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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 19:23
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheBigM
No CD install required. Not on a modern OS like...

No CD install required. Not on a modern OS like Vista or 7 anyway...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 17:53
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheBigM
No a disc drive is really easy for people who are...

No a disc drive is really easy for people who are frightened because you don't have to go anywhere near the motherboard where all the more fragile type components are.

A disc drive has only two...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 17:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheBigM
Although disc drives don't need the higher...

Although disc drives don't need the higher bandwidth of SATA, I guess it's a good thing as means motherboards don't need to have both types anymore.

OP, advantage of internal is it's a neater...
Forum: Mobile Phones 31-12-2010, 15:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By TheBigM
don't turn it off then?

don't turn it off then?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 14:14
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheBigM
Have disc drives switched to SATA? I thought IDE...

Have disc drives switched to SATA? I thought IDE was still the norm for them.
Forum: Cable 31-12-2010, 08:39
Replies: 25
Views: 4,213
Posted By TheBigM
Virgin are now themselves contradicting...

Virgin are now themselves contradicting it:

https://tivo.virginmedia.com/public/interest

"Our new TiVo service is launching in early 2011"

Still want to argue Virgin has launched TiVO in...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 30-12-2010, 18:17
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By TheBigM
It's very much tied into all the comic book stuff...

It's very much tied into all the comic book stuff these days appealing to a certain audience rather than what it was before.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 18:15
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By TheBigM
There's a lock on it, it's called IPS tag or...

There's a lock on it, it's called IPS tag or something. You unlock this and that lets someone transfer it to another registrar.
Forum: General Discussion 30-12-2010, 16:19
Replies: 49
Views: 2,235
Posted By TheBigM
Get the chicago edgetown ones from a supermarket....

Get the chicago edgetown ones from a supermarket. Cook them in your oven whenever you like at an eigth of the cost!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 11:54
Replies: 80
Views: 4,157
Posted By TheBigM
Back on topic. Windows 7 is much easier to use...

Back on topic. Windows 7 is much easier to use than earlier iterations. It's now rare for plug and play not to work. Win7 has a vast device driver library to call on (including online) for any newly...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 30-12-2010, 09:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,365
Posted By TheBigM
The problem is most likely with VM's side of...

The problem is most likely with VM's side of things but you need to prove this to them.
The reason your modem isn't working when plugging it into things other than your linksys router is you have to...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 09:35
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By TheBigM
You can install 2011 whenever you like. Doesn't...

You can install 2011 whenever you like. Doesn't affect your subscription at all.
Whether you really want to is a separate issue. I installed 2011 over the top with no problems if you don't want to do...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 29-12-2010, 20:50
Replies: 26
Views: 9,523
Posted By TheBigM
Is this just for 10Mb and 20Mb tiers or for...

Is this just for 10Mb and 20Mb tiers or for 50/100 as well?
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-12-2010, 11:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By TheBigM
you can make a guess that it is tethered. but if...

you can make a guess that it is tethered. but if the onus is on you to show physical evidence of the tether (e.g. for a court) then does it exist?

I know browser headers can but those can also be...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 29-12-2010, 10:56
Replies: 31
Views: 6,369
Posted By TheBigM
Yes, yes nothing new there. TCO is a commonly...

Yes, yes nothing new there. TCO is a commonly used phrase even for services.

Point being the boxes are useless without the service. As long as you have the service and intend on continuing to have...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 29-12-2010, 08:11
Replies: 31
Views: 6,369
Posted By TheBigM
It's not crafty in the sense that the charges are...

It's not crafty in the sense that the charges are properly publicised.
You get to see the proper total cost of ownership and make your decision.
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 29-12-2010, 07:58
Replies: 26
Views: 9,523
Posted By TheBigM
Yes, just turn the wireless radio off in the...

Yes, just turn the wireless radio off in the super hub.
connect your router's wan port to one of the LAN ports on the super hub.
It might affect port-forwarding etc but you can counter-act this by...
Forum: Cable 29-12-2010, 07:51
Replies: 118
Views: 19,991
Posted By TheBigM
The question of mpeg4 vs 2 was also raised at the...

The question of mpeg4 vs 2 was also raised at the investor day. They basically said since getting rid of analogue, bandwidth constraints are not an issue for them for quite a while. They plan to roll...
Forum: Mobile Phones 29-12-2010, 07:39
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By TheBigM
Other than browser headers, how? E.g. if you are...

Other than browser headers, how? E.g. if you are using newsgroups, how do they know it is PC nntp and not a phone-based newsgroup app?
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 28-12-2010, 17:31
Replies: 31
Views: 6,369
Posted By TheBigM
The price does not need to reflect cost. It's...

The price does not need to reflect cost. It's simply the prices Virgin wants to charge but they have to attach the charges to something to fit within their billing software capabilities, for...
Forum: Cable 28-12-2010, 13:22
Replies: 118
Views: 19,991
Posted By TheBigM
The network DVR system has been looked at by...

The network DVR system has been looked at by Virgin (and trialled by Cablevision in the US). The topic was covered in the Q&A session at one of their recent investor days. Virgin will not, for now,...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 12:00
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By TheBigM
I think they are using the underlying engine but...

I think they are using the underlying engine but the front end is remaining the same.
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-12-2010, 09:33
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By TheBigM
Yeah, I want to get a WP7 phone but not yet. I'm...

Yeah, I want to get a WP7 phone but not yet. I'm waiting to see how they go in terms of update rollouts and I want to see the second-gen of hardware before I commit.

Just biding my time on a payg...
Forum: Mobile Phones 12-12-2010, 09:30
Replies: 31
Views: 3,574
Posted By TheBigM
Because what really matters is where you are, not...

Because what really matters is where you are, not where the rest of the country is.

Where I currently live, I get an O2 3G signal pretty much everywhere apart from one small area where I just get...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 10-12-2010, 19:12
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By TheBigM
Aye, I think the nikon kit lenses are made to a...

Aye, I think the nikon kit lenses are made to a higher standard than the canon ones. But then again, I see more canon owners buying other lenses (the 50mm f/1.8 II seems most popular) and majority of...
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