Sony SMP-N200 Network Media Player Review

The Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 provides access to the internet for old-style, not-smart televisions, and down-converts that content into standard definition format. This media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and Internet enabled. We’ve owned this set top player now for roughly three years, and are experiences with it are reflected in this … Continue reading Sony SMP-N200 Network Media Player Review

Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review

The Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player plays CDs, data disks with MP3 files, and can display pictures in JPEG format. It’s among the most inexpensive DVD players we’ve seen.  Yet it appears very well constructed; we’ve used a similar model (the HDMI version) for several years now without problems.  This player epitomizes a mature technology; one … Continue reading Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review

Victor Reader Stream New Generation Review

Humanware’s Victor Reader Stream New Generation audio book and text file reader, has some seriously extended capabilities as compared to the original Victor Reader Stream. In short, this second generation Victor Reader e reader has been Internet enabled.  Not only can it connect to the Internet via WiFi to download new firmware updates, but it  … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream New Generation Review

Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 makes a dumb TV into a smart one.  Further, it down-converts internet content into standard definition format. But it also provides HDMI and optical digital outputs as well. This streaming media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and internet enabled. We owned this set top player for … Continue reading Sony Streaming Media Player SMP-N200 Review

Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions

The Winamp Player is an easy-to-work software based media file player that we used on DJ gigs to play music files to the crowds. But new stable  Winamp versions stopped coming out some years back.  Yet fortunately, the older ones still run, for the most part, on the latest Windows versions. Also, fortunately, we saved … Continue reading Winamp Player Free Download, Old Versions

How to Reboot an Unresponsive iPod Touch Player

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod.  Thus, you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only way we find to fix this and unfreeze the screen, … Continue reading How to Reboot an Unresponsive iPod Touch Player

How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player

A hard reset of the iPod Touch restores all settings to default values.  Plus, you can reset the Touch without a computer. Here’s how. How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Instructions, Step by Step Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. Warning! But, restoring does schedule … Continue reading How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player

How to Reset iPod Video Apple Player to Default Settings

Gives reset iPod Video instructions for this Apple 5th gen player.  Restoring most audio, video, and system settings to factory default values, you can do without a computer. Note though that a reset without a computer, does not erase any music right away.  But it does set up for a file purge when you next … Continue reading How to Reset iPod Video Apple Player to Default Settings

How to Restore iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player

You can partially restore iPod Nano 3rd gen media player without iTunes.  This does the following. It restores most audio, video, and system settings to factory default values. Indeed, you can do this without a computer. Note though that this routine does not erase any music, video, or playlist files on your Nano.  These files … Continue reading How to Restore iPod Nano 3rd Gen Player

Unboxing Sony DVP SR210P CD DVD Player

A customer recently asked that we install a DVD player onto her HD television, which, sadly, has only one open component video input. Fortunately though, this Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player offers a component video output.  It costs very little (under $35 currently), and is simple to unbox and install.  We detail here unboxing the Sony … Continue reading Unboxing Sony DVP SR210P CD DVD Player