Re: Please Ignore - BILL'S TEST POST
Article: 7367 of alt.hackers From: Stainless Steel Rat <email@example.com> Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: Please Ignore - BILL'S TEST POST Date: 13 Feb 95 10:26:46 Organization: The Happy Fun Ball Brigade Lines: 35 Approved: me, of course Distribution: world Message-ID: RATINOX.95Feb13102646@delphi.ccs.neu.edu NNTP-Posting-Host: delphi.ccs.neu.edu In-reply-to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com's message of Sun, 12 Feb 95 18:44:04 GMT X-Attribution: Rat X-Geek-2: GAT d--@ H++>+++ s !g(+) !p au- a-27 w+ v+(++)(*) C+(++) US++++$ P++>+++ L 3 N+++ E+++ K++++ W---$ M-$ V(-) -po+ Y+(++) t- 5+ j R(+) G-$ tv b+++ D++ B-- e+(*) u+(-)* h!>- f r n---(+)(----) y+ X-Posting-Software: GNUS 4.1 [ NNTP-based News Reader for GNU Emacs ] Status: RO
>>>>> "Warren" == Warren <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: Warren> Second attempt. Sorry to take up bandwidth. How else to know? 1: read the FAQ; it gets posted often. 2: read the FAQ; you didn't post a hack. 3: consider yourself flamed to a crisp for not reading the FAQ. ObHack: A few months ago I picked up a Laserdisc player. Being one of those few who are too cheap to buy a reciever/amplifier, patching it in with the VCR and antenna (too cheap for cable, too :) was an interesting adventure. Problem 1: my VCR is brain-dead and automatically disables the antenna feed if anything is plugged into the line jacks; as my VCR is also my primary tuner, this was unacceptable. Problem 2: it was impossible to find a switchbox that could handle both coaxial composite video and line level video/audio other than with a very expensive receiver that cost more than my LD player and VCR combined. Solution: one high isolation A/B switchbox with coax composite video in and out (from Radio Shack), one powered RF modulator to convert the line level audio/video from the LD player to a composite signal (also from Radio Shack), a pair of powered stereo speakers intended for use with a Walkman-type radio or CD player (from Sony), a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch stereo plug adaptor (from Radio Shack). The switchbox is between the antenna leads and the RF modulator, and the speakers plug into the headphone jack on the LD player, and everything works just fine. And if I ever do get a surround amplifier/receiver the speakers will make good back channel speakers. More likely I'll replace the VCR in a year with one that isn't so brain-dead. -- Rat <email@example.com> | When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/ratinox | returned to its special container and PGP Public Key: Ask for one today! | kept under refrigeration.