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China is one of the up and coming of good quality but affordable high fidelity equipment. Case in point is the Xiang Sheng USB DAC-01A. Before we continue, for those who don’t know what is a DAC, its an acronym for Digital-Analog Converter. In this case, it converts the digital signal from the USB port to analog signal and passes to an amplifier. The Xiang Sheng USB DAC-01A is an affordable box, but packs a punch in features. I won’t attempt to go into every feature, but just the cool ones that made me throw down the cash to buy one.
Bought the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom (USD$199) to replace my current pair of Nike+ Sportband watch.
The watch is currently not available in Singapore as I’m writing this short user review.
I’m never a fan of wireless network even though I have a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N router at home.
I’ll mainly be using the 4 ports Gigabit switch available on the DIR-655 for connections of my Mac mini server, MacBook Pro, NAS and Playstation 3.
The OpenNet’s Optical Fibre termination point is in the living where most of my servers, NAS, computers being in the bed room. Hence I’ve decided to try out the new Aztech HomePlug HL280E which enable network connection through the use of powerline up to 1000Mbps.
Lots of messy wires mixed amongst the Router, Mac Mini, Dual SATA FW800 storage, mio TV Set Top Box, DECT Phone, mio Box etc.
Stacking will definitely help to clear up the messy table and create more space.
The IKEA RAST is a good choice as it has the height which can accomodate the mio Box should I let it stand instead of lying down. Continue Reading
Bought a Korean-manufactured tempered glass stand ($42.90 SGD) from hardwarezone.com forum member Theonestop and collected from him in Yio Chu Kang MRT Station. Dimension (Length, Width, Height: 57cm x 25 x 8cm. The glass has a thickness of 80mm. I like the glass stand very much as it’s light-weight yet sturdy and able to hold my Dell U2410 monitor.
mio TV died on me when I wanted to watch a “Live” Europa League Semi-finals match on Football Frenzy. Here’s a fix which works for me after calling helpdesk when after several power on and off of the modem and set top box which did not solve the problem. The display just simply shows 2 gears and a bar running below endlessly or a big red cross with both Link and Record lights on the set top box ON.
With the modem still connected, hold down POWER + OK + DOWN button on the front of the mio TV set top box for 5 seconds, release and wait up to 15minutes or more for the entire process to complete (Patience). Seems to me this helps to reset the set top box settings and restoring the STB firmware hence taking such a long time (I guess).