Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ER (DVD) Review

Nominated for 25 Golden Globes and 110 Emmys, including 7 for Outstanding Drama Series, ER has long been one of the best prime-time shows on television. Premiering in September 1994 on NBC, the hour-long hospital drama vividly illustrates the intensity and fast-paced stress endemic to hospital emergency rooms across America. Brought into being by Michael Crichton - famous Hollywood insider, novelist, and brains behind such films as Jurassic Park, Twister, and Timeline - ER fulfills its creator's ultimate vision (it took over a decade of pitching the show before network executives bit) for a close-to-life glimpse of the technology and the humanity omnipresent in the ER. Since its inception, many cast members have passed through the halls of ER, many of them having gone on to become big stars in Hollywood…

ER follows the exploits of a group of emergency room staff who work in a busy Chicago hospital. The show attempts to examine every detail of the ER experience. From the exhilaration of saving a life to the tedium caused by mountains of paperwork, all the highs and lows are covered. In the show's first year, a number of regular faces staffed the ER. Doctors Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards), Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle), Douglas Ross (George Clooney), and Susan Lewis (Sherri Stringfield) were regulars in the ER along with Head Nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) and Benton's medical student understudy (and later ER doctor), John Carter (Noah Wyle)… Any given episode tends to run multiple plot lines throughout the show, interweaving scenes in short snippets intended to heighten audience emotion and create the aura of a stress-laden atmosphere. The show's high drama, coupled with subplots of the staffers' personal lives and the display of cutting edge medical technology, combine to make ER one of most adrenaline-inducing programs in television history…

The ER DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the series premiere "24 Hours" in which a long day in the ER is made longer when multiple casualties pour through the doors following the collapse of a building and medical students report for training (marking the first appearance for John Carter's character). Meanwhile, Dr. Benton performs a heart surgery normally reserved only for senior staff members while the staff is struck with a personal tragedy when Head Nurse Carol Hathaway is brought in following a suicide attempt… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Blizzard" in which a major snowstorm first leads to an empty ER and then (following a 40-car pileup) one with overflowing capacity, and "House of Cards" in which, while trying to keep up with Carter, Deb nearly causes a patient's death…

Below is a list of episodes included on the ER (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (24 Hours: Part 1) Air Date: 09-19-1994
Episode 2 (24 Hours: Part 2) Air Date: 09-19-1994
Episode 3 (Day One) Air Date: 09-22-1994
Episode 4 (Going Home) Air Date: 09-29-1994
Episode 5 (Hit and Run) Air Date: 10-06-1994
Episode 6 (Into That Good Night) Air Date: 10-13-1994
Episode 7 (Chicago Heat) Air Date: 10-20-1994
Episode 8 (Another Perfect Day) Air Date: 11-03-1994
Episode 9 (9 ½ Hours) Air Date: 11-10-1994
Episode 10 (ER Confidential) Air Date: 11-17-1994
Episode 11 (Blizzard) Air Date: 12-08-1994
Episode 12 (The Gift) Air Date: 12-15-1994
Episode 13 (Happy New Year) Air Date: 01-05-1995
Episode 14 (Luck of the Draw) Air Date: 01-12-1995
Episode 15 (Long Day's Journey) Air Date: 01-19-1995
Episode 16 (Feb. 5, '95) Air Date: 02-02-1995
Episode 17 (Make of Two Hearts) Air Date: 02-09-1995
Episode 18 (The Birthday Party) Air Date: 02-16-1995
Episode 19 (Sleepless in Chicago) Air Date: 02-23-1995
Episode 20 (Love's Labor Lost) Air Date: 03-09-1995
Episode 21 (Full Moon, Saturday Night) Air Date: 03-30-1995
Episode 22 (House of Cards) Air Date: 04-06-1995
Episode 23 (Men Plan, God Laughs) Air Date: 04-27-1995
Episode 24 (Love Among the Ruins) Air Date: 05-04-1995
Episode 25 (Motherhood) Air Date: 05-11-1995
Episode 26 (Everything Old is New Again) Air Date: 05-18-1995

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enjoy your favorite Rent Movie with your love ones

Seeking for a great blockbuster movie, rent movie is the best way to enjoy your favorite movie
With your family and love one’s. As all are keen to see a blockbuster movie, rental movie gives
you a option to select your favorite film from a huge collection of movie.

Every year more than one or two blockbuster movies are realized and always it’s not possible
For class people to take their family for watching a movie at theater and some time it
Happens we won’t get tickets for the movie.

Rent movie is the best way to watch your favorite movie at home. For selecting movie you don’t
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Now you can enjoy your favorite movie with your family and your love ones. Different people has
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Enjoy free TV show on the internet

Television is a very important place in entertainment world and it has been entertaining us from past many decades. But now that television has dumbed us down, will Internet TV weird us out?

Internet has a very important place in today’s era. With the help of free TV show on the internet we are able to view our favorite television shows on internet fro free. Numbers of online sites have aims to be the online version of public television with a nonprofit Internet channel anyone can use to distribute video. The Internet gives you the freedom to do what you actually envisioned.

If you have missed out any serial or program with internet TV you can see all, so now you don’t have to worry if you can’t take out time from your busy schedule to watch program according to their telecast timing. Just enjoy your programs and serials according to your time preference.

There is no need of TV tuner card in your pc for watching your television shows on internet as you directly get connected to internet. You will be able to view pictures more clearly and hear clear voice if your internet speed is good.

Enjoy your favorite show with the help of Free TV show on the internet which allows you to enjoy your missed out show with good picture and sound. Today only get your internet connected if you really wish to enjoy your shows at home.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Enjoy Free Internet TV Channel

The viewer those who want their home theater to imitate the cinematic experience, a internet
TV is a good investment to save space and to give a great effect.

Internet TV allows you to enjoy 1000’s live television channels and listen to more online radio
stations from 100 countries by streaming media with Internet TV. These channels include sports,
entertainment, music, news, talk, radio and Web cams from many different countries. You may
also browse world TV by regions or by country name.

Not only english language but even television based on different languages including French,
Spanish, German, Portuguese and Arabic can be enjoyed on your internet TV . It does not
require a TV tuner card, since these programs are broadcasted over the Internet for free.

You can enjoy your moive in regualr size or it can be done full screen aslo. The good internet
Connection will deliver you a good picture and sound so that you can enjoy your movie fulliest. At
time you can save two programms. So now you will not miss any of your favorite programms or

Now you can enjoy your weekend by watching your favorite movie with your family and sharing
our your thoughts. Internet TV has became a very popular and in every household it can be easily
seen. Internet TV brings world on your personal computer screen.

