Look like it's time to get a new laptop.

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adj2ent

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Blu-Rays & DvDs are two different things. Blu-Ray has a much higher resolution than DVD. From your statements on TVs you don’t really need to worry about Blu-Ray as from your own words you can not see the differences in resolution to make it much while.
But really all of this should have been thought thru before you headed to the store, so you have a plan of action to get exactly what you need and avoid multiple trips. Some sales persons are there to just sell you what they have not necessarily exactly what you need. And how they make their real money? By selling Service plans and extended warranties.
 

steve149

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Blu-Rays & DvDs are two different things. Blu-Ray has a much higher resolution than DVD. From your statements on TVs you don’t really need to worry about Blu-Ray as from your own words you can not see the differences in resolution to make it much while.
But really all of this should have been thought thru before you headed to the store, so you have a plan of action to get exactly what you need and avoid multiple trips. Some sales persons are there to just sell you what they have not necessarily exactly what you need. And how they make their real money? By selling Service plans and extended warranties.
OK .. in 14 years of being on this board, have you EVER seen Mix think about a plan? :)
 

Dan The Man

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The keyboard won't light up if it's not a lighted keyboard. If you have it, hold the "Fn" button to the left of the space bar and simultaneously press the Space Bar. Each time you press those 2 buttons, it will cycle through the keyboard illumination levels (off, dim, bright) .. again, only if you have it (Lenovo laptops usually have a little logo on the left end of the Space Bar if you do).

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Also, if you don't have a CD/DVD slot, then .. surprise .. you can't play one .. that should have been looked at BEFORE you purchased.
This is the biggest miss I did when purchasing my Thinkpad in 2014. I thought they all had backlit keyboards. My model doesn't but it did come with a fingerprint reader I didn't know about until it arrived. So there's that. Seriously though after going backlit on the desktop I could never go back. It's like using two screens. I've tried going back to one so many times but just cannot do it for my primary workspace.

@MIXMASTERMACHOM : As others have mentioned optical drives have pretty much gone the way of the Dodo. I replaced my optical drive with a caddy for additional onboard storage. You can still get a decent USB drive for ~$30 though. I have one. I used it once to burn a CD for a friend with no Aux in their car. Other than that it stays in my drawer.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I did a Facebook live show yesterday and no buffering. That's what I wanted to see happen. No issues using the new laptop. So I told the ex I would give it to her because the one she has, she can't remember the password and she would have to pay to get it resolved. So I just said she can have my old one. My partner wanted me to give it to him to use for parts. I decided no way. He's not wearing panties. He's wearing briefs like me. LOL.
 

PhaseIIPro

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I did a Facebook live show yesterday and no buffering. That's what I wanted to see happen. No issues using the new laptop. So I told the ex I would give it to her because the one she has, she can't remember the password and she would have to pay to get it resolved. So I just said she can have my old one. My partner wanted me to give it to him to use for parts. I decided no way. He's not wearing panties. He's wearing briefs like me. LOL.
Is this the energy level a client would get from you at a gig? I thought that you figured out a way to get direct audio into your streams so that your audience wouldn't hear all of your room and background noise. And just a word of advice, it's kind of distracting to have the camera pointing at a crooked lamp and your face. Why not make the focal point your controller, and at least that way your viewers will see the action of you mixing and your hand movements?

The blending was on point.

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