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by dshadoff
07 Sep 2019, 12:56
Forum: MegaSD Tech Support
Topic: Pier Solar + enhanced CD soundtrack
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Pier Solar + enhanced CD soundtrack

There might be some trick to how to extract the data. I recall when it was released, they were concerned about the (at that time) current ability of duplication, and there was some discussion about how to protect it while still being playable (but I don’t know what was done, if anything actually was...
by dshadoff
25 Aug 2019, 15:47
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

For those that had to pay additional money for customs clearance, how were you notified of this? Did you see it on DHL tracking? How did you pay ? I order a lot of stuff, and much of it is delivered by DHL. I prefer Fedex, but there often isn’t a lot of choice. DHL is still above average. If DHL is...
by dshadoff
25 Aug 2019, 03:00
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

Just an fyi to any other Canadian customers - the duty was 66 - which according to the Canadian customs website, is a calculation for PRE-RECORDED media and that calculation includes shipping price. So, I believe TO incorrectly categorized the item for customs and included the shipping amount in th...
by dshadoff
21 Aug 2019, 02:13
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

I ordered in the evening of the first day of sales, and my tracking number just appeared on the DHL tracking site, with expected delivery for Monday (to Canada). This is roughly the date that I had expected to receive it, based on the information I had at the time I ordered it, so I'm basically happ...
by dshadoff
17 Aug 2019, 21:42
Forum: Super SD System 3 General Discussion
Topic: CDROM Seek time
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: CDROM Seek time

You are both correct and not completely correct. The truth lies in the nature of the problems which occur due to inaccurate seek times - and from my perspective, there are basically two types: 1) Insufficient seek time, causing a race condition in hardware or code. The most common form of this is wh...
by dshadoff
17 Aug 2019, 15:02
Forum: Super SD System 3 General Discussion
Topic: CDROM Seek time
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

Re: CDROM Seek time

Yes, I mean that the seek time is currently enabled just for a few games, instead of being an user accessible option. Seek time is calculated from the current sector to the destination sector. The calculation should be a little more complicated than that, but if implemented properly you wouldn't ne...
by dshadoff
13 Aug 2019, 05:46
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

Alex has extensively spoken to local government. And it appears that they don't really care about exports, only imports. And yes, we are one of the largest exporters in Andorra. They have agreed to clear 45 items per day. So when we ship out, say 600 items at once, well, you can do the math on that...
by dshadoff
13 Aug 2019, 04:02
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

Customs is not import only. Point of origination customs is also a thing. If you buy something from Japan or China it has to go through the origination customs. If this is the case then they should have a little chat with the government, as they will probably represent over 1% of total exports this...
by dshadoff
13 Aug 2019, 03:36
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

I honestly have no idea where that story came from but Alex assembles everything in Andorra and the carts are not made in China. They are manufactured in Spain. Always have been. They are assembled in Andorra and packaged for shipment there. The shells are made in China and come completely separate...
by dshadoff
13 Aug 2019, 03:05
Forum: MegaSD General Discussion
Topic: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!
Replies: 377
Views: 18297

Re: All shipping related issues READ THIS!!!

On 8/3 I got an email saying my package was “in transit” along with a DHL tracking link which didn’t work for reasons which have been explained in this thread. Today (8/12) I received another message saying that my order has been “sent to DHL for processing” which explained that I still need to wai...