Its an good way to spend more of your time with your family and love ones. Its give an felling of
Togetherness. So come here and make your life feel better.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Elf (DVD) Review

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is an oversized elf working away at the North Pole. Always wearing a smile, he dwarfs his comrades and never seems able to find his niche in the toy-making arena. Eventually, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) is forced to reveal the truth to Buddy. He's actually a human. He's not really an elf at all. The elves love buddy just the same, but Buddy feels the need to strike out on his own and try to find himself - and maybe even his family too…

Scouring the streets of New York City, Buddy must learn the urban rules of life. In due time, he manages to track down his biological father, a successful publishing executive named Walter (James Caan). But despite the prodding of his wife Emily (Mary Steenburgen), Walter is reluctant to start a relationship with the over-eager grown-up child…

In the meantime, Buddy spends his days working at Gimbel's department store where he stars as a department store Santa's elf and a Christmas season decorator, creating a magical wonderland that thrills customers and employees alike. Striking up a relationship with fellow employee Jovie (Zooey Deschanel), Buddy's life is slowly transitioning from elf to human… But will he be able to survive in the big city? Will he be able to rekindle a relationship with his father? Elf thoroughly entertains us while we find out…

With a great cast of writers, Elf manages to keep the laughs rolling throughout the entirety of the film. Although lacking in some areas (it's not one of the greatest comedies of all-time), Elf is a hilarious movie in its own right. Will Ferrell turns in an amazing performance as Buddy. Like Tom Hanks in Big, he's actually believable as the innocent man-child roaming the streets of New York City. It's this farcical innocence that provides Elf with the charm necessary to keep the audience involved in the story beginning to end. Because of its laugh factor, and the surprisingly small number of decent Christmas-themed movies, Elf is a definite must-see film… Check it out this Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Electronic discount coupon book

Why to pay full money? Just use free electronic discount coupon book to save lots of money on your electronic purchase. With an online electronic discount coupon book, you can always get a great deal. With online electronic discount coupons one can save tons of money.

One can easily find an electronic discount coupon book in stores or take a help of online sites. Number of online sites provides you a wide range of free discount coupon which one can easily bring in use and can take a printout of it. This helps you to save small amount of money on your big purchase.

Online sites includes printable coupons, cod e of coupons, links to discount offers, tips of saving money on big purchase and many more which will help you to save your lots of money.

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Every one of us has many electronic items at our home which helps to live a more comfortable life. but some time its wont possible for middle class family to buy an comfort items as it very expensive, but now one can easily buy all those comfort items to live an luxuries life. it is better to try out a few services and find out how it all works, and whether you get quality with savings.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

DVD Review: The Simpsons Movie

Those yellow, animated phenomenons have finally made their way to the big screen and it only took eighteen years. So does the animated movie live up to the hilarity of the television show? Read on and find out – doh!
The town of Sprinmovie, film, review, tv, media, art, gfield’s lake is overly polluted and socially conscious Lisa Simpson (Yeardley Smith) rallies the town to clean it up. Her dad Homer (Dan Castellaneta) saves a pig from being slaughtered after it’s used as a prop in a Krusty the Clown commercial and starts to treat it like the son he always wanted.

This doesn’t set well with Bart (Nancy Cartwright) who finds that Mr. Flanders (Harry Shearer) is a more caring father than his pig loving one. Homer’s new oinking child does what pig’s do and Homer puts the results in a huge silo in the backyard (well, Homer did put a little of himself into the job). His wife Marge (Julie Kavner) tells him to get rid of the silo of pig waste.

Homer does of course, by dumping it on Lake Springfield. This infusion of pollution causes the Environmental Protection Agency to become alerted to the situation. They react in their usual restrained manner – the director Russ Cargill (Albert Brooks) orders that a huge glass dome cover the town.
The Simpsons eventually find themselves outside the dome and Homer decides to take off rather than help his neighbors (especially since they formed an angry mob against him when they found out that it was his silo that pushed the lake over the limit). He takes the family to Alaska and start over again, but the rest of the family thinks they should return and save Springfield.

The Simpsons have been a television hit since they started airing in 1989. There’s always been talk that creator Matt Groening should bring his jaundiced creations to the big screen. He’s seemingly been happy on the small screen but it has finally come to pass and the results are hilarious.
The film does play like a bigger and extended episode of the television show. It has some hilarious commentary on society as well as just outright wacky comedy. One bit of commentary has the church folk running to Moe’s bar and the bar patrons running to church as the giant dome of doom is placed over the town.

We also have an extended Bart dare as he skateboards in the buff down to the Krusty Burger. Not to mention the “Spider Pig” song that my kids would sing during the theatrical trailer.

Where this disc lets down a little is not in the content of the film but in the special feature department. It feels really rather light and you keep thinking that a more expansive special edition will be in the works somewhere down the line – doh!.

The Simpsons is presented in anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) and is enhanced for 16x9 televisions. A fullscreen version is available separately. Special features include two commentary tracks.

The first one features writer/creator Matt Groening, writer/producer James L. Brooks, writer/producer Al Jean, writer/producer Mike Scully, director David Silverman, Yeardley Smith, and Dan Castellaneta, and the second one includes director Silverman, and sequence directors Mike B. Anderson, Steven Dean Moore and Rich Moore.

There are 5 minutes of deleted scenes introduced by Al Jean. The “Special Stuff” section has 3 minutes of Simpsons appearances on the Tonight Show, American Idol, and a parody of the “Let’s go to the Lobby” concession stand spiel. That’s it. Seems pretty light to me.

The movie is hilarious, but the extra features feel like a bit of a letdown as far as deleted scenes go, the commentaries are top notch. It’s well worth it for the film. I must knock it down a bit because it could’ve been a bigger set (and I suspect will be somewhere down the line).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DVD Online Rentals! Rent Movies In Your Pyjamas, And Watch Them In Your Jammy's Too

When it comes to convenience, DVD online rentals have to be the most convenient way to rent your favorite movie releases without having to leave your comfy couch in your home!

Since the Internet opened the DVD rental service market, many individuals and families quickly took advantage of the valuable features they offered, such as free trial periods, and also the low introductory membership fees that lets you rent unlimited movies per month, and you never have to experience late fees ever again.

If you haven’t taken advantage of the rental services through many online movie companies including Blockbuster, Intelliflix, and DVD Avenue, and for the Canadians the rental site, than you don’t know what your missing.

With a monthly membership, you can choose and rent as many movies as you like, however, many online rental companies will allow 3 out at a time. That’s not bad, considering once you get the shipping system down, you can have a load of movies and games coming to your door just as fast as you ship them back!

Top Entertainment Titles From Classics, Comedy, To Adult Videos Are Delivered Directly To Your Door!

Having delivery to your door is the future, and many movie and game rental enthusiasts are taking advantage of this feature, and eliminating frustrating line-ups for good! The rental process is simple, and when you go to Blockbuster’s or the online video store of your choice, all you have to do is visit the your interested categories. Find your choice of film or game, and click the computer mouse and that’s all it takes.

Online movies are sent to you within days, and most online rental companies will let you know the average time it will take to arrive. Then all you have to do is wait until they arrive, and you’re ready to watch them as many times as you like.

Late Fees Are The Thing Of The Past! For The Renters Who Forget To Return Their Movies, No More Worries!

You may remember the times you were charged nasty late fees that ended-up being more than the actual DVD movie you only planned to rent for a day or two. I recall the local movie rental store being so rude and inflexible with the fees, and it made me very angry.

I considered myself responsible, and when the odd occasion I would forget to take a movie back, or I just got too busy and couldn’t make it to the store on time. I would sneak the movie into the drop box, but the next time I went in to rent a flick, it almost seemed that they waited for day to push the fee in my face.

