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Old 10-04-03, 02:22 PM
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Aquarium or Fireplace DVDs - Worth It?

I'm wondering if anyone has seen the DVDs that are nothing but images of fireplaces or aquariums. I was thinking that this might be cool to have for those times when I'm just kicking back listening to music. I did a search and found these are varying prices, but no real "review". Anyone check these out before? Good idea? Stupid idea?
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Old 10-04-03, 04:25 PM
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I remember there was an aquarium one that came out years ago that was supposedly the first DVD-18, but I forgrt the name now. I might be interetsed in one if I can get it pretty cheap.
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Q: Aquarium or Fireplace DVDs - Worth It?

A: No! (...unless, of course, you are just wild about fish and/or fireplaces...)

...oh... and those discs are available here, respectively here...

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I was in a mcdonalds last week and they had the most beautiful 42 inch plasma screen hanging on the wall playing one of those fish videos and all I could think was "what a waste."
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Old 10-04-03, 05:17 PM
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Dvdtalk review for FIREPLACE:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=2977

Dvdtalk review for AQUARIA:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=3024

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Old 10-04-03, 06:12 PM
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Thanks, ernestrp! I did do a forum search but didn't think to try the reviews! Thanks to Hendrik for the links. I already knew where to get 'em, just wanted to know if they were any good. I think Imna go for da fishies


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Old 10-04-03, 07:02 PM
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Eh, I'm waiting for the Special Edition. better come with a damn insert too.

I guess i'd go for a SUPERBIT version too
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Aquarium: Tricked Out Edition
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Old 10-04-03, 07:35 PM
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Here's another fireplace one, plus Christmas music:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=5260
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Netflix carries the aquarium one. Just FYI.
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Isn't one of Finding Nemo's special features an aquarium?
That's what I thought I read somewhere.

Might be cool animated fishes swimming around.
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The aquarium one is kinda nice. I've only played it once or twice though. It is good backgound when you have company over.
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I dunno. I always saw it as something incredibly geeky, and exclusive to geeks.

Sort of like the tuxedo t-shirts back in the 80's.
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i like the fireplace idea. for winter, while you're wrapping presents, listening to music or decorating...it would just add a nice touch. i've just never wanted to pay 15 bucks for it!

we have an actual aquarium so don't really have a use for the other, although it looks pretty cool.
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***CAUTION***

With the aquarium DVD you gotta be sure to also buy anti-algae tablets, or green shit will start growing on the inside of your tv screen!



Its a pretty cool concept, I'd like to have them, but in reality, its something Id probably use for a couple hours then put it away.
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Wouldn't the image gradually burn itself into the screen of your TV?
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Wouldn't the image gradually burn itself into the screen of your TV?
God I hope so. Then I could just return the dvd.
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OK, I went and took the plunge (Gaa! a pun!!) and stopped by DVDPlanet (not too far from Malibu, CA) and picked up "Natural Aquarium" for about seven bucks. It not only has an insert, but it also has DTS tracks! I don't care about the music tracks, since my goal was to have something to watch when I'm listening to other music anyway (where'd I leave that bong??).

I like Michael Corvin's idea about having it on when company is over!! I will try that if I ever have company again. My dog was very interested in watching the fish ... weirdo
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Read the DVDTalk reviews. The aquarium sounds appealing to me. I wouldn't pay 19.99 for a fireplace, but 8.99 for an aquiarium doesn't sound too bad.
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Originally posted by Bronkster
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I like Michael Corvin's idea about having it on when company is over!! I will try that if I ever have company again. My dog was very interested in watching the fish ... weirdo
Be careful to take into account your TV size . . . I've got a 61" TV . . . those would be some BIG fishies . . . scary!
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Monty Python's MEANING OF LIFE: SE sort of has an aquarium feature called "What Fish Think" or something like that. It's about fifteen minutes worth of aquarium video (with the Pythons providing the fish thoughts) that continually loops.
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I use the fireplace DVD in my bedroom during my holiday parties so people see it when they're getting their coats from my bed. It loops so it was better than trying to keep It's a Wonderful Life playing for several hours.
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I play a fireplace also during the holidays. I live in an apartment so I don't have a fireplave. It's kind of a corny conversasion piece.
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