David Morrison

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  1. Finally chasing this up. It seems the W1070 was discontinued in June. The W1080ST+ is still available at $1240. http://www.benq.com.au/product/projector/w1080stplus/specifications/ But using the selector on the Benq site, there are two others that look good and are even cheaper, the MH530 (around $843) and MH680 ( around $1175). http://www.benq.com.au/product/projector/mh530/specifications/ http://www.benq.com.au/product/projector/mh680/specifications/ From our perspective of having to carry it around, the MH530 looks good at 1.96kg. The others are 2.8kg. The MH530 is also cheapest. The only thing I am uncertain about is the distance from the projector to the screen. We usually have the projector 2.5-3.5 metres from the wall and the image is about 1.5-2 metres across. Are all of these going to be able to do this? (Is this what he throw distance is about?)
  2. You are right, it is a desktop unit used once or twice a month for a few hours, and has to be carted around to meetings. But that brings up another question. Are either of them more robust than the other, so they will take a bit of knocking around?
  3. About 5 years ago, a club I am in got a grant to buy a data projector. We wanted it to give true colours, ie, photos, and we wanted it to work in a room with all the fluorescent lights on. At the time LCD projectors were not up to this job. In particular, they were useless in a room with any lights on. So we ended up getting a Mitsubishi DLP projector which has been brilliant. We paid a little over $2000 from memory. Unfortunately, it got dropped and the image has been plagued by ever increasing amounts of "snow". We looked at getting it repaired, but the quotes were around the $500 mark. Since prices have come down we are thinking of getting a new one instead. I have been told that the LCD models have improved since then. Are they as good as DLP models in terms of brightness and colour fidelity?
  4. Still no forum. Again! This company really knows how to treat its most loyal customers…..
  5. Does anyone know what has happened to the forum on the Topfield web site? It comes up as disabled, which seems a manual action rather than a software problem.
  6. Bear in mind also that DAB (like FM) has limited range compared to AM, and there are long distances between towns in Australia. Compare this to the countries you mention - small country, close-together towns, big population. Not much market here for a transmitter sitting beside a highway somewhere with only a few people living nearby so that we can listen to radio while driving. Personally, I see DAB as a gimmick, like 3d and 4K TVs were/are, designed to encourage sales of new devices. I would be surprised if DAB ever got out of big cities here.
  7. Yes, I could do that, but I have a 2400 now. Still think the 5000 was the peak of usability. 2400 is slow, unreliable and has a horrible remote.
  8. These are standard definition PVRs that really established hard disk recorders in Australia. One has a failed disk but otherwise works fine. The other one had the occasional glitch but otherwise worked well - probably reflashing would have fixed it but I didn't bother as I had the other one. Use for spare parts or make one working version. I am happy to give them away. Pick up in Newcastle, or pay for the postage. PM me where you are and I will work out the cost.
  9. It depends on what you want to record. I listen to the BBC, and most BBC programs are available for a month afterwards to listen to. If I want to record something, there are a number of Mac utilities that will record the computer's audio output, eg, Audio Hijack, Wiretap. Just set up the playback and record when you are going out.
  10. That's a good point. Although still has the problem of being difficult to use when you are half awake. Worse in some respects as it does not have push button station selection.
  11. Almost all Internet (and many DAB) radios have a similar look. One big speaker, a display, two knobs and 5 buttons. I wonder if they are all just variations from the same manufacturer? My Aldi radio is like that too. Sound is loud enough to hear throughout the house, but can also be soft enough to have beside the bed without being too loud.
  12. Several years ago, I bought an Aldi Internet radio to listen mainly to the BBC. It is still working fine, although the user interface is excruciating. (Think wake up in the middle of the night, want to turn it on like Snooze on a clock radio so it goes off after a while. To do this requires about 8 clicks and a number of rotations. Makes sure you are wide awake.) Aldi had trouble selling them at the time, and many were discounted to get rid of them. As far as I am aware, they have never been offered again. My first question is whether anyone actually listens to Internet radio stations using a dedicated "radio"? The second is what device do you use?
  13. Your router will often do DNS proxy for you. And is a common address for many routers.