When many of the top online rental companies expressed there were no online fee charges, I was extremely excited, and looked forward to going to my local store to tell them that they would not be getting anymore of my excess late fees, because I was not going to rent from them anymore! I was about to venture in renting my movies from this day forward via the Internet, and the rest was history.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (DVD) Review

Nominated for 19 Emmys and 5 Golden Globes, including Best TV Series - Drama, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman experienced the rare double victory of audience loyalty and widespread critical acclaim. Premiering in mid-season (January 1993), the hour-long CBS original series illustrated American frontier life like few other shows before it. Like the smash hit Little House On The Prairie, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman vividly portrays the hardship, struggle, and community kinship endemic to the era. One of the first Western-themed shows to cast a female doctor (as the star of the show nonetheless), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman enjoyed a successful five-year run, marked by two highly-touted made-for-TV movies…

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman follows the exploits of Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, a female doctor living in 19th Century America when that sort of thing was unheard of. Working for years as an assistant in her father's New England medical practice, the death of her father prompts Dr. Mike to answer a want ad for a doctor in the thriving American frontier town of Colorado Springs. When she arrives, the town is taken aback, having expected she was a man. But Dr. Mike quickly endears herself with the townsfolk and expands her family by adopting three orphan children - Matthew (Chad Allen), Colleen (Erika Flores/Jessica Bowman), and Brian (Shawn Toovey). As the show progresses, she eventually marries local Byron Sully (Joe Lando), and the final seasons focus on the lives of their nuclear family. Sporting an assorted cast of loveable, and sometimes eccentric, characters, the town is never short of excitement or drama…

The Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the series premiere in which the audience learns the saga of Dr. Michaela Quinn, a female doctor who loses her medical practice along with death of her father (in whose footsteps she followed). The lack of job opportunities prompts her to leave her Boston home to answer a job posting in the Colorado territory. Once there, she befriends Charlotte Cooper, who soon dies from a rattle snake bite, leaving her three children in Dr. Mike's care… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Running Ghost" in which Sully is left partially paralyzed following a run-in with buffalo hunters hired to clear a path for a new railroad line, and "Portraits" in which the entire town must pull together in an effort to take a picture of the town so that it can be seen by David Watkins, a diabetic Civil War photographer, before he goes blind…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Season 1) DVD:

Episode xx (Pilot) Air Date: 01-01-1993
Episode 1 (Epidemic) Air Date: 01-02-1993
Episode 2 (Visitor) Air Date: 01-09-1993
Episode 3 (Law of the Land) Air Date: 01-16-1993
Episode 4 (The Healing) Air Date: 01-23-1993
Episode 5 (Father's Day) Air Date: 01-30-1993
Episode 6 (Bad Water) Air Date: 02-06-1993
Episode 7 (Great American Medicine Show) Air Date: 02-13-1993
Episode 8 (The Cowboy's Lullaby) Air Date: 02-20-1993
Episode 9 (Running Ghost) Air Date: 02-27-1993
Episode 10 (The Prisoner) Air Date: 03-13-1993
Episode 11 (Happy Birthday) Air Date: 03-27-1993
Episode 12 (Rite of Passage) Air Date: 04-10-1993
Episode 13 (Heroes) Air Date: 05-01-1993
Episode 14 (The Operation) Air Date: 05-08-1993
Episode 15 (The Secret) Air Date: 05-15-1993
Episode 16 (Portraits) Air Date: 05-22-1993

Friday, November 18, 2011

Downloading Online Movies

There are many online websites for downloading movies, though the legality issue was still a major question mark until recently, especially since sites downloading music like Napster were shut down. The big news for many computer junkies recently was that the companies of Movielink and CinemaNow are recognized as being the first major online sources for legal downloadable movies in the United States. Previously the studios were shy about licensing online stores for anything but video rental, but now that has changed.

Movielink has managed this breakthrough by pushing forward with the backing of Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures, and Warner Brothers. Cinema Now is in a similar situation, which is part of the reason why these companies are experimenting to see how the downloads process works. Movie downloads for new releases become available on the same day as the DVD release, and there is an ever growing backlist of previously made films all ready. The one thing to keep in mind that makes these downloads different than others: you can not burn anything onto DVD, the download will only stay on your computer and can not be copied.

Pricing, according to studios, is currently "competitive" with the DVD release, which in many people’s minds makes it a bad buy, being way too expensive for what you get. Classic movies are generally be priced at $13.99, with some movies priced as low as $9.99. New movies are all over the map. King Kong, for instance, will sell for $19.99, compared to $14.96 + shipping from retailers like Amazon. The Bad News Bears (2005), on the other hand, sells for $26.00 online at Movielink, which is essentially the same price Amazon is carrying at the moment. Most of these offerings, however, will not offer the extras found on today's DVD and you instantly sacrifice the ability to take your movies with you on the go.

Encrypted or not, the standard DVD is at least portable. All in all, this makes movie downloads from these sites, even with the reassurance of everything being acceptable and “legal” as really weak.. Until a better pricing appears, it would seem that these companies are doomed to failure. At least they would be, if the movie companies did not own them. Wait for a better deal.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Download free internet TV

Now people can download video clip and movie for free from a handful of internet site. Downloadable television has made our dreams come true as consumer becomes more accustomed to watch a show when ever they choose, pausing at will and fast tracking through commercial turning in to a station at a scheduled broadcast time seems quaint at best.

On can easily download free internet TV and can enjoy access to time shifted television content. Free internet TV allows you to get connected to the 100’s of online channels from all over the world of different language and culture which the whole world under one roof.

The free internet TV is brought to you by the internet broadband so there is no need of TV tuner card. You can enjoy your shows and movies in regular or in full screen mode according to your choice.

Download free internet TV allows you to recollect all the serials which have been missed out by you. You can enjoy your serials and shows at you requested time according to your time schedule and your preference

Internet TV gives you clear audio and video as it directly comes form internet connection. One can save their money with free downloaded internet TV as no monthly cable charges has to pay to anyone.

Numbers of online sites provide to free download internet TV. There is no need to pay registration and any other charges it’s all for free and only free. So start here to enjoy all your favorite shoes and television shows fro free and good thing is that in your time schedule isn’t some thing great for our entertainment.

Anna Josephs is a freelance journalist having experience of many years writing articles and news releases on various topics such as pet health, automobile and social issues. She also has great interest in poetry and paintings, hence she likes to write on these subjects as well. Currently writing for this website Free Internet TV . For more details please contact at

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Do you have this in Full Screen

Do you still have one of those old TV’s? Well it may be time to upgrade to a new wide screen television. DVD’s are starting to be made in wide screen only. This is a good thing, because it’s going to enhance the movie experience in home theater systems.

So what is the TV do you need to have the best move experience, without breaking the budget? Believe it your not but picture quality is the thing that you want to be looking for, not the size or how much it costs. After all, if you can’t make out what’s on the TV then what’s the point? This brings me to the two types of formats, HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs.

Blu-ray Vs HD DVD

High Definition DVD’s looks just like a normal DVD, but they hold so much more information. The picture quality on the HD-DVDs is fantastic. Although finding HD DVD’s may be a little on the hard side. Starting some time in the future, HDTV programming will be broadcasting to your TVs. The resolution on HD DVDs are just as important has picture quality, having just basic knowledge is all that’s needed. The screen is made up of thousands of pixels, the more pixels the better the screen resolution is going to be. 1080i is what one is looking for in HD DVD as a picture quality.

