Category Archives: TV


And so it begins… after testing out the concept for a couple of weeks last year, I’ve started the official conversion of the garage room into a “proper” home cinema. The room was initially a garage, and the the previous … Continue reading

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New Apple TV – installation and setup

As you’re probably aware from my terribly geeky unboxing video, I’ve got my hands on one of the new 2nd-generation Apple TVs this week. I thought I’d go through what I’ve learnt from setting it up and using it, in … Continue reading

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New Apple TV unboxing

Well, it has arrived – and I thought I’d have a go at doing a brief unboxing video for you. So here it is in all its glory… I’ll post a proper update once the AppleTV is actually up and … Continue reading

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2010 – The year we make contact?!

So it’s customary around this juncture to say things like “Happy new year”, so erm… HAPPY NEW YEAR! In the past, I’ve liked to tell the world my new year’s resolutions on this blog (here, here and here), but to … Continue reading

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After getting my new HDTV just after Christmas, I decided that the DVD playback from my Sony DVD/HDD recorder (which I’ve had for five years, so it’s practically prehistoric) wasn’t really up to much on the new screen. The player … Continue reading

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