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Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos
 

Sorry yes,.  You could also just remove the mechanical drive and then connect the SSD to the controller it was using.  Usually it is not as important to make sure the default boot drive is using controller 0 if it is the only bootable disk connected to the system, but it is probably better to always use controller 0 so that the drive receives priority if any other bootable disks are connected at a later time.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

You can use a vacant drive bay/available SATA connection, but you can also use a USB enclosure to perform the cloning or imaging procedure.  The SSD will not automatically become the boot drive, but it is not usually necessary to make any changes in the BIOS.  Just swap the data cables and or the bays of the two drives so that the SSD is on controller 0 and it should become the default boot disk.
----- Original Message -----
From: Walt Smith
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos -
 
Thanks -- looks like very good advice, as usual. From what you say, I take it that I would install the solid state drive into a vacant drive bay (pretty sure I have one on this system) and perform the drive cloning or imaging directly from the existing C-drive. What happens at this point: that is, does the SSD then become the boot drive or what? Do I have to have someone sighted help me monkey with the BIOS settings in order to change the pointer to the boot drive? Can I then remove the mechanical drive? Thanks for clarifications here.


From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:19 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

The only major consideration which immediately occurs to me is capacity.  Take a close look at the occupied space on your current drive, not including data files to determine what size you will probably need.  250/256 GB capacity models are now reasonably priced.  You should use a mechanical drive to store your data files.  I'm not sure why you're under the impression that you will have to reinstall Windows and all of your applications.  Of course you can do that if you like, but it is a more common practice to either clone your existing drive on to the SSD or create an image of your current drive and restore it on to the SSD.  Either procedure will include your complete Windows installation and all of your applications.  Most SSDs come with some kind of software to migrate everything on to the new drive, but it might or might not be accessible.  For cloning I would recommend Casper
and for imaging I would recommend Image for Windows
or Drive Snapshot.
Image for Windows might be more convenient for migrating to an SSD since it is probably better at automatically duplicating all necessary boot/partition table sectors.
 


Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos
 

You can use a vacant drive bay/available SATA connection, but you can also use a USB enclosure to perform the cloning or imaging procedure.  The SSD will not automatically become the boot drive, but it is not usually necessary to make any changes in the BIOS.  Just swap the data cables and or the bays of the two drives so that the SSD is on controller 0 and it should become the default boot disk.

----- Original Message -----
From: Walt Smith
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos -
 
Thanks -- looks like very good advice, as usual. From what you say, I take it that I would install the solid state drive into a vacant drive bay (pretty sure I have one on this system) and perform the drive cloning or imaging directly from the existing C-drive. What happens at this point: that is, does the SSD then become the boot drive or what? Do I have to have someone sighted help me monkey with the BIOS settings in order to change the pointer to the boot drive? Can I then remove the mechanical drive? Thanks for clarifications here.


From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:19 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

The only major consideration which immediately occurs to me is capacity.  Take a close look at the occupied space on your current drive, not including data files to determine what size you will probably need.  250/256 GB capacity models are now reasonably priced.  You should use a mechanical drive to store your data files.  I'm not sure why you're under the impression that you will have to reinstall Windows and all of your applications.  Of course you can do that if you like, but it is a more common practice to either clone your existing drive on to the SSD or create an image of your current drive and restore it on to the SSD.  Either procedure will include your complete Windows installation and all of your applications.  Most SSDs come with some kind of software to migrate everything on to the new drive, but it might or might not be accessible.  For cloning I would recommend Casper
and for imaging I would recommend Image for Windows
or Drive Snapshot.
Image for Windows might be more convenient for migrating to an SSD since it is probably better at automatically duplicating all necessary boot/partition table sectors.
 


Re: options other than cable for television?

Gerald Levy
 

 
Yeah, they really said that.  Time Warner has a very cavalier attitude towards their customers . Their attitude is basically, if you don’t like our service, tough tarts, because we can charge anything we damn well please.  And if you cancel your service, see how far you get with an antenna.  Go ahead, we dare you.  See how many channels you receive in Manhattan with an indoor antenna.  What’s that, you say?  You’ll install a rooftop antenna or window-mounted satellite dish instead?Just go ahead and try.  But when your landlord serves you with an eviction notice, don’t come crying to us.  That’s how it is with the scum suckers of Time Warner of New York City.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Kimsan
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 

Hahaha, they really said that?

