If you are looking for this week’s Pageant Soup Podcast Show – I will have it up on iTunes late Friday night. We are building new computer workstations in the office and I have taken apart the computer that has all of my files for the website. When I have the new system up and running – I will work on getting the updates up. Thanks for your patience…
Okay – unless you have been on another planet, you have probably heard (even though you may not care) – that Blu Ray has won the high definition battle. Hooray some people say…hold the phone – others are saying.
Personally I think everyone loses in this war. Let’s forget about the fact that: 1) consumers were screaming bloody murder about having to choose a format, 2) that consumers are slowly (and I do mean slowly) adopting high definition in their homes, and 3) we can even forget the fact that prices are very high for high definition players and the movies. If we forget all of those things – there is one thing that matters – Sony gets to now dictate whatever price they want to get you to adopt the new format of choice.
Now, of course, I can’t blame them for this. After all if you go back in time, DVD players were outrageously high for several years before people could afford them. Fast forward to the present and Blu Ray & HD DVD prices were cut drastically after only one year!! GO FIGURE!! You can bet your bottom dollar that manufactures were not making much money on their hardware or software. So now, you better believe that the Blu Ray folks are going to raise prices little by little in an effort to recoup what they loss when they had to battle HD DVD. That’s why I think we all will lose in this format war that ended last month. I forsee that there will not be an affordable Blu Ray player coming out anytime this year (I mean like sub $200 affordable). That sucks…I love high definition and when a movie or tv show or documentary is filmed, edited and transferred in glorious 1080i or 1080p – the video is too die for….but I will be damn if I will pay $400 for a Blu Ray player and $40 for a Blu Ray movie…ain’t going to happen. And what most people forget is that most movies are not shot in true high def – but rather film that is transferred to high def (unless maybe they are shooting in 4K with the Red One but I digress).
So would I buy a Blu Ray player right now? NOPE. Do we even offer high definition as an option for our customers to buy? NOPE. Will I buy one in the future? Yeah maybe a year or 2 from now when they figure out what profile spec they want to use, 1080p TV prices drop a little more and Blu Ray players drop prices some more – then yeah – definitely will do it. Will we offer it to customers and begin filming in High Def? A year from now – yeah we will be forced too…
But for now, what will I do instead? I did what most people think is crazy. I bought a HD-DVD player, bought a bunch of HD DVD movies at ridiculously low prices to finish out my collection and can now watch movies in glorious 1080p at a price to die for. Sure after May, there will be no more new HD DVD movies – but my player will upconvert all my standard DVDs to near HD quality, I have some great movies on HD (there are over 450 in the western market alone & 800+ globally) and I can enjoy high def now without destroying my pocketbook for the next year or two. When I am done, I expect to have maybe 30 HD DVD titles (maybe more) and a player that would normally have cost me $1100 but instead only cost me around $500. Now to bad a deal!!!
It is just a shame that the only gay movie right now out on High Def (that I know) is Brokeback Mountain!!
James Baldwin once said that “everyone’s journey is individual.” And this certainly applies to our special guest this week’s who life’s journey has been one of heartache, inspiration and triumph. We are pleased to welcome Calpernia Addams (Activist, actress and currently on the Logo TV reality show “Transamerican Love Story) to this week’s podcast show. This is a live show, so don’t forget you can call in with your questions or comments or you can join our chat room and participate as well. Show time is at 7pm Eastern Standard Time. If you aren’t aware, Click Click Expose hosts a weekly podcast network consisting of 5 different shows for you to enjoy. DJ Carlos Dali Podcast Show, The Pageant Soup Podcast Show, Gay News Week In Review, Queer History Facts & church sermons from Rev. Jim Merritt.
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Now I am into big things. How big you say? Well size matters…after all the bigger they are, the better they are (well maybe that isn’t the way the saying goes) – but you get the picture. So it’s big time around here buddy – and I am excited. What am I so excited about?
Well this picture really doesn’t do it justice but I got a sweet deal on a 24 inch LCD flat screen monitor. Now I know what you’re saying (thomas you’re a fucking geek – and you are right) but if you have not had the pleasure of playing Command and Conquer 3 on a large PC screen or done video editing on a large one monitor screen then you don’t know what you are missing. Not to mention, that I decided to get into the High Def war (I bought the loser – hey I couldnt resist – the price was too good) and now I can watch brand new spanking 1900×1200 high definition in the comfort of my office. ahhh..the joy of it all. Of course my husband was not too please – where did you find the freaking money to pay for that. Of course, I have a plan (there is always a plan) – even if it’s not a good one.
So I sit here with this bright ass large flat screen monitor that is so damn bright that I am going to go blind sitting here in the dark but hey….at least my computer experience is that just much better. Now all I need is a new quad core computer, a kick ass graphics card and Crysis and Hellgate London here I come (but I digress).
Okay…instead of playing games..maybe I will just put up the next video on pay per view. 2008 South Florida Closet Ball – look for it in two days. You can buy the DVD now. Oh…4 new videos on Planet Q TV (Dear Gay Diary and performer Divine Lee) – all new podcasts this week and A BIG SHOUT OUT to DJ Carlso Dali – who now has his own podcast show on our network – you guys remember him – he was one of our resident DJs on CCE Radio last year…well the internet radio station will be coming back soon. For the time being, you can still enjoy his brand of house music New York Style on our podcast network.
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Now back to my big stuff…….