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April 8, 2004 3:00:43 AM

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Hello,

I am a long time Showstopper 2000 user and I just got 2 5040's and am
looking for some help.

First, I want to upgrade the HD's on these to a "good" size. What seems to
be the sweet spot right now and what drives have you guys had luck with?
Money is an issue so I am looking for a bargain and I am partial to WD
drives. Although my last SS2K upgrade was to a fluid bearing Maxtor and that
seemed to work well. I was thinking 120 - 160 GB.

Second, I have a Linksys wireless setup which has always been nothing but
trouble so I am looking to upgrade my whole network and reading seems like
the Buffalo stuff is a god way to go. Is the "G" stuff going to be good
enough to stream or should I wait for the new 125mps line coming out next
month? I was thinking of buying the following buffalo;

1 - Router / WAP model# WBR2-G54
2 - Ethernet Bridges model# WLI-TX1-G54

or future 125mps
1 - Router / WAP model# WHR3-G54
2 - Ethernet Bridges model# ???

Finally anyone know any places offering deals on the wireless Buffalo stuff?

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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 9:33:12 AM

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"Spectre" <Noneofyourbusiness@bye.com> wrote in message
news:Id3dc.647$Yw5.384@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> First, I want to upgrade the HD's on these to a "good" size. What seems to
> be the sweet spot right now and what drives have you guys had luck with?
> Money is an issue so I am looking for a bargain and I am partial to WD
> drives. Although my last SS2K upgrade was to a fluid bearing Maxtor and
that
> seemed to work well. I was thinking 120 - 160 GB.

120 GBs should be sufficient, unless you plan on keeping episodes for one or
more shows stored on the RTVs long-term. (Usually, you'd do your long-term
storage on DVArchive, though, so 120GB should be plenty.)
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 10:12:38 AM

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Fry's in the San Jose area has the 200 GB WD drive for $80 after rebate right
now. The same drive started out with a whine after a couple of weeks in my 5040
but the noise eventually faded and so far it's working fine. My wife's gotten
within 30 hours of filling it because she insists on keeping several weeks of
several daily shows and is very poor about deleting things before the drop off
the far end automatically.

At least I bought the drive when it still had a 3 year warranty but I hope I
won't have to make good on it. I have the same drive in my own computer and
it's quieter than the one in the RTV.

Karl Kaufman wrote:

> "Spectre" <Noneofyourbusiness@bye.com> wrote in message
> news:Id3dc.647$Yw5.384@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> > First, I want to upgrade the HD's on these to a "good" size. What seems to
> > be the sweet spot right now and what drives have you guys had luck with?
> > Money is an issue so I am looking for a bargain and I am partial to WD
> > drives. Although my last SS2K upgrade was to a fluid bearing Maxtor and
> that
> > seemed to work well. I was thinking 120 - 160 GB.
>
> 120 GBs should be sufficient, unless you plan on keeping episodes for one or
> more shows stored on the RTVs long-term. (Usually, you'd do your long-term
> storage on DVArchive, though, so 120GB should be plenty.)

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Anonymous
May 27, 2004 11:24:15 PM

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> Second, I have a Linksys wireless setup which has always been nothing but
> trouble so I am looking to upgrade my whole network and reading seems like
> the Buffalo stuff is a god way to go. Is the "G" stuff going to be good
> enough to stream or should I wait for the new 125mps line coming out next
> month? I was thinking of buying the following buffalo;

802.11g works nice for streaming. I have my 5040 unit plugged into an
Ethernet jack running to my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G) and this
works nicely for downloading shows with DVArchive and streaming them to
my PowerBook attached only via 802.11g. I am able to download the
medium quality recordings (which is what I use for all recordings) in
better than real time and the times that I have tried streaming to VLC,
that worked fine as well. I was having quite a bit of trouble with this
when I was using 802.11b, which was able to download a 1 hour show in
about 1h20m.

Steve
Anonymous
May 28, 2004 6:16:37 PM

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On Thu, 27 May 2004 19:24:15 -0500, Steve Waltner
<swaltner-2004@cox.net> wrote:

>> Second, I have a Linksys wireless setup which has always been nothing but

SNIP,

may seem stupid but i bought three Netgear XE-102 (one for the PC, one
each for my 5040) for $130 (including shipping). Plugged them into the
wall and 5 minutes later everyone ws talking to everyone and streaming
is fine. granted i have only tryed medium and standard quality.

Might not be the fastest but it certainly is a simpler and cheaper
solution to wireless.

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