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 6:20 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

 

This strategy does not work with Time Warner.  The last time I threatened to cancel my cable service because my bill was too high, their so-called customer retention agent essentially told me, “so go ahead and cancel your service and see if we care.  But we cannot lower your bill.”. 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: Troy Burnham

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Hi All,

 

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

 

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

 

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

 

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Walt Smith
 

Carlos -
 
Thanks -- looks like very good advice, as usual. From what you say, I take it that I would install the solid state drive into a vacant drive bay (pretty sure I have one on this system) and perform the drive cloning or imaging directly from the existing C-drive. What happens at this point: that is, does the SSD then become the boot drive or what? Do I have to have someone sighted help me monkey with the BIOS settings in order to change the pointer to the boot drive? Can I then remove the mechanical drive? Thanks for clarifications here.



From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 11:19 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

The only major consideration which immediately occurs to me is capacity.  Take a close look at the occupied space on your current drive, not including data files to determine what size you will probably need.  250/256 GB capacity models are now reasonably priced.  You should use a mechanical drive to store your data files.  I'm not sure why you're under the impression that you will have to reinstall Windows and all of your applications.  Of course you can do that if you like, but it is a more common practice to either clone your existing drive on to the SSD or create an image of your current drive and restore it on to the SSD.  Either procedure will include your complete Windows installation and all of your applications.  Most SSDs come with some kind of software to migrate everything on to the new drive, but it might or might not be accessible.  For cloning I would recommend Casper
and for imaging I would recommend Image for Windows
or Drive Snapshot.
Image for Windows might be more convenient for migrating to an SSD since it is probably better at automatically duplicating all necessary boot/partition table sectors.
 


Re: Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Carlos
 

The only major consideration which immediately occurs to me is capacity.  Take a close look at the occupied space on your current drive, not including data files to determine what size you will probably need.  250/256 GB capacity models are now reasonably priced.  You should use a mechanical drive to store your data files.  I'm not sure why you're under the impression that you will have to reinstall Windows and all of your applications.  Of course you can do that if you like, but it is a more common practice to either clone your existing drive on to the SSD or create an image of your current drive and restore it on to the SSD.  Either procedure will include your complete Windows installation and all of your applications.  Most SSDs come with some kind of software to migrate everything on to the new drive, but it might or might not be accessible.  For cloning I would recommend Casper
and for imaging I would recommend Image for Windows
or Drive Snapshot.
Image for Windows might be more convenient for migrating to an SSD since it is probably better at automatically duplicating all necessary boot/partition table sectors.

----- Original Message -----
From: Walt Smith
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 10:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Thinking about a solid state C-drive

I'm considering replacing the standard (that is, mechanical) C-drive in my tower PC with a solid state version. Are there any special considerations or potential gotchas that I need to watch out for? Also, in preparation for this, I want to perform as complete a backup as I can and I know that the backup utility in Windows 7 doesn't capture everything (for just one example, the IE history folder) and I'm wondering if there's another backup utility out there that's guaranteed to get anything and everything so that if/when I do the C-drive replacement, I can restore things to as close as possible to the current state. I know, of course, that I'll have to re-install Windows and most of my applications, but things like the browser history, my IE favorites, the really valuable cookies, etc., are things I want to be sure I can recover. Thanks for any/all advice.
 
--
Walt Smith - Clearwater, FL
 


Re: options other than cable for television?

Gerald Levy
 

 
The FCC has been pressuring the cable companies to offer so-called ala carte pricing for years which would allow consumers to choose only those channels they are interested in, rather than being forced to accept a package that contains hundreds of channels that they never watch.  But the cable industry has been able to successfully blokc this initiative. Once the Time Warner merger with Charter goes through, cable bills will probably rise even higher in the absence of competition, according to some industry experts.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
    While talking to a customer service representative I think I have said that if they couldn't give me a lower price that I might have to look elsewhere, but usually they've been able to give me a promotion that I can live with without going that far.  My bill just keeps creeping up and up every year though, and now that it's approaching $150 per month I thought I'd try to do something different because that's 20% of my income.
 
