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The Family Geek

So, as a housewarming present, my mother bought me a DVD player. We were at Superstore last week, and I spotted a shiny slim silver thing at about thirty-eight bucks.

Last night, my mother showed up at my apartment with a bright green box with a plastic handle. It was a DVD player!

Better yet, my clever, beautiful, and talented mother bought us a DivX-capable one. Hoorah, we said! Now, calantha42 and I would be able to play our multitude of tasty pirated stuff on a real TV - as soon as we converted it, that is.

Imagine my delighted surprise when, out of pure idle curiosity, I popped in a CD-R copy of The Incredibles... and it played. I knew that DVD technology was getting pirate-friendly... I did not suspect that this pretty, pretty DVD player was capable of playing not only my DivX-format DVDs, but practically everything I own. I've been playing with it for half an hour, and I've yet to find anything it *can't* play. Right now it's playing my season one DS9. I'm not even going to tell calantha42 when she gets home. I'm just going to leave it playing and see if she notices. ;)

The internet-TV barrier in this house has been broken. Whee! :D

I think we should have cake.

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neatlittlelass
May. 10th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Heh, that icon still gives me warm fuzzies and hope for the future.

Also, I huzzah your new DVD player. I huzzah it most mightly. Clearly it's the pirates that shall inherit the earth.

...AAAARRRRRRRR!!
ex_thissuga
May. 10th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
your mom is such a nerd.

;)
chandri
May. 10th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
I know.

Ain't it great? ^.^

Ooh. That reminds me. You have VM. Do you suppose you'd be willing to make me a copy of what you've got? I've only got the first two episodes on disc, and I could get it from you at Dexcon and bring you something pretty in exchange. *hopeful look*
catsclaws
May. 10th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
green box? thirty eight bucks? superstore? it's a Citizen isn't it?

be sure to hold onto the receipt, as those things break down really easily; we've had a ton of returns on those cheap dvd players. but all Citizen products have a one year otc warranty, so if it does break down, you can exchange it for another one. (none of the other products at ss can boast that, at least)


mmm, cake...
chandri
May. 10th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
It is indeed a Citizen, and thanks for warning me, though I compulsively hang onto paperwork most of the time anyway. ;)
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