Panasonic says 3D television is critical.

April 27, 2009

http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/panasonic-3-d-is-key/

Please read that article when you get a chance. In the past few years I have gone to a number of 3D films either in the IMAX or just regular 3D. I like watching MY movies in 3D but for television, I don’t think that I want to have to put on a pair of glasses every single time I want to watch Television. Granted, it won’t be that way at first but it will get there eventually. As time goes on, we get closer and closer to a holodeck. Then when that comes….I will love it. But until then, maybe 3D television will be cool, but maybe the question is, will I want to. Tell me what you think.

Until next time,

Brendan


Another BDP update (019)

April 25, 2009

Improvements over firmware version 015: * Improves BD-Java compatibility to enhance interactivity with some BD-ROMs. Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 019: * Improved BD-Live performance to enhance interactivity. * BD-Live functionality.  BD-Live allows you to enjoy additional content and services while playing a BD-Live capable disc.  For optimal performance, we recommend that you use a Broadband Internet connection to access BD-Live content and services. oBD-Live content and services require external USB flash memory (sold separately) for local storage. * Improved sensitivity to the Remote Commander® signal while the player is in stand-by mode.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=BDPS350&upd_id=4547&os_id=7

Go Download!

Until Next Time,

Brendan


For those that are interested….how to update your Sony Blu-ray player’s firmware

April 15, 2009

I noticed today that some people don’t know how to update their blu-ray firmware. So I’ll tell you how to.

1.) If your blu-ray player is internet connected and you have a flash drive (or memory card) plugged in all you have to do is go over to settings and hit enter on Network update.

2.) The other way is to go to sony.com, click on service and support, and software downloads then you choose your BDP model and then you choose what OS you are running.

2a.) Once that is up download the file, it’s an executable. The exceutable turns into an iso an image file, You have to use Nero or some other product like that. Then you burn it to a DVD or CD.

2b.) Then just put the disc in the blu-ray player and it will load the disc and say that the files on the disc contain a newer version of the BDP’s firmware and software and it will ask you if you want to install it. Once you hit ok, the screen will go black and it will take around 20 minutes or so for the software and firmware to be updated…when it is done it will say “FINISH” then you need to take the disc out and restart the player and there you go.

If there are any questions let me know.

Until next time,

Brendan


Another XP Extension

April 6, 2009

So today I read an article, stating that Microsoft is extending the date that allows the manufactures to install Windows XP on new Machines. The new date is April 30, 2010. “Microsoft only allows Windows XP Pro or Windows XP Tablet to be bundled with new PCs as restore media, which the company refers to as an “XP downgrade.” (taken from http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/04/04/microsoft_allows_hp_to_wipe_windows_7_with_xp_through_2010.html).

It is interesting that Microsoft has tried to kill XP many times before and attempted to force users to go to Vista and to embrace the new Windows 7. Every time that the date gets closer to kill XP, they extend it. I think that XP is perfect and I know many people who will continue to use it for as long as they can. But a time will come when XP won’t be supported by most. So we will have to see what happens in the next year. Does anyone think that they will continue to extend the date?

Until next time,
Brendan


I am such an ass…

April 3, 2009

I feel like such an ass for not updating as much as I should. So for those of you that read I’m sorry.

What’s new:

1.) BDP-S350 020 update released at end of Jan

2.) I am rebuilding my PC, if people have ideas of what I should put in it, let me know.

3.) Apple’s new iPod Shuffle. A friend just got one so I will let you know what I think.

4.) Windows 7….i…s….a…w…e….some

5.) iTunes 8.1 update

I remember back in 2006 when I was messing with the then-new Vista RCs and betas….it crashed so damn much I’m not kidding how much. I downloaded and installed the Windows 7 Beta on 4 different machines, 3 laptops and one desktop. I can’t begin to tell you how much better Windows 7 is. NO CRASHES, so far anyway. I recommend that when Windows 7 comes out, dump Vista, it’s a piece of crap. So if you have the oppurtunity to run Windows 7 beta or RC, please do so. Also iTunes 8.1 is now faster, especially on the Windows side. So make sure you get it. Also I got a 7 year old PC from a friend, and I have decided to gut it and rebuild. Here’s what I found from the motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131329

Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037 (maybe I should go Quad core?)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 (for cooling down my processor, anyone have this?)

So I will try to update more regulary.

- Brendan


Another BDP-S350 Firmware update (015)

January 29, 2009

Another BDP-S350 Firmware update (015). So make sure you go download it if you have the S350. It improves Java and Remote Control compatibility issues.


Jobs health issues

January 21, 2009

Sorry for being absent for a while. Well let’s talk about the biggest thing right now…Jobs taking a LOA from Apple. Jobs has had his hand in everything and when I say everything I mean everything at Apple since 1998 when he came back. Jobs is also the father of the iPod and if the iPod hadn’t come around Apple might have gone down the toliet. Now with Jobs not there, I am hoping he will return because for the last 10 years Apple didn’t come out with everything they could think of, Jobs was very careful in allowing what products would be released, Jobs is smart because all Apple products are certainly stylish and certainly innovative. I want to wish Jobs all the best and also I want to pray for Obama as he settles in as our new President.

So until next time!


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