If it was up to me if I had a tv at all I'd just have the extended basic cable I think it's called that has just channels up to like 73 and no dvr box and no hd, but as I said in my original message my mom watches quite a bit more tv than I do, and she doesn't watch nearly as many channels as she has access to but she wants to be able to record so we're stuck with the packages that offer the dvr box.  Aside from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox the only other channel that we watch a lot is TV Land, so it would be nice if these carriers had packages where you could just get the channels you wanted and the features you wanted.  Then again though, even if somebody did offer something like that the price of such a package would probably be even higher than the packages they offer now.
 
These places think that one size fits all so to speak, and in most cases maybe they're right but it's just ashame that they don't have at least something available for those of us who only want some of the bells and whistles but not all of them and that can't afford to pay an arm and a leg to get those bells and whistles.
 
Troy
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.
 
Michael
 
 
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
Hi All,
 
I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.
 
I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.
 
The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.
 
Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.
 
Troy
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: options other than cable for television?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Cable people have the most terrible Customer Disservice.

When I tried to get my cable bill transferred from my bank account to my joint bank account with my husband, they would not help, said I had to do it online. It took an hour and five people. I even told them I was a customer and entitled to service. Finally I got an executive, went through the issues of needing to make that change, that I respected that they had a policy for security, but I had a special problem, was blind and not that confident with the internet, so needed for them to do this for me by phone. I finally told him that I respected that they had a policy, understood that, and said policy could be made, constructed, revised, modified, changed, altered, obliterated by man, but the problem we had here was that blindness was made by God, and so far he had not modified, altered, changed, altered, or obliterated it. They fixed it.

My husband just loves that story.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 9:20 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?


This strategy does not work with Time Warner. The last time I threatened to cancel my cable service because my bill was too high, their so-called customer retention agent essentially told me, “so go ahead and cancel your service and see if we care. But we cannot lower your bill.”.

Gerald



From: Loy <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:41 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a month.



----- Original Message -----
From: Michael via Groups.io <mailto:michael_boyd.70359=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

Michael
michael_boyd.70359@yahoo.com <mailto:michael_boyd.70359@yahoo.com>



From: Troy Burnham <mailto:troyburnham34@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Hi All,

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high. I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of. Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now. In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

Troy





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Re: options other than cable for television?

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hahaha, they really said that?

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 6:20 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

 

This strategy does not work with Time Warner.  The last time I threatened to cancel my cable service because my bill was too high, their so-called customer retention agent essentially told me, “so go ahead and cancel your service and see if we care.  But we cannot lower your bill.”. 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

 

Michael

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Hi All,

 

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

 

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

 

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

 

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: options other than cable for television?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 


Dish network is advertising a $49 a month fee for two years which includes a DVR.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Troy, did you check out dish network?

Jim

 

From: Troy Burnham [mailto:troyburnham34@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 7:23 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

    While talking to a customer service representative I think I have said that if they couldn't give me a lower price that I might have to look elsewhere, but usually they've been able to give me a promotion that I can live with without going that far.  My bill just keeps creeping up and up every year though, and now that it's approaching $150 per month I thought I'd try to do something different because that's 20% of my income.

 

If it was up to me if I had a tv at all I'd just have the extended basic cable I think it's called that has just channels up to like 73 and no dvr box and no hd, but as I said in my original message my mom watches quite a bit more tv than I do, and she doesn't watch nearly as many channels as she has access to but she wants to be able to record so we're stuck with the packages that offer the dvr box.  Aside from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox the only other channel that we watch a lot is TV Land, so it would be nice if these carriers had packages where you could just get the channels you wanted and the features you wanted.  Then again though, even if somebody did offer something like that the price of such a package would probably be even higher than the packages they offer now.

 

These places think that one size fits all so to speak, and in most cases maybe they're right but it's just ashame that they don't have at least something available for those of us who only want some of the bells and whistles but not all of them and that can't afford to pay an arm and a leg to get those bells and whistles.

 

Troy

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: Troy Burnham

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Hi All,

 

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

 

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

 

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

 

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: vr stream headphone jack question

Walt Smith
 

Keith -
 
This definitely sounds as though a contact in the headphone jack on the Stream is damaged. Either that or there's a stereo/mono mismatch between the Stream and your headphones. I've seen this symptom in both cases. To start with, make sure that the phones match the jack -- that is, if the jack is stereo, make sure that the phones are also stereo and vice-versa. Otherwise, your only option is to contact Humanware and see if they can replace the jack on the older model unit and that might be more costly in the long run than purchasing the new Stream.



