Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
It's not as colorful as Ratatouille and maybe lacks the transcendent ending, but Persepolis is absolutely engaging and illuminating from start to finish. It makes good use of animation but isn't beholden to the form. I highly recommend it.
I have a couple of random questions, and I will post them here to keep DT on track.
1) Has anyone watched Fireflys? I keep hearing good things.
2) Has anyone built their own PVR or Tivo like device?
With the cost of a new child on the way, I am thinking about ditching satellite tv and just going with over the air broadcasting. The signal we get with just a basic antenna is fantastic, but I will miss the ability to record tv shows, so I am thinking about building my own, but it gets costly.
1, I considered this for a while.
check out http://www.byopvr.com/ if you google "build your own PVR" you ought to come up with tons of stuff. It doesn't look that hard. We just like Tivo and DirecTV. Mine is hacked, and I have an old Xbox that is hacked as well and allows me to watch saved Dodger Games and or Movies off of a hard drive. My main concern when looking at building a PVR was getting one that sipped power instead of gulped it like my regular PC.
Yea, I have checked out that site quite a bit, and it looks like building one from scratch would cost $500-$600. I am investigating the whole IPTV rumor with Xbox 360. I would love to have my tv come through that media center and to have it be my music player, game player, and DVR.
Thought it was good, not great. Hard to remember a movie of this sort made from a graphic novel. Usually, they go from novel to film, skipping the animated version. Looked at the books. My source says that the one with Granny is a pip.
The broken computer came with a Vista Home Premium license (and a wiped harddrive, so I ended up having to beg Microsoft over the phone to activate it, but, they did, so I haven't got much of a gripe there). I've played around with Windows Media Center, GBPVR, and the software the capture card company put out. They all worked okay, but getting scheduled listings is irritating in different ways for each. The Vista Media Center (or whatever it's actually called) doesn't pull listings for the secondary (and tertiary) digital stations (like 7.2, or 7.3, out here). I didn't futz with it long, so it's possible I missed it, but GBPVR doesn't seem to have a compatible free listings service at all.
Haven't played with Myth TV, yet, though that's my next stop. It is a fun project, but it's only with great effort that I haven't gone crazy souping the thing up, defeating the purpose.
Yea, it still seems a bit high on the price area, unless you find a product to work with on ebay. I hope the IPTV works out with Xbox360, since that would be an easy fit for me. I would just need to buy a larger hard drive.
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