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Old 07-24-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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New computer!!!

Hola,
I just got a brand new Dell XPS 400 with:
3.0 Ghz 930 Intel Viiv Processor
320 GB hard drive
2 GB memory
windows XP media center
geForce video card
dual layer dvd-rw and dvd-rom
all the other shenanigans except a tv tuner


now, my question is....
it has an s-video output and a dvi output. i want to hook it up to my Sharp XR-1S projector via my Pioneer VSX-something reciever. is this just a plug and play deal? or do i need more drivers? i can't connect my projector because i left the power cord in my dorm room (or as i like to call it "the death star"), so i can't test it, nor do i have another thing i can test it on

what is everyone's thoughts?
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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Should be plug & play (according to a couple of my video guys) via the "S" video output
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:32 PM   #3
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thanks clapton, i went through so much shit with my last pos computer, that is music to my ears
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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yes no plug and play maybe just a couple of buttons need to be pushed to switch to the s video port.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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what are those buttons, then?

i'm not tech illiterate (or however you spell it), but this computer is a far cry from my last laptop (WalMart special, thx to my mom)
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:20 AM   #6
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here looks like this and also there is a link for ya buddy! :

http://www.homepage.montana.edu/~ied...elp/index.html
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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So, how do you like the XPS 400 desktop?
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:59 PM   #8
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Ah, you should have got a Mac then.

"It just works"
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:04 AM   #9
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Ah, you should have got a Mac then.

"It just works"
lol


oh jeez. Macs have aken over the world. Its a 180degree from a few years ago. Seems Pc users are hard to find.

oh well..steve lost 75million last week.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:50 AM   #10
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Sorry, I've always had a preference for Apple. After the ZX Spectrum, an Apple IIC was my first computer, which then evolved into a Macintosh.

Great computers.

Popularity doesn't make something good.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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Sorry, I've always had a preference for Apple. After the ZX Spectrum, an Apple IIC was my first computer, which then evolved into a Macintosh.

Great computers.

Popularity doesn't make something good.
k cool.
so ur not one of the now average mac users.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #12
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So, how do you like the XPS 400 desktop?
Um, well it works for me... most of the times. The motherboard on this piece is really, really bad. It'll crash if you plug in any external hard drive to a USB, rendering all USB's inactive for however long it feels like doing it. No keyboard, no mouse... no computer. It's out of warranty. If you ever buy a Dell, get the longest warranty you can get your hands on. It'll be worth it.

As for Mac... I don't have anything against them, but I've grown up with PCs. I refuse to switch. I'm stubborn.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:50 PM   #13
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2003 Mac, OS X, no crashes. It's not the Dell, it's the Windows OS.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #14
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I don't like Macs
also Germans (the only country in the world left doing this) prefer gaming on PCs over consoles, and you can't really game on Macs.

I might consider a Macbook one day, but not a desktop.
Actually, I like Sony Vaios a lot
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:20 PM   #15
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Um, well it works for me... most of the times. The motherboard on this piece is really, really bad. It'll crash if you plug in any external hard drive to a USB, rendering all USB's inactive for however long it feels like doing it. No keyboard, no mouse... no computer. It's out of warranty. If you ever buy a Dell, get the longest warranty you can get your hands on. It'll be worth it.

As for Mac... I don't have anything against them, but I've grown up with PCs. I refuse to switch. I'm stubborn.
Thank you. I'm stubborn too. I like PCs better. I'll stick with a laptop. Thanks for the review and inputs about your tower.
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