Friday, June 4, 2010

I Have Arrived And It Is Great

I have finally arrived into the 21st century. A little slow I realize but at least I finally got here.
I remember the days when the first 8 track players came out and how great I thought they were.
When I was younger, I used to flip through a Radio Shack and marvel at the radio and stereo reciever kits that you could put together...I think one of the brands was Heath, and I would imagine me being able to have enough money to purchase a really nice stereo system...at least what was nice way back when.
Then in my teens I remember working in a department store called Woolco. It was similar to KMart.
When I first started there, I worked in the major Appliance Department.
That is when I first got introduced to "quadrophonic" stereo systems.
Back in those days, we used to be able to turn up the volume really high in our department. So high that you could feel the bass and here the music blasting as you walked through the front doors of the department.
We were long a haired ballsy group of teens back then.
Boy have the decades changed us.....now we walk around with short gray hair...unless we have decided to color it and the only way of blasting music so that we don't offend others, is by turning up the hearing aid.
Ahh yes...times have changed.
But the changes have also made their way into the electronics world and I have been slowly catching up to these amazing changes.
After hearing about these Blu-ray players and visually marvelling at how fantastic they perform at any local Best Buy that I might come across, we finally broke down and bought one a couple of months ago.
Just recently I bought our first Blu-ray dvd to play on our new Sony Blu-ray player.
The dvd is Avatar.
As they write in the texting world......OMG!!!!
The colors and the clarity was unbelievable.
Since first playing that dvd a few weeks ago, I did some exploring of this Sony Blu-Ray player.
As it turns out, if you have a wireless internet connection..which we do...and you have a fast enough internet connection...which we do...then you can access different venues to watch movies from.
I can watch whatever YouTube videos I want, I can access and rent or purchase downloadable movies from Amazons dvd library and just recently, I found out that I can join Netflix and utilize this Sone Blu-ray player to watch whatever dvd's that they carry..
I joined Netflix and for about $10 a month, I can watch as many movies both in HD and in the Blu-ray version as I want to via my blu-ray player. I also can have them send me 1 dvd through the mail...when I am done with it, I mail it back and they send me the next one that is in the queue that I set up online.
My blu-ray player wirelessly hooks up to the internet and the Netflix web site and I can pick a movie and within a minute or so, I can bask in the 21st century electronic world.
I can go online to the Netflix web site and choose whatever movies that I want to watch in the future and put them in my "queue".
When I turn on my tv and the blu-ray player, I have all of the movies that I chose, listed in my queue and waiting for me to pick from.
Some of the movies are in HD and some are in blu-ray format....all streamed to my blu-ray player via our wireless internet connection.
After choosing one to watch, I click a few buttons on my remote and within a minute or so, I am basking in the enjoyment of just a small portion of 21st century electronics.
I realize that many of you reading this are probably chuckling to yourself because I am making a big deal out of technology that has been around for a bit, but for this old dinosaur, this stuff is a big thing.
And to think that I have only scratched the surface of what technology is available out there.
But for now, let me catch my breath for a minute...allow me to grab a T-Rex leg bone to gnaw on as a little movie snack....give me a second to get comfortable in my granite and boulder man chair, that is in the living room of my man cave and enjoy a movie on this electronic marvel that they call a blu-ray player.
Maybe tomorrow I will venture out to see what other fantastic things have been invented.
But for now....UUuuugggg!!!!....this is the life.

2 comments:

♥ Kathy said...

I'm still in DVD land..no blu ray yet :)

Barbra Joan said...

OMG! Rick I still don't know the difference between a DVD and DVR and Ipod and Ipad . Talk about a dinasour!!! Yup thats me. Hi to V./

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