Oh my! Have you noticed how the movie viewing experience has become a luxury affair lately? Not just the service, I mean the prices of course. There are some who watch movies as a rare outing and then there are people like us, a whole new lot of young film buffs who want to watch the first weekend shows with top class facilities.
There was a moment of stunned silence. Numbly, we stumbled to our feet and, seizing rosaries and prayer books, walked, single-file, to the nearby church.
My memory, from that moment until I found myself walking home, is almost dreamlike. I was in shock, as we all were. I do remember gazing up into the sky, a sky now dark with clouds, and seeing a group of planes in a V formation. I watched as one of the planes veered off, leaving a gap in what had been a perfect V. When I asked my stepfather, he explained that what I had witnessed was the “Missing Man Formation,” a tradition that had started in Britain. Pilots would fly their planes in a V formation and one would spiral away, leaving a hole where a plane, or missing man, should be. So these pilots had done, in honor of JFK.
Scrooged – Bill Murray plays a TV executive in this retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. The best scene is Murray going on a rant on zee tv serials during a Christmas special. Look for Murray’s two real-life actor brothers. Carole Kane is a riot as the Ghost of Christmas Present. My wife hates this movie, but if you long for the days when Bill Murray was in a movie that was actually funny, I recommend it.
HIS Hightech H260XTP512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600XT Video Card ($115.00) – I chose the ATI chipset because it is supposed to be better for HD displays. I haven’t compared it to a GeForce card so I can’t really say that it does better, but it does do a nice job. I chose this specific card because it is fan-less. One less fan means lower noise, a common concern with HTPC’s. But, not having a fan comes at a price. This thing has a huge heat sync on it. It actually takes up two slots in the PC. I had to reposition the memory in the computer because it was resting agains the heat sync of this card.
No, absolutely not! In most cases, the whole interface is user-friendly and thoughtfully created. Mainly, you will find the buttons in the right areas and there is no learning process needed in order to understand how to make use of the software package.
With all of these parts, my total price ended up being about $1,400.00. This includes all of my shipping costs and any rebates that I got. It doesn’t include the operating system or the $2.000 TV that I ended up hooking this thing to.
Satellite TV for PC systems are setup a little differently than your typical Satellite TV system. None of these systems require additional hardware other than your current PC and an internet connection. There also is no monthly fee in order to watch tv on your PC. These systems require a one time charge that gives you access to their software that you can then setup for TV shows to watch online.