Life without an MCE

I must say after getting used to viewing TV (and Movies) via a MCE – not having one is sorely missed. Recently the machine was randomly hanging and a few blue-screens and as it turns out one of my memory sticks went bad which was causing the issues.

Although I had bought the memory from Crucial, over two years ago – they have a lifetime warranty. I called them and they immediately volunteered to change both the sticks (as I was running them in dual-channel). I was running the machine fine on one stick albeit a little slow, but I decided to send in both sticks and get things back to "normal". Now I have been waiting for just over a week to get back the replacement memory. Which means for just over a week and we don't have a MCE running at home and boy I was surprised that we miss it! Surprise

Watching "Live TV" is just not done now – not to mention the fact the guide in Sky is quite irritating with the stupid music and the full-screen mode – where the whole screen switches back to the guide hiding whatever you were watching.

On a little different note, I was quite amazed with the service and professionalism of Crucial while dealing with them on the phone. Yes it has taken a little longer than I was told (although to be fair they said turn around is "quick" and I was not given any specific time – but at the same time I did not ask for a timeline). I just got off the phone with them and I have been told the memory should be shipping out today with express delivery! I just wish there were more companies who did such an excellent job of customer service! Yes

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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