40 days later, without a single unsolicited word from Sony at any point during the repair process, the BDP-S360 has returned. Seems to be working. Maybe I’ll just hold off on firmware updates, at least until a specific need demands one.

Installed MythDora on a box cobbled together from parts and plugged it into the new TV. Bought a cheap cable card off ebay and plugged it in. Apparently, that was pointless, since the signal coming from the cable company is encrypted. MythTV doesn’t seem to see anything. The menu is far nicer to look at […]

It’s not just buying a new television; it’s upgrading everything even remotely TV-related. Current project: extending the home network because everything now wants access to the Internets. First strike: Buying the Buffalo WHR-G300N and flashing DD-WRT firmware onto it. The WHR-G300N’s internal antennae are pretty much crap, and the DD-WRT firmware (which is excellent stuff) […]