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For those who have asked. The cheap DVD player I bought was a “COMPAKS” (sic) DVD 800. It was bought in Woolworths. The one advantage of these cheapers is that they play most formats, and are easily made to support multi-region DVDs.

This means you could, possibly, although you’d be aware of the (il)legalities of doing so, download an episode of… say.. 24 series 3, burn it onto a CD, and watch it in your DVD player. Or you could fill a CD with MP3s and use your new, cheapo, DVD player to play the MP3 CD – giving you some 300 odd songs I think. Finally, it’s usually a case of following the instructions provided (or found) to make your DVD player region free, meaning you can order DVDs from anywhere in the world. My Japanese version of Donnie Darko works fine.

My advice is, if you spot a cheap DVD player, pick it up, chances are it’ll do all of the above (and may also support JPEGs on CD as well give you an electronic slide show viewer as well). However if you are more cautious than me, and presumably have a bank balance in the black (what a weird thought that is) you can always check the capabilities using the DVD Player Compatibility List.

Simple. This is the reason I laugh at my mates who have the latest Sony DVD player/surround system having spent, probably, a few hundred quid AT LEAST. I’ve spent £154 on two DVD players. One includes a surround system with inputs for both the digibox and my Playstation, the other is a teeny tiny unit which fits perfectly with the 15″ TV in the bedroom. MY DVD players both play CD-R, DVD-R (and R+), MP3 CDs and display JPEGs. Theirs don’t *snigger*.

Now I just need to get some decent porn on DVD and I’m sorted.. ohh hang on.. I can just burn my own!

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A valid point, well made over at insubstantial. I couldn’t believe it when I hear that Dick and J are trying to get that Tatu video banned. It’s been on MTV for at LEAST two months now, possibly three, so they are a bit late… reactionary control never works (obviously).

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Went out on my bike today, we live at the top of a big hill, so going down it is fun. Actually going down it is downright dangerous and scary. At one point I thought I was going to fall off as I realised I was going too fast for the roundabout at the bottom. When I got off the bike later on my shoulders were stiff, my forearms aching. I remember riding down a similar hill in Dumbarton when I was younger, I don’t remember thinking I might fall off, in fact the main thought at my head was “I MUST be doing at LEAST 50 mph…”. I’m trying to pinpoint when the fear arrived. If I had kept riding bikes, would I be as scared and tentative as I am now? Think I need to find a nice quiet cycle path somewhere, preferably with a nice long run off at the bottom of the hills. I’m getting old.

Been tidying up my home PC, and creating a couple of icons, and working on a WinAmp 3 skin. Think it might be a bit out of my league but I’m determined, despite the fact I’m no artist, and no scripter. I’m thinking of posting updates now and again as a way of tracking my progress, and as a way of showing you all how crap I really am – but I’m sure you’ll be nice to me, right… RIGHT?

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Shaking. Twitching, drooling slightly. I’m back at the keyboard after a week off. Actually I didn’t really miss it that much, more just a change in routine. My back is much better for not having crouched over a keyboard for a week!

So that’s us, another house move, this time the last for AT LEAST 10 years. We’ve painted, tiled and fixed. Still a big list of high priority stuff, but need to get a plumber for most of them. Last night we sat and relaxed in our new house. A glass of wine (provided by our next door neighbours), and silence. Away from a main road at least. All was peaceful and quiet. Aahhhhh.

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