Blu-Ray DVDs

Sony, the inventor Blu-ray was and is supported by manufacturers such as JVC, LG, Panasonic and Philips. Blu-Ray DVD is the newest type of format that has come out. The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. These discs can hold of to 50 GB of data on duel layer DVDs.

With the two options to choose from, finding a movie to watch may be the next road bump in the road. Blockbuster Online new program called “Total Access” offers many Blu-Ray and HD DVD in there collection.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Digital Videos Are Great For Adding Special Effects

Digital video is a new technology that can be used and manipulated much easier than the old analog signal. This generic term is not to be confused with the name DV, which is a specific type of digital video. In the past video was recorded on tape but today with digital video it can be recorded on tape, DVD or straight to the hard drive of a computer. This generic term is not to be confused with the name DV, which is a specific type of digital video. Digital video can be processed and edited very easily today, special effects are easy to add with digital editing.

Digital video can also be edited on a personal computer which has the proper hardware and software. Regardless of software, digital video is generally edited and needs quite bit of disk space to store everything. Digital video is also used in modern mobile phones and video conferencing systems. The quality of the digital video is far superior to the analog counterpart.

Artistic people will claim that the quality of digital video is cold, that you don't have the warmth of the look of film images. But one thing is for sure. Digital video is here to stay, which means that our films of our 25th anniversary celebration are also here to stay.

These new cameras can record for several hours on end. The recording is done either on a small videocassette, blank CD or a DVD. Visuals are continuously recorded by these cameras and can be played on the screen.

Marketing videos with poor picture quality are likely to reflect a poor quality company in the mind of the viewer, so try to get the best quality video you can get. When people talk about interlacing they are talking about a special technique that improves the quality of the picture without increasing extra or more bandwidth. Using a camera that is analog you will need multiple tapes for long filming, but with digital video you need plenty of disk space to store all of the video. In the past when recording with tapes you will lose the quality of the recording when duplicating the information but with digital recording you do not have that problem plus the footage will last forever. Today many of the cameras come with many features that you only find in professional cameras. You can get better picture quality when using a more expensive digital camera.

When filming with a DVD format it will allow you to record right to digital disk, the other type of technologies are HDD and this allows you to record right to a hard drive. As the tape format is slowly being phased out by major manufacturers, it is a good idea to invest in disk or hard drive based digital video cameras. While this format is very easy to use and is supported by practically all software it is not efficient as there is no compression applied.

With digital video cameras today there are features that allow you to take low or medium quality footage to save space.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Digital Video Surveillance Systems: They Watch

Have you ever felt watched? No, don't dismiss that feeling as paranoia. Maybe you are being watched. In light of recent tragedies - terrorist attacks, illegal activities, and the onslaught of crime, petty or otherwise, people from both the public and private sector have been obsessively setting up digital video surveillance systems everywhere possible. These days, it's almost impossible to enter a building or even stand on the sidewalk of a busy street without being under surveillance.

Video Surveillance with Hot Fudge, Please
Digital video surveillance systems are designed as a security measure to apprehend criminals, and maybe even act as a deterrent to crime. There are several digital video surveillance systems available nowadays and choosing the right one can be like a trip to Baskin and Robbins - you simply don't know which flavor to pick. Digital video surveillance systems also come with hefty price tags, so before you waste time shopping for a system, make sure you can actually afford it.

The most common digital video surveillance system is the lowly webcam. You're probably thinking that it doesn't make a very good surveillance system and you're right. It doesn't. If you've seen the movie American Pie, however, you know it can be done. It does not stop there, though. Digital video surveillance systems can be a complex labyrinth of wires, cameras, and monitors, so whatever you do, don't attempt to set it up yourself. Contact a reputable company that specializes in digital video surveillance systems. Otherwise, you'll do no better than Jim and his pie.

A Star with CCTV Systems
You've probably heard of CCTV systems, or closed circuit television systems. This is just an example of a digital video surveillance system and is probably the most popular, too. In the days of yore, CCTV systems were grainy and in black and white, and have brought about many a case of mistaken identity. Recent developments, however, have since improved the quality of CCTV systems, and all digital video surveillance systems for that matter. You can now be watched in full color on high-tech LCD monitors while you rob a bank or steal your neighbor's underpants.

Video and Voyeurism
Virtually unheard of just 15 years ago, night vision security cameras are now the talk of the town. Don't let the name fool you. This type of digital video surveillance system is no night owl. It works as well in daylight as it does at night. For the voyeur who is looking for material for a reality television show, DVR, or digital video recorder, surveillance is just the thing for your viewing pleasure. With DVR surveillance, you can save your footage and watch it as you please. It's almost like recording your favorite television show on the VCR. If you or a family member is clumsy, you can minimize wiring-induced accidents by investing on a wireless home security system. You're not only safe from crime; you get to keep all your limbs.

So before you surreptitiously scratch an itch on your privates or floss your teeth with your hair, you might want to think twice and wait until you're in the safety of a rest room. Come to think about it, rest rooms might not be safe anymore so you might want to wait before you get to your own house. If you're lucky, nobody has set up surveillance there yet.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Digital Video Equipment - How To Choose?

These days, there is no doubt about it, when you go shopping for any electrical or electronic goods; you are faced with a bewildering selection of models and brands to choose from.

In this case we are in the market for digital video equipment, and you have several ways to go about finding it. You can go into town and visit some retailers and view the various brands firsthand. You will have to listen to the various sales pitches of course, but you may also get lucky and find some knowledgeable staff.

The main problem with this approach is finding an unbiased dealer, as obviously a dealer who is affiliated with a certain brand of digital video equipment is going to extol the virtues of that brand at the expense of other possibly equally good brands.

My preferred option is to find review sites on the net, of which there are many. The best are the independent review sites and the sites which contain user reviews, the latter especially should have no hidden agendas, as their opinions are based on their own personal experiences. If you take this route be prepared for a lot of surfing the net and a lot of reading. You can cut it down a bit by going to sites such as which provide a lot of prices and information.

Another route is to have a look at the various consumer magazines, which usually list some of their review information online, or of course you could always subscribe for a month or two. These publications should prove to be totally unbiased in their product reviews, and as such are a good source of information on all manner of consumer goods.

In summary, I would say the wise option would be to do your research online, make a shortlist, then go down town and see the item in the flesh. If you can not get a good price and a good warranty in town, go back to your computer and buy your digital video equipment online.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Digital Video - Special Moment Throughout Your Children's Lives

I know that having a digital video camera has definitely been one of the greatest joys since my daughter has been born and the wonderful memories that we can always look back on are irreplaceable. Bringing a child into life is scary of course but loving them, nurturing them and bonding with them is something that can not even be described. Every parent wants the opportunity to capture many of those fondest memories on video and through pictures, so that when their children are older they can all look back and remember those moments, with such joy in the hearts, along with getting in some really good laughs as well.

Having a digital video camera around during the time of raising your children is so wonderful and will make taking digital videos and photographs so much more enjoyable. You do not have to wait for film to get developed and with any digital video camera you will have the opportunity to view your images the second after capturing them. It is something that all families should invest in and believe me, you will get more than enough use out of it to make it worth purchasing.