From: Keith S [mailto:ks.steinbach03@...]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 9:09 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

yes, I plug in new headphonesand it gives me a very muted version of the audio, if any audio is heard at all.  If I pull the headphone plug out halfway, then i get a full clera audio.  And if I unplug the headphones, the internal speaker does not work at all.
 
Keith
 


Re: options other than cable for television?

Jim Rawls
 

Troy, did you check out dish network?

Jim

 

From: Troy Burnham [mailto:troyburnham34@...]
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 7:23 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

    While talking to a customer service representative I think I have said that if they couldn't give me a lower price that I might have to look elsewhere, but usually they've been able to give me a promotion that I can live with without going that far.  My bill just keeps creeping up and up every year though, and now that it's approaching $150 per month I thought I'd try to do something different because that's 20% of my income.

 

If it was up to me if I had a tv at all I'd just have the extended basic cable I think it's called that has just channels up to like 73 and no dvr box and no hd, but as I said in my original message my mom watches quite a bit more tv than I do, and she doesn't watch nearly as many channels as she has access to but she wants to be able to record so we're stuck with the packages that offer the dvr box.  Aside from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox the only other channel that we watch a lot is TV Land, so it would be nice if these carriers had packages where you could just get the channels you wanted and the features you wanted.  Then again though, even if somebody did offer something like that the price of such a package would probably be even higher than the packages they offer now.

 

These places think that one size fits all so to speak, and in most cases maybe they're right but it's just ashame that they don't have at least something available for those of us who only want some of the bells and whistles but not all of them and that can't afford to pay an arm and a leg to get those bells and whistles.

 

Troy

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Loy

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:41 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

 

Michael

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

 

Hi All,

 

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

 

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

 

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

 

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

 

Troy

 

 

 

 

 

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Thinking about a solid state C-drive

Walt Smith
 

I'm considering replacing the standard (that is, mechanical) C-drive in my tower PC with a solid state version. Are there any special considerations or potential gotchas that I need to watch out for? Also, in preparation for this, I want to perform as complete a backup as I can and I know that the backup utility in Windows 7 doesn't capture everything (for just one example, the IE history folder) and I'm wondering if there's another backup utility out there that's guaranteed to get anything and everything so that if/when I do the C-drive replacement, I can restore things to as close as possible to the current state. I know, of course, that I'll have to re-install Windows and most of my applications, but things like the browser history, my IE favorites, the really valuable cookies, etc., are things I want to be sure I can recover. Thanks for any/all advice.
 
--
Walt Smith - Clearwater, FL
 


Re: options other than cable for television?

ratshtron <northstar1950@...>
 

hmmm, tv land would be the only one chanel you wouldn't be able to get over the air with an antena, but me-tv is simular to tv land and i am sure escape, decades, kozi, just network, antena-tv, this-tv (a movie network,) and many more are available over the air. several of the networks i mentioned above show a lot of old shows. decade is really good because they have a 6 hour program that starts at 7 am week days and they will show a movie and then talk about what happened on that day in the past. here in the dallas area decades just started airing last year on chanel 11.2 and me-tv is on 21.2 for some examples. i believe you live in the boumont area and you would probably have access to the airbox offered in the houston area. the airbox is about 100 to 179 dollars to purchase and this would give your mom the ability to record her shows. of course for digital tv reception you will need either a newer tv or a analog to digital converter box. i have several recording devices that i have connected a converter box to them so i can record the chanel that the converter is tuned to and i set the recorder to record either via the av inputs of the recorder or chanel 3 if the converter still has analog chanel 3 through the coaxal connection. walmart also sells a dvd/vcr combo with a digital tuner that would also work quite well for recording over the air reception.


Legend has it that on Monday 2/1/2016 09:22 AM, Troy Burnham said:
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While talking to a customer service representative I think I have said that if they couldn't give me a lower price that I might have to look elsewhere, but usually they've been able to give me a promotion that I can live with without going that far. My bill just keeps creeping up and up every year though, and now that it's approaching $150 per month I thought I'd try to do something different because that's 20% of my income.

If it was up to me if I had a tv at all I'd just have the extended basic cable I think it's called that has just channels up to like 73 and no dvr box and no hd, but as I said in my original message my mom watches quite a bit more tv than I do, and she doesn't watch nearly as many channels as she has access to but she wants to be able to record so we're stuck with the packages that offer the dvr box. Aside from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox the only other channel that we watch a lot is TV Land, so it would be nice if these carriers had packages where you could just get the channels you wanted and the features you wanted. Then again though, even if somebody did offer something like that the price of such a package would probably be even higher than the packages they offer now.

