Category: Players and Recorders

Players and Recorders including DVRs, PVRs, and all varieties of audio and video recorders.

Guitar Pick – Indespensible Electronics Tool

Guitar Pick – Indespensible Electronics Tool I need to get to the capacitors inside monitor, but I’m having trouble with the plastic clips that hold the case together. I’ve got the screws out and the base off, but I don’t want to screw up the plastic by prying on the wrong spot  or in the wrong way. […]

How to Reset a Samsung Security DVR

How to Reset a Samsung Security DVR Why Reset a Samsung Security DVR? If you have forgotten your admin password on a Samsung Security DVR, most experts would suggest that you have to contact Samsung and/or send it back to Samsung to have the administrator password reset.  While this is true in some cases, it […]

How to Burn an Audio CD in Windows Vista and Windows 7

In this article, you will learn how to burn an audio CD in Windows Vista and Windows 7. How you burn a disc in Windows will depend on what you are trying to accomplish.  There are two types of CDs you can burn – a data CD and an audio CD.  A data CD is simply […]

Third Party not Accepting TiVo Manager Password

TiVo Manager Password isn’t working I have a new TiVo through Midcontinent.  I want to hook up my TiVo to my Amazon account and it tells me I need my TiVo manager password.  I tried the password I set up to use on my TiVo account and it doesn’t work.  Is the manager password different […]

How to Reset a Control4 Home Controller HC-200, HC-300, HC-500

If you are getting an error message on your HC-200, HC-300, or HC-500, or if it’s simply not working, there are some steps you can take to reset the device that you should be aware of. In these steps for how to reset a Control4 Home Controllert, I’m using the HC-300 as an example, but […]

How to Enable TiVo Multi-Room Viewing

Tivo Multi-Room Viewing

If you have more than one TiVo DVR, it’s possible to transfer a show recorded on one to a DVR in a different part of your house – if you know how.  I’ve seen discussions about how to enable TiVo multi-room viewing and suggestions included making the media keys the same and some other things, but it’s actually not that difficult.  In fact, TiVo allows […]

Slingbox Error Codes

If you are having a problem with your Slingbox, you should be receiving one of several Slingbox error codes indicating the issue.  With this error code, troubleshooting will be much easier.  Note the error and compare to the table below to determine your course of action. Error number Error text that you might see What […]

How to Check a Device for Common Electrical Problems

If you are having a problem with an AV device like a DVD recorder or player, it might be time to just replace it, especially with the low cost of such devices today. However, it’s usually worth taking a few minutes to check the basics to make sure that you’re not overlooking a simple and […]

Converting Music to From Wav or MP3 to MIDI

Convert Audio to Midi

Converting Music to From Wav or MP3 to MIDI While, you CAN do this, don’t expect perfection.  The original audio file doesn’t contain discreet information about the music.  Whatever software you use to convert to MIDI will attempt to create that information from the raw audio.  It will not be able to do it perfectly.  […]

Roku Reset – How to Fix a Freezing Roku

Roku Reset – How to Fix a Freezing Roku Although the Roku 2 is a great little device– they have to ability to bring media from a variety of sources to your TV without Cable, Antennas, or large monthly bills – they do have their flaws. My HD Cable DVR locks up once in a while […]