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RE: Win 7 vs Win 10 – Upgrade vs Spying.

For the OP - I would not update Windows 7 to Windows 10. There really is no advantage to that upgrade. I did buy a laptop with Windows 8.1 and I hated it. I did update that to Windows 10 as soon as I could and I am much happier with the laptop now. The first thing that I did was go into settings to Privacy and shut everything off. There is no spying, no information that goes out that I do not want going out. But I like my Win 7 PC with XP Mode for older software and all runs well and I will keep it like that.
1775 12/06/15 11:50pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD recording with HDMI or (5 wire) component input

There are a few DVD recorders still being sold. Most do not have tuners and must be connected to a cable box to record. Toshiba, Phillips, and Funai make these -likely the same one rebranded. Samsung sells a DVD recorder with a built in digital tuner. This unit has component inputs and an HDMI output. I found these with a quick Google search for "DVD recorder". These may not be any better than what you currently have. If the games you are looking to record are on over teh air broadcasts that can be picked up with an antenna you may get better results with a unit like the Samsung that has a digital tuner - connect that to an antenna and pull in the local broadcasts of the games. This may record better than a recorder connected to a cable box.
1775 12/03/15 11:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Turn computer off or let it sleep ???

I learned the hard way to turn off completely and then unplug. I have all of my computer components on the same surge box with my computer. When I turn off the computer I pull the surge box plug completely taking everything off the grid. No danger of damage if everything is unplugged. One plug puts it all back the next time. It is worth the few minutes for the system to boot each time.
1775 12/03/15 04:29pm Technology Corner
RE: tv tiling

Do you have LED light bulbs in your RV? Inexpensive LED bulbs are often not shielded properly and will interfere with electronics - like a TV picture. Just a possibility. Other possibilities - There is a coax antenna connection loose somewhere. If your battery is turned off your antenna booster is off. Your antenna booster may not be working. One way to troubleshoot - do you have a DVD player with you? Connect the DVD player directly to the TV and see if the same things happen under the same conditions. If yes, there is nothing wrong with your antenna,its booster, or your wiring from the antenna. If no DVD player now, wait until you get home and try this out.
1775 12/03/15 04:26pm Technology Corner
RE: CoPilot on two devices - with 1 license

See my response to you on the CoPilot Black Friday post that you also posted this question on.
1775 11/27/15 10:52pm Technology Corner
RE: I think we'll be cable tv cordcutters - roku tv

You still have to pay COX for your internet connection - or someone. And having a single service from these cable companies often costs more than when paired with one of their other services.
1775 11/27/15 10:51pm Technology Corner
RE: CoPilot Premium USA - Black Friday

I have a quick question, I have Copilot on my iPad, I went to purchase on my iPhone because at $2.99, who can resist. It let me download without paying, I thought you could only have it on one device. They state you need separate licenses to use simultaneously, which I don't plan to do. Will it work on both devices? I not how do I pay the $2.99 for second device, it never asks? It is necessary to delete the app from one device and then install it on the other to be able to move it from one device to another. What they don't tell you is that you can only do this a limited number of times before it will not allow you to do this anymore. I learned this from their support forum. Not really right since we have paid for the app and most other paid apps have no problem running on more than one device as long as you bought the app. I am also not sure how to buy it a second time for a second device other than logging into the Itunes app store with another ID. You might try to get an answer on how to do this on their support forum without having to have a second Itunes account. Not sure if you will get much tech response over the weekend but another user may give you the answer over there.
1775 11/27/15 10:47pm Technology Corner
RE: CoPilot Premium USA - Black Friday

Anyone know if you can put your own POIs on the map? I'd like to use it for geocaching. Yes. I have added files from POIFactory to mine. If you want red light cameras you have to do this as for some reason CoPilot has decided that it is not legal to include these in the US - even though they can be added (for free) on the European maps versions.
1775 11/27/15 10:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Android wifi range

There are some wifi extenders/boosters that will find the nearest wifi signal on their own without a computer, grab the signal, lock it in and boost it. You then connect the wifi from the booster and not the source it originates from - so you would have your Android to scan for wifi, look for Amped and select that on the phone to connect to. The distance it will work depends on the extender. Not sure if the Amped Wireless adapter model ua600ex has this capability. No mater what you don't need a wifi router - which generally need a wired network connection to work from.
1775 11/26/15 07:09pm Technology Corner
RE: I wanna watch TV!

