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Get great books and support this blog!!! A win-win!
The Roku is a streaming media device, perfect for people like myself who do not want to be enslaved to a cable company or satellite company, and locked into their (in many cases) 2 year plans.
Instead if you already have 3G or 4G broadband service, adding the Roku allows you to get streaming on-demand stations via that connection. For one low price for the hardware, and no monthly fee, With a quick setup the Roku wirelessly connects to your broadband connection and away you go.
And for those who don’t have a Roku, but would like one. I suggest the following two models:
Now to get the most out of your Roku, you’ll need to supplement your free Roku channels (some recommended ones being PBS, POPCORN FLIX, CRUNCHY ROLL, SMITHSONIAN, MIDNIGHT PULP and ON to name a few) with one of the paid services such as AMAZON PRIME or NETFLIX. You can get a year membership to either service for far less than a typical month of cable/satellite service.
Get your Amazon Prime service here:
And finally supplement your on-demand, Roku service with a quality Digital antenna to bring in the free over the air channels:
With this one, two, three punch your up front cost is more, but you’ll actually save over the cost of a year, in getting tons of content with a miniscule monthly fee when compared to cable. And the great part is you are not locked into an onerous contract as with a cable company.
Try it yourself today!!
I’m still not a Blu-Ray convert. I prefer the DVD form-factor, it’s more aesthetically pleasing to me than the cheap dinky Blu-ray Boxes. And often there is a negligible difference in quality, particularly when the source has issues, or the studio just cuts corners.
In short, all things being equal, I’m not paying more for Blu-ray. However in the cases where there is a substantive improvement in quality, and great special features, and the price is competitive with DVD pricing… well then I’ll pull the trigger.
Case in point SPACE 1999: SEASON ONE on Blu-ray. All reports point to this being an effective re-mastering and improvement on the DVD release.
“It has been revealed that A&E Home Entertainment will release Space: 1999 – Season 1 on Blu-ray on November 2. No technical details are available, other than it will be a “complete, uncut and restored in high definition” release, in pillarboxed 1.33:1 video.
The series, originally shot on 35mm film, was restored [by] BBC studios, which posted a detailed description of the work done. The telecine was done from a new interpositive. Even with the new film elements, a great deal of grading was still occasionally required.
Dust and scratches have been removed in two stages. The first process is automatic, but the BBC emphasizes that it is important not to have it “too high”; otherwise, “an unnaturally flat and ‘plastic’ looking smeary image can result.” In the second stage, the Digital clean-up team, armed with pen and tablet, painstakingly removes remaining defects and areas of larger damage.
Also, the opening titles were rebuilt from the best available materials in HD.”
And currently priced at 52% off it’s a no-brainer.
It’s only going to go up in price, just like the BABYLON 5, DEEPSPACE 9, and FARSCAPE sets I notified you of.
A great series, now remastered to look better than it ever did when broadcast. SPACE 1999! Our past and our future— has never looked so good. So get your copy today!
And for more on SPACE 1999 check out the space1999.org website.
So I’ve been putting off buying a lot of this stuff, but I can’t wait anymore!!
All of this stuff gets the big BUY from me today. I think when you see the list you’ll agree:
Sam Peckinpah’s Legendary Westerns Collection (The Wild Bunch / Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid / Ride the High Country / The Ballad of Cable Hogue) – Four Peckinpah movies with special features including commentaries for less than $20!!!??? Nearly 80% off??? Duh! Talk about a no-brainer.
I’m on the whole sustainability/self-sufficiency kick, so the following wacky items were priced right for me today:
SE 6-1 Camping S. Steel Detachable Knife 4″ Body- I’m a hobo at heart, so this well-reviewed stainless steel mobile cutlery set has my name written all over it. Just think how much plastic wouldn’t end up clogging up landfills if everyone carried around their utensils with them! 🙂 (Yes, I do know I’m crazy. :)) And currently priced at nearly 70% off?! Comeon!! What more can you ask?
Well how about a candleless candle that burns for 100 hours.
100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle Clear Mist – Emergency Essentials
Man my power goes down more than a hooker when the fleet comes in, so this candle was for me. I buy one every week or two, so now I have one in every room in my house. They don’t call me Heat Miser for nothing! (I have no idea, what that means. 🙂 ) [One note on this, be careful of poor shipping from the seller, particularly if you’re getting the 3 pack. Stress that they securely pack and ship it.]
Brown Vintage Wayfarer Tear Drop Backpack with Leather Accents
It takes me a lot of research before I decide on something worth buying. I mean minimum of a couple hours per item, just comparing styles, prices, reviews, construction. This book-bag is a case in point. Up all damn night, deciding on the right bag. Both stylish, and yet functional for carrying books, laptops, etc. My time… your gain.
And let’s round all this functional stuff off with some pure enjoyment:
THE SHADOW: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, 1930 – 1954
Huge Old Time Radio and Shadow fan, so this exhaustive 800 page book is a must own.
Alexander the Great (1956) and Anthony & Cleopatra DVDs for less than the cost of rental??? Say it with me… No Brainer.
Targus CityGear 320 Capacity CD/DVD Album Case TDP019US (Black with Grey Contrasting)- Holds over 300 DVDs/CDs for only $30 shipping included. SOLD!
Farscape: The Complete Series- The Bluray is coming out so you would think the DVD would go down in price. But Noooooo! The stupid thing has gone up over $20 from the cheap prince of $49 that it was at. But even at its new price… it’s a great deal.
The Well (1951)- Is a nice little 50s Drama/thriller that plays as a nice counterpoint to THE WORLD, THE FLESH, AND THE DEVIL.
Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus (Marvel Omnibus- I own the comics and am still buying the Omnibus. Great stuff!
X-Men – Volume 2 Omnibus (Marvel Omnibus)- Neal Adams great run collected in over-sized format. Nuff said.
Okay, I’m broke now.
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