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  1. I'm not surprised. Paidcontent already reported here, that the Connect Store will be converted into a Playstation services outlet. And without the Connect store, SonicStage isn't really necessary, as there is nothing downloadable, that has to be protected. By the way, the 1GB-Version (NWD-B103) is already available on the german Sony-Website, 50 Euro without Radio, 60 Euro with radio including Sales Tax.
  2. It is here: It is in the Settings for CD-Import. You may not see it in the Transfer-Settings, as that is dependend on the type of player connected at that time. (Note: Hi-MD knows only ATRAC 48k, 64k, 66k(LP4), 105k(LP2), 132k(LP2), 192k, 256k, 352k).
  3. Ok, did a quick test on DSEE: Atrac3Plus@48k: No Effect. Atrac3Plus@64k: No Effect. Atrac3Plus@96k: Improves the high range and cleans it up (less artefacting) Atrac3@66k(LP4): High range improves audibly, but the other LP4-drawbacks stay Atrac3@105k(LP2): Slight high range improvement. Sounds cleaner Atrac3@132k(LP2): Sounds cleaner LC-AAC@80k and above: No Effect. MP3@96k: It really cleans it up. It is like going from 96kBit to 128kBit. MP3@112k: Less dramatic, like going to 128kBit. MP3@128k: Less dramatic, like going to 160kBit. WMA9@48k: Takes out a lot of the grime this bad codec produces. High range improves considerably. WMA9@64k: It really cleans it up, high range comes out real nicely. WMA9@96k: Removes almost all of the residue this codec produces. Plus the high range as before. Conclusion: I really don't know, why DSEE has no effect on Atrac3Plus@48&64k, I tried it with files from all previous SonicStage versions back to 3.0. I can only suspect, that there are not enough hints remained in the data for DSEE to work with. I will rerip the test track tomorrow with this SonicStage-version and see, if that changes. However, for WMA-victims, DSEE is a godsend. The same goes for bad MP3-codecs. (Like the one SonicStage uses) In essence, the better the result is without DSEE, the lesser the effect is. Another point: DSEE seems not to have any effect, when compressed data has been recoded. I have a bunch of MP3s converted to LP2 and there is no effect, while the samples used for the above tests had been created directly from CD. If I find time tomorrow, I'll record a few samples from DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) and see, if that low datarate stuff improves.
  4. I think, it's the latter. However, we would a lot less of these hacking attempts, if everyone stops using the Internet Explorer. The goal is always the same: Exploit a flaw in IE to establish a trojan in the visitors machine, which then downloads extensions to turn the visitors machine into a zombie, useable for Spam-delivery or DDOS-attempts.
  5. And while you're at it, remove the finland mirror from the list, as it is completely content free for years.
  6. If the turntable has a Line-Out, then connect it directly to Line-In of the JB980. Normally, that should do it. By the way, an average level hovering between -8 to -12dB is normal, as that would allow peaks to go through undistorted. By the way, that is the way, pre Year1995 recordings are mastered, before the 'Louder is better'-Syndrome crept in.
  7. No wonder, that lawyers have a bad reputation. But read on: http://jasontomczak.com/ I'm pretty sure, a lot of other class action suits had started the same way. My advice: If a lawyer calls you out of the blue and starts asking questions, don't answer, seek legal advice first.
  8. @bobthegoat: It is based on the Hermstedt hifidelio, which is a good deal cheaper.
  9. Well, Apple countersued, now Creative is miffed and complains, that Apple didn't mentioned these patents before. Finally, a patent parasite gets some of its own medicine...
  10. Maybe a short news-entry on the frontpage, outlining the problem and what has been done to contain the problem, plus an advice, what should be done with this spammail. SQL-Injection? Neat. Looks like something, somewhere isn't filtered correctly. I think, by being straight and honest about it, much of that credibility can be gained back quickly. I don't think, that this is the solution. phpBB had a bunch of problems with leaky code, SQL-Injection and other niceties. They learned their lesson well. And so will IPB. Therefore I don't think, changing the board-software again will prevent you from similar problems in the future. You don't know, what kind of surprises vBulletin or any other forum system might contain. Plus, will another forum system keep up with the load?
  11. Got one of these mails as well. Since the crackers got our e-mail addresses, they possibly had access to the member registry. I think, it is better to change passwords now.
  12. UPDate: Obviously public pressure works. Let's hope, other hardware makers learn from this and avoid making the same mistake in the future.
  13. This is not necessary, simply don't turn up the volume that much. However leaving it on a non-european setting removes the pumping effect of the limiter on bass-heavy tracks at a higher volume level.
  14. As I remember, it was something like worldwide code for the NH700. NH900-Codes can be different. My advice: As I said back then, turn up all EQ-sliders to the max, turn up the volume as well. If it is now considerably louder, the hack has been a success. If not, check, if you really had used the correct location and possibly use one of the other non-european codes given for the NH900. Capped recorders seem to be not that limited on the normal volume range, but to prevent the additional gain achieveable through the equalizer.
  15. Another thing to complain about: DRM has another victim - and that's you. Like one minute-plus boot times? Some thoughts from Inquirers Charlie Demerjian.
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