After growing tired of the same ol’ same ol’ and playing my playstation 2 games, I debated for the longest tme on purchasing a PS3. Looking at what’s available, it looks to me as the same old stuff, only with better graphics and ‘net access. (to purchase new stuff!) I finally gave up, and just went with the Nintendo Wii. Why? Because it offers a new style of gaming, and includes a mild form of athletics and movement into the games. Also, I have a soft spot for the history of Nintendo since I grew up with the original Nintendo console. Zelda and Mario Brothers are my past 🙂
Of course, knowing me, spinning my imagination only begins a whirlwind… right by the Wii display were Blu-ray Home Theatre systems. Now, naturally I don’t need a Blu-ray player since I couldn’t care less about greater than DVD quality. (right now) However, with Blu-ray players comes internet-connected applications that can play video and audio over the ‘net. that’s my selling point.
So, I purchased a Wii with component cable (came with Wii sports & Wii sports resort), and to top it all off a Sony Blu-ray home threatre system. (w/1,000 watt audio output) After slapping all that together, it sparked a fire… one I haven’t had in over 4 years. I just had to get more to expand my entertainment area, with one directive… no monthly fees. So far, I’ve only locked myself into Netflix, but I was going to do that anyway. Only now, it’s DVD and On-Demand over Internet!
So now, I have handsized desktop that plays stored AVI/MPEG/other videos along with hulu/etc, a Soy Blu-ray that does Pandora/Slacker Radio/Netflix/Youtube/etc, and a Nintendo Wii… which I’ve gotten a Wii Fit, 10 or so games, and a version of Guitar Hero called “Band Hero”. After finding an induction charger so I can just lay the chargers on top of a plate to charge (with the jacket on), here I am now. A DVR for recording over-the-air television shows is coming as well… a DTV Pal DVR so I can watch things that are on during the day or at night.. watch it when I actually have time.
Now my next goal is to replace my screen with something worth being in a living room… a 60″ plasma 1080p television. You’d be surprised how resourceful I can be finding items for 70% less than MSRP 😉 After that, get decent furniture other than faux leather… ick…