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Hacking NetFlix : Star Trek Streaming Starting in July?

// April 8th, 2011 // No Comments » // content, TV

Hacking NetFlix : Star Trek Streaming Starting in July?.

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Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Desktop via kollewin.com

So, it’s not much of a surprise that The ‘Pimp would be a huge sci-fi fan, particularly fond of Star Trek. But that’s a loaded choice. Which one?

Now, if you ask my brother, there are none higher than Kirk. Granted, he’s an old codger. Can’t begrudge him not getting with the new shizz. But for me, DS9 was the top (and why not? BSG creator Ron Moore worked a lot on DS9). Despite that fact, The Next Generation was excellent as well after a mostly derivative start. Yet one of my buddies seems to like Enterprise the best, which I can’t just see.

Well, arguments may rage on, but Netflix seems to be serving all the competing geek camps by streaming every single series. This is quite cool, since I can consume a hell of a lot of DS9 in a short time, so waiting for DVDs won’t cut it. No matter your fave, Netflix has you covered by summer.

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ZatzNotFunny | No Joke, “Premium” Movie VOD To Run $30

// April 7th, 2011 // No Comments » // content, Movies, news, rant, TV

No Joke, “Premium” Movie VOD To Run $30.

I think this decade will see the theme of “Content vs. Distribution” replayed over and over as the Internet continues to destroy tried-and-true markets.

First was the battle between TV affiliates wanting more money from cable distributors, leading to embarrassing channel outages while disputes unfolded in the courts. (more…)

Downside of a 140″ Screen? Motion sickness.

// February 3rd, 2011 // 1 Comment » // content, gaming

All is not rosey at Pimp Daddy Central.

So, my daughter was playing Katamari Forever on the new hotness PS3 on one of her many snow days. She came into my office after only playing 20 mins or so, complaining that she was dizzy and her head was aching. I would have dismissed it, except this was the second time it happened.

It’s pretty easy to see, looking at the game trailer, that the nature of the game might cause some problems on a screen so big. At almost 12 feet diagonally, it’s big enough to give anyone a sense of vertigo. The edgy look to the graphics and constantly shifting perspective sent my little Pimpette over the edge.

Ironically, my son didn’t have any problems with Uncharted, but I think it may have more to do with the photorealistic feel of that game.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this. For now, my daughter is choosing the little TV for her gaming. She’s a little gun shy for the time being.

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A Fun Trivia Question

// January 30th, 2011 // No Comments » // content

Greetings fellow ‘Pimps!

I hope you have been enjoying the start of this blog. It’s really been fun for the ‘Pimp, so I hope you keep coming back and participating.

For today, I have a fun trivia question. Look up to the right. See that quote?

Ok, so, drop me a comment if you think you know the movie and the actor that quote came from. If you guess it correctly, I will make a post in your honor, complete with any pictures of your home theater setup.

So, have at it!

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Killer Collection of Tools for Netflix Users from GigaOm

// January 15th, 2011 // No Comments » // content

Saw this on GigaOm and had to share it. A great collection of tools to get the most from Netflix.

10 Tools to Get the Most Out of Netflix

If you are like The ‘Pimp, you have a TON of titles on your queue. I am just starting to explore the goodness. When I sort some of these out, I will write up an review. Enjoy!

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