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  1. When is a HDMI graphics card not HD?

    by , 13th April 2008 at 10:27 PM
    When it's not got HDCP (High Defintion Content Protection) as a feature on the chipset.
    I recently upgraded my GeForce 7300 low profile HDMI graphics card for the newer 8500GS version from the same company (MSI NX8500GT MTD256EH). Once installed I could never get the BIOS or boot screens to show until Windows (Vista 32bit) had loaded up the drivers when connected via the HDMI interface.
    After a little asking around and digging I had found that unless the card has HDCP onboard (as ...

    Updated 14th April 2008 at 03:56 PM by Dos_Box

  2. Journalism is hard work

    by , 18th March 2008 at 09:38 PM
    For those of you who didn't know (because I haven't told many of you) I am moonlighting as an IT journalist, in fact, if you buy the next edition of PC Advisor and look at the helpdesk section you should see my handsome mug looking back at you.
    Its not all joy though, its pretty hard work, especially as I have to do it at night and some of the questions make our users look like veritable IT gods!


    <goes back to the keyboard>
  3. We have bloggage

    by , 18th March 2008 at 11:05 AM
    I've missed our old site blogs in a never-posted-more-than-5-times-in-2-years kind of way.
    Anyway, here is the new blog system they, and in my best royalty voice:

    'I now declare the blogs open. God bless them and all who vent their spleens through them'

    That should do it.
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