Category: Movies & TV

Past tech in movies redux

Ground Zero LaserDisc I was pleasantly surprised to, once again, see some consumer technology of the past show up in a movie. This time, it was a "new to me" movie I recently picked up on LaserDisc called "Ground Zero". This movie is from 1988 and…

Why LaserDiscs are still my favorite video format

So, after all of these years, why are LaserDiscs still my favorite video format to watch and collect?  One of the reasons I enjoy watching movies on LaserDisc so much is probably because I also grew up listening to and collecting music on vinyl LPs…

I didn't realize snap case DVDs were a "thing"

Matrix Snap Case DVD Inside Flap We have a fair size collection of DVDs, but until just recently, I had no idea of the hoop-la that surrounded those DVDs sold in the cardboard "snap case" packaging.  These are the DVD cases that have the plastic…

Amazed at how well LaserDiscs look on the QKK projector

I finally got around to hooking up my Laserdisc player to the new QKK Mini Projector and gave it a spin earlier today.  QKK must have had old collectors like me on their minds, because my Laserdiscs look really good on this projector.…

LaserDisc: A turntable for your television

Photo borrowed from https://electricthrift.com/category/video/laserdisc/ LaserDiscs have always been my favorite home video format ever since I bought my first LD player, back in the mid-90s.  I knew about it back in the 80s, but I didn't pay them…

It's such a treat to see past tech in movies

I don't know why, but I really enjoy watching older movies and seeing them use the off-the-shelf computer technology that was available at the time. Like this evening, we watched the movie Deep Blue Sea, made back in 1999.  In the movie, the lead…

QKK is not your average electronics company

Previously, I posted a review of the QKK Mini Video Projector, which I recently purchased from Amazon.ca.  This is a brief follow-up to share with you my experience as a new QKK customer.  In a nut-shell, I have to say that QKK is not the average…

Review of the QKK 2020 Mini Video Projector

QKK Mini Projector Since moving out to the homestead, my wife and I have been wanting to create our own outdoor movie theatre.  Well, we finally bought our first mini video projector, the QKK 2020 Mini Projector, and have to say that we're very…