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  1. It doesn't have a built in HD-DVD player... Besides, I don't really care about High Def video formats - I would be unlikely to buy the HDDVD addon, and it looks like Blu-Ray is going to 'win' anyway. It's games I care about.
  2. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/xbox360elite/default.htm New Xbox! The black ones are only a limited edition, though, but after that they'll be replacing the Premium with it. I really want one . Any 360, actually - I want to go the Wii60 way.
  3. My HDTV, a Samsung 940MW, seems to be incompatible with my Nintendo Wii when using the Component cables. When I try to play one of the Virtual Console NES games, I get a green flickery screen and can't play. Anyone else encountered this?
  4. It took me ages to figure that out, but luckily I'd done it a week before I got my Wii at one of those Nintendo tours. I think I'm on the 5th temple now, played for like 30 hours...although I'm really dragging it out because I don't want it to end!
  5. They might sell out on launch day (but then this is England...we seem to dislike Nintendo) like in America, but there will still be more consoles in stores before Christmas. Many places have their initial shipments for the 8th, but are getting more a week or so later.
  6. Oh right, I thought you'd started setting it up. I have Telewest too; do you have one of those Motorola Surfboard things? If so, is if connected to your PC by USB or Ethernet cable?
  7. Have you connected your internet cable (from your modem or router or such) to your new wireless router, then connected the wireless router to your PC?
  8. It looks pretty good...but why not just get Vista? IMO this is the best, official MS, theme.
  9. Dark horse? More like, um, "awesomest horse". Got mine preordered; tommorow afternoon I'll be playing a new Zelda game. Woo. And anyway, I don't see how it can be considered a "dark horse". There are only 3 in the, er, running, and at the moment Nintendo is second in sales. Probably first in profit, too.
  10. Nintendo are bringing their "Wii Move You" tour to Meadowhall next week! I think I'm going to be living there for a few days, especially if they have the new Zelda on show. Thought I should post about it; nothing's worse than finding out about something awesome afterwards.
  11. In the past I have consistently connected at 2mb/s. Downloads used to go at approx 250KB/S, now they do not.
  12. I've noticed over the past month that my broadband connection is periodically very slow. I am supposed to have 2mb/s from Telewest Blueyonder Cable. I stumbled upon this article in The Register and was fairly appalled. I decided to check my download speed, and the result was only 1mb/s. This is without any bandwidth-sucking programs such as Bittorrent or games open. Has anyone else noticed something like this? I have complained to BY via their online form, but I doubt that will make a difference. Is there anything I can do, as this is surely false advertising?
  13. Is there an impractical way? The High-Def point is valid, but when I won't be buying a HDTV for at least a few more years (I fail to se any real benefits as of yet) it doesn't make ot better value.
  14. When you can get stand alone Hard Drive recorders for less than £60... They may not have triple tuners, but you also get it for more than a year.
  15. £10 a month soon adds up. Plus I would prefer to actually own the hardware, as opposed to what is really renting.
  16. A freeview box? Because I don't want a HDD integrated with Freeview, I want a HDD that can record from my existing box.
  17. I'm thinking of buying one of those combi DVD/HDD recorders, something like this. However, my problem is that I want twin-tuners, so I can record and watch at the same time. I want to be able to watch one Telewest channel while recording from another. I don't think this is possible with most, as they include their own Freeview recievers to record from, and if the connextion between my Telewest box and HDD was simply SCART, I don't see how it could split the signal. Is it possible to use the Telewest signal in this way? BTW, I'm not interested in their own service, TVDrive, because the monthy fee is ridiculous.
  18. I have a problem with nVidia´s numbering system - would the 7600 GT be faster than a 6800gs? Or is it just that the 7-series supports some new shader?
  19. I knew I should have said this in my first post...my system can't do SLI, I'm pretty sure - not much room for expansion. Thanks, anyway! I have just been looking around t'internets; the GeForce 7600 GT seems like a good choice for me. About £120-130, good performance; any thoughts, or where I could get one cheap ?
  20. I've recently become somewhat obsessed with the game Oblivion... My current system runs it...well, not bad, at 1024x768 with most things medium-low, but it really struggles at outside scenes with the FPS dropping below ~12. Could anyone advise me on the best graphics card to upgrade to? Ideally I don't want to spend much more than £100, and I'd like to get it running smooth at 1280x1024, my monitor's native. Oh, and I've already tried all the tweaks to optimise the game... My current set-up is: OS: Windows XP Home Edition Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, ~2.0GHz Memory: 1GB RAM Card: nVidia Geforce 6600, PCI-E, 256MB Thanks.
  21. You could always go to GameStation and beg them to let you have one early. They probably have them in stock right now, they wouldn't leave it to the last minute...the guy I talked to in GameStation seemed really confident that they wouldn't sell out...I hope not. Who else is gettin' one?
  22. Yeah, I've used that often, I'd recommend it.
  23. Has anybody here ever heard of an American series called "Push, Nevada"? It was repeated a while ago on the Sci-Fi channel, and I thought it was amazingly good - only about 7 episodes of it, though. Does anyone have any idea where I could find this great series? It hasn't been released on DVD, and can't find too much on the internet, so I'm hoping someone has a copy somwhere . Some info can be found about it at the IMDB - sorry, I can't post URLs; less than 15 posts . If you can help me, I'll be really greatful. Thanks!
  24. You mean, like, WEP? Yeah, I tried that again when it wouldn't work; no different.
  25. Now that must have been annoying. They probably put the most polished parts of the game in the demo, hoping people would "fall for it", almost. I agree, no excuse for that - but I still don't think it warrants piracy.
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