Happiness. Short-term, stupid, self-interest.

This is a Triumph

I’m making a note here:

Sometime late November 2006 I disappeared from my blog. The reasons are all good as I had finally made a decision on my HDTV. The TV I chose was the Sony Bravia 46” LCD KDL-W3000. More on that later…

Here are some of the steps of how it went up.








Once it was all installed and my cable service was upgraded I was glued to the TV. The Time Warner DVR is great. Originally, I was very anxious to put in a media center PC to record high definition, but not only are there technical problems with that due to restrictions by Cable Labs on Cable Cards (they can only be used in a certified system; i.e. a manufacturer like Dell would need to have the model certified which eliminates the possibility for home built PCs), I didn’t need it; the DVR is very functional and easy to use.



Then, after Christmas, I had even more reason to never leave the Barley Room… the Wii. I have been playing Wii sports, Madden 08, and watching everyone else play Super Paper Mario, Smooth Moves, and snowboarding. We have had several, very successful, Wii parties.



I’ve also been watching movies in my NetFlix queue that I have been waiting on until I got the TV. (by the way, Spiderman 3 was not very good) On top of all that, the home theater itself had just so many things to play with… calibrating the sound and picture, learning the remotes, watching my favorite movie scenes in high-def and surround sound, and lots more.

One of the greatest SuperBowls ever…


It is hard to truly describe and show how well this room works. My wife keeps saying, “what would we do without this room?”

The home theater experience really showed itself when we watched Transformers. I had already seen the movie in the theater, and I don’t know if it was because it was the second time around, or if because I watched how they made the movie, but I concluded that this movie is now one of my favoroties, ever. The sound, the comfy seating, the picture… it was just off the hook. (Did I mention the sound???)


It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction.





February 25, 2008 - Posted by | Family, Gaming, Home Improvement, Home Theater, Movies, Music, Tech, TV


  1. Dude, that’s hot.

    Comment by Wrathchild | February 25, 2008

  2. Gee, that I thought that was my brother, but I must be wrong. He’s wearing a Giants shirt, not a Cowboys shirt. Jerry will be very disappointed.

    P.S. We haven’t been invited to any Wii parties.

    Comment by Your sister | April 2, 2008

  3. I think I am the only Cowboy fan in the world that would wear a G-men jersey… I certainly doubt a Giants’ fan would even think of saying something nice about the Cowboys.

    Anyway, when your son likes a team, you do too.

    Comment by NYRampage | April 2, 2008

  4. Hey NYRampage,

    Very nice setup on the Home Theater System, and the house pics look great ! Well I just wanted to drop by and say Hi and see how things are going. If your ever interested in coming back to PS for a bit we still have some folks that play. Nothing serious anymore just for fun ! Oh The Celestial Fire site is back up if you would like to stop by.

    Take care,

    Rob (aka Narsis)

    Comment by Rob | March 3, 2009

  5. I have found what i was looking for !!! thx )

    Comment by BestHelen | June 5, 2009

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