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Monday - December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year.

Posted by jcraven at 4:57 PM | Misc

Thursday - December 27, 2007

Sony kills their RPTV line

According to Reuters, Sony is shutting down their RPTV plants in February.

Personally I think this is a bad move. Sony's RP SXRD sets are some of the best looking TVs on the market and they have a great price compared to the flat panels. Maybe it's time to head to Best Buy and pickup that KDS-R70XBR2. (Or at least keep an eye out for a sweet closeout deal) Just for comparison, the 70" RPTV is about $6K, and the 70" flat panel is a whopping $33K. Sigh......

Posted by jcraven at 10:52 AM | Television

Tuesday - December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.......

Posted by jcraven at 10:45 PM | Misc

Monday - December 17, 2007

Dolphins #1

OK, well not exactly #1, but 1-13. ESPN.com has a writeup about the game. It felt almost like it was a Super Bowl win. Just when you thought they would lose another close game, something actually went their way. I'm happy for them, and who knows, maybe the joy will carry over into the next game at New England.

Go Dolphins! :)

Posted by jcraven at 11:25 AM | Sports

Saturday - December 15, 2007


Posted by jcraven at 12:53 AM | Sports

Quest for 3 - success

Game recap via ESPN.com.

Posted by jcraven at 12:50 AM | Sports

Friday - December 14, 2007


We're in Chattanooga..... less than 4 hours until kickoff......

Posted by jcraven at 4:14 PM | Sports

Wednesday - December 12, 2007

Quest for 3

Posted by jcraven at 1:15 PM | Sports

Tuesday - December 11, 2007

Xbox Fun

Just in time for the Holidays......

Last week Microsoft released their Fall Dashboard update. Full details here. There are several new features, but the most important one for me is video support for DivX and XviD. I tried out an XviD file on a USB flash disk and it worked great. I would assume streaming it would yield similar results. Another interesting feature is the ability to download Xbox Original games directly to the hard drive. Right now they only have a handful of games, but the concept is cool if you never had an Xbox. Pricing is 1,200 points ($15).

Also, today Bungie released the new Heroic Map pack. The price is 800 points ($10), but will be free in 6 months or so. I'm impatient, so I'll prob drop the cash on it. Full FAQ here. Halo 3 sales have topped 5 million, so I'm sure this will give Microsoft a nice revenue boost regardless.

Posted by jcraven at 2:03 PM | Video Games

Monday - December 10, 2007

Going for 3

After a commanding 55-35 victory over Richmond, the Mountaineers are heading to Chatanooga for a shot at a 3rd straight National Championship. We went to the game last Friday and have a handful of pictures here. ESPN.com has a video recap of the game here.

After the game, it took a couple hours, but we got our tickets for the Championship game. According to GoASU.com, tickets sold out in seven hours (which is probably how long it took to get through the line).

Posted by jcraven at 3:16 PM | Sports