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Dane elec so speaky problem

You plug this thing into a DVD player or the TV and nothing comes up, so you go to the manual and theres literally no information on getting it synced. Also theres no help on the site. So a very good product if your a digital engineer but for a normal person? can anyone help?

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  • Nylian Sep 16, 2008

    My Dane Elec So Speaky also shares the same problem. I can get some image if I plug the cables wrong on purpose, but even then it's either black and white (on the kitchen TV); very distorted (on the living room TV); or no image at all (on the bedroom TV). None of the three have any kind of sound.

  • bobgordon Sep 23, 2008

    I have a So Speaky 1TB model just purchased and have tried on 2 TVs using the AV cables, so connecting to the red/white/yellow sockets on the TV. As on Dane-Elec's website I pressed the remote's Video button and waited a few seconds to cycle between output options.

    On one TV I could just make out a really distorted image and on the other I got absolutely nothing.

  • migbicas Oct 24, 2008

    I do have the same problem. I boght a Scart adapter and the problem remains. I wonder if the problem is the firmware upgrade, but I have the latest.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    i had the same problem after a firmware update the harddisk can do his thing whit the usb but not whit the av cable

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    can anyone help, enough problems, bringa soluion please!

    this product is ridiculous, brand new and it does'nte work!!

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    dane-elec 1TB
    nothing on any video out (component, AV nor VGA)

  • DJ_Redo Jan 07, 2009

    Hi there,

    I just bought a SoSpeaky 500GB, not knowing that there are guys out there how have tremendous problems with this HD...

    Here are my experiences:

    - SoSpeaky 500GB

    - 64M Firmware 3.51

    - Sound, coming from the AV out --> fine

    - Picture, coming from the VGA --> fine, AV --> not tested yet

    - During the initiation seqence the HD is searching (for support files) on the HDD for a very long time, even when I stop playing a file and go back to the menu this takes a long time, I look at "searching" then. Maybe it is because I backedup nearly 400 GB to this HD, the manualpage says that it is best practise to create 3 Folders --> Music, Pictures and Movie, this should shorten the searching seqences. I will try to reorganize this...

    I am running this HD on an Panasonic 50'' plasma TV with VGA, and the picture quality, after setting up the right out device is really good, only some DivX files are not playable...





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Don't know if this helps but the remote has a 'TV System' button which toggels the output through PAL/NTSC/480P/.../1080i. Just press the button and give it a second, if nothing appears or it looks hazy press it again. PAL is for the US, NTSC is for Europeand the other options are HDMI outputs

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Hi chaps

Just thought about one interesting point, dont know if solves your probs:

Do not connect the SoSpeaky to a PC or Notebook and try to get the Video out to work, attaching the SoSpeaky to a PC will disable the video output. It is because you could be able to edit files from the TV menu and from the Windows PC at one time, this could damage the file system. Its a Windows related problem, I believe that this will work with linux
My setup:
SoSpeaky connected to a TV --> yes and it works ;-)
SoSpeaky connected to a DSL router with USB port, presenting the HD via SMB share --> yes this works as well

To my mind this is the only way to get the USB and TV option to work at one time...



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