We are avid DVD fans chez nous. Friday night is DVD night, I like to pretend it comes from living miles from the nearest cinema but fear it is more likely to be laziness and having family members too tired at the end of the working week to move further than our own saggy but comfy furniture. It's a good time to slouch on the sofas and eat homemade pizza, drink fizzy drinks (only drunk for special treats in our house, oh aren't we wholesome!) and to slob it. My excuse is that we don't watch TV the rest of the week so hey ho what is one night and I can always pretend we are indulging in moden culture ( and of course I am helping all those souls on Amazon Market place shift their old DVD collecitons!
Sadly some of the fun has gone out of movie watching since our old, and it must be said very cheap, DVD player has started playing games of its own. It is fine and dandy with brand new, sealed in the box, DVD's but try and watch anything a second time and it sulks pitifully. It freezes, bumps, stutters and grinds to a halt mid sentence and always in the interesting bits. I think it may be in league with my Skype and Windows Live as I can only get sound or vision but never the two together on those either.
Monsters Inc has got to be an all time classic for our boys, even without big sister here to recite the entire script on long car journeys the boys conversation is still punctuated with quotes from it.
If you havent seen the movie ( have you been living in an enclosed religious order or dropped in from Mars? Everyone has seen it !!) here is a link to amuse you and another one too .
Now it's coming out on Blu-ray and I think as our old copy is jumping and pixelating and generally not behaving we may well have to invest in a copy PDQ and a Blu Ray player to go with it! I am relaibly informed that I will "notice the benefit of the Blu-ray format, known as ‘magic in high definition’. and the picture quality is far superior to that of a DVD and the capacity for interactive extras is greater " Which means basically you get more to play around with, and what is more...
"Blu-ray players are ‘backwards compatible’ which means you can watch your old DVD’s on them too – so if you do decide you’re ready to upgrade from your DVD player you won’t have stacks of unwanted DVD’s lying around!" which would be a god send as although old DVD's make excellatn bird scrers in a veggie patch we would need to go into agriculture prdcution on a vast scale to resue our odl DVD collection that way!
The question is will my Skype start working properly if I buy a Blu ray player? We can only live in hope!