Quite some time ago, the TV here at FOB died the death. That was annoying, because it was only 11 or 12 years old. Now I don't watch much TV anyway, so the problem wasn't there. Rather, it was losing the Netflix-over-Internet and ability to watch DVDs.
Yeah, I could watch the DVDs on the laptop, but even with the 17" laptop screen it just never was worth the bother.
And then today, I had this thought: what if you plug the laptop into the videoconferencing system I have here? Turns out it works great. So self, I said to myself. What if you could plug the DVD player directly into the videoconferencing unit?
Well, the video unit is DVI, and the DVD player is HDMI. No problem - Frye's Electronics had just the thing. And so everything actually connects, I just don't get signal. Phooey.
My plan is to call a timeout and bring in the special team (ask the engineers at work tomorrow). I must say, it'd be nice to have Netflix and DVDs back, and instead of buying a $400 TV, I only paid $16 for the DVI-HDMI adapter. We shall see.
Oh well - scored a John Lee Hooker CD at Half Priced Books. $5. Wh00t!