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Get Nearly Any Movie You Want On Satellite

Renting movies used to be kind of a hassle. You have to go to the store and try and get everyone to agree on which movie to rent before getting to actually watch the movie. Then, when you are finished you have to make sure you get the movies back on time to avoid those dreadful late fees. Now there are easier ways for you to get your movies, right from home. Satellite TV is one of the great ways you can get movies at home. Almost every satellite TV package comes with at least one movie channel. You usually have a choice between HBO, Cinemax, Starz, or Showtime. The other nice thing is that now you get more than one channel of movies with each package. The number of channels varies depending on which you choose. For example with Starz you get eight channels and Cinemax you get five. You usually get to choose which one of these movie channels you would like to get at your house. Depending on how many movies you like to watch you may want to get more than one of these movies channels. Most satellite packages ...

 


Some Fun Trivia About Animal "Celebrities"

Everyone loves to hear tidbits of trivia from time to time! Learning facts that may or may not be useful (but with which we are fascinated despite ourselves) helps to give us a little shot in the arm to break up our daily routine. The advent of the internet made it much easier for friends to pass around all the latest in trivia: be it historical, celebrity-based, or any other category imaginable. Here are some fun little trivial tidbits about some of the most famous animal "celebrities" of all time.-- Lassie is arguably the most famous movie dog ever. Although Lassie is a female in the movies, the actual portrayer was a male collie named Pal. He was handled by well known animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax, who would later handle "Asta" for The "Thin Man" movies. The original Lassie's debut in a 1943 film was the beginning of a dynasty. A bunch of Lassie's descendants played the same title role in the popular TV series of the same name.-- Benji the dog's first screen appearance was not in the movie of that same n...

 


Some Basics About Blu-Ray Technology

Blu-Ray is the newest wave in movie viewing technology. All discs operate using laser light as most people know. A standard DVD disc reads and writes its data using red light at 650 nanometers and a CD uses the same type of light at 780 nanometers. For their time, CDs and DVDs were a fantastic way to compress large amounts of information into a small, easy to use package. Blu-Ray does basically the same thing, but on steroids. It uses the much shorter wavelength of blue laser light (hence its name) to store even more data on a disc. How much more can it store? Blu-Ray effectively quintuples the amount of information that can be stored on a disc from 5 GB to 25 GB: an amazing and significant difference. A Blu-Ray disc has an additional feature of being able to have a dual layer which is, in essence, two discs in one. This type of storage capability means that a single disc can play up to 8 hours of high definition video of any kind; and hold on to your hats, because the technology is continuing to be developed...

 


How To Easily Duplicate Your Own DVDs At Home

Recording DVDs at home may seem confusing and you may feel a bit overwhelmed, but it is actually fairly simple. Recording is not as difficult as many people believe. You do not need special technical abilities to make your own movies. The only difference between duplicating a cassette tape or VHS and duplicating a DVD is the disc. For the most part, the process is the same. You are still copying information from one form of media to another, except the final product will result in a DVD.Computers that are newer can usually record directly onto one of these disks. Look for a sticker on your computer that says any of the following; DVD Writer, DVD Recordable, DVD Burner. All mean the same thing; you can record onto a DVD from another or from information that is on your computer.As inexpensive as this option has become, I would not even consider a computer without the duplication feature.The recorders for this media come with preinstalled software. The software is easy to use and should have helpful menus along ...

 


Outdoor Movies and the Resurrection of the Drive-In

The death of the drive-in was inevitable. Some may blame it on the land prices going up for those huge parking lots over the years, or simply T.V. viewing taking away that old tradition. Maybe it's a combination of both, but still we still feel the charm going to see cinema outside. There's a magic there that can't be replaced, that I think Americans recognize best. Some may find it a twist of coincidence that the technology which made society turn away from the drive-in, come back again with powerful new projectors and state of the art audio equipment and bring the scene back, albeit with a few differences. The 21st century saw an upsurge of the do-it-yourselfer going outside and putting up their own "drive-in,"-- not really a car park event (although this could be as you'll read further) as a picnic blanket lay down-and-view event.Outdoor Movies and the Inflatable Movie ScreenIn the 60's man landed on the moon. The computers they used were silly by today's standards. The amount of computing capacity could b...

 


How To Appreciate The Old Classics In A Brand New Way

Tired of working hard to find a good movie for a relaxing night only to find out that you picked a real dud with overpaid actors and underdeveloped plots? The next time you set aside an evening with blanket, a friend, and a movie, consider watching one of the antiquated classics instead of the over-hyped new films. If you think about it, choosing a classic only makes sense: it's stood the test of time. True classics will entertain you as much today as they did movie goers 20 years ago. When considering a classic, utilize the following tips: 1. Seek an expert's recommendation. A trip to the bookstore can make all the difference in choosing a good old film. Movie guides like Roger Ebert's movie guide or The Video Hound Guide to Movies will get you started. Film critics have compiled these movie almanacs, and they often update them yearly. Not only do they provide you with a reliable resource but an entertaining one as well. 2. Consider classics you may have unintentionally missed. We can all relate to this pict...

 




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