Digital TV: freedom

Well, a spare PC is in the lounge and we can have digital TV any time we like. Except for a little antenna cable juggling. Trying to get a computer interface usable on a TV screen is quite the challenge though—try to imagine 640×480 resolution, but especially blurry. Read text? Ha ha!

After running through the accessibility wizard, the result is something like this:

Screenshot of HTPC desktop

Not too shabby. The important bit is being able to record Australian Idol, transfer the 7 GB file to this PC and watch it while I blog at 1.00 am. Is there a word for that? Blogglevision? Insomnia? I can’t sleep… there’s a baby due any time now! :}

Screenshot of blogging while Idol is playing

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Ben Boyle

Web developer, Dad, gamer, mentor, animator, universal design advocate, fan of gadgets and sunshine!

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