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HDTV: Let’s get ‘Hi’, shall we?

August 10, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

tv HDTV: Lets get Hi, shall we?Okay, so I’ve been a bit of a late converter to the delights of HDTV. Hi-Def TVs always seemed to be those big expensive things with the pretty pictures on them, but now I’m using one, I dunno how I ever lived without it. High Definition TV really does breathe new life into old movies and TV shows, which means I’ve been revisiting the classics on a regular basis of late. The colours are more vibrant, the sound is astonishing and the picture quality is immense. A perfect way to test out a good HDTV system, as I’ve discovered, is by watching Iron Man on Blu Ray.

Oh man, that film looks even better in HD, and has completely sold me on the idea of the HD revolution. I followed this up with The Incredible Hulk on Blu Ray and the deal was done. Analogue TVs ? Nah, HD all the way for me now.

I thought I’d be able to go on appreciating the old stuff on my cranky old TV, but no, with a good HD Television I’ve discovered that there’s a ton of stuff I missed in my favourite films and TV shows.

One particular thing that amused me was discovering I own one of the books prominently on display in the background in an episode of Black Books Series 3. Aaaah, geeking out over minutiae. Bliss.

Beat Travel Boredom With An In Car DVD Player

August 02, 2009 By: Geek Category: Geek Gadgets

41Q8HZ7XK1L. SL160  Beat Travel Boredom With An In Car DVD PlayerLet’s face it, long journeys are never easy. While those lucky types who can afford to fly can enjoy all manner of in flight entertainment, those of us who are confined to our cars with our bickering families get a bit of a raw deal. Something to keep in mind is that you can indeed keep the kids from scratching each other’ s eyes out of their skulls by getting hold of an In Car DVD Player. These things are awesome, and for a reasonable price they can help save your sanity. believe me. Many In Car DVD Players come with two screens you can attach to the back of head rests, along with the player itself. Stick a film or TV series on, and rediscover what it’s like to be able to hear yourself think while driving. Good stuff icon smile Beat Travel Boredom With An In Car DVD Player