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TrŠger) Lars, I think you still have a little of that "Aryan Master Race" mindset left over from the 2nd World War, like the rest of your brothers...
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 15:28:54 -0400, Mayor of R'lyeh Here, Here! He actually thinks he is to the right of me socially and economically, as well as politically. But...
Sadly for Windows users, they do exist for OS X users. My current TV tuner (older, but still very usable in OS X, is USB, while my brother's newer tuner is Firewire, also for OS X). If I'm not mistaken, the manufacturer of our tuners also manufactures two or three HDTV tuners, all Firewire. But again, sadly, they are only for OS X). I don't quite understand why they won't release software for XP or Vista. They certainly would sell many more units than they now sell. But I guess some companies don't want any more revenue.
That would be nice, if I were into really advanced media editing. But I am not a musician in any way. While I can carry a tune, I was never taught how to read music. In addition, I am not musically inclined, anyway. I just want to be able to listen to my music or watch my music videos. I'm sure my brother would like to be able to use advanced sound cards, since he is so-inclined.
Let's face it, I'm just not a professional, just an ordinary person.
But, if one wants to continue using PCI slots, an Apple certainly isn't the machine to have. They stopped supporting additional slots with G5s, apparently. Hopefully, they will have additional slots with the Intel PowerPCs (or what ever Apple decides to call them).
My own opinion is that ANY thing has ANY place on PCI Express, if the manufacturer wants to do it. No one is sitting around twisting anyone's arm to tell them what may or may not be used with PCI Express (which is backward compatible with PCI, if I'm not mistaken). So really, purchasing a machine or motherboard which does have PCI Express slots would actually be an investment in the future.
Note that I did NOT say "it's also not true for ALL newer Winboxes". I did qualify my statement with "many", rather than "all". So we are basically in agreement.
I guess you've never heard of "hyperbole" before, have you? But it's actually true of those who are into "modding" and such, to a certain degree.
Let's face it, I left the realm of "geeky, pimply-faced teenager" MANY years ago. In fact, when I was a "pimply-faced teenager", I was lucky to even get enough to eat or have shoes on my feet, much less have the necessary resources to pay for such things (at that time it was "Amateur Radio", since the only computers in existence WERE used by "white-faced Academic elitists". )
In addition, I have NEVER been considered an "Academic", since I didn't advance much beyond High-School, and that via a GED in my late 40s. I did take 2 years of Computer Science and "C" programming in a Business School in the late 80s, but never pursued it professionally. I've always been rather a dilente (SP.) when it comes to programming. I just don't have the mind-set, patience, mathematics background, or organizational skills needed to be a programmer. Nor do I have the stamina anymore, being in my 60s, and not as healthy as I used to be.
If I have any knowledge at all, it is purely self-taught. I do not claim to be an "intelligent" or wise man, since I know quite well how much I do NOT know. But I have learned to learn even from my enemies.
No, sir, I learned my limitations years ago.
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On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 12:19:22 -0700, Donald McDaniel You're right--there is *one* HDTV tuner that works on OS X, but it only handles ATSC. It took me...