These places think that one size fits all so to speak, and in most cases maybe they're right but it's just ashame that they don't have at least something available for those of us who only want some of the bells and whistles but not all of them and that can't afford to pay an arm and a leg to get those bells and whistles.

Troy


----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:loyrg2845@gmail.com>Loy
To: <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a month.


----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:michael_boyd.70359=yahoo.com@groups.io>Michael via Groups.io
To: <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>TechTalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.

Michael
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From: <mailto:troyburnham34@gmail.com>Troy Burnham
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM
To: <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Hi All,

I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high. I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.

I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.

The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of. Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now. In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.

Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.

Troy





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Re: options other than cable for television?

Troy Burnham
 


    While talking to a customer service representative I think I have said that if they couldn't give me a lower price that I might have to look elsewhere, but usually they've been able to give me a promotion that I can live with without going that far.  My bill just keeps creeping up and up every year though, and now that it's approaching $150 per month I thought I'd try to do something different because that's 20% of my income.
 
If it was up to me if I had a tv at all I'd just have the extended basic cable I think it's called that has just channels up to like 73 and no dvr box and no hd, but as I said in my original message my mom watches quite a bit more tv than I do, and she doesn't watch nearly as many channels as she has access to but she wants to be able to record so we're stuck with the packages that offer the dvr box.  Aside from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox the only other channel that we watch a lot is TV Land, so it would be nice if these carriers had packages where you could just get the channels you wanted and the features you wanted.  Then again though, even if somebody did offer something like that the price of such a package would probably be even higher than the packages they offer now.
 
These places think that one size fits all so to speak, and in most cases maybe they're right but it's just ashame that they don't have at least something available for those of us who only want some of the bells and whistles but not all of them and that can't afford to pay an arm and a leg to get those bells and whistles.
 
Troy
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?

Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.
 
Michael
 
 
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
Hi All,
 
I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.
 
I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.
 
The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.
 
Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.
 
Troy
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: vr stream headphone jack question

Carlos
 

I tend to agree.  It might still be worth trying contact cleaning spray, but dirty or oxidized connectors usually only cause static, not phasing issues.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

I'm not sure what's causing the problem with the new headphones.  It sounds like what would be referred to as a phase problem.  But I have no idea whether that indicates a problem with the jack.
 
We still don't have any details about the original problem.  We know what advice you got but the original problem wasn't described in any detail. 
 
My guess is a loose jack, not anything having to do with cleaning.  A jack doesn't become dirty in an instant.  Dirt has to build up over time in normal conditions. 
 
If that is the case, I have no idea if anyone will try to repair it.  Can you make it work reliably by holding the jakc still in a certain position?  If you can't get it fixed, you may have to resort to the inconvenient expedient of using a rubber band to hold the chord in place or using tape to hold the chord in place.  I don't know if either is feasible or practical using a small device such as you are using. 
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----=

From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

yes, I plug in new headphonesand it gives me a very muted version of the audio, if any audio is heard at all.  If I pull the headphone plug out halfway, then i get a full clera audio.  And if I unplug the headphones, the internal speaker does not work at all.
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

To start with, we don't have an accurate description of the problem.  All we know is that bad advice was given to use oil to try to correct it.  Switch or contact cleaner should be  used. 
And we don't even know if it needs cleaning. 
 
What, exactly, is the problem?  Is the problem that you lose audio when you have a plug inserted and move the plug around?  If so, did the problem start suddenly?  Did you jerk the wire or hit the plug while it was connected?  the problem may well be that the jack is loose.  if so, no cleaning will accomplish anything.  And certainly, oiling the jack is not the way to do it.  the jack may be able to be made to have better contact.  I don't know if that is possible or who might do so. But if it can be done, that has nothing to do with cleaning.   
 
