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by zephyr
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: PhotoBridge finally died.
Replies: 4
Views: 10376

Still truckin'

I have two Photobridges -- both with repaired power supplies ---- and we still use them every day to watch movies from our network storage. Haven't yet found any better solution.
by zephyr
Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: HDV camcorder video plays well on the PhotoBridge
Replies: 9
Views: 9897

It hasn't worked as well for me

I have a Sony HDV HDR-HC1 camera, a MacMini, an Infrant NAS, and of course a Roku hooked to an HDTV. I've hooked the camera to the MacMini using firewire, and got the DVHSCap program from Apple to create a .m2t file (this seems to be the only kind it can create). The NAS is reachable from both the M...
by zephyr
Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: No Power / No Component Video
Replies: 358
Views: 342229

Zephyr is back! In January 2007, my stock PSU failed a second time after I had replaced several capacitors after the first failure a year ago. I was down for about 2.5 months. I replaced the PSU with the 60W Morex unit and added an exhaust fan driven by the +12V output. I primarily followed these di...
by zephyr
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Dead Photobridge (MB not PSU)
Replies: 9
Views: 9109

My questions: 1. How do we conclusively discover whether the issue with a non-operative Photobridge is a power supply or the mainboard? I want to avoid purchasing a HD1000 from someone claiming it is a power supply issue only to realize that installing a new power supply did no good. 2. If I bought ...
by zephyr
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: No Power / No Component Video
Replies: 358
Views: 342229

Do we know if a power supply swapout on a working unit is sufficient to keep it operative indefinitely? Or is the mainboard also doomed to failure in spite of relief from the power supply issues? In other words .... If I bought a working replacement of the Photobridge, and then did the power supply ...
by zephyr
Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Help me (again) with my dead Photobridge
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Patrick, Thanks for the reply. All, If I bought a working replacement of the Photobridge, and then did the power supply replacement to one external to the Roku cabinet --- thus eliminating the heat issues --- would it still be a matter of (short) time until I have mainboard issues? Or would such a t...
by zephyr
Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Help me (again) with my dead Photobridge
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

I take it then you believe the mainboard to be fried and a power supply replacement would do no good?
by zephyr
Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Help me (again) with my dead Photobridge
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Help me (again) with my dead Photobridge

Hello guys, Once again my Photobridge is not working. :( I repaired the power supply about a year ago by replacing two of the capacitors. Current symptoms are that upon plugging in the unit that the green vertical light next to the button on the far left of the front panel flickers intermittently. I...
by zephyr
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Third-Party Applications
Topic: Last Try
Replies: 5
Views: 6502

I had a similar problem with the latest firmware. I reverted from the 2.0.36 to the 2.0.34 firware and things worked much better for me. Why? I don't know.
by zephyr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: No Power / No Component Video
Replies: 358
Views: 342229

zephyr's roku is back, baby

Zephyr has fixed his Roku power supply by replacing the C5 47μF capacitor and the 3842B integrated circuit. A few notes: The capacitor that I replaced was a 105°C, 35V 47μF capacitor. So it was already a high-temp one. I couldn’t find a high-temp one, so I replaced it with a 85°C, 100V...
by zephyr
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: No Power / No Component Video
Replies: 358
Views: 342229

Oh, no, now it's my turn.

Last weekend I went to reboot my Roku and it didn't come back. No video, no green LED, nothing. Guess it's my turn to repair or replace the power supply. I've had my Roku quite a while, say 18 months or so, in a FAN COOLED RACK, but even that seems not to have avoided this outcome. Has anyone else v...
by zephyr
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Playlists sometimes stop at random points
Replies: 6
Views: 5178

I'm using 192kbps CBR MP3 files. There is no hangup between songs. The Roku is immediately responsive to remote control, no reboot is needed. From viewing the on-screen Sonata interface, it just looks as though the "stop" button has been pressed at the end of a song. No network hiccups, as I've been...
by zephyr
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Third-Party Applications
Topic: NEW!! SlimRoku v1.0beta2 - SlimServer based music player
Replies: 138
Views: 99674

TheEndless, I did not intend to be overly critical or harsh. SlimRoku and MPlay are phenomenal attempts beyond the standard Roku software. We use MPlay all the time. I need to iron out why the lockups of SlimRoku and Slim Server occur in my network. Perhaps my list of issues/suggestions was bent by ...
by zephyr
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: PhotoBridge General Discussion
Topic: Playlists sometimes stop at random points
Replies: 6
Views: 5178

more data

Also...my nework is a completely wired Ethernet one. 99.9% of my music files are 192kbps CBR MP3 files. I've checked the playlists (m3u) where I've experienced this problem. All are sane and the files referenced do exist at the specified locations.
by zephyr
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Third-Party Applications
Topic: NEW!! SlimRoku v1.0beta2 - SlimServer based music player
Replies: 138
Views: 99674

I played with SlimRoku 1.0b2 on 2.0.36 firmware. Here are my observations. I use SlimRoku with a SlimServer running on a Buffalo LinkStation. Nearly all of my music is 192kbps CBR MP3 files. My network is completly wired Ethernet. My criteria for any technical product is the WAF: Wife Acceptance Fac...
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