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SKIPPA / Re: Skippa as a networked media player?
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:09:05 AM »
Ah!! Referring to tablets/smartphones as iPads/iPhones. Another victim of Apple's marketing. I've even seen this on the ABC!
Perhaps Android users are considered smart enough to interpret the intent.

Paul yes indeed, even the best of us fall victim to the proprietary eponym, I'm sure we've all found ourselves saying white-out, google it, jacuzzi, jet ski.. pass me an Aspirin?

But if we're really splitting hairs, a tablet IS a computer.. and all Android users should know that :)
Hey Leon,
Talking about splitting hairs - an IPad is computer as well,  yet you mentioned it as though it were something different.
Be less of an apple fan boy and just call them tablets!

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa as a networked media player?
« on: July 20, 2015, 09:41:17 PM »
Hey Rat,

The Skippa can stream from the PC via Media Player or any other DLNA server for example the excellent free cross-platform Universal Media Server (, and works great. It's fast and not clunky at all - best of all it streams MKVs.

The Skippa can also act as a DLNA server itself - streaming recordings to Ipads / Computers around the house too.
Hey Leon,
What about Android?
Surely you won't have Skippa only support iPad off the bat.
There are many more Android devices out there than Apple!
Please clarify?

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« on: June 12, 2015, 04:18:42 PM »
That's not quite the full picture emmsee, look a little deeper...

Firstly, WD own HGST (hitachi), have done for a long time. Seagate own Samsung HDD's, also have done for a long time, and most importantly, Seagate do NOT own WD.

I am pretty sure only Toshiba and Fujitsu are the only 2 other name brands left that are not owned by someone that owns someone that owns someone.

So basically it's, WD, Seagate, Toshiba... That's about it... Anything Hitachi is WD technology nowadays, not like their old stuff.

Quite right Mark,
I read this article some time back and assumed (yeah, I know) that the buyout had proceeded -

Not so, it seems!

Re the reliability of Hitachi v WD v Seagate.
Have a read of this -
I'd certainly buy Hitachi before a WD or Seagate.

SKIPPA / Re: Skippa Pre-Order
« on: June 12, 2015, 03:16:45 PM »

Agreed. Hopefully it is possible to swap in a larger HDD. Unfortunately it appears to have a 2.5" rather than 3.5" HDD so the options will be limited.

The largest I could find by quick internet search was a 2TB WD Green for just under $200.


I recently had a HDD failure on my laptop and researched a replacement. 2 reports , one from the US equivalent of Choice, give the Hitachi 2.5"HDD's the thumbs up and I picked up a 2tb (7200RPM, ussually 5400RPM) from a Sydney supplier for $109 - I'll look for a name when I get home.
Seagate and WD (now the same company) cop a bagging based on failure rates.

Hi A-G,
Where is the '3.0' folder located you spoke of in your instructions?

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