A friend's got a Samsung LED TV which has two input jacks (appears to be the "3.5mm" type) for Component signal - 1 socket for video (red, green, blue) and 1 for audio (red, white). Problem is: where do I find these cable adapters so we can connect (5) component cables into these (2) input jacks? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on May 20, 2012 -
When I do a speed test on my cable modem why do the results look different in safe mode? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe
on May 12, 2012 -
What's the cheapest way I can watch live basketball coverage in my one home? I'm in California, and a Charter cable internet customer. Complication: I only want a month of access. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 29, 2012 -
Can I use an old Comcast digital cable box as a digital converter box to connect an antenna to an old analog TV? If not, is there anything interesting I can do with it beyond ebay?
posted by pilibeen
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Office design: What are some neat ways to get networking cables from the ceiling to a cubicle cluster? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Comcast vs. Direct TV (or Dish) -- what has the more responsive GUI, DVR and/or channel tuning?
posted by sandmanwv
on Apr 2, 2012 -
My Macbook's Mini-DVI port stopped working with an HDMI adapter, but it still works with a VGA adapter. Baffled. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Is there a way I can transfer over 4 gigs of data to a new 4 gig Xbox 360 console by using an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan
on Feb 4, 2012 -
Where should I look and what should I look at for replacing our old Norstar/Meridian PBX? Should we replace the hardware or switch to a hosted solution? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Could you help me understand the structure and entities involved in DirecTV installation? This information I need pertains specifically to DirecTV, not to any other company. I'd like to know about the relationships between DirecTV and the companies and people who do the installations, and how the money flows between the various people and entities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I'm paying too much for cable TV that I don't watch, and I am fortunate to have good broadband internet (both from Comcast in the US). There are only a few events my family and I care enough about seeing immediately on TV. The Tour de France and major league baseball are both usually available via internet subscription services. But what about the 2012 Olympics? [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on Jan 2, 2012 -
Decent iPad/iPod cables?
iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Dec 19, 2011 -
I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life.
I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price.
Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
posted by dbirchum
on Nov 29, 2011 -
NY Jets/NFL Network issue. The Jets play the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Nov. 17. The game will be broadcast by the NFL Network. My cable provider, Time Warner, does not carry the NFL Network. What are my options for watching the game? I am in Manhattan. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Nov 12, 2011 -
I'm looking to buy a supply of cable that would be ideal for making USB cables. Also are there any suppliers for tips and ends that can supply to Canada?
I'm tired of crappy usb cables that are never the lengths that I want them to be. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Nov 3, 2011 -
Can my apartment keep me from receiving cable Internet from a 3rd party, if I don't order the apartment's basic cable plan? They shut off my Internet today, can they do this?
Here's the deal - I moved in 2.5 months ago. the complex offers their own cable package through Time-Warner, for $45 dollars a month. I signed the paperwork to turn it down, but told them I planned on getting cable Internet. They never said I couldn't, or that it wasn't an option (there is only one cable company in the area, and DSL is available as an alternative). So the cable guy comes, hooks everything up, I have the Internet only for $29.95 a month, through Time-Warner, which i've been paying, to them. Sounds peachy, right? Not do much... [more inside]
posted by camdan
on Oct 26, 2011 -
I had an idea in which I set up a Slingbox on a spare cable box at my parents' house and watch it on the TV at my house, thus eliminating my own need to subscribe to cable. Is this crazy enough to work? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer
on Oct 1, 2011 -
Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Pet peeve: hardened, twisted electronic cables that come with brand new products. How can you soften them? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Sep 26, 2011 -
OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Sep 15, 2011 -
If I connect my computer to a set of speakers using several sound cables (1/8 inch) daisy-chained together, will the sound degrade? [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Sep 15, 2011 -
I heard this band I really liked when I was at work around 11pm central standard time, on Jimmy Fallon, two Fridays ago. They were a mostly African American band playing rock. I had my husband check the cable guide when he got home and he says that they were a band called Lost in the Trees. I looked them up and they are a white blue grass band. My google-fu has failed me. Who was this band I liked so much?
posted by Issithe
on Sep 12, 2011 -
This is a case of not knowing the right words to google for. I'm looking to have someone come out to the house and run coax cable. I'm trying to search, but I'm not coming up with anything useful. [more inside]
posted by WetherMan
on Aug 31, 2011 -
I somehow came into possession of this cable holder tie thing
consisting of an hourglass-shaped piece of wood and a rubber band. It's pretty great. Where can I get more? What is this thing called?
posted by 0xFCAF
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I am interested in alternatives to traditional cable/satellite television. We only have one really bad cable provider in the area that I do not want to get cable from. Satellite TV is not what I want either for a variety of reasons. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon TV don't offer the shows I am interested in like Discovery Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, news channels, etc. Is there a way to stream this kind of programming from the internet? I am willing to pay for the service but I cannot find anywhere legitimate to get something like this from. Thanks
posted by qexcp
on Aug 5, 2011 -
I need a Sony Type3b USB cable (for my Cybershot DSC-WX9). I'm in Prague and can't receive packages or have it shipped. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by shew
on Jul 16, 2011 -
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 3, 2011 -
I am thinking about canceling cable (Comcast) and switching to Netflix DVDs & streaming Amazon & Netflix. What do I need to know? Have you done this? Are you happy with your decision? I seek data & anecdata! [more inside]
posted by pointystick
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Where can I buy a lockable storage cabinet for several external hard drives, with a hole for cables to the outside? [more inside]
posted by gemmy
on May 10, 2011 -
Is there a way I can either make use of an active internet connection coming into my apartment, or avoid paying an installation fee to Time Warner in NYC for a connection that already appears to work? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good
on May 5, 2011 -
I don’t want Time Warner to penalize me for someone else’s delinquency. Help me be prepared to prove that I’m not her. [more inside]
posted by thebazilist
on May 4, 2011 -
There's a downed cable/wire in my building's backyard. It is similar to this previous question
, but there is no serial number on the wire so I can't confirm what it belongs to. Also, one side is attached to our building and the other end is attached to...nothing. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on Mar 29, 2011 -
Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz
on Mar 21, 2011 -
What's the difference between using A/V receiver to do switching (all HDMI) and using HDTV to do it? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear
on Mar 11, 2011 -
My dog chewed through my exterior Cable TV cable (provider is Shaw Cable). A service tech is coming this afternoon to repair.
Any idea what its going to cost to repair? Thanks.
posted by Minos888
on Feb 18, 2011 -