December 3rd, 2011

Buck Rogers Preview

They're doing a re-make of Buck Rogers, and here's a first sneak peek...

What's nice is they've gone back to the idea of Buck as a World War I veteran pilot. But take a look at who's playing Buck's parents! Neat! :)

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Shopping for Electronics

Saturday morning. Another Saturday morning, at any rate. :)

Last night's game of the Primeval RPG with the Friday night gaming group was pretty good. The players had an interesting time, to say the least, and are looking forward to seeing their group's chronicles posted up to the blog. I keep promising to get around to that, but other stuff seems to conspire against me.

Today is going to be a busy day, at least for the afternoon. As mentioned in another post (at least I think I wrote one about it), I need to replace my DVD player, and so plan to go looking for one today. If I can, I'm going to purchase a JVC DVD player, as that's going to keep it consistent with the other stereo equipment that I have. While I'm at it, I'm thinking of buying a new tv as well, since it's time to replace the old 16" one that I've got here at home, so am thinking a 40" telly, but have to make sure that its plugs and wires and connections are compatible with the stereo system. And then there's replacing the wooden entertainment cabinet with something new... Argghhh! Too much stuff to think about in this regard. Anyway, we'll see what happens this afternoon.

Electronic Purchases

Spent the afternoon out with spross shopping around for electronics, and have made some purchases.

As noted from several previous journal entries, my JVC DVD player has given up the ghost, the image freezing at odd, random times, and the fact of the matter is that it is over 10 years old. At the same time, I've been watching tv on a 16" old Panasonic for Goddess knows how long, and I figured that since I needed to replace the DVD player, why not go whole hog and get a new, state-of-the-art tv while I'm at it?

And so that is what I've done. Today, I bought myself a new Samsung 46" television set, a new Samsung blu-ray player (since JVC doesn't make those any longer), and a small cabinet to put the new units and the existing stereo components in. No, I'm not going to mention how much I paid for the three, but it cost me between 1 and 2 thousand dollars for the lot, and I got a good deal on the stuff. I also managed to get delivery and installation, plus hooking up of the components again to the new equipment, and we'll see how that goes.

Now, I just have to figure out what to do with the old huge Palliser home entertainment cabinet that I've got, but I guess for a while, the living room is going to be seriously crowded.

As for the purchase, I think of this as my Hannukah and/or Christmas presents to myself.