Archive for October, 2009

Hitachi 50V500 TV Goes Kaput

I thought this only happened to Sony's LCD TVs...

I thought this only happened to Sony's LCD TVs...

I’ve had my Hitachi 50V500 HDTV for about 6 years. A few months ago the red started to ghost. It got worse and worse so yesterday I finally found the service manual and fixed it in the service menu. Unfortunately the LCD is going too as shown by the yellow spider web in the picture. After some searching I found I was pretty lucky. The optical engine in these models is known to be faulty, often dying after 1.5-2 years of use. I have around 6080 hours on mine, including the original bulb, so I got my money’s worth.

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Emulating XMLHttpRequest in node.js

I’ve been following the node.js project for a while. It’s a really cool, lightweight, event-based implementation of server side Javascript using V8. I hadn’t used it at all because it was missing a few key features, mainly binary support. I checked the project status a few days ago and lo and behold, binary support had been added. Now it was getting interesting! I decided to start a project to learn a bit about it. node-XMLHttpRequest (node-XHR): XMLHttpRequest emulation to allow reuse of browser based libraries.

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
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