Having just finished season 5 of Lost and then seeing a an article today i was reminded about the Lost Season 5 DVD’s that LoveFilm sent us.
Each DVD would take about 3 days to get to the main menu without the ability to skip the various trailers and ads for blu-ray. Coupled with the fact that our DVD player is a bit flakey and so it takes a while between each clip that the thing tries to play.
You can imagine the frustration.
All i wanna do is watch the film/episode/feature
i dont wanna have to troll through the various crud offerings.
So how do you get straight to the point?
Well there is a cheeky lil Remote control trick that should work for most DVDs.
Just hit stop twice then the play button! This should bring you straight to the main feature without all the faffing about! WOO!
Thanks to lifehacker.com for this tip
Could this be a solution for shooting with DSLR setups?
Its The TruLink 1-Port 60GHz WirelessHD Kit which is designed to be a domestic product to help tidy up the clutter of cables in your home. However i think it could be use in a production setup. It has a 60Ghz transmission capability which suggests it could cleanly transmit a good signal across a room.
the 7D and 550D can both output a 1080i signal through their HDMI ports albeit with guides. This can be overcome but at the moment its tricky. I can’t help but think that we are only a few firmware updates away from getting full 1080p with an option for guides out of those lil HDMI ports! If that happens then Rock and Roll we all shall be!
One of the biggest snags on DSLR setups is the 12min shoot limit. I don’t think there is a reliable solution for overcoming this at the moment which is sad. Limits come with the Cards and file-structures and tax issues. However the above gadget could be a solution to receive the signal and record on to a separate device in what ever format you choose.
Imagine being able to record wirelessly direct to ProRes straight in to a Mac? – Nice!
THE ORANGE FAIL SAGA
With the on going saga or rather my ongoing battle with Orange I have come up with series of posts. I know how you have all enjoyed the serialized posts to date. 50 Reasons & Poetry Too boosted the traffic to this website a long way so I thank you readers fopr the ….um….readershipness!?!?
Anyway – the point of this is that if you troll through this site you will see a bunch of posts with me moaning about the crappy service that Orange has provided form time to time. When its been bad its been diabolical. It’s almost inspired me to douse my own eyes with a vinegar and lemon c**ktail with extra salt to boot. I plan to email each of these posts to Orange in an attempt to get them to do one of two things.
- Hire me as an Special Undercover Customer Services Operative (SUCsO for short).
- Change their ways
Sadly I’m not hopeful either will happen – It’ll be a great and creative way to vent though!