Capturing images of your children as they grow up will be an absolutely fabulous experience and seeing their faces when they get to take a peek at the wonderful images will really be cool. They will think the world of you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to spend time watching them with a big smile on your face and getting any little special thing or funny look that they give you on video or in pictures, for future enjoyment to everyone. Digital video has made it possible for so many people to enjoy taking pictures and videos like they have never gotten to before and the coolest thing about any digital video camera is all of the incredible features that are available.

You will have the opportunity to view each image as it is captured right on the LCD screen and then being able to edit any images that need it will be another really cool feature. No more throwing photographs away because they were too dark, blurry or just did not turn out at all. No more wasting your hard earned money on film, to only pay and wait to have them developed, with only a few that really turned out fairly well. That is always so disappointing right. With a digital video camera you will also be able to get all of your images transferred onto a CD so that you can download them onto your computer system at home. By being able to do that you could have them safely stored away into a file, never having to worry about them getting damaged or lost, ever again.

So, if you do not already have a digital video camera and are expecting your first child, you had better not wait any longer, get out there and find yourself the perfect digital camera so that you too can enjoy every precious memory that you have with your child.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deciding If You Are Ready For A Home Theater System

Do you think you are ready to purchase a home theater system? Have you done research to determine which television is best for your room or which sound system is best for the layout and decor or your home theater? If you have not, then you are not ready to purchase your home theater yet.

Spend some time in the rooms of your house that you are considering for your home theater. If you are building a new room for the home theater, make sure you know a lot about the room before making any purchases. Ask yourself if this room is going to be used solely for the home theater or if it is going to be a multi-purpose room that will be used for many other things as well. Take measurements of the room and heed the warnings of other home theater owners and gurus regarding size constraints on televisions as well as furnishings. You don't want to sit three feet away from a 54 inch television, and you don't want to sit 22 feet away from a 13 inch television.

Keep measurements in mind for sound quality as well as picture. You want to make sure that before you make any purchases, you know how many items you will be connecting and how many feet of speaker wire and connecting cables you will need. It is important to keep screen reflection to a minimum in your new home theater, and this can be done with optimal placement of all furnishings in the theater. Also keep in mind that sound quality is greatly lessened when it bounces off of bare walls and windows, so include some draperies and accents to help absorb sound.

Before the initial purchase, decide what the main focus of your new home theater will be. For most people it will be the television watching, but for some it will be listening to music. Determining what aspect is most important will help you to determine where you want to spend the bulk of your money.

Play around online with the retail stores and on forums and chat rooms as well as blogs to find out what people are saying about the components that interest you. Go to the local electronics store and spend some time looking around and asking lots of questions. Ask friends and family who have had experience with home theaters to give you their honest opinion and what they have learned from their home theater. Do all of these things before you buy any single piece of equipment.

Revisit any lists or notes that you have made prior to making any purchases. Make sure that you have not missed some vital point that someone made regarding the system that interests you. If you are able, spend lots of time in a friend or family member's home theater and determine what you like and dislike about theirs and what you would change in your own.

It all boils down to research. Before you make this major purchase and change to your home, do the research. By
checking things out thoroughly before you buy them, you will save yourself a major headache in the long run.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dawson's Creek (Season 6) DVD Review

Recipient of widespread critical acclaim and winner of 12 Teen Choice Awards during its five-year run, Dawson's Creek was one of the most widely followed dramas among American teens. An unprecedented smash hit for the burgeoning WB network, the show highlighted an amazing portfolio of original hit series created by the network including Buffy spin-off Angel (1999), Gilmore Girls (2000), and Smallville (2001).

Dawson's Creek follows the life of title character Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek), a film-crazy, introspective aspiring director who lives nearby his childhood friend Joey Potter (Katie Holmes). The two have a clique of high school friends among whom are Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson), Jennifer "Jen" Lindley (Michelle Williams), Andrea "Andie" McPhee (Meredith Monroe), and Jack McPhee (Kerr Smith). The friends combine to form a goldmine of dramatic stories that make Dawson's Creek reminiscent of earlier prime-time soaps such as Dynasty, Dallas, and Knots Landing…

The Dawson's Creek (Season 6) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "The Kids Are All Right" in which the summer is wrapping up and each member of the gang reflects on the summer gone by as they prepare to return to college. Pacey interviews for a job as a stockbroker and ends up with a ruthless and stern boss, while Joey finds that Dawson is the only one who remembered her birthday. As he presents her with his gift, the two of them embrace in the closing scenes of the show… Other notable episodes from Season 6 include "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" in which Eddie and Joey agree to go on a date while Pacey is surprised to learn that the woman he picked up is a call girl, and "Lovelines" in which the whole gang sees their relationship problems exposed to a large audience when they become the test subjects of a psychiatrist at counseling center charity benefit…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dawson's Creek (Season 6) DVD:

Episode 105 (The Kids Are All Right) Air Date: 10-02-2002
Episode 106 (The Song Remains the Same) Air Date: 10-02-2002
Episode 107 (The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest) Air Date: 10-09-2002
Episode 108 (Instant Karma!) Air Date: 10-16-2002
Episode 109 (The Imposters) Air Date: 10-23-2002
Episode 110 (Living Dead Girl) Air Date: 10-30-2002
Episode 111 (Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell) Air Date: 11-06-2002
Episode 112 (Spiderwebs) Air Date: 11-13-2002
Episode 113 (Everything Put Together Falls Apart) Air Date: 11-20-2002
Episode 114 (Merry Mayhem) Air Date: 12-11-2002
Episode 115 (Day Out of Days) Air Date: 01-15-2003
Episode 116 (All the Right Moves) Air Date: 01-22-2003
Episode 117 (Rock Bottom) Air Date: 01-29-2003
Episode 118 (Clean and Sober) Air Date: 02-05-2003
Episode 119 (Castaways) Air Date: 02-12-2003
Episode 120 (That Was Then) Air Date: 03-26-2003
Episode 121 (Sex and Violence) Air Date: 04-02-2003
Episode 122 (Love Bites) Air Date: 04-09-2003
Episode 123 (Lovelines) Air Date: 04-16-2003
Episode 124 (Catch-22) Air Date: 04-23-2003
Episode 125 (Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road) Air Date: 04-30-2003
Episode 126 (Joey Potter and the Capeside Redemption) Air Date: 05-07-2003
Episode 127 (All Good Things…) Air Date: 05-14-2003
Episode 128 (…Must Come to an End) Air Date: 05-14-2003

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dawson's Creek (Season 5) DVD Review

During its six-year run, Dawson's Creek was nominated for 12 Teen Choice Awards, making it one of the most successful original programs in WB network history. Taking place in the fictional location of Capeside, Massachusetts, the series was actually filmed in the real-life township of Wilmington, North Carolina (however the show's theme song was written and performed by Paula Cole, who calls Massachusetts home). Creator Kevin Williamson is said to have modeled the characters in the series after part and parcel of his own adolescent years... Dawson's Creek centers around the personal universe of several high school teenagers, each of them friends of title character Dawson Leery. Together, they form the basis of a teen drama series that has taken its place among the pop culture icons of its era. A smash success by every measure, the show helped catapult the careers of several cast members, most notably Katie Holmes…

