Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/airwaves/80sairwaves.com/wp-includes/functions.php on line 292
80s Airwaves - 80’s Music, Movies, Media & More » Blog Archive » Physical Love

download adobe flashplayer free

discount Adobe Illustrator CS5 adobe 8 free download adobe premiere 6 download tryout cheapest free download adobe premier free adobe dream weaver 8 download

adobe flash player 9 download

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 MAC cheapest download adobe dreamweaver cs3 trial download of adobe illustrator cs3 discount adobe acrobat reader 6 download adobe reader palm download

download adobe free software

Adobe Photoshop CS5 buy cheap adobe reader download download adobe acrobat 6 pro cheapest free adobe flash player 9 download adobe premiere 6 free download

pdf and adobe and download

discount Creative Suite 5 Production Premium download adobe illustrator 10 free download for adobe photoshop macosx cheapest download adobe photoshop 8 cs adobe premiere tryout download

download adobe photoshop 60

Adobe Illustrator for Mac cheap adobe photo free download adobe download free software cheapest download adobe 7 free download adobe photoshop

download adobe photo

buy cheap Adobe Acrobat X Suite adobe photoshop cs2 patch download free download trial version of adobe photoshop cheapest free download hustler magazine in adobe format adobe reader download mac

adobe mp9 free download

cheapest Adobe Flash CS5 torrent adobe lightroom download adobe flash download mirror free buy cheap adobe after affects free download adobe flash download

adobe reader tar gz download

buy cheap Dreamweaver CS5 adobe photoshop cs3 patch download where can i download adobe flash player 9 discount download free adobe acrobat download adobe photoshop full

adobe download free pagemaker

cheap Adobe Photoshop CS5 MAC adobe audition 3 trial download adobe premiere pro 2 download cheapest adobe illustrator cs3 download adobe flashpayer download

adobe office download

cheap AutoCAD 2011 adobe patch download adobe systems photoshop elements 6 download buy cheap download adobe ilustrator free adobe photoshop elements download

download adobe illustrator cs2 trial

discount Adobe InCopy CS5.5 how to download adobe flash files adobe flash player download center buy cheap download adobe indesign download free adobe writer

adobe photoshop 8 free download adobe photoshop cs3

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 buy cheap adobe photoshop brushes download adobe photoshop version 7 free download cheapest adobe acrobat download adobe photoshop cs3 free download

adobe flash player downloader free download hunter grabber

buy cheap adobe acrobat x adobe audition full download adobe flash activex download buy cheap adobe purchase products maintenance download contacting typeface adobe download free photo shop

adobe flash player download for ubuntu

cheapest adobe acrobat x suite adobe photo shop free download adobe premiere 6 download crack buy cheap adobe acrobat full download adobe indesign cs2 mac download

old adobe software download

cheap adobe creative suite for mac adobe indesign cs3 free download buy adobe cs2 download cheapest adobe go live free download adobe photoshop cs3 iso file download

adobe flash player downloader free download hunter grabber

cheapest Adobe cs5 Production Premium adobe premiere plugins download adobe 7 download reader cheapest download the adobe photoshop cs3 book for digital photographers adobe photoshop free download

free adobe 6 download

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5 discount adobe cs3 free download adobe acrobat download for windows 98 buy cheap download adobe photoshop elements 5 adobe shockwave free download

adobe pagemaker full download

cheap Adobe Photoshop CS5 download adobe audition 3 download adobe pro 8 cheapest free download able adobe download isxmpeg codec from adobe premier

Physical Love

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/airwaves/80sairwaves.com/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76

Several months back, in The Edge of Scarcity, I tried to define my “process” for targeting rare, out-of-print music DVDs, CDs and books, the tools I use and explained my rationale; as thinly logical as it was. Over these past months, I can’t help but wonder about the eventual death of physical media for books, music and movies given these recent events;

1. Borders: When I learned that Borders was closing stores early in the year, I was relived to learn that the location near my work place had survived the cut. That was short term. Today, that former Borders is another empty hole in a strip center with a “For Lease” sign covering the windows. While I generally used Borders as a newstand to buy the latest issues of my favorite magazines, the books, DVDs and occasional CDs I still purchase mostly come via eBay and gently used Amazon resellers (describe in December). The closing of all national Borders should be a concern to everyone, but so far only employees seem displaced and disgruntled by the turn of events. Personally, I think there would be a place for $5 book, CD, DVD retail store (used & new blended like Half-Price Books does so well) to compete with the likes of… Well, who was the competition for Borders? Barnes & Noble? Wal-Mart? Amazon and their Kindle? Do people read any more anyway?

2. Roku: For Christmas, Mrs. Claus (my wife), bought me a shiney new Roku box for our TV. The Roku tied into our high-speed wireless network immediately and within minutes I was selecting channels from my new toy. Current Roku “Channles” include; Amazon Instant Video, Revision 3, Weather Underground, Roku Newscaster, My Damn Channel (I LOVE Cookin’ with Coolio), Khan Academy, The TWiT Network, Vajra TV (go Buddhists!), Chow, TED, blip.TV, UFC, Hulu Plus and Crackle (reruns of Good Times cannot be underestimated!). So between Netflix offering 12,000 movies available instantly and Amazon Instant providing hundreds of the most current rental options (we’ve seen The Fighter, Inception & Black Swan) and our Hulu Plus queue keeping our TV reality current with Shark Tank, Food Revolution and 30 Rock, we now watch about physical DVD/Blu-Ray once a month, maybe.

3. HDMI Laptop: The second shift was when my former laptop took a turn for the worse at the start of the year, I began researching my options and ended up with a Toshiba with a HDMI output. With a 12′ HDMI cable and a dual monitor setting, I can write this post on my laptop screen while our 32″ LCD displays a wide-variery of YouTube videos, full online episodes of Amazing Race & Celebrity Apprentice (not available on Hulu directly) and any other movies or videos I happen to downloading using… OTHER services. Plus, the same laptop is connected via USB to a hard drive dock that contains a total of 3 terrabytes of storage. Why did I download all seasons and all episodes of the Odd Couple? Because I can. And because they weren’t available yet on Netflix or Crackle.

4. Netflix: While we had Netflix on the Nintendo Wii for many months prior to getting the Roku box, the Wii does not provide high definition out. A single HDMI connector handles both high-definition video and full-surround sound audio with ONE cable! Further, for whatever reason, our Wii seemed very forgetful about our local wireless network and so it sits collecting dust, waiting for us to check our weight and balance with Wii Fit. But the Netflix service continues to expand the available selection of instant, on-demand movies and TV shows. While not available for my Andoid (yet), my wife’s iPhone can tie in with our Netflix queue and pull any of that same content from wherever we are. While not as popular as Pandora for her, the idea of streaming music, movies or TV shows to a small device, like a phone, iPad or highly portal Roku box keeps us entertained anywhere we so desire.

5. Rdio & Google Music: While I was impressed with my former trial period of Rdio perviously, and how cool it was to tell my android to play a song, and it did, it simply wasn’t worth the $4.95 per month charge. But I really like the idea of being able to stream any music, in good quality whenever I wanted. Both Google and Amazon have recently announce a beta launch for a new music services that promises the same, plus more. Not only can you stream your music on demand, but with the Google service you can “pin” music to your device which uses your local storage to save your most important music, audio books, etc. to the device directly for flawless playback regardless of data network coverage.

So now, as me and Mrs. Claus prepare to move our entire lives again, I’m taking a long hard look at these hundreds of movies, music DVDs and CDs and wondering, what REALLY matters? What would NOT be available through these various services?
The surprising answer is… not much.

Comments are closed.