So apparently the PIIX3 the board uses supports DMA modes, just not UDMA modes, meaning that at least in theory I can get NT 4 to play nice with it...What I don't get is that my experimental drive is running in a DMA mode as well -- not UDMA4 like the SD adapter, but DMA2. It works just fine, and seems to be running about as fast as drives of that day came. I.E., not very fast at all, but at least it doesn't peg the CPU while it's moving stuff around.
SCSI is *NOT* magic. There are *fundamental technical reasons* why you have to sacrifice a young goat to your SCSI chain every now and then.
My block is almost used up after around 5 years. Of course these are some really crazy unlimited deals going on right now.It's almost 2.5 years later and I still haven't used even half of my block. Too bad I can't do the same thing with my cell phone. Buy a block of minutes up front that don't expire and ditch the monthly bill. Of course Verizon wouldn't make any money from me, but I'd be okay with that.
I used to have Newshosting 5-6 years ago. Always reliable and fast. It was $10/month for 15 gigs and 5 or 8 simulations connections or something like that. Retention was an unheard of 120-180 days or something. Now it's unlimited downloads/speeds, close to 4000 days, more connections, VPN and $1.67/month. Regular price $20/month, according to your posted link. Crazy discount.My block is almost used up after around 5 years. Of course these are some really crazy unlimited deals going on right now.
Newshosting has $20.04 for a full year of unlimited and Thundernews has 18 months of full unlimited for $25.
I'm no stranger to IRQ/DMA troubles. It took me forever to finally get it just so for my Vibra16S to have IRQ5 and DMA1 to itself. Remember my USB2.0 card? It lies in a heap of unused parts because the damn thing wants three IRQs all to itself. Even disabling my primary onboard IDE channel and BOTH COM ports and the LPT port still didn't have it working without problems. So I ditched it for a USB1.1 card that made more modest demands. It's sharing IRQ3 with my NIC right now, but thankfully it seems to be playing nice. Who knows what'll happen if I try to get either card working under DOS mode...Oh the old days of having to tinker to make things work... Not as bad as having to set IRQ/DMA settings via jumpers on ISA cards and ensuring you had no conflicts... And then setting a whole stack of environment variables to let the various drivers/libraries know where the devices were. (Good'ole "BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T3" to make DOS games know were the SoundBlaster 2.0 card was to play sound)... Oh, if you had a system old enough, where the BIOS wouldn't allow you to enter the HDD CHS values manually (Type 46/47), having to find a HDD with a type supported by the BIOS.
It's funny you mention that, I'm actually finally in possession of an external SCSI drive to test my controller with. This'll be my first go-around with it, I'll be interested to find out how it goes. Along with a parallel ZIP drive to test that port... This'll be the first time I've ever messed with anything parallel either.Then have the fun of goat sacrifice to ensure your SCSI controller and devices all worked correctly...
I do have concerns it might sway from people walking by if it were hanging from a wire. The entryway to the room is right by the screen so there will be occasional foot traffic going by it. I bought the lumber to build a frame mount today and hopefully I can try to get it going this week.You think it will swing from someone walking by or the subs? I wouldn't expect that, but I could be wrong.
It's probably worth checking.The Emotiva T2s were originally top on my list but they only sell them in pairs. I probably should call and see if they'll sell me three for my mains and reconsider.
I haven't.Have you heard anything on what they might be replacing them with since they are on closeout sale?
How large of a seating area do you want to cover? Just one row of seats? Are you going 7.1 or 5.1?They will sell me three T2s for the same price per speaker. I'm unsure if their Airmotiv E2 will be the right choice for side and back channels given their bipole/dipole setup. I may just try to wall mount their Airmotiv B1 bookshelf.
How far from the side walls and rear wall are the seats? I'm guessing not that far from the sides given your 12.6' width.I'm planning two rows of seating, three wide each. The back row will be on a riser. Each seat has a depth of about 42" and I'd expect 6.5' between each row.
That's 7.2.4. You may want speakers you can angle unless they're ultrawide dispersion. I angled mine down at 45 degrees.I'm planning 7.4.2 for this. In case it matters I'm tentative on using the Monoprice Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way for the four Atmos in-ceiling speakers.
In general I would be careful with that unless you're planning to add an additional processor to add delay to the more forward pair so the sound from the two pairs arrives time aligned at your ears.I was also considering getting two pair of the B1s and mount two on each side so each row gets the side channel. They will be on the same channel but have their own amplification.