The Dawson's Creek (Season 5) DVD features a number of dramatic episodes including the season premiere "The Bostonians" in which Joey begins her first semester at Worthington. Taking a writing class, she writes her first essay about her relationship with Dawson, prompting the professor to tell her the two have a great future ahead of them. But Joey disagrees, and when Dawson cancels his weekend visit because of an internship, Joey ends up leaving him a breakup message on his voice mail… Other notable episodes from Season 5 include "Text, Lies, and Videotape" in which Dawson is sharing his feelings with a psychiatrist while Pacey tries to convince Karen that her affair with Danny is a bad idea, and "Highway to Hell" in which Jen confesses to Jack that she wants to breakup with Dawson while Dawson has feelings for Joey once again…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dawson's Creek (Season 5) DVD:

Episode 82 (The Bostonians) Air Date: 10-10-2001
Episode 83 (Lost Weekend) Air Date: 10-17-2001
Episode 84 (Capeside Revisited) Air Date: 10-24-2001
Episode 85 (The Long Goodbye) Air Date: 10-31-2001
Episode 86 (Use Your Disillusion) Air Date: 11-07-2001
Episode 87 (High Anxiety) Air Date: 11-14-2001
Episode 88 (Text, Lies, and Videotape) Air Date: 11-21-2001
Episode 89 (Hotel New Hampshire) Air Date: 11-28-2001
Episode 90 (Four Scary Stories) Air Date: 12-12-2001
Episode 91 (Appetite for Destruction) Air Date: 12-19-2001
Episode 92 (Something Wild) Air Date: 01-16-2002
Episode 93 (Sleeping Arrangements) Air Date: 01-23-2002
Episode 94 (Something Wilder) Air Date: 01-30-2002
Episode 95 (Guerilla Filmmaking) Air Date: 02-06-2002
Episode 96 (Downtown Crossing) Air Date: 02-13-2002
Episode 97 (In a Lonely Place) Air Date: 02-20-2002
Episode 98 (Highway to Hell) Air Date: 04-03-2002
Episode 99 (Cigarette Burns) Air Date: 04-10-2002
Episode 100 (100 Light Years from Home) Air Date: 04-17-2002
Episode 101 (Separate Ways) Air Date: 04-24-2002
Episode 102 (After Hours) Air Date: 05-01-2002
Episode 103 (The Abby) Air Date: 05-08-2002
Episode 104 (Swan Song) Air Date: 05-15-2002

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dallas (Season 5) DVD Review

Nominated for 18 Emmys and 15 Golden Globes in its thirteen season run, Dallas is the 1,000-pound gorilla of the prime-time drama/soap opera genre. Premiering in 1978 as a five-part miniseries, the show combines the classic sex and innuendo of boilerplate afternoon soap operas with the freewheeling adventure of Texas wildcats and filthy rich capitalist oil barons. The explosive combination of rampant love affairs and high stakes business dealings scored well with both men and women, prompting CBS to make Dallas the lynchpin of its Friday night lineup (back when people actually watched Friday night television). As a result, Dallas became one of the most successful TV series in history. In fact, the famous ‘Who shot J.R.?” episode (“A House Divided” Air Date: 3-21-1980) still holds its spot as the second most watched television show ever (the season finale of MASH is #1). With arguably the most memorable TV villian ever created, it’s little surprise that Dallas held the #1 or #2 spot in the Nielsen ratings for most of the 1980s decade.

Undoubtedly, the unrivaled success and popularity of Dallas was in large part due to Larry Hagman and his portrayal of J.R. Ewing. Hagman’s real life Texas roots, unique charm, and wholehearted commitment to his craft helped to create one of the most loveable villains in history, and his treachery is on fully display in season five. Although J.R. is a vindictive cutthroat, the audience grows to love his sinister smile in the aftermath of a one-sided business deal and/or a selfish act of calculating revenge. In sharp contrast, J.R.’s brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy) brings the Ewing karma back into balance with his all-American smile and impeccable character. Patrick Duffy brings his own style of charm to the small screen, and it makes for an interesting clash of personalities.

The Dallas (Season 5) DVD features some of the best episodes of the series. The initial ones center around Sue Ellen’s attempt to leave J.R. once and for all. With Dusty and Clayton Farlow by her side, Sue Ellen (Linda Grey) begins a new life at the Southern Cross ranch in San Angelo. The ensuing war between the two over baby John Ross makes for some of the most enjoyable prime time drama ever produced. The onscreen chemistry between Hagman and Grey is simply magic. They manage to portray a believable love-hate relationship between a husband and wife, and it’s one of the ongoing conflicts which launched the show to the top of the Nielsen ratings for almost fourteen years (making it the longest running prime time drama in television history).

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dallas (Season 5) DVD:

Episode 78 (Missing Heir) Air Date: 10-09-1981
Episode 79 (Gone, But Not Forgotten) Air Date: 10-16-1981
Episode 80 (Showdown at San Angelo) Air Date: 10-23-1981
Episode 81 (Little Boy Lost) Air Date: 10-30-1981
Episode 82 (The Sweet Smell of Revenge) Air Date: 11-06-1981
Episode 83 (The Big Shut Down) Air Date: 11-13-1981
Episode 84 (Blocked) Air Date: 11-20-1981
Episode 85 (The Split) Air Date: 11-27-1981
Episode 86 (Five Dollars a Barrel) Air Date: 12-04-1981
Episode 87 (Starting Over) Air Date: 12-11-1981
Episode 88 (Waterloo at Southfork) Air Date: 12-18-1981
Episode 89 (Barbecue Two) Air Date: 01-01-1982
Episode 90 (The Search) Air Date: 01-08-1982
Episode 91 (Denial) Air Date: 01-15-1982
Episode 92 (Head of the Family) Air Date: 01-22-1982
Episode 93 (The Phoenix) Air Date: 01-29-1982
Episode 94 (My Father, My Son) Air Date: 02-05-1982
Episode 95 (Anniversary) Air Date: 02-12-1982
Episode 96 (Adoption) Air Date: 02-19-1982
Episode 97 (The Maelstrom) Air Date: 02-26-1982
Episode 98 (The Prodigal) Air Date: 03-05-1982
Episode 99 (Vengeance) Air Date: 03-12-1982
Episode 100 (Blackmail) Air Date: 03-19-1982
Episode 101 (The Investigation) Air Date: 03-26-1982
Episode 102 (Acceptance) Air Date: 04-02-1982
Episode 103 (Goodbye, Cliff Barnes) Air Date: 04-09-1982

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dallas (Season 4) DVD Review

Nominated for 15 Golden Globes and 18 Emmys in its 13-season run, Dallas is one of the most memorable prime time dramatic series in television history. Initially airing in Spring 1978 as a mini-series, the show had all the elements necessary for a blockbuster soap opera: sex, suspense, wealth, opulence, fast cars, big houses, and of course, great villians. Probably the most famous villian of the era was J.R. Ewing, but it's difficult to call him the villian when most viewers simultaneously rooted him on. With elaborate business dealings and family feuds abundant, Dallas spend most of the 1980s as either the number one or number two rated show on TV...

