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Post Holiday Hookups

Another holiday season has passed and a number of people may now be the owners of shinPS3y new tech  toys.  But what do you do when you need help setting up those new gadgets?  

Most products will have an official website with directions, tutorials and/or support forums where you can look for answers.  For example:

XBOX: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/tips/noviceguides/accessories.htm
Wii: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/system.jsp
iPod/iPhone: http://www.apple.com/support/

But what if what they have on the site isn’t really what you need?  What if you just really want to see it done?  You could, of course, try doing a video search on Google.  There are a number of links to videos on hooking up various pieces of equipment, though some are definitely better than others.  One of my favorite "how to" sites, HowStuffWorks (http://www.howstuffworks.com/), was more concerned with how the gadgets work and not how to make them work.  (Reading about how your gadget does all of the fancy features it has when you can't get the darned thing to recognize it's connected to the PC/TV/etc. is neither good for one's holiday cheer nor one's blood pressure.)  One site that did have both tutorials and videos though was eHow (http://www.ehow.com/).  Among the myriad of other topics, there were a number of videos on how to hook up and use various electronic devices.

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