Home Theater

My Slingbox Made Me Famous


Well, not really, but it was kind of cool to get a call from the Chicago Tribune. They wanted to talk tech with me about my slingbox. I told them it was everything I dreamed it could be (and it is)!

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Connecting with DVI


DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is the newer digital connector that is quickly replacing VGA connections for hooking up your average flat panel monitor to your PC. Projectors, HDTV's and other digital equipment are also making use of this new connection.

Gadget Classics - Sony 60 CD changer stereo

I have had a Sony 60 CD changer/ shelf stereo system for about 3 years now. (I dream of the 400 cd changer I saw at best buy.)

This is one of my favorite toys. I like the fact that all of my cd's are centrally stored in the system so that I don't have to go looking for them. It is easy to flip through and see what I want to play. I can hook my DVD player or video game system up to it for better sound. You can even connect a keyboard to it to add information on the CD's.

What do you watch?

When it comes to television, I almost don't belong here. I haven't had an antenna hooked up in over a year (with an exception for the Super Bowl, which I didn't watch). I don't have cable. I don't have satellite.

I do have a TV (4 in fact, 3 are dedicated to video game systems)

My tv is in front of my treadmill. Until recently, I had the freedom pass at Blockbuster. I liked it, no late fees, up to 3 movies out at any time, Just under $30.00 per month.

I recently switched over to Blockbuster online. I like to watch some TV shows, but since I work second shift I miss the shows I want to watch. The nice thing about blockbusters online service is that they have all the TV series I wanted to watch and missed.

So I have it set up with up to 5 movies out at any time, and as soon as I send one back, I get another.

What is Dolby Digital?

Dolby Laboratories, founded in 1965, has been arguably the most influential company in the sound industry since its inception. Most people are familiar with the Dolby Logo, stemming back to when analog cassette tapes were the standard for music listening. Although few people knew how the Dolby Noise Reduction system worked, they did know that tapes played back with Dolby technology sounded better when it was used.

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