The Dallas (Season 4) DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the season premiere “No More Mister Nice Guy” in which the shooting of J.R. forces Bobby to temporarily take over Ewing Oil while his older brother recovers. The promotion slowly changes Bobby into the vindictive brother he always loathed. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen wonders if she shot J.R. herself while mired in the foggy haze of a drinking binge… Other notable episodes include “Start the Revolution with Me” in which J.R. attempts to orchestrate a counter-revolution in order to regain the Ewing’s Asian oil wells that were nationalized shortly before his shooting, and the season finale “Ewing-Gate” in which J.R.’s underhanded dealings in the Asian oil deals threaten to bring down all of Ewing Oil…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dallas (Season 4) DVD:

Episode 55 (No More Mister Nice Guy: Part 1) Air Date: 11-07-1980
Episode 56 (No More Mister Nice Guy: Part 2) Air Date: 11-09-1980
Episode 57 (Nightmare) Air Date: 11-14-1980
Episode 58 (Who Done It?) Air Date: 11-21-1980
Episode 59 (Taste of Success) Air Date: 11-28-1980
Episode 60 (The Venezuelan Connection) Air Date: 12-05-1980
Episode 61 (The Fourth Son) Air Date: 12-12-1980
Episode 62 (Trouble at Ewing 23) Air Date: 12-19-1980
Episode 63 (The Prodigal Mother) Air Date: 01-02-1981
Episode 64 (Executive Wife) Air Date: 01-09-1981
Episode 65 (End of the Road: Part 1) Air Date: 01-16-1981
Episode 66 (End of the Road: Part 2) Air Date: 01-23-1981
Episode 67 (Making of a President) Air Date: 01-30-1981
Episode 68 (Start the Revolution with Me) Air Date: 02-06-1981
Episode 69 (The Quest) Air Date: 02-13-1981
Episode 70 (Lover, Come Back) Air Date: 02-20-1981
Episode 71 (The New Mrs. Ewing) Air Date: 02-27-1981
Episode 72 (Mark of Cain) Air Date: 03-13-1981
Episode 73 (The Gathering Storm) Air Date: 03-27-1981
Episode 74 (Ewing vs. Ewing) Air Date: 04-03-1981
Episode 75 (New Beginnings) Air Date: 04-10-1981
Episode 76 (Full Circle) Air Date: 04-17-1981
Episode 77 (Ewing-Gate) Air Date: 05-01-1981

Dallas (Season 3) DVD Review

The critically acclaimed recipient of 15 Golden Globes and 18 Emmys during its long prime time run, Dallas is the quintessential prime-time dramatic series. Premiering in the Spring of 1978 as a five-part mini-series, Dallas blossomed into a regular series and held one of the top two spots in the Nielsen ratings for most of the 1980s decade…

The Dallas (Season 3) DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the season premiere "What Ever Happened to Baby John" in which Sue Ellen returns to Southfork after recovering from the previous season's car wreck and delivering the Ewing's first grandson, John Ross. But Sue Ellen is not joyous. In fact, she sinks into a deep depression marked by bouts of alcoholism. Meanwhile, J.R. has taken on a talented lawyer, Alan Beam, as his understudy… John Ross remains in the hospital, recovering from his premature birth, until the family learns that he's been kidnapped.

Everyone offers a theory on who did it, but it takes Pam's powers of observation to solve the mystery… Other notable episodes from Season 3 include "Ellie Saves the Day" in which the family learns of J.R.'s devious plan to mortgage Southfork in order to drill for oil in Asia, and "A House Divided" in which J.R.'s crooked deal of selling the rights to Ewing Oil's Asian wells to his friends (because he knew they would soon be nationalized) comes back to haunt him when the season finale ends with his being shot in the most famous cliffhanger in television history…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dallas (Season 3) DVD:

Episode 30 (What Ever Happened to Baby John?: Part 1) Air Date: 09-21-1979
Episode 31 (What Ever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2) Air Date: 09-28-1979
Episode 32 (The Silent Killer) Air Date: 10-05-1979
Episode 33 (Secrets) Air Date: 10-12-1979
Episode 34 (The Kristin Affair) Air Date: 10-19-1979
Episode 35 (The Dove Hunt) Air Date: 10-26-1979
Episode 36 (The Lost Child) Air Date: 11-02-1979
Episode 37 (Rodeo) Air Date: 11-09-1979
Episode 38 (Mastectomy: Part 1) Air Date: 11-16-1979
Episode 39 (Mastectomy: Part 2) Air Date: 11-16-1979
Episode 40 (The Heiress) Air Date: 11-23-1979
Episode 41 (Ellie Saves the Day) Air Date: 11-30-1979
Episode 42 (Mother of the Year) Air Date: 12-14-1979
Episode 43 (Return Engagements) Air Date: 12-20-1979
Episode 44 (Love and Marriage) Air Date: 12-21-1979
Episode 45 (Power Play) Air Date: 01-04-1980
Episode 46 (Paternity Suit) Air Date: 01-11-1980
Episode 47 (Jenna's Return) Air Date: 01-18-1980
Episode 48 (Sue Ellen's Choice) Air Date: 02-01-1980
Episode 49 (Second Thoughts) Air Date: 02-08-1980
Episode 50 (Divorce - Ewing Style) Air Date: 02-15-1980
Episode 51 (Jock's Trial: Part 1) Air Date: 02-22-1980
Episode 52 (Jock's Trial: Part 2) Air Date: 02-29-1980
Episode 53 (The Wheeler Dealer) Air Date: 03-14-1980
Episode 54 (A House Divided) Air Date: 03-21-1980

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dallas (DVD) Review

Nominated for 18 Emmys and 15 Golden Globes in its thirteen season run, Dallas is the epitome of the prime-time drama/soap opera genre. Premiering in 1978 as a five part mini-series, the show combines the usual sex and innuendo of classic afternoon soap operas with the freewheeling adventure of Texas wildcats and filthy rich capitalist oil barons. The combination of business dealings and rampant affairs tested well with both the male and female demographic, prompting CBS to make Dallas a regular part of its prime-time lineup. The result was one of the most successful television shows in history. In fact, the so-called ‘Who shot J.R.?” episode (“A House Divided” Air Date: 3-21-1980) still reigns as the second most watched TV show in history (the season finale of MASH is #1). With one of most memorable characters ever created (the man everyone loves to hate), it’s no surprise that Dallas held the #1 or #2 spot in the Nielsen ratings for most of the 1980s…

Dallas spent most of its television life in the Friday night time slot following the successful CBS series, The Dukes Of Hazzard. Creator David Jacobs originally intended to create a series around a poor Texas girl, Pam Barnes (Victoria Principal), who marries into a wealthy family (The Ewings) with whom her family has been feuding for decades. The first five episodes mostly center around the family discord faced by Pam and her husband Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) as they attempt to bring their families to a truce. But it soon became apparent to producers of the show that Bobby’s scoundrel of a brother, Ewing Oil President J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), would be the true star of the show. Son of Ewing Oil founder Jock Ewing (Jim Davis) and his wife Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes), J.R. sought to make Ewing Oil the largest independent oil company in the world, and he intended to go to any lengths necessary to get what he wanted. And as you’ll see, sooner or later, J.R. always gets what he wants… Along the way, he butts heads with life-long rival Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), drives his own wife Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) to alcoholism, and even mortgages the beloved Southfork Ranch (Miss Ellie’s childhood home and current residence for the majority of the Ewing clan). Southfork foreman Ray Krebs (Steve Kanaly) and Ewing grandchild Lucy (Charlene Tilton) add flavorful subplots to a series often dominated by J.R.’s nefarious schemes. In short, Dallas offers its viewers everything – money, sex, violence, conspiracy, intricate business dealings, etc. If you haven’t seen it, then immediately start watching from the beginning episodes of the first season. You won’t be disappointed…!

