Movie Reviews

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The Martian - 2015 - 141 minutes - Rated PG-13 - Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The plot: In 2035, during a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind and presumed dead after a fierce storm.  He must then summon all his courage and wits to survive, while maintaining hope of being rescued.

Home Theater Sludge

Power Conditioner Status Panel
What's an audio/video filter?  You've heard of coffee filters, right?  OK, so where am I going with this.

The Files of X

X-Files - agents Mulder and Scully
Do you watch shows like Bones, Fringe, and of course, are you enjoying for years the many various Crime Scene Investigation or 'CSI' television series until you were blue in the face with criminal forensics?

Faster Streaming

Faster Streaming - IPAD
To stream or not to stream?  Well, have you decided?  If the answer is 'yes', I want to stream, and if you have been streaming and using Wi-Fi to do it, like many of us have been, then maybe, after seeing just how 'well' basic streaming works, your next wish would be:

Video Files to DVD

Video Files to DVD - Import
A computer DVD burner makes it easy to convert video files to dvd.

These files use a lot of memory - up to 10 gigabytes for every hour of your recorded data - so converting to a DVD disc can free up your hard drive space.

What is 4K TV?

What is 4K TV?
Pictured: 84-inch LCD (Ultra High Def 4K TV)
Technology inevitably marches on.  '4K TVs', 'QuadHD TVs', or 'Ultra HD 4K TVs' as the manufacturers are calling them, are new to the market and here's what we know about them so far.

Disc Cleaners

Disc Cleaners
Are disc cleaners worth it?
You've seen them in stores, or online.  They may be in the form of wet or dry cloths or wipes, or simply a dry anti-static cloth accompanied by an alcohol based spray cleaning bottle.  Does this product really do its job, do you really need to spend 15 to 30 dollars (or more) to clean your CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc, and will it even be worth it?  What will you expect to get?  Improved sound, more crisp and clear, and a sharper, clearer video experience?  Maybe...