A couple days have passed now since our new pc arrived from Dell. We're both still extremely happy and excited. Warren burned us a dvd of the first couple episodes of the Office that we missed because of thursday ultimate.
Watching those two episodes last night on the 19" flatscreen was a pure delight. So crisp and perfect. And yesterday morning before we left for work, I set the computer up to record last night's episode since we wouldn't be home due to thursday ultimate again. It records the shows you want it to directly to the hardrive so you can watch them anytime. And with about 200 gb to spare, that's about 120 hours of high quality tv recording if we need it. Mind you, I'd be surprised to see that much used, since, once you are done watching the show you can delete from the hardrive. Or better yet, burn it to a dvd to free up space.
Haven't got to really push the limits of the video card yet. JMo should be loaning me some of his older computer games that he doesn't really play anymore, like Battlefield and HalfLife. So I expect I'll be able to see how it handles games over this Turkey Weekend.
As well, tonight I actually don't have ultimate, so I think I can make it out to radio shack (or it's equivalent) and pick up a few stereo cables I need to complete the install with my tv and surround speakers. Then the computer can broadcast the shows/dvds directly to the tv and surround speakers so you can enjoy it all from the couch. HEY! Did I mention there's a sweet remote control that operates the computer? The remote lets you access all the digital goodness stored in our computer from the comfort of the couch: like recorded tv, videos, photos, mp3's, you can even use msn messenger from the couch with the remote. How lazy is that?!
So as you can tell, I'm very excited about our recent move into computer ownership. Eventually, we'll have the internet at home as well: we've been told they'll come install it next weekend, the 14th.
That's about all I've got to say, except for Happy Turkey Day!