Gadget-Filled Season

I'm SO lucky, got a Kindle 2 for Christmas. I can tell that I'm going to LOVE buying and reading books on it. And the capability to download samples of books is great. I have about 20 samples on it already!

Reading and holding the device is not as difficult as I thought it might be. We'll need to get to high-res color pictures before books can be completely replaced, but clearly we're well on the way.

I spent the evening deleting the dead-tree versions of books from my wishlist and replacing them with the Kindle version...


And another thing....

Apparently the PS3, RockBand 2 SE, and Beatles RockBand just weren't enough. Not to mention an extra dual shock controller, a Blu-Ray remote control, and several Blu-Ray movies (Abrams' Star Trek, Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: Voyage Home, Across the Universe, Reservoir Dogs, Trans-Siberian)...

Decided I couldn't hook up my lovely new hi-def Blu-Ray source directly to the TV and miss out on the surround sound. So, now I ordered a Sony STR-DN1000 receiver. Nothing at all wrong with the old receiver except it doesn't pass through HDMI!

Next up, I'm guessing.... additional speakers. Right now I just have 5 + sub-woofer and the STR-DN1000 is 7.1!