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Old 06-06-2009, 03:54 PM   #1  
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I set my wireless DSL laptop on top of the stereo system turntable here which is next to my HDTV.
I watch free streaming movies and youtubes on the HDTV using this system.
Streaming movie host sites: http://www.ovguide.com/movies.html

It only requires one Video Cable & one Audio Cable to the HDTV to watch
internet streaming movies. Both cables are only 6-feet long.



I needed a good long range wireless mouse since the laptop is close to
the HDTV and i am sitting about 8-feet away.

Most wireless mice are anywhere from 2.5 feet to 6 feet ranged.

So, I found the Microsoft model QVA-00001 mouse.
http://3btech.net/miqvwilamo60.html
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http://www.pricewatch.com/search?q=m...alcost_max=max
This mouse supposedly has a 30-foot range !

It should work fine... so fine that i should be able to
sit at our diningroom table and control the laptop next to
the HDTV in the livingroom.

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:40 PM   #2  
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Are those Radio Shack Honey Comb grills on your speakers. From the 70's wow! Logitech Laser Mouse can do the trick. I use this also...

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Are those Radio Shack Honey Comb grills on your speakers.
From the 70's wow
! Logitech Laser Mouse can do the trick. I use this also...

No sir! Those are Pioneer CS-99A speaker cabinets...
15 inch woofer plus 5 others in EACH box. 52-pounds each.
I bought them new from a Military Exchange about
1981. At the time there were $250 for EACH cabinet.
The two Super Tweeters are real working tweeters.
Magnificent sounds !

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http://www.highdefforum.com/speakers...15-woofys.html





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Well those honey cones were used on the RS speakers in the 70's.. RS and Pioneer had shared a lot of hardware and designs re-bagging.
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Well those honey cones were used on the RS speakers in the 70's..
RS and Pioneer had shared a lot of hardware and designs re-bagging.
Didn't know that...
being a ham operator (amateur radio) & retired
military radioman (retired)... never thought much
of ratshack quality.

In the olden golden days... it was Pioneer, Teac,
Akai etc... for the real good stuff.
It said on them... Made in Japan !
Never saw any ratshack junk in the Military Exchanges.
I doubt a radioshack speaker-box would weigh 52-pounds...
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Didn't know that...
being a ham operator (amateur radio) & retired
military radioman (retired)... never thought much
of ratshack quality.

In the olden golden days... it was Pioneer, Teac,
Akai etc... for the real good stuff.
It said on them... Made in Japan !
Never saw any ratshack junk in the Military Exchanges.
I doubt a radioshack speaker-box would weigh 52-pounds...
Wow interesting life you got there. HAM Radio too.. You call it RATSHACK never heard it call that. TRS-80 Computer was called TRASH-80. I was a Manager of a few stores for RS Computer Technology and other RS Store. It was fun when it lasted. I pretty much did my own thing. Meaning playing Lost In Space VHS that I made/edited on the TV sets connected to surround sound systems turn-up the volume on the 15" woofer ones sold more of them that way then just to have them silent. I just told customers listen if you want the item just come back and I'll make a deal with you. Usually works out that way... I never sold extended warranty. D/R Managers hated that but who cares!

I own Pioneer equipment made in Japan most of that stuff was also made for Radio Shack too. I only use Pioneer Amps and speakers except for one marked with RS Optimus line but that's about it.. No problems with the speakers or Amps.

Good to know your enjoying your equipments..
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Wow interesting life you got there. HAM Radio too.. You call it RATSHACK never heard it call that. TRS-80 Computer was called TRASH-80. I was a Manager of a few stores for RS Computer Technology and other RS Store. It was fun when it lasted. I pretty much did my own thing. Meaning playing Lost In Space VHS that I made/edited on the TV sets connected to surround sound systems turn-up the volume on the 15" woofer ones sold more of them that way then just to have them silent. I just told customers listen if you want the item just come back and I'll make a deal with you. Usually works out that way... I never sold extended warranty. D/R Managers hated that but who cares!

I own Pioneer equipment made in Japan most of that stuff was also made for Radio Shack too. I only use Pioneer Amps and speakers except for one marked with RS Optimus line but that's about it.. No problems with the speakers or Amps.

Good to know your enjoying your equipments..
Yeah, stick with the good stuff if you're going to make
it a system you really enjoy... let there be no doubt that way.
I use Pioneer speakers and all else is Sony. Happy with all
here. Very satisfied.
You may pay a bit more for the Good Stuff, but in the end
you won't be looking for better stuff... cause you'll be plenty
happy

Most ham ops call radioshack the ratshack.
I watched two ratshack franchises go Belly-Up up
here... long story... not relevent to this discussion.
Enjoy your system as I will enjoy mine. Cheers !
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Default What i actually bought...

Well, i didn't order the mouse.

I ordered and received a Keyboard/Mouse COMBO instead !

Works perfectly.
The keyboard is very tiny... takes very little space on the
coffee table. The working range is as advertised... 30 feet!

Excellant product !

This is it: The ZIPPY Model RF-620.
http://www.amazon.com/Range-Wireless...5417083&sr=1-1


Check out the photos of the keyboard... very thin and very tiny in area-size. Nice !

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Well, i didn't order the mouse.

I ordered and received a Keyboard/Mouse COMBO instead !

Works perfectly.
The keyboard is very tiny... takes very little space on the
coffee table. The working range is as advertised... 30 feet!

Excellant product !

This is it: The ZIPPY Model RF-620.
http://www.amazon.com/Range-Wireless...5417083&sr=1-1


Check out the photos of the keyboard... very thin and very tiny in area-size. Nice !


Not bad...

I use two different combos from Logitech..

Cordless Desktop® LX 710 Laser $79 for this..


Cordless Desktop® EX 100 $24 - $29 for this..


Which one is better both are about the same in batteries. Functions are better in the LX710 Laser though.
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Tipster,
your keyboards look huge.
The little ZIPPY i have is damn tiny....
hardly takes any room on the coffee table.
Zippy keyboard probably weights around 2 to 4 ounces....
featherweight and the mouse is a small mouse in size
as well.
Very nice and compact.

I sit in my relcliner and put the keyboard on my belly
and works great. The mouse is on the coffee table
rolling around on a mousepad. Nice !
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Cordless Desktop® LX 710 Laser is smaller than the other one shown above. I don't have any issues with them. I have one in the kitchen/dinning room area to my HDTV and the other one floats around to the other HDTVs. The remote control for the PC that was shown is better to move around then using the Laser Mouse. As you can hold it in your hand like a regular remote. No drivers are needed as Windows picks up that as mouse.

Well I am glad your happy.. I just need an easy way to access web sites or move around the OS as quick as I can. All 3 can do the job.
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Cordless Desktop® LX 710 Laser is smaller than the other one shown above. I don't have any issues with them. I have one in the kitchen/dinning room area to my HDTV and the other one floats around to the other HDTVs. The remote control for the PC that was shown is better to move around then using the Laser Mouse. As you can hold it in your hand like a regular remote. No drivers are needed as Windows picks up that as mouse.

Well I am glad your happy.. I just need an easy way to access web sites or move around the OS as quick as I can. All 3 can do the job.
I didn't know that... about the LX710... good idea!
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Here's what the PC/Mouse Remote Looks Close-up..

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Here's what the PC/Mouse Remote Looks Close-up..

I don't SEE a keyboard... the alphabet anywhere on that thing?
What am i missing ????????
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I don't SEE a keyboard... the alphabet anywhere on that thing?
What am i missing ????????
Only the main keys for keyboard on this remote. If you need to type of word then you would use the keyboard. But say you want to surf this board then you don't need a keyboard.
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