Also, it is stated without explanation, that the other headphones don't work.  What does that mean?  Does that mean that you can plug them in but they don't work?  Or does it mean that they don't work because the plug on the headphones doesn't match the jack?  The situations are completely different. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

You mean inserting the plug in and out of the jack rapidly.  I don’t think that will help.  Also, you have to treat the jacks on these devices with care.  It’s easy for one to go bad, since they are very delicately connected inside.  And they won’t fix that.  They are not like my father who used to take my walkmans apart and fix them in his own way, and then admonish me to be careful, because it was already dammaged.  Some information about WD40: even though it was supposed to have been invented as a rust protector, or something to get rust out, I’m not sure which; the thing it is supposed to prevent is what it actually manages to create: rust.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Try inserting the jack in and out rapidly. Sometimes this will fix the problem. I only hope you haven't damaged the problem further by using the WD40. This putting the jack in and out repeatedly might take a while but it has for some, fixed the problem at least temporarily.
 
Good luck and let us know if it works.
 
Barb
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Hello,
 
I have a vr stream taht is having problems with the headphone jack.  I have done what the local repiar center that is approved of by Humanware to handle repairs on the vr stream in my local area said to do (namely, spreay some WD-40 on a Q-tip and inert and then remove it from the headphone jack repeatedly.
 
That has not corrected the issue, so I purchased a new set of headphones and those do not work at all in the player.
 
Any other suggestions?  It is A version 1 stream, so I do not know if humanware will even look at it, or if they will just say they do not support that model any more.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: vr stream headphone jack question

Gene
 

I'm not sure what's causing the problem with the new headphones.  It sounds like what would be referred to as a phase problem.  But I have no idea whether that indicates a problem with the jack.
 
We still don't have any details about the original problem.  We know what advice you got but the original problem wasn't described in any detail. 
 
My guess is a loose jack, not anything having to do with cleaning.  A jack doesn't become dirty in an instant.  Dirt has to build up over time in normal conditions. 
 
If that is the case, I have no idea if anyone will try to repair it.  Can you make it work reliably by holding the jakc still in a certain position?  If you can't get it fixed, you may have to resort to the inconvenient expedient of using a rubber band to hold the chord in place or using tape to hold the chord in place.  I don't know if either is feasible or practical using a small device such as you are using. 
 
Gene 
----- Original Message -----=

From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

yes, I plug in new headphonesand it gives me a very muted version of the audio, if any audio is heard at all.  If I pull the headphone plug out halfway, then i get a full clera audio.  And if I unplug the headphones, the internal speaker does not work at all.
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

To start with, we don't have an accurate description of the problem.  All we know is that bad advice was given to use oil to try to correct it.  Switch or contact cleaner should be  used. 
And we don't even know if it needs cleaning. 
 
What, exactly, is the problem?  Is the problem that you lose audio when you have a plug inserted and move the plug around?  If so, did the problem start suddenly?  Did you jerk the wire or hit the plug while it was connected?  the problem may well be that the jack is loose.  if so, no cleaning will accomplish anything.  And certainly, oiling the jack is not the way to do it.  the jack may be able to be made to have better contact.  I don't know if that is possible or who might do so. But if it can be done, that has nothing to do with cleaning.   
 
Also, it is stated without explanation, that the other headphones don't work.  What does that mean?  Does that mean that you can plug them in but they don't work?  Or does it mean that they don't work because the plug on the headphones doesn't match the jack?  The situations are completely different. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

You mean inserting the plug in and out of the jack rapidly.  I don’t think that will help.  Also, you have to treat the jacks on these devices with care.  It’s easy for one to go bad, since they are very delicately connected inside.  And they won’t fix that.  They are not like my father who used to take my walkmans apart and fix them in his own way, and then admonish me to be careful, because it was already dammaged.  Some information about WD40: even though it was supposed to have been invented as a rust protector, or something to get rust out, I’m not sure which; the thing it is supposed to prevent is what it actually manages to create: rust.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Try inserting the jack in and out rapidly. Sometimes this will fix the problem. I only hope you haven't damaged the problem further by using the WD40. This putting the jack in and out repeatedly might take a while but it has for some, fixed the problem at least temporarily.
 
Good luck and let us know if it works.
 
Barb
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Hello,
 
I have a vr stream taht is having problems with the headphone jack.  I have done what the local repiar center that is approved of by Humanware to handle repairs on the vr stream in my local area said to do (namely, spreay some WD-40 on a Q-tip and inert and then remove it from the headphone jack repeatedly.
 
That has not corrected the issue, so I purchased a new set of headphones and those do not work at all in the player.
 
