Here's some photos of our newly renovated home theater. The first three are very out-of-focus because they were taken with ambient light in a room without the lights on, and not on tripod. They show the electronic components as well as the room layout. The fourth is in better focus because all of the room lights are on. The last one is a shot of the light reflecting from the mirrored table onto the ceiling. The lights are controlled by a bank of eight switches. There is a large ceiling fan in the center of the room, controlled by a pull-chain. There is a framed print, of wolves in the snow, missing from over the sofa. It is having its warped plexiglass front replaced with non-glare glass.
Today I'm due to receive DVDs of ten years each of JAG and NCIS. I'll receive the 11th year of NCIS next week. I held off on buying the DVDs of NCIS because one of our channels carries them fairly often. However, I have recently caught them cutting out chunks large enough that I can remember dialogue that is missing. They are doing this in order to fit in more advertising. The sound level of the advertising has also increased again, from the legally mandated decrease earlier this year. I've watched them and they are now making advertisements where the first few seconds are subdued and then the volume abruptly goes up. I speculate that the broadcasters are using an automatic volume adjustment that samples the first few seconds and the advertisers are exploiting that. Having decided to buy 11 years of NCIS, I decided to buy JAG too because we never saw those shows. They aired during the time when we didn't have TV service. It's a bit of a long shot, but I generally enjoy shows by Belisarius and JAG was the direct predecessor to NCIS.