Category Archives: HDMI

New Apple TV – installation and setup

As you’re probably aware from my terribly geeky unboxing video, I’ve got my hands on one of the new 2nd-generation Apple TVs this week. I thought I’d go through what I’ve learnt from setting it up and using it, in … Continue reading

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After getting my new HDTV just after Christmas, I decided that the DVD playback from my Sony DVD/HDD recorder (which I’ve had for five years, so it’s practically prehistoric) wasn’t really up to much on the new screen. The player … Continue reading

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All Cabled Up

My 360 audio dongle arrived today, and I’ve just plumbed it in – HDMI and optical audio living side by side in perfect harmony! Wonderful. I also indulged in a Nintendo component cable for the Wii, rather than using SCART. … Continue reading

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Optical Illusion

I’ve just been on the mighty fleabay and got hold of an official Microsoft audio dongle so that I can use both HDMI and optical digital outputs of my Xbox 360. Bizarrely, Microsoft have opted to have the optical out … Continue reading

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