Any other suggestions?  It is A version 1 stream, so I do not know if humanware will even look at it, or if they will just say they do not support that model any more.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: options other than cable for television?

Gerald Levy
 

 
This strategy does not work with Time Warner.  The last time I threatened to cancel my cable service because my bill was too high, their so-called customer retention agent essentially told me, “so go ahead and cancel your service and see if we care.  But we cannot lower your bill.”. 
 
Gerald
 
 
 

From: Loy
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
One way of lowering your TV bill: I am with Directv and about once a year I will call them and when they ask you why you are calling, say canceling service, and they will direct your call to their retention department. Then tell them you are thinking of canceling because the price is just too high. Then they might offer you a lower monthly rate for a year. I now am just paying $49 a month for 140 channels. regularly $87 a  month.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
Basically your options are going to be Dish Direct TV, or A T & T Uverse if you live in an area where it is available. A T & T has recently bought out Direct TV, and people who cannot get Uverse are offered Direct TV. Both Satellite providers require a 2 year contract, but only offer special pricing for the first year. It is a lot cheaper than $150 however. You probably know that Road Runner is part of Time Warner, and if you give up any part of their service, the remaining part’s price will go up drastically.
 
Michael
 
 
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:50 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] options other than cable for television?
 
Hi All,
 
I have Time-Warner with cable, phone, and Internet and to me my bill is way too high.  I'm not sure what the breakdown is between tv, internet and phone but I pay $130 plus tax per month which puts my final bill at near $150.
 
I may not mind paying that much but we literally only watch 5 or 6 channels including the network channels, but my mom wants the dvr box so she can record shows and the only packages that the dvr comes with is their higher priced packages, and those packages also have hd which we also don't use along with probably a couple hundred channels that we never watch.
 
The only other options that I'm aware of is Dish and Direct Tv, and I was hoping to hear comments on those 2 plus any others that I may not be aware of.  Btw accessibility isn't really a top priority because I don't watch much tv anyway, all we'd need is the phone, internet, and tv like we have now.  In fact, I have Road Runner as my internet provider now, and if I did eventually get away from Time-Warner I'd really like to stay with Road Runner if I can, and I think I just recently heard of somebody who left Time-Warner and was still able to keep Road Runner for their internet.
 
Basically then I'm just looking for comments, both good and bad, on any other options I may have other than Time-Warner.
 
Troy
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Pop Peeper Question

Chris G <jedikent@...>
 

Hi,
No it doesn't support threading.


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If anybody else uses this thing, is there a threading option? I haven't been able to find one anywhere. If it had such a feature I could switch to using it full time.


Re: vr stream headphone jack question

Keith S
 

yes, I plug in new headphonesand it gives me a very muted version of the audio, if any audio is heard at all.  If I pull the headphone plug out halfway, then i get a full clera audio.  And if I unplug the headphones, the internal speaker does not work at all.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

To start with, we don't have an accurate description of the problem.  All we know is that bad advice was given to use oil to try to correct it.  Switch or contact cleaner should be  used. 
And we don't even know if it needs cleaning. 
 
What, exactly, is the problem?  Is the problem that you lose audio when you have a plug inserted and move the plug around?  If so, did the problem start suddenly?  Did you jerk the wire or hit the plug while it was connected?  the problem may well be that the jack is loose.  if so, no cleaning will accomplish anything.  And certainly, oiling the jack is not the way to do it.  the jack may be able to be made to have better contact.  I don't know if that is possible or who might do so. But if it can be done, that has nothing to do with cleaning.   
 
Also, it is stated without explanation, that the other headphones don't work.  What does that mean?  Does that mean that you can plug them in but they don't work?  Or does it mean that they don't work because the plug on the headphones doesn't match the jack?  The situations are completely different. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question

You mean inserting the plug in and out of the jack rapidly.  I don’t think that will help.  Also, you have to treat the jacks on these devices with care.  It’s easy for one to go bad, since they are very delicately connected inside.  And they won’t fix that.  They are not like my father who used to take my walkmans apart and fix them in his own way, and then admonish me to be careful, because it was already dammaged.  Some information about WD40: even though it was supposed to have been invented as a rust protector, or something to get rust out, I’m not sure which; the thing it is supposed to prevent is what it actually manages to create: rust.  Pam.
 
