Audience Questions

Audience QuestionsHour 1

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Watch Barry from West Los Angeles, CA Comments

Barry needs a new printer that can print on Legal paper sizes, but can also fax. He's looking at a Brother, HP and Epson. Leo says that it depends on how much you use it. If he's rarely going to print, then a laser printer is a better choice because the ink doesn't get dried out in the nozzles. But if he's printing a lot and needs color, then an inkjet will certainly suffice. All three make good printers, but Leo prefers Epson. However, Brother makes very inexpensive yet very good laser printers.

Watch Alan from Lynn, MA Comments

Alan has a Roku Ultra, and after a month, it's starting to get out of sync, and it doesn't matter what app he's using. The video speeds up, but the audio stays the same. Alan has called Roku and they said to remove the apps and reinstall them. Unfortunately, it didn't fix the problem. Leo has a hunch it's a defective Roku device. Leo would demand they replace it. It may be a bandwidth issue, but Leo isn't convinced.

Audience QuestionsHour 2

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Watch Marta from California Comments

Marta's father in law speaks Swedish and wants to know how she can translate it. Leo says that some smartphone apps can translate in real time. Google Translate and Microsoft Translator could work. But one will need an internet connection to perform those translations. The chatroom says that ILI Offline Translator works for $190. Unfortunately, it's only in Japan and China.

The chatroom says that if you look in the settings of Google Translate, you can download offsite translation files, so that should make it faster.

Watch Larry from Ventura, CA Comments

Larry has a Lenovo Yoga 720 convertible laptop, but when he plugs it into a dock, it doesn't show the bottom part of the screen. However, when he uses it in tablet mode, it's fine. Leo suspects that the monitor driver for the computer monitor is wrong. If it's using a generic driver, it won't show the whole screen. In this case, go to the monitor's website and download the latest drivers. Also, look in the monitor settings for "under scan" and enable that.

Watch David from Hollywood, CA Comments

David is a filmmaker and uses an Alienware computer for editing. But after six months it's having issues, and he's had to replace the motherboard, battery, and now he's having other issues and Alienware wants to replace it with a refurbished laptop. He also found out they've been replacing his parts with used parts. Leo says that's a common practice since they get computers back for return and can't sell them as new. So they use the computers as parts to repairs. The parts are still perfectly good. But they should tell you that is what they are doing. You can read the Dell warranty terms and conditions here - http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/terms-conditions/art-limited-har....
Demand a new one! Leo says you don't have to pay extra for gaming hardware. Dell's regular line is just as powerful for video editing.

Watch Charles from Gainesville, FL Comments

Charles would like to record a radio station he likes and is looking for proper software. Leo recommends C. Crane's Witness Plus Digital MP3 Recorder-Player or Applian's Replay Radio Subscription Service.

Audience QuestionsHour 3

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Watch Brian from Indio, CA Comments

Brian wants to know why he should replace his router. Leo says that routers wear out, like when they are getting hot. That's an indicator it's working harder to push the traffic where it needs to go. He'll want to look for a router that that updates its firmware. He'll also want a reliable manufacturer who cares about updates. Leo also recommends a MESH router, which are great for homes that have issues with WiFi reception.

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Watch Benny from Pasadena, CA Comments

Benny wants to know what's a good all-in-one printer. Leo says his favorite is Epson's EcoTank series. However, a laser printer is a better option if the printer won't be used much.

Watch Tom from Riverside CA Comments

Tom's Samsung Galaxy S4 is having issues connecting to his computer without KIES. Leo says he won't really need it, since he can go into the settings and select MTP or PTP mode. The former is for mass media and the latter is Photo transfer protocol. Also, he should check the autorun settings. The chatroom also suggests replacing his USB cable.