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Post by SparedLife » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:54 pm

I'm not a console person for the most obvious reason; harder to mess with the game but I do have some hardware other than PC for mostly media purposes.

I bought a PSP a while back but not to play games with. I use it mainly as a media player. Which got me thinking about the actual technology I do own and I was just wondering where others find themselves in this media world.

I have:

Xbox
PSone
iPod Nano
PSP
Pocket PC
several MP3/WMA players
Portable DVD player
A handful of SD/Memory stick and various media cards
A bunch of thumbdrives

I'm thinking of getting one of the new Archos players that play a bunch of formats.

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Post by Spawn » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:45 pm

A HTPC box with a ordinary computer inside will do the trick for me i think,
gonna start building one soon.. Got all the parts except the box now :)

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Post by Fatty » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:23 am

Technology wise I'm pretty out-dated. I own and still use:

Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo
Nintendo 64
Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo GameBoy Color
Atari Jaguar
Zenith Hi-Fi Stereo VCR
Pioneer receiver/amplifier
Pioneer 101-disc CD changer
Pioneer dual deck cassette player

I did have an original PlayStation but it died about year or so ago.

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Post by SparedLife » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:37 am

A HTPC box with a ordinary computer inside
That must be something similiar to HP's z series digital entertainment system

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Fatty:
I used to have a huge pioneer system with these 4ft 200watt speakers and a receiver you could put a hole in a yaght with if you dropped it. I gave it to my son and after a month he replaced those huge speakers with some dinky Bose that sounded really good. Then he replaced the receiver with a Sony receiver that weighed about 5oz.

I have used my computer for most everything for several years now. I have a PCI TV card and a USB TV card and a 3way amplified speaker system hooked to the computer. So the TV and stereo thing is covered. I use my laptop as a DVD player most of the time.

The last time I was at my place I found a box of Super Nintendo games from years ago but didn't see the console anywhere around. It was probably loaned out a long time ago and never returned. Who knows anymore!

I am definetly liking all this new portable media stuff. The PSP is great at Dennys while waiting an hour for your next cup of coffee. I can't even imagine how I got along without flashdrives before.

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Post by Belladonna » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:32 pm

My kids have:
Xbox 360
PSP
their own MP3 players (not icky ipod)
some kind of stereo system

Me? If I'm not using the computer or TV, I usually have a book. You guys remember those, right? Made of paper, with words on them? Oh wait, I have a shower radio too! I guess this means I wouldn't make it into the geekette club, huh?
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