A new toy for me....
Having 'enjoyed' a train trip down to visit the folks on Saturday - complete with screaming ankle-biters (not mine I add) and incessant stupid ringtones polluting the atmosphere, and then realising that my mother wanted to watch some talentless celebrities I've never heard of doing a 'sport' I couldn't care less about in the form of Strictly Dancing on Ice on the Sunday eve., I nipped into town to the local Argos (the only electrical shop open) and bought myself a portable dvd player to deflect myself from such woes. Needs must!
With not a lot of hardware to choose from and not much research undertaken, but being desperate, I opted for a 9" lcd Philips PD9030 for the best part of 120 smackers :o
The good points (beside the obvious) - it has a 5 hour battery life (yeah yeah) and a simple region1 hack - so I can plug it into my tele for the legion of region1s I ain't seen yet!
Another selling point was that my dad has a number of spags that I sent him, with burnt or optional Greek subs (those New Star ones and others), as he was learning Greek - and I kindly thought these might help him (and more selfishly that I might resort to these in an emergency).
Anyway - I watched the New Star Blindman during Twats on Ice and a Greek subbed version of Texas Addio on the train back today, and although I could smell the enemy in the carriage I was pretty much in spaghetti-land with my other senses... so all worth it I reckon.