Quickies, Part II

* I put together a Christmas tree last night (not my style to do that stuff you see). It went all well, except that at the end I found out that half of the lights were burned off and wouldn’t light up. Bummer.

* I dreamt of Tiger Woods and his wife last night. I was trying to convnice him to let go of his career, “go chill man, you got enough money now…”.

* We will be going to Reno, NV for the holidays. I hope to shoot some video of snow and skiers.

* I am watching the “Lost” season 3 on Blu-Ray. Looks really good. In one of the documentaries on the discs we see a typical day for the writers. They go to work at 9:30 AM, but they also leave at 9:30 PM… Hard work.

* Speaking of Blu-Rays, it seems to have won the war. Not clearly yet, but it currently sells 2:1.

* JBQ seems to be happy at Google. He’s becoming fat.


Ivan wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 1:56 PM PST:

In Europe, 1 million blu-ray movie discs were sold, which is peanuts, against 20 million ps3 games. Don’t know about HD Discs, but my idea is that this war is not over yet. These numbers are conjured up and manipulated by marketeers. I think that the market will evolve towards hardware that will play both formats. High Def is not catching on in Europe, and sony’s high priced ps3 is a big failure. Even in high streets shops, the ps3 is hidden away in some dark corner, and shop assistents could care less about it. The Wii is the hype here, but it doesn’t play hd dvds… Only some really aggressive marketing strategy from sony’s part can change that situation, like stopping production of SD dvds.

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Eugenia wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 2:00 PM PST:

In Europe HD players are not a success because people don’t have HDTVs. And people don’t have HDTVs because there are not many HD TV channels. If this changes, then people will buy HDTVs and then they will buy HD players. Here in US, except SciFi channel, all the TV channels I watch, are all in HD now in my local Comcast cable.

Stacy wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 2:33 PM PST:

I’m waiting to see which format is fully embraced by the porn industry — they successfully shifted the balance to VHS back in the day.

On a side note, DirecTV has SciFi in HD 🙂

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Eugenia wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 2:35 PM PST:

Blu-Ray prohibits porn. So they will have to go with HD-DVD anyway.

Comcast has SciFi in HD too, just not in my area. Which is of course kinda stupid, given that people in the Silicon Valley are tech-oriented and would want to watch SciFi Channel more than in other areas that the HD version is available.

Stacy wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 4:12 PM PST:

Oh well, you’re not missing much. Tin Man still looked just as bad in HD. I think their color grading filters were stuck on blue. 😉

Phil wrote on December 21st, 2007 at 5:27 PM PST:

>Blu-Ray prohibits porn …

I thought that while Sony disapproves of porn the Blu-ray Disc Association has said that there is no ban against adult movie content.

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