Putting Rikomagic's "Full HD 1080p" Claims to the Test

  • Episode 312
  • September 10, 2013
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A large assortment of questions following Episode 311 lead to a followup episode where Robbie answers viewer doubts about the full 1080p nature of the Rikomagic MK602.

Notes:
We had some mic issues in the early part of the show, but fixed them on-air, so don't worry: they go away.
This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkalines.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Erika Lalonde present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • {play 4:11}Greetings to our viewers from around the world using the Category5 TV Viewer Location Map.
  • {play 5:32}Star Trek fans: support a new series pilot called Star Trek: Renegades, being directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok) via their Indiegogo campaign.
  • {play 7:23}Welcome to newly registered viewers. Not yet registered? You can register here: register.category5.tv
  • {play 9:35}Feature: Answering your questions about the Rikomagic MK602 set-top 1080p Skype video Android computer.
    • Viewer Question: Does the MK602 include a controller?
    • Viewer Question: What are the specs of the MK602?
    • Viewer Question: Have you actually tried switching the MK602 to 1080p mode? Did it work?
    • Viewer Question: Does the MK602 support playback of H.264 encoded MP4 files?
  • {play 20:51}Viewer comment: For those with older machines which have problems with Flash video, you can try this plugin for Firefox, which converts YouTube Flash player to HTML5. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-to-HTML5/
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    • Think you've got privacy with that fancy “secure” webcam you got? Think again. The FTC is cracking down on popular camera manufacturers whose video feeds can be viewed by anyone, anywhere.
    • And, a man was able to rescue his 6 year old son after a thief drove off with his car containing both the boy and an iPhone.
  • {play 37:10}Viewer Question: How can I design a bash script that will automatically authenticate as the root user?
  • {play 40:13}Viewer Question: My church plans to make live video streaming of our services each Sunday. What should I prepare for the hardware and software, and how fast should the Internet be? We have a Panasonic MX70. Can we connect to that hardware? Or do I need to get an HD video mixer?
  • {play 46:54}Viewer Question: I have a cheap 27" monitor that I'd like to use for a nice picture frame. What is a nice cheap way to grab the photos of the server?
  • {play 49:34}Viewer Question: Can you suggest a good GTK calendar solution?
  • {play 52:15}Viewer Question: I've seen your video about setting up multiple USB webcams. You used a separate PCIe card for each camera. Can I instead use a USB 2.0 card with four USB 2.0 heads? I'm trying to connect as many HD webcams to the computer as possible without having to use multiple PCIe lanes.

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Erika Lalonde

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