Saturday, October 26, 2002

Yes I'm still alive!!!

Well, I have to admit, I'm a bit embarrassed at having neglected the site for this long. Don't know if it is even still read by anyone anymore, but I thought I'd put up a quick post.

My time is being sucked up by my latest passion: My Apple Titanium Powerbook G4 Laptop

My Aconda still continues to work flawlessly and I am still VERY hapy with it. But here are some interesting tidbits:

  • If you're looking to get a new HDTV, you may want to make sure that it has DVI ports if you want to be completely "Future Proof". Apparently my inside sources tell me that DVI is the future standard for HDTV ditigital interfaces. Just a warning though, this standard is designed to be "Piracy Resistant" and will be DTCP compliant. Your older legacy (ie the Aconda's analog inputs) will still work with the current crop of HDTV decoders in the future, at least with Over the Air HDTV broadcasts.
  • A product to keep an eye on is the Sony Grand WEGA line of HDTV's. I just saw the 60" Letterbox version at Sony's Metreon while visiting here in San Francisco (priced at a very reasonable $6,000) and was VERY impressed. Apparently an equally impressive 50" version will be out in the next year at a very competitive $4,000 US!!!! That may very well be my next HDTV.

OK, that's all for now. Thanks all for staying tuned in despite the infrequent postings. I will attempt to keep this siteup as a source of information (namely the FAQ and Service Menu stuff) for all to use.