The Dallas DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the series premiere “Digger’s Daughter” in which the youngest of the Ewing sons, Bobby, introduces his wealthy family to his new bride, Pamela Barnes. But given the long-standing feud between their two families, not everyone is pleased. In fact, older brother J.R. immediately begins plotting to break up the marriage… Other notable episodes include “Election” in which J.R.’s nemesis Cliff Barnes sees his congressional hopes undercut by a Ewing-financed opposition campaign, and the season finale “John Ewing III” in which Sue Ellen’s alcoholism threatens the life of her unborn baby…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Dallas (Seasons 1 & 2) DVD:

Episode 1 (Digger’s Daughter) Air Date: 04-02-1978
Episode 2 (Lessons) Air Date: 04-09-1978
Episode 3 (Spy in the House) Air Date: 04-16-1978
Episode 4 (Winds of Vengeance) Air Date: 04-23-1978
Episode 5 (Barbecue) Air Date: 04-30-1978
Episode 6 (Reunion Part One) Air Date: 09-23-1978
Episode 7 (Reunion Part Two) Air Date: 09-30-1978
Episode 8 (Old Acquaintance) Air Date: 10-07-1978
Episode 9 (Bypass) Air Date: 10-14-1978
Episode 10 (Black Market Baby) Air Date: 10-15-1978
Episode 11 (Double Wedding) Air Date: 10-21-1978
Episode 12 (Runaway) Air Date: 10-28-1978
Episode 13 (Election) Air Date: 11-05-1978
Episode 14 (Survival) Air Date: 11-12-1978
Episode 15 (Act of Love) Air Date: 11-19-1978
Episode 16 (Triangle) Air Date: 11-26-1978
Episode 17 (Fallen Idol) Air Date: 12-03-1978
Episode 18 (Kidnapped) Air Date: 12-17-1978
Episode 19 (Home Again) Air Date: 01-07-1979
Episode 20 (For Love or Money) Air Date: 01-14-1979
Episode 21 (Julie’s Return) Air Date: 01-26-1979
Episode 22 (The Red File Part One) Air Date: 02-02-1979
Episode 23 (The Red File Part Two) Air Date: 02-09-1979
Episode 24 (Sue Ellen’s Sister) Air Date: 02-16-1979
Episode 25 (Call Girl) Air Date: 02-23-1979
Episode 26 (Royal Marriage) Air Date: 03-09-1979
Episode 27 (The Outsiders) Air Date: 03-16-1979
Episode 28 (John Ewing III Part One) Air Date: 03-23-1979
Episode 29 (John Ewing III Part Two) Air Date: 04-06-1979

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Online Games - Learn Why This World Is So Addictive

Video games are quite popular among the people of all ages from past 2-3 decades. With the purchase of the personal computers, computer gaming is a common feature that has developed craze among the crowd. Computer gaming includes all kinds of games. We have lots of variety in these games right from the slow games like chess, cards etc. that require careful steps to be followed for continuing the game, to the games that involves the speed like racing games with motorbikes and cars. These are some of the games commonly liked by the people of all age groups.

Unfortunately, most of these games require more than one person. If you have ever played Checkers on your own, you will agree that it can get boring after just a few moves. However, these days, it is tough to always get people to play with you. After all, everybody has their own lives to lead. Everybody has his own share of tensions.

What do you do if you have no one to give you company in playing a game of your choice? You rejoice because you have your computer to play with. Thanks to the rise of video and computer games, we no longer have to sit at home and mope because our football buddies decided they had better things to do. In the worst case, all that one has to do is switch on the computer and turn to a whole host of games.

Everybody loves a good game to get rid of the stresses of the day. After a long day of work, a good game of Scrabble can be a lot of fun, as can a game of Monopoly. If one is not keen to rack one's brains too much, one can also go work up some sweat by playing a game of squash or tennis on the lawn

The latest craze among the crowd is for the online games. These online games allow you to play different kinds of games on the computer. This is an option that allows two people to play the same game simultaneously while sitting at the different computer systems at different places. One can easily enjoy these games by installing these games from the internet. The process of installation is quite easy and even very casual that even a small kid can follow. What we need to do is to follow the guidelines provided in the installation guides attached with the games files.

Among the famous online games we even have the various puzzles and the arcade games; these games are quite popular among the kids. Apart from downloading the games from the internet, we can even go for the installation of the games by the compact discs of various games. Even the various play stations and the retail stores involved in providing the online games lets us download the files to enjoy the online games.

The Internet provides the game lover with access to all kinds of free online games. There are games based on movies and popular cartoon series. There are games that involve speed and violence. And there are games that involve thinking hard and strategizing. There really seems to be something for everybody.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Online Games: How to Play to Win

Learn how to improve your playing quality and even overall understanding of online gaming and how you perform while playing online. Gaming online is a huge business nowadays and that means that there are millions of people worldwide at online game sites all the time. Many are people just like you and me that like to play online and have fun doing it. Some of these people enjoy it so much, that they often do not even care about improving their skill and raising their chances of winning.

So Why Should You Work on Your Game?
Working on skills will not only help you improve your success while playing online games but will also give you higher self-esteem and a sense of achievement. And remember that the faster you master the easy games, you can turn to the more complicated ones and match your brain and skills against the real experts.

How to Improve Your Online Gaming Skills?
Online playing is different than just playing on your personal computer at home. While online, you have to pay attention to many different things that need to be taken into account, and I will detail these here:

1) Internet Connection: Pay attention to your online connection and make sure that the internet connection is strong and without any connection breaks. These can be done easily by trying to play a simple online game before moving on to the more serious ones. For example, play scrabbles or checkers online and then see how your connection works.

2) The Graphics: Check that your PC screen is strong enough to run the specific game you have in mind. Download the trial and play it on your computer. If you can't run or if it does not run smoothly, be aware that though the online version is less of a strain on the resources of your computer, the game might get stuck or stall from time to time. What can you do? Other than spending money on improving the hardware of your computer, the only thing you can do is to pick another game.

3) Limit your game time: One of the most important facts that young players tend to overlook is that they cannot play forever. The body needs sleep and even though it might appear or one might not feel tired, your performance drops as the hours pass by. It is important also to (if the game permits it) try and drink water while playing and not Coca Cola or Pepsi or anything else sweet or alcoholic. These will only make you more sleepy than before even if for the first few minutes it will feel as if they are invigorating you.

4) Game Plans: Have a look at how others are playing before you join the fray. Study the manner how the game moves and how others hide or move. Even if you end up playing against other players, eventually the nooks and corners of the game are similar. Remember that people tend to move in similar fashion so the whole point is to get a whiff of game movement.

5) Strategy: Look up different strategic models and systems offered and posted on the internet. Your players might use some of these and if you are aware of them it will be easier for you to block their moves.

By preparing yourself for the online gaming experience you do not lose anything. In fact, it works quite to the contrary. Think of it just like in terms of playing at online casinos and not at game sites. You would not play for money without researching it before, would you?