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by jumbo
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: I never thought that I'd say this but ...
Replies: 1
Views: 851

I never thought that I'd say this but ...

... I hardly use my Toppy nowadays :cry: Ever since I bought a refurb Hummy (and stuck a 2Tb disc inside) supplemented with a Projector and 100-inch screen, anything worth watching in HD (recorded of course) goes through that set-up. At least large screen HD is sometimes far more impressive than 32&...
by jumbo
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Aging hi-fi amp with dodgy inputs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Aging hi-fi amp with dodgy inputs?

Your cheapest option is a switch box at around £4. Or you could try Andy but that might cost you one of your Toppys :wink:
by jumbo
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: How did I end up with five PVRs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Five here too :oops: Silver Toppy to start with and upgraded to 1.5Tb hard drive and donated to a friend. Silver Topp is ageing gracefully and going strong. Cheapo (£80) Black Panther upgraded to 1.5Tb and in main use. Second cheapo Black Panther upgraded to 1Tb drive used in the bedroom for marital...
by jumbo
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Programmes
Topic: *No longer* Need Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 1
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

*No longer* Need Downton Abbey Series 3 Episode 1

[Edit: Got a copy now]

I'm archiving Downton and, somehow, Episode 1 of the last series is missing on my Toppy. If anyone still has this (in any form) I'd be grateful for a copy and would cover costs of material and postage or will contribute to the forum if preferred. Please pm me.
by jumbo
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Satellite receivers, cable boxes and PVRs
Topic: 3D Broadcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 4245

3D Broadcasts

Are 3D (satellite) broadcasts, such as those from the BBC, "viewable" on 3D TVs/projectors via ordinary (non $ky) HD/DVBS2 sat boxes or is there some other decoder required?
by jumbo
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Toppy still working fine after seven years - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 7941

Re: Toppy still working fine after seven years - anyone else

My unmodified Topfield 5800 is working fine nearly seven years after I bought it (tempting fate, here). I often see posts saying things like "after three or four years, you need to replace the capacitors." Is my Toppy an outlier, or is it a case of "the squeaky wheel that gets the gr...
by jumbo
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Toppy On Its Side
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

More important than side v flat position is the environment within which the Toppy is located, i.e. proximity to other heat generating/cooling objects (e.g. cabinet, surrounding objects, doorways, radiators etc). What you want is good airflow around the Toppy. Dust (both inside the case and outside)...
by jumbo
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Logitech Harmony 700 (+ Ultimate Ears 200) £40 - delivered!
Replies: 0
Views: 975

Logitech Harmony 700 (+ Ultimate Ears 200) £40 - delivered!

Good price from eBuyer on eBay. Remote should be as good as all other Harmony remotes. No idea as to the earbuds' quality :?
by jumbo
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Non-functioning 5800 - wanted?
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

It's about time Andy applied for charitable status for his "Fleet Home for Battered Toppies" with the moto "We aim to re-home every Toppy, even a 5810! ".
by jumbo
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades
Topic: Sata Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Briefly, Samsung and Western Digital are the best Toppy friendly brands and the smaller drives are not necessarily cheaper or better. 500 Gb is pretty standard for SATA nowadays. Make sure that you measure the PSU voltages before you invest in the adapter or the drive in case you need to stabilise t...
by jumbo
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Programmes
Topic: First Episode of Hustle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

First Episode of Hustle?

If anyone still has a .rec of Episode 1 of the latest series I'd be grateful for a copy.
by jumbo
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Firmwares, enhancements and upgrades
Topic: WD1600AVJB for a Toppy 5800?
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

It is not recommended to put older power hungry IDE drives in the Toppy. The generated heat will simply clobber the power supply unit and hit the drive iteself as well as the motherboard. You'd be better off with a new SATA drive and an IDE/SATA adapter. It seems that the price of SATA drives have o...
by jumbo
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: TF5810 500GB For Sale - Sold (subject to collection)
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

I'm amazed that there seems to be no interest in this. I'll drop the price to £70, but if I get no response, I'll offer it on eBay on Monday. Knock 10 off the 5810 (5810-10=5800 :D) and you'll have loads of takers. A 5810 may be good news for you but not the owners :roll: Having said that with the ...
by jumbo
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: Can WL500 firmware be used on newer ASUS RT-N16?
Replies: 12
Views: 4207

There are plenty of regulated 5V/2A adapters available at a reasonable price. However, the gP, if on full load, would need 2.2A. These are not very common. This one would do on Amazon UK. There are a few on Amazon.de (with euro 2-pin plugs) which I personally would trust more than those on eBay . Ge...
by jumbo
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer connections
Topic: Can WL500 firmware be used on newer ASUS RT-N16?
Replies: 12
Views: 4207

Which WL500 is it gx or gP? You may be drawing too much current from the Asus if you have long ethernet cables and/or use wireless and/or have an ageing lumpy PSU casuing it to behave badly. Reduce the length of the ethernet cables (I use these ) which are long enough to connect my other gadgets to ...