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by johny media
Wed Dec 30, 2009 20:53
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: mce going blank
Replies: 0
Views: 3387

mce going blank

I have recently found that on starting mce the screen goes blank, although the mce audio is still there. Pressing the windows key on the keyboard brings the mce screen back into view, until I click something at which point it dissapears again. Pressing the windows key again brings the screen back. I...
by johny media
Wed Dec 30, 2009 17:44
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Standbye tool
Replies: 0
Views: 3253

Standbye tool

I have found what looks like being a useful piece of software for the scaleo. It is software that allows you to tweak and set up the standbye/sleep functions etc in mce. I have succusfully installed the tool although not really played around with it yet, so if anyone fancies experimenting, here is t...
by johny media
Wed Dec 30, 2009 17:37
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Wireless Keyboard/Gamepad etc
Replies: 3
Views: 4116

Re: Wireless Keyboard/Gamepad etc

Sorry I can't exactly answer your question, but as I became more and more frustrated with the useless trackball thing on the original keyboard (a shame, as the keyboard and the idea were nice) I installed a belkin wireless keyboard and mouse. It does have an external receiver which is on a long wire...
by johny media
Fri Dec 18, 2009 17:08
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: PCI-E slot, 1.0 or 1.1?
Replies: 0
Views: 3410

PCI-E slot, 1.0 or 1.1?

I have read with interest peoples varying success at installing new graphics cards, and having looked into pci-e info, it seems that graphics cards for pcie-2 slots are backwards compatible to pci-e 1.1 but not 1.0. I wonder if this explains why some cards won't work? Can anyone tell me wether the S...
by johny media
Thu Dec 10, 2009 21:53
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Graphics & TV Card upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 4954

Graphics & TV Card upgrades

I am thinking of putting a dual tuner tv card in place of the kworld one that Maplin supplied, and also putting in something like an 8400gs (512mb) graphics card in place of the riser graphics card fitted in the pci-e slot. I am also interested in gaining full functionality of the scaleo as far as f...
by johny media
Wed Dec 02, 2009 15:21
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: stuttering playback in mce
Replies: 2
Views: 3730

Re: stuttering playback in mce

Well, I have found the solution to my stuttering dvd playback problem. I noticed that the nag bubble for windows updates was comming on very frequently (like everytime I closed an application and went back to the desktop, click it away but soon it would be back!) so changed the settings so the remin...
by johny media
Fri Nov 06, 2009 21:10
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Away Mode driver
Replies: 8
Views: 6234

Re: Away Mode driver

and I now think I have found out why away mode wont install for me - I have xp 2002, and it needs to be 2005 onwards, according to a post I found on another thread here somewhere.
by johny media
Thu Nov 05, 2009 19:45
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Will a PCI-E Dual Freeview Tuner fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

Re: Will a PCI-E Dual Freeview Tuner fit?

Sounds like a good mod and well worth noting for the archives, might even try one myself at that price! I wonder though, does the rest of the machine cope ok say with recording one station while watching another?
by johny media
Thu Nov 05, 2009 19:41
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Away Mode driver
Replies: 8
Views: 6234

Re: Away Mode driver

yep, that's the driver I have but it wont load for me.
by johny media
Sun Nov 01, 2009 16:23
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Away Mode driver
Replies: 8
Views: 6234

Re: Away Mode driver

Yep, that is what I hoped would happen, ie the standbye button on the r/c putting the machine into a low power state, I tried it once and it did do that, with the flashing green light, but I could not wake the machine, had to force it to restart vai holding the on button, when it did I got the other...
by johny media
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:30
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: stuttering playback in mce
Replies: 2
Views: 3730

Re: stuttering playback in mce

Well I have tried a different mpeg2 decoder and this seems to have helped (but not 100%) so am today looking for another decoder to try, I don't think it is to do with the graphics card (onboard in my case) as the problem happens with recorded tv too, always in the same places when I rewind to check...
by johny media
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:24
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Will a PCI-E Dual Freeview Tuner fit?
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

Re: Will a PCI-E Dual Freeview Tuner fit?

Hi
I don't think the ADD2 is a pci - e slot is it? Just a normal pci slot. Isn't it only ADD1 that is pci - e and it's for a graphics card upgrade? I would have thought your best bet would be to take out the kworld and use that pci slot (on the riser?) with a twin tuner pci card?
by johny media
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:00
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Away Mode driver
Replies: 8
Views: 6234

Re: Away Mode driver

thanks for that - there's no way I'd want to leave the machine eating a couple hundred watts or more when I'm not using it! It's just a pity to have to come out of media centre to switch the machine off which involves using the wireless keyboard (the ball mouse thing on mine is nigh on useless!), ki...
by johny media
Mon Oct 19, 2009 19:58
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Away Mode driver
Replies: 8
Views: 6234

Away Mode driver

Well most things are now working on my Scaleo with XP media Centre, but one thing that is not is away mode. I have downloaded the suggested driver (from Soxlades post re Maplin Scaleo e drivers) it's a windows file KB902437-ENU but on opening I get a message "The environment is incorrect" ...
by johny media
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:40
Forum: SCALEO
Topic: Wireless keyboard problem...?
Replies: 4
Views: 3705

Re: Wireless keyboard problem...?

Hey that advice just saved me! After trying out standbye or sleep mode (well using off button on r/c and machine going into flashing green light mode whatever that is?) I could not wake the machine and had to do a restart, then no k/b but curiously a seperate wireless mouse was working still. Unplug...

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