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Posted Aug 28, '12 at 3:36pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,657 posts

Knight

I bought many toys for my computers over the years and I don't include the computers (9) and laptops (3).

I made a list of my favorite ones.

1- ADVC 100 by Canopus
http://dv411.com/canopusadvc100.html#specs

I bought it to digitize my VHS movies to DVD.
The version I have was purchased on the Internet and it has a button to disable the Macrovison (crap used to prevent making copies). I even used to record movies or shows from Hulu by connecting my two computers and recording on the 2nd one.
That was a great device. I still have the original box and accessories.

2- Fusion HDTV 3 QAM gold from Dvico
http://www.dvico.com/products_mul_hd3.html

I used it to capture HD videos from cable over the air.
I had a great time with this toy!

3- ION Turntable
http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/ttusb

I bought it to digitize my vinyls via USB on my computer.
It comes with a free editing software to help remove scratches, pops, clicks and background noise.

4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!

5 - WD Live TV Hub
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.

Here's my next gadget I want to buy!
http://www.audioquest.com/usb_digital_analog_converter/dragonfly-dac

Okay that's it! What's your favorite computer toy?

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 4:59pm

Stormcutter

Stormcutter

286 posts

Death. Death is a toy for me.

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 5:12pm

SSTG

SSTG

11,657 posts

Knight

Death. Death is a toy for me.

How do you connect it to your computer?
Fire wire, USB ? xD
 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 9:01pm

spikeabc

spikeabc

1,696 posts

How do you connect it to your computer?
fire wire, USB? xD


no. you simply get your toungh wet and stick it in the wiring. you have now connect with 100's of volts of electricity.
death
 

Posted Aug 29, '12 at 10:24am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

9,350 posts

Moderator

I've owned only 2 computers before my correct ones and those were compaq computers before, which I wasn't too fond of as they kept freezing up on me. I currently own an Acer desktop and it worked fine up to recente... It's probably at the end of it's lifespan so I'll be looking for a new one soon! =)

 

Posted Aug 30, '12 at 12:12am

SSTG

SSTG

11,657 posts

Knight

Man am I the only one here who's materialistic?

 

Posted Sep 2, '12 at 10:02pm

CourtJester

CourtJester

5,565 posts

Knight

It's probably at the end of it's lifespan so I'll be looking for a new one soon! =)


I just bought a lenovo (Think Pad) portable for $550. It has some cool operating features and never freezes.

Man am I the only one here who's materialistic?
Maybe! You are French after all! Ha ha ha ha... I am sure there are more on this platform that are more materialistic than you! Have a competition on a new thread! The winner gets a cookie!
 

Posted Sep 2, '12 at 10:32pm

AatosLiukkonen

AatosLiukkonen

67 posts

Gadgets? I have a Wacom Pen tablet and a Sidewinder ForceFeedback II joystick from Microsoft. I like them both, and the joystick is effing amazing for Il-2 Sturkmovik.

Other than that, no, nothing important.

Fire wire, USB ? xD


I've found routing it to a SATA port makes life very easy to transfer into death.

Just what I've heard, anyways.
 

Posted Sep 2, '12 at 11:18pm

AceofSky

AceofSky

782 posts

Does it have to be all hardware? Or could it be software too?

Anyways, when I ever get the chance to build my Gaming PC (probably never), I would love to have the Logitech G19 Keyboard!

Or newer models when they come out in the future.

4 - HD PVR by Hauppauge
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html

Even better than my ADVC 100! It can record HDTV straight to my computer and the quality is amazing! My favorite toy so far!

5 - WD Live TV Hub
http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=570

I can watch TV online, play games, watch my own videos, play my music, look at pictures, etc.

I really want those two things now!

Also the Dragon Fly looks really cool. How much better is it known to make the sound...sound better?
 

Posted Sep 3, '12 at 12:29am

SSTG

SSTG

11,657 posts

Knight

Does it have to be all hardware? Or could it be software too?

It doesn't matter, as long as it's something related to computers.
Also the Dragon Fly looks really cool. How much better is it known to make the sound...sound better?

I have a very good set of ears so I'm sure I can tell the difference.
I spent most of my money on Hi Fi stuff but now I waste it all on computers. xD
When are they going to release a VCR with usb output or component so I can digitize my VHS movies again?
 
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