the house :P The WDTV has been a great media player for me over the last year, plays every damn file I throw at it, but I do not quite like the UI and more...
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    PC Peripherals Microsoft service center in Bangalore fix keyboards ?

    Does anybody know where to get a Microsoft cordless keyboard that was purchased in the USA last month (via KMD) fixed ? Where is the Microsoft service in Bangalore ? Do they offer international warranty or atleast get it fixed for a cost ? Left side of the new cordless keyboard gives double and...
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    PC Peripherals A 24 hour torrent downloader and NAS server !

    Just thought I would share this information with all of you folks who are looking for a torrent downloader. I have been obsessed with power consumption for a little while and have been considering ways to bring down the same in my home. One of the big power drainers was the downloading of...
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