Anybody got anything Red and Dwarfy (or related) for chrimbo?
I’d just like to take this opportunity to share the skutter model that my brother designed and made me on his 3D printer. It’s got a small magnet and a large base, both with felt bottoms (fnaar etc)… All really rather marvellous.
Nothing Dwarf related, although I do watch It’s a Wonderful Life every year. Just got standard bloke presents – aftershave, socks etc. I did get the fifth, sixth and seventh series of Doctor Who on bluray but I’ve got to take them back tomorrow as HMV left the security tags in them.
Well, I pre-ordered the Red Dwarf Blu-ray set from HMV so I could get Die Hard on 4K for £9.99. But I’ll likely cancel the pre-order and get it from Amazon instead when it’s actually released. Does that count? Er, probably not.
That skutter is fine work. Looks better than something you’d get in a shop.
This is on my list thanks to my brand new 4K TV I never quite seriously thought I would be able to afford, although because I’m super broke now it may be a little while before I actually have a 4K Blu-Ray player. Thanks to my old Blu-Ray player dying I’m stuck playing DVDs and BDs on my PS4 like a moron
Oh, for a proper player with a remote instead of a game controller that you can’t even touch without accidentally fast-forwarding. Or having to play Russian roulette when I need to do something more complicated than pausing and have no clue what any of these dozen buttons and triggers is wired for.
I also grabbed the Sonic Humble Bundle, even though it comes with a bunch of games I don’t care (Lost World, 4) about or already own (my precious Adventure 1 and 2, defining games of my childhood). I wanted to get to modding Sonic Mania, and the Bundle with all those other games was a fair bit cheaper than base Mania even after I went and upgraded it to Plus.
The downside is now I own Sonic Forces and I feel like I need to confess to a priest.
You can get Panasonic UHD Blu-ray players for less than £100 now, still a lot but cheaper than an Xbox One S and Christ almighty that thing is a bag of shite in general, nevermind for playing UHD Blu-rays. Hardly bother because the Xbox is so infuriating.
PS4 is better (my brother used to have both) but tbh neither would be my go-to choice for watching any sort of media, I’d much rather just use my laptop. Even if you’ve got the controller navigation down to a T it’s still very clunky and easy to accidentally fast forward/skip/quit out. I’ve been doing it for years and still when I do it I think “oh for fuck sake.” I guess the Xbox might have Kinect functionality, but nobody in the history of the world has ever used it to my knowledge
Having started buying the classic Who BluRays, I should probably invest in a player (and a telly) this year, shouldn’t I? I’m thinking of replacing my CD player with a BR, any recommendations for decent, cheap ones with phono out?