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Try inserting the jack in and out rapidly. Sometimes this will fix the problem. I only hope you haven't damaged the problem further by using the WD40. This putting the jack in and out repeatedly might take a while but it has for some, fixed the problem at least temporarily.
 
Good luck and let us know if it works.
 
Barb
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] vr stream headphone jack question
 
Hello,
 
I have a vr stream taht is having problems with the headphone jack.  I have done what the local repiar center that is approved of by Humanware to handle repairs on the vr stream in my local area said to do (namely, spreay some WD-40 on a Q-tip and inert and then remove it from the headphone jack repeatedly.
 
That has not corrected the issue, so I purchased a new set of headphones and those do not work at all in the player.
 
Any other suggestions?  It is A version 1 stream, so I do not know if humanware will even look at it, or if they will just say they do not support that model any more.
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: microwave oven, push button model

Matt
 

Well, don't think it is by the internet. But it is saying at my store as my
home store it is in stock and can be picked up today! So you might want to
sign in to Walmart and pick a store close to you and see if they have it in
stock at the store. As I don't think you can order it and have it sent to
you it is a in store product .


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: john s [mailto:jschwery@cox.net]
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 7:01 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

At the Walmart site, the bigger oven is no longer available.



earlier, Matt, wrote:
So I can understand that but how are you going to make a touch screen
accessible ? Also it is the size of the thing as well. This is not a
small 1 .0 cubic foot microwave. It is over twice that size at 2.2
cubic foot! Which is a fairly good size microwave. It also has
stainless steel inside and the wattage is 1250 . So you are paying for
much more than a cheap 1.0 cubic foot microwave oven.
Also Walmart has it for 159 bucks they are saying in stock at my store.
I don't need a microwave at this time. But I am going to town and if
they do have it in stock like the website say I will be glad to take a
look at it for someone. See link to Walmart.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Panasonic-2.2-Cu.-Ft.-1250-Watt-Microwave-Ove
n-Stainless/9856756


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:11 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

People can choose to spend their money how ever they see fit, but I am
not paying $188 just for raised buttons. And $188 is quite of bit of
money for many blind individuals.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt" <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Well 188 bucks is not bad for a microwave of that size especially a
name brand and if it has raised buttons you can feel and it can be made
to be fairly accessible. As microwave is becoming more and more un
accessible to us. Most of them is going to touch pad or touch screen
and most will be touch screen in the near future. I don't know what we
are going to do as blind people if they don't make it that all
appliance must be accessible to the blind. This can be done but needs
to be done from the ground up. This is say where all appliances should
meet certain accessibility standards that is produce say in 2016 . this
will take the US congress and the president to make this happen. It
would have to be a law or regulation put into place and if the mfg.'s
did not meet that in all new equipment made in 2016 and after they get
a hefty fine!. Now the problem is making up the standards as well.
JMT!


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:50 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Does anyone on this list actually own this particular microwave? If
so, how accessible is it? Does it have tactile buttons for the
numeric keypad or does it use a rotary knob like the Sharp R-248BS
to set the cooking time?

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 8:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Here it is on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-NN-SN973S-Stainless-Countertop-Technology/d
p/B00XHE4Q38
Based on the description at least, it sounds as if it may in fact
have raised buttons. Although at $188, it is rather pricey for a
microwave.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimsan" <kimsansong@outlook.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2016 4:05 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model


Can you give a link to this product with the model number etc.
I'm getting my list ready for the tax refun lol.

I got confused with what we are talking about, a microwave or toaster oven?
-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Siman [mailto:alansiman@cox.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 4:13 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model

Panasonic model NN-SN973S has a;; raosed bittons that you press and
capacity
is 2.1 cubic feet and 1250watts which is pretty powerful.

On 1/26/2016 1:18 PM, MamaPeach wrote:
*I wish they made one of these in a bigger size.*
*From:* john s <mailto:jschwery@cox.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:54 PM
*To:* TechTalk@groups.io <mailto:TechTalk@groups.io>
*Subject:* [TechTalk] microwave oven, push button model
While looking for a microwave oven, at walmart we found a Sharp model
with push buttons and a selector dial. The dial has detents or
clicks to help in selecting. the model number is:

R-248BS


The oven is a bit small with 900 watts of power and a volume of point
9 cubic feet. The cost is $69 at Walmart and $99 from the Sharp web
site. If any of you want the manual, write to me and I'll send it.


John






















John

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