Friday, December 28, 2007

HDTV - America's Solution to Environmental Awareness

So, my best christmas gift was one I bought myself, with a little help from Holiday Inn. See, I spend half of my life in a hotel room for work, and I try to stay at one or two hotel chains (Holiday Inn or Hilton properties). Well, I acquired some super points at the Holiday Inn and was able to receive $1,000 in Best Buy gift certificates. After some shopping around, I bought a 60" Sony SXRD 1080p rear projection TV. It is way too big for my apartment, and I love that fact.

Anyways, I finally went to Time-Warner and picked up my HD-DVR box. Because I am awesome, I got the upgraded box and all HD channels for no extra cost. I was quite dissapointed though to find out after I hooked everything up that Time Warner only offers up to 1080i. I feel sort of jipped, even though I am sure I won't be able to tell the difference on i or p. So, I get it all set up, get everything activated, and go immediately to the HD channels. ESPNHD - College Football...PERFECT! The Holiday Bowl with Arizona State and Texas was on. I was in awe. Now, I've seen HD plenty of times, but to have a system that is your own is just a wonderful feeling.

After the oohs and aahs of the brilliant colors and sharp clear edges, I realized, this game is sort of a blow out and not really interesting for me to watch, time to check out the other channels. I move on to the HDMov, movies in HD, nice! Tonight they were having a Rocky marathon, Rocky II was on at this moment. Trust me people, Sylvester Stallone is one guy you would rather not see crystal clear images of. Next channel...HDTNT had the Celtics vs Supersonics game on. I watched the pretty colors for a bit, but my ultimate distaste caused me to move on. The next was like, TBSHD or something, anyhow, Along Came a Spider was on. Great movie, I didn't feel like watching it or watching Morgan Freeman's spots in HD. A&E had some cops show on, they were in a trailer with some low class people, no thanks.

This leads me to Discovery-HD, the title was something I would normally just skip right over, but tonight was a night of "discovery" of my HD capabilities. It was called, Equator, or something. It was about the Asian rainforest. Seeing the trees, the light, the close up of these animals was one of the most spectacular things. It was fascinating, and as a bonus, I learned about the circle of life in the rainforest. As a double bonus, I got to watch a lot of monkeys. Of course, every story has to have a sad event. It was pretty sad to watch a tiger make a monkey his dinner. The announcer even said that the monkeys shouldn't be on the ground at that time of night....though I think he may have been forshadowing. Of course every story has to have some excitment, and there was this one point where a tiger lept out and caught this monkey....amazing! Also, in light of recent news, I am making a statement that tigers enjoy primates. Watch out people and monkeys!!

My point is this, I think HDTV will help more people watch nature shows, and they will learn more about nature, which is always a good thing.

The End

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

But why is the rum gone!?!

This is going to be a short, simple post. But, I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Why the title? Because on this joyous of days, ABC has decided to air Pirates of the Carribean, the 1st one. The title, that is one of my favorite lines ever. I'll tell you what, Keira Knightley is drop dead gorgeous. That of course is no secret.

Once again, Merry Christmas, and I hope to see you all on New Years!