Recently, I won a
Panasonic 50" plasma HDTV. Although I have been looking at a larger and better model (more connections and a few more features), this one will do.
Finally, I can switch my DVD player to wide screen + progressive mode and watch the anamorphic DVDs in their intended mode. So far, my favorite is a concert by the
12 Girls Band (
Tokyo's Budokan concert hall (
日本武道館). They used more cameras than the other concert DVDs (including at least one from the ceiling) giving more views of the band, plus they have a decent light show (lasers, spotlight, etc...), and the choice of songs is excellent too.
I used my tax refund to buy some new speakers (all the better to listen to the 12 Girls Band!), my original C-95 speakers were made by Kef and were 18 years old - the tweeter died on one of them. I decided to buy a pair of
Definitive Technology BP10B speakers - they use a bi-polar design (that means there are speakers on the front and rear). They are expensive (just over $1,000.00US for a pair), but like I said, I used my income tax refund to pay for them. I'm impressed at how wide the range of the sounds they can produce.
This morning I had to send a DVD back to yesasia.com... all the way to Hong Kong! Apparently they have shut down their US office. I had accidentally ordered the wrong DVD (I wanted "Red Cliff II", but ordered "Red Cliff"). Hope it will arrive there in 7-10 days and then once I receive credit, I'll put in another order for the correct DVD (and probably order some more movies).
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