Are those tech news written by ignorant teenagers?
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Yeah, I could buy the 50" TV and the Blu player but this is the easy part. How would I afford the rent of the appropriate room for such gigantic setup? Added the fact that in my (me and my wife's) humble living room (24 square metres - pretty much standard for a flat in Istanbul) a 20" CRT and our 3 year old PC under it are running along quite fine.
Maybe I'm just too cheap, aren't I?
Whichever format wins, I am not going to buy movies I bought before just because I can see more pixels in them.
Someday the prices will be as low as regular DVD-RW's and then I may buy any of them for archiving. I lost my hope for set-top players and medias which never want to be a universal plays-them-all gadget. I am just as happy with my crappy home-theatre PC, which can play 1080p content for under $ 400 and may easily accumulate any format winner-loser tray-ROM I upgrade with.
No matter how much I hate in game - in movie - in TV anything, I know quite sure that most of the game titles from this year and later on will be infested (as has been with DRM, surprise!surprise!...)
Some disturbed users will and have already began to download/create/apply different kinds of medicine for the epidemic. Piracy seems to be the only option to keep sane.
With a little googling yo can learn all the necessary preparations, a modified Leopard install DVD, an Intel or even AMD PC is enough.
It doesn't boot ages, just regular 12 seconds (faster than some G5s).
Trusted schmusted they have all been taken care of about like two years before now.
Your biggest pain will be your graphics card though. Your onboard intel GMA will suit you best, but not seperate ones.
If your sound card has a line-in jack (It has to have!) you can do it. With the proper cabling, connect your hi-fi output (not amplified) to your sound card and with a suitable software, record it in any quality you like. That quality will depend on your sound card's capability. Or you can just record a 44100 hz 16 bit wave file (CD quality).
Every windows version has a sound recorder in control panel (somewhat limited). Nero has some nice recorders both to record and edit. You may also find some free alternatives like audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ if you like to.
In my experience I recorded many files from my cassettes with a walkman.
As far as I know no PC can handle stupid quicktime without stuttering or occasional hiccups with dreaded quicktime+itunes independent from clock speed, ram amount or GPU.
There are many free alternatives which can correctly decode h264 in .mov container. Coreavc, ffdshow, CCCP...
I know that many African countries suffering from hunger is not about the lack of food but the lack of literacy and democracy. Even my country could be starving if we were administrated by dictators and warmongers (...). This little project might trigger something and be one of the ways to reach unbiased information.
Or you can just google it and read some material like http://www.state.gov/e/rls/rm/2006/74821.htm