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Watto's Junk Yard / Recording hi-def tv shows?
« on: May 31, 2008, 01:08 PM »
Anyone got any ideas how to archive recorded HD TV programmes? I have a Sky HD HDD recorder but the HD shows on there eat up my disc space really fast. I know I can record to DVD but then I'm downscaling to SD.

In the UK it appears that Blu-Ray recorders are not available, is this the situation elsewhere? Ideally I would like to connect my Sky box to some sort of bluray recorder to record in 720p or even 1080i (Sky don't broadcast in 1080p) but nothing seems to exist to let me do this. I have a bluray-writer on my PC so perhaps there's a way of utilising this?

Copying HD shows MUST be possible them form the internet

Any ideas?

Saga '02-'04 / Canadian Endor Rebel Soldiers...
« on: September 2, 2006, 08:52 PM »
I remember that when the Saga ERS was released in the UK the bearded version was everywhere but we never got cases containing the beardless version.  I found one online, opened it up, promptly put it in my figure cabinet and then forgot about it.

Then a few months later I found an AFA graded one on eBay for UK retail price, so remembering how I cool I used to think this variation was I decided to get it.  But then last week I found a Canadian beardless soldier which to me is even better as we never get those cards here and I didn't actually have an example in my collection.  So I was looking around for info about whether or not this was quite a HTF to figure when I discovered that there was also a bearded Canadian ERS.  Which of these is the least common? Is it like in the UK where the bearded guy was everywhere and the beardless version tough to find?

I know it's hardly the most inspiring figure ever made but I'm starting to get into the variations now that I have most of the basic modern figures that I want.  Perhaps I'll start an ERS run  ;) So far I have loose bearded and beardless, AFA carded beardless (US) and Canadian beardless carded.

Sorry for starting a topic about such a boring figure  ;D

Episode 1 / Spanish CT chips
« on: August 20, 2006, 06:04 PM »
Hi guys,

What market was this made for?

The card looks pretty much the same as the Canadian version but bottom left, where it tells you the language of the chip there is only one line (in Spanish). All the Canadian cards I have seen have 3 lines in 3 different languages.

So are these cards made for the Spanish market (or perhaps even South America)? I got Nute, Yoda, Destroyer Droid and Watto as cool card variations for my E1 collection but it would be great if anyone knows a little more about them.

Power of the Jedi / Help with my Sandtrooper card backs
« on: September 3, 2005, 05:23 AM »
Hi all,

I have just received a POTJ Sandtrooper which I was about to open for display when I realised its card back was 0400. Is this any more or less common the 0300 I have on my wall? I know neither will be "rare" but if one were made in larger number than the other, I'd obviously open the less common one.

Thanks for your help,

Watto's Junk Yard / Got a job today!
« on: December 20, 2004, 12:59 PM »
I canít believe it yet, but this afternoon I managed to get a new job as an IT tutor!

Iíve been doing the job as agency work since November, but today they gave me the permanent position.

The interview process was a bloody nightmare. First there was the 30min IT test (in which I apparently top-scored), then the was the 5 min presentation on the IF function in excel in which I kept dropping my overhead projector transparencies, and finally there was the formal interview with the College Principal, the head of IT, the head of human resources and my boss!

Never go for an interview for a post in Further Education† †;)

So Iím feeling pretty happy right now† †;D

Collections / My collectionÖ
« on: July 13, 2004, 12:24 PM »
OK, so Iím trying to update my Webshots, but Iím being very lazy about it ;D

Basically, my loose stuff has all been sold as I was getting no fun out it anymoreÖnot really sure why.  Iíll try and upload more pictures as I find the time, but hereís where I am at the moment:

Episode One: up-to-date
POTF2 CommTech: up-to-date
POTJ: up-to-date
Saga: missing pics of all my 2004 stuff! (I have finished the line)
OTC: I have the 7 (new) figures that I want, pics soon
My Vintage Palitoy MOMCs: a new collection for me, I only have one card so far ;)
My Rodents: up-to-date
LOTR: up-to-date, I have all that I want from this line

Here is the link:

Rob :)

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