January 30, 2019
DVDOWN UNDER has been here since the beginning of DVD in Australia. Below is a quick rundown of our company’s 10+ years of history and evolution.
Late 1997 is when we started as a simple DVD news & review website, then known as DVD Station.
Early 1998, we changed our name to reflect the Australian DVD market closer and, rather fittingly, came up with DVDOWN UNDER as our brand name.
Several Months later, we decided to expand into retail. We made an off-shoot of DVDOWN UNDER called…DVD Station, which became our online store for almost nine years following.
Through DVD Station we are initially offering Blank DVD cases, before moving onto the incredibly popular plastic DVD sleeves explicitly designed for the original cardboard case used to house Warner DVDs.
Audio and Video cables soon followed.
March 2003 is when we made our first move into selling actual DVD movies, starting with a series of impressive cult titles from Simitar DVD (who incidentally where THE first Australian company to release DVDs in this country to coincide with the release of the RCA branded DVD Player.)
October 2004, just one year later, we expanded yet again, offering the complete range of region 4 DVDs available from local distributors in the land down under.
The year 2005 saw many-a-change for the Home Theatre/Cinema industry with the advent of 2.35 Full-screen movies for the home, and DVDOWN UNDER was there all the way offering “2.35” Anamorphic Lenses from Prismasonic, as well as “2.35:1” Projector screens from LP Morgan…..Now, you could genuinely request no more black bars top and bottom of your big screen!…. No longer was it a requirement to leave the comfort of your home to go out to the movies to experience the super-wide movie images, sans the black bars top and bottom, with films like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. With the correct equipment, you could have just that in your home theatre/cinema room.
And of course, if you are now practically living in your Home Theatre/Cinema, why not do it in ultimate comfort, which is why we decided to add Topform Home Theatre seating to our ever expanding product list.
The year 2006 soon rolled around, and the excellent Calibre Vantage HD video processor [with Realta HQV processing] was added to our “toy” list to celebrate the New Year in Style.
Toward the end of 2006, High Definition discs were all the talk. DVDOWN UNDER added both HD DVD and Blu-ray movies to an ever-growing catalogue of goodies.
August 2007 saw DVDOWN UNDER become an official reseller for the excellent USA made Panamorph lenses.
November 2007 After nine years of retailing, news’ing and reviewing, we decided it was time for an overhaul. With a brand new website, we re-launched our retail division as DVDOWN UNDER, and our original news & review site was renamed cinema 1080 (under construction) to reflect the move to high definition closer.
Now, it’s 2008, and we are just about to expand a little more, with the latest family members being the fantastic value for money & performance 1080p High Definition Home Theatre projectors from Benq, as well as Samsung’s range of Blu-ray/DVD players. (new listings/details coming very soon)
So there you have it. DVDOWN UNDER has been here since the beginning, and with over ten years of industry experience under our belts have made sure to keep on top of the latest technologies and movie offerings for all of our customers to enjoy.
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions regarding any of the products we offer, please let us know.
Secure Shopping at DVDOWN UNDER
When You access certain areas of DVDOWN UNDER, you do so using SECURE HTTP (https)
Our 128-bit Secure Certificate is held with GeoTrust, and you can click on the yellow padlock to the bottom right of your
Internet browser when the URL address starts with HTTPS to read the Certificate information.
We have setup HTTPS access to encrypt the details of your login account data, Order processing, and Credit Card Details submission.
Due to the requirement of 128-bit Secure Data Encryption, the time it takes to generate an HTML page is also a little longer.
Paying with Credit Card
DVDOWN UNDER has merchant facilities set up with St George Bank and processes all payments over a 128bit secure connection which encrypts all data. This is also the same for when you enter in your credit card details during the order process; you are doing so with SSL 128-bit encryption with GEOTRUST, so it’s a very safe process to pass over your details to us.
Credit Cards accepted include the following:-
– American Express
No Additional Credit Card fees/charges will be incurred by customers who choose to pay with this method.
Credit Card Charges can be identified on your Credit Card statement as “DVDOWN UNDER Carseldine.”
When do you charge my Credit Card?
Orders under $250 (excludes Home Cinema orders)
At present, your Credit Card will only be charged once your order is ready to ship, and no earlier.
Orders $250 and over (excludes Home Cinema orders)
Will typically be charged up to 3 business days before the date of shipment of your order.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BOTH SCENARIOS
In instances where some stock is allocated earlier than the expected shipping date (e.g., to secure a limited-time-only special promo price), your payment may be charged at an earlier time.
HOME CINEMA Orders
Where your order contains Home Cinema Items (totalling over $250) and is not in stock, your order will be charged within 2 business days of your order placement date.
Paying with B-PAY
B-PAY allows you to pay for your order through your BANK using their Internet Banking, or Phone Banking facilities, making it the SAFