Monthly Archives: March 2013

It ain’t all that hard

Shock Entertainment has sent me a number of concert Blu-ray discs that it distributes here, mostly from Eagle Entertainment. One I’m presently gathering tech info on is ‘Supertramp: Live in Paris 1979’. Great sound: 24 bit, 96kHz in two channel … Continue reading

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Digital radio for the sticks?

Commercial Radio Australia is today launching a ‘national information campaign’ with advertising on 200 regional Australian stations to get people to pushing for the roll out of digital radio in the country areas. Sounds like a good idea to me. … Continue reading

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It’s the hands that are the problem

I’ve just finished watching, belatedly, The Polar Express, which I recorded last year from digital TV. This one is often fingered as representative of the ‘uncanny valley’, in which motion captured animation, and other almost-realistic animation, can result in a … Continue reading

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Down memory lane

On 2 March 1983 the CD was launched it the US and Canada (it was October the previous year in Japan). Australia was not far behind. I bought the second CD player to be sold in Canberra, or so I … Continue reading

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