There is a device that you connect between the cable from your directional antenna and your television and while you turn the antenna it finds the strongest signal. You stop and scan your TV there to lock in the channels. No more turn, scan, turn, scan until you get the best direction and no guessing if you match the direction of the antenna to what an app tells you. It costs about $40 and can be found in most RV shops.
1775 11/25/15 11:37pm Technology Corner
RE: RV 760 LMT

As said, set it to another location near your home. They can get close but not to your house.
1775 11/24/15 11:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Problems with Class Bs used as second cars where restricted.

The problem is that even if it slips by at the beginning, sooner or later someone is going to come into the HOA looking to buy and when told that their RV is not permitted, they will come back and say - "Well, how come there is an RV owned by one of your residents now?". Then it will be "Oh really, where?" - and yours will be pointed out and then they come and say get rid of it or move. Be honest and direct up front and any agreement that is made has to be in writing with the stipulation that the agreement holds until you sell the condo, house, or whatever.
1775 11/24/15 11:00pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: PA campgrounds open year round

Old Mill Stream in Lancaster is open all year.
1775 11/23/15 10:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CoPilot Premium USA - Black Friday

When I bought it, it was $9.99 - full price. It gets reduced around holiday weekends. The $2.99 is the lowest it has been.
1775 11/23/15 10:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Now that I have a smart phone..do I even need a GPS device?

Through "Black Friday" the CoPilot App Premium is just $2.99 for Android or IOS. This is a $7 savings from the regular price and the lowest it has ever been offered.
1775 11/23/15 10:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 10 Uninstalling Bloatware Question

You can uninstall and delete anything that you want as long as it is not system related.
1775 11/12/15 11:55pm Technology Corner
RE: fresh water sensors

The sensors are generally on the side of the tank from top to bottom. You should see them on the outside where the wires connect to them and you should be able to check the connections. You may have to get under to where the tank is to see all of this.
1775 11/12/15 11:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DVD options

Thank you all for responses. Its a new tv but not "smart" tv so I am guessing it will not play video. I appreciate all the answers and advice. One of the Roku boxes has a USB input connection. (Maybe Roku 3) The box connects to the TV with an hdmi cable. The box is small and you can connect your portable hard drive to it and then play video from the hard drive onto the TV - so you don't need a "smart tv".
1775 11/10/15 10:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Cable went up. Again.

The first thing to do if considering cutting the cord with your cable company is finding highspeed internet service not through the cable provider. Often if you opt to discontinue television and phone (if you have cable phone) from a cable company is the price of the internet alone goes up and you find that you are paying almost the same thing as you did before. Highspeed internet is essential if you want to go with an independent VOIP phone - and if you want to download Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. to your TV (each with their own subscription fee). Of course, you can go to the phone company and have them install a phone, forget internet, and put an antenna on your house. Broadcast TV varies by location on how many channels and how good the reception is - and if you have more than one TV in the house, the digital signal drops from set to set over the house.
1775 11/10/15 05:33pm Technology Corner
RE: DVD options

Is it possible? - yes. Is it legal? - that is a debated question. Supposedly, if you are copying a DVD you own for your own personal use, it is legal. I am not an attorney. If the DVD has copy protection you will not be able to copy it. Some do, some don't. There is free software out there to make the copies. Some will even compress them to smaller size. Plus your television needs a USB port that is made to see the an attached hard drive and play video files. Not all are. Some just will show still photo galleries.
1775 11/10/15 05:23pm Technology Corner
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