Monday, November 22, 2010

Blu-Ray Bargains for the Geek you Love

Well it's getting closer to Christmas (do I have to wait until after Thanksgiving to be politically correct?) and the online retailers are starting to offer some deep discounts on their Blu-Ray offerings. Here are a few that might be of interest (prices correct when published, deals may be limited time only so act fast)

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings $7.99
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers $7.99
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $7.99

Batman Anthology 1989-1997 $11 (use code A9N8U4H)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Collection $17 (use code A9N8U4H)

Spiderman Trilogy $23.99 (added 12-15-2010).

Some of these prices are for extremely limited times so act fast.

And of course, the picture is misleading as we are still waiting on the release of the Blu-Ray versions of Star Wars (but at least they've finally been announced).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Watch US Network TV on the Internet - and it's Free

There's a new service out there that rebroadcasts US Network TV, amongst other sites, through a viewer. There is no charge for the viewer or to watch although there are premium (read Adult) sites available.

The service is called FilmOn which Wikipedia reports as being the first internet television provider to launch in high definition in the U.S.A in September 2010. The site was founded by Alki David and features over 30 premium free to air television channels and premium international Satellite channels, including CBS, ABC, NBC, KCAL, FOX, KTLA, Russia Today, BBC News, RAI Sports, Dubai Sports, TVE Spain, SCUZZ, FLAUNT and many more. On 5 November, 2010, launched the first streaming TV service for mobile devices. The Mobile TV platform offers free streaming television to iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.

I'm not sure how legal this service will prove to be in the long run (though you won't be doing anything illegal by using the program) but it works right now and is great for free. I got to watch an interesting NFL game this Sunday instead of them rebroadcasting the Lions on the local stations.

Edit (1/1/2011): The service is no longer free and the network stations are no longer included. It seems to have turned into little more than a pay-for-porn service now.