Friday, April 28, 2017

Chandamama Magazine collection (1949 - 2006) HINDI

Chandamama was a classic Indian monthly magazine for children, famous for its illustrations. It also published long-running mythological/magical stories that ran for years. Originally, "Chandamama" was started in Telugu by B.Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani, noted Telugu Film Producer's.

In 2007, Chandamama was bought by Geodesic, a Mumbai-based software services provider company. They planned to take the then 60 year old magazine into the digital era. However the magazine is currently defunct as Geodesic itself was found defaulting on outstanding loans and was ordered to be wound up by the Mumbai High Court. (Source:wikipedia)

But, now atleast you can read the old issues of Chandamama (Hindi) from 1949 to 2006 once again :)

Just download the files from any one of below links, and extract the archives (using WINRAR software):


How to read:

After extracting the downloaded files using WINRAR, you will get zip files. No need to further extract these zip files as they can be read by below softwares:

To read on PC:  You need a software "Comic Display" (available at above links)

To read on Android phone: You need to install the app named "A Comic Viewer" from Google Play Store. 

Relive your Childhood :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Connect Two TVs with One Set Top Box (STB)

You can connect two TVs with one Set Top Box :) 

But same channel will be displayed on both the TVs...

Things you need to connect two TVs with one Set Top Box:

1. HDMI Amplifier Splitter:

There are two types of HDMI Splitter: A. Active (Powered) & B. Passive (Non Powered)

Passive ones are cheap but can work when distance between two TVs is below 6 feet (I have not tried this one).
So if the distance is more than 6 feet, you should buy the Active HDMI Splitter. Like this:

2. A good quality long HDMI cable:

You need a HDMI cable from one TV to second TV. You should buy a good quality HDMI cable like this:

3. An IR Extender (To make your Remote Work):

Now, If your Set Top Box is equipped with IR Remote, you need an IR Extender to change the channels with remote on second TV.  Like this:

The length of such IR Extenders are approx 1-2 meter. So, you can join "similar size cable" (which you can get from any electrical store) in between IR Extender to increase its length.

1. Output of Set Top Box will goto HDMI Splitter.
2. Connect your TVs through HDMI cables with outputs of HDMI Splitter.
3. Arrange IR Extender, so that you can change channels on second TV.

Enjoy watching channels on both the TVs :)