Our Viewsonic VMP74 died this week after nearly 4 years of service. I'm waiting for the postman to bring us a Roku 3.
14 posts • joined 12 Aug 2009
Re: useful features
Another vote for Foobar2000. I switched from Winamp last year from and have been happy with Foobar so far. It has encoding facilities (although you may need to point it at the encoder executables yourself the first time), library, DSP plugins, input plugins, themes/layouts, global hotkeys, selectable output, etc. One of my favourite features is that it supports last.fm's scrobbler natively, without needing the official scrobbler app running in the tray.
Glue gun was mentioned in the third paragraph. Araldite is cyanoacrylate, same as most "superglues" (eg Loctite).
A quick audit of my "fixing box" turned up a glue gun, Sugru (probably out of date now, though), Araldite (slow- and fast-setting, plus Loctite), Polymorph, and plasticine. I'm well prepared for another year of breakages!
Will actually support up to 40GB. I have an 8GB model with a 32GB microSDHC card. It takes bloody ages to rebuild the internal database every time I disconnect it from the computer, but it's otherwise fine. Word to the wise, though - secure the card with some electrical tape. If you don't, and you drop the player on the kitchen floor, the card will ping out and disappear under the cooker.
"Up to" is right
I sold a Dell Latitude C610 (~1GHz, 256MB RAM, 10GB HDD, Windows XP, perfect working order if a little slow) to a guy for £20 who was intending to trade it in for £100 off a new machine. He'd heard about this offer in store, but the "up to" bit wasn't made clear to him. In the end, they offered him £10 for the Dell. Ouch.
So yes, don't get your hopes up.