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Archive for the ‘Home Audio/Video’ Category

Jvc Compulink Control Cable are just mono mini audio jacks

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/03/10


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Add AirPlay to Your Classic Stereo with an Old Apple TV – TidBITS

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/19

[Wayback/] Add AirPlay to Your Classic Stereo with an Old Apple TV – TidBITS which has a good description including a list of needed parts:

  • Second- or third-generation Apple TV
  • Power cable
  • TOSLINK Digital-to-Analog (D/A) Converter
  • Pair of RCA Cables

These are only needed the first time to setup the Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation:

  • HDMI Cable
  • Remote

Note that the Apple TV 4th generation or Apple TV 4K devices won’t work: they lack a TOSLINK interface.

You can work around this by using an HDMI audio extractor [Wayback/]. Some can provide S/PDIF / TOSLINK output, others can directly do line out (so you do not need the above TOSLINK D/A converter):

Usually the Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation solution is way cheaper, as they go for very little money on second hand sites.


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Na migratie van XS4ALL naar KPN zijn al je telefoon-doorschakelingen weg: hoe dit te herstellen (spoiler: de on-line aanwijzingen kloppen niet)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/02

In het kader van “kunnen dingen bij ons nooit eens normaal gaan?” het korte antwoord: nee.


Voor de migratie van XS4ALL naar KPN hadden diverse telefoondoorschakelingen in gebruik (met name vertraagd doorschakelen: individuele nummers in ons huishouden gingen vertraagd door naar de bijbehorende mobiele nummers).

Na de migratie waren die allemaal weg. Het duurde even voor we daarachter waren omdat sinds de corona-periode vrijwel altijd iemand thuis is.

Kort en goed: we kamen er dus achter toen er niemand thuis was en we een opmerking kregen onbereikbaar te zijn (door iemand die ons mobiele nummer niet had).

Herstellen was ingewikkelder dan bedacht, want als je deze voor de hand liggende stappen van XS4ALL en KPN volgt kom je met een kluitje in het riet terecht:

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Posted in Cable TV/Radio, Development, Hardware, Hardware Development, Hardware Interfacing, Home Audio/Video, Power User, Telephony, VoIP | Leave a Comment »

A few ways to reset a Samsung MU6100 55″ TV

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/18

Some interesting tidbits to reset a UE55MU6100 or similar TV from [Wayback/] We have a 2 week old Samsung mu6100 55″ tv which up until an:

  • Soft reset: Unplug the TV from the wall, hold down the power button on the rear of the TV for 10 seconds, then plug it back in and turn it on.
    • The power button is on the backside : it’s the middle part of the 4-arrow-button.
  • Factory reset: power off the TV, and hold down up, down and power buttons together for about 10 seconds, then releasing them when the Samsung Logo shows up.
  • Reset to engineer menu: put the TV in standby, then press the info, menu, mute and power buttons on the remote


Posted in 4K Monitor, Displays, Hardware, Home Audio/Video, LifeHacker, MU6100, Power User, Samsung TV | Leave a Comment »

Better disconnect your Samsung TVs from the internet, as they can remotely disable them for whatever reason they see fit

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/25

Oh nice: [Wayback/] Samsung can remotely disable their TVs worldwide using TV Block.

This means:

Disconnected, any apps needing internet connection won’t run.

Those apps usually work more reliable on an Apple TV or similar device that plays over HDMI anyway.

In addition, it will also prevent Samsung to show adds on your TV.

So disconnecting it is a win-win-win situation.


Note: you could already block apps and adds, see:

Maybe those blocks also block blocking.


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