Saturday, February 23, 2008

I became an HDTV junkie after subscribing to Bell ExpressVU satellite service just over a year ago. It is not, however, without its problems.

I have been considering updating to a new TV and discovered that the HDMI output on the Bell PVR did not work. After many attempts to call and email their customer service, I finally got an acknowledgment that, indeed, there is a problem with the HDMI output. I have spent more than two months of frustration trying to get an answer as to when this will be fixed. After writing a snail mail letter to the executive offices, I have had calls from them. They claim that they will have a software solution in "two to four weeks". We will see.
I have become a High Definition Television (HDTV) junkie. Now that I have seen HDTV on a regular basis I don't like to watch anything else.

Although I have a collection of over 200 DVD's, I have been anxious to get into Blu-ray or HD DVD but reluctant to make the commitment because of the dual format situation. Now that seems to have been settled and Blu-ray is declared the winner.

Why is it, however, that the choice of movies on Blu-ray makes no sense at all? I recently browsed the more than 600 titles available on Amazon and found very few that I want to buy. They have very few classics and few really good movies. The new releases make sense but the choice of older movies includes mostly drek.