October already, time does fly. Yesterday, Kat and I went out to do a bit of shopping in the morning and finally got a new sound system for our living room: a Sony BDV-E2100 home cinema with blu-ray player and whatnot. I spent a few days researching online and that one seemed a strong candidate based features, quality and price. We wanted something that could improve our movie-watching experience, that was able to stream online content wireless and that offered simple connectivity.
I unboxed it yesterday and tried to set it up to make a quick test, which ended up taking way longer than I expected. The provided user’s manual is far from comprehensive and the onscreen menu options slightly confusing at times, quite the opposite to everything I read online. After downloading a more detailed manual, things started to look up a bit; I managed to get stereo sound through all the 5 speakers on HBO Nordic content played from my laptop via an RCA cable but videos streamed from YouTube through the home cinema receiver are only played through the left front and rear speakers, no sound coming out of either of the right speakers or the central one. Really annoying.
I think I will eventually figure it out once we set them up properly (we should be doing that next Sunday) but right now, as it stands, this nerdy endeavour is proving to more uphill than I thought.
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Yesterday, I went with Kat and her dad to see København FC play in their home turf. It was actually pretty nice; lovely stadium, great seats and a victory, the latter being somewhat of a rarity these days, as far as I know. It was also interesting to see the locals in this environment, all emotional and vocal at times, but still very civilized. They even have a family-friendly section, where kids and their parents can enjoy the game, and a dedicated area for the hardcore fans, at ground level behind one of the goal posts, where they can jump and chant like the lunatics they are without posing a threat to anyone else. These are the kind of things I love about Denmark.
Speaking of love, The New York Times has put together a short piece about Copenhagen that really makes you realize what’s great about this town, just in case you forget. London will always be a special place to me but I have to admit, Copenhagen is not too shabby, either.
Finally, if you haven’t seen it already, please help yourself to one of the best YouTube videos of this year:
P.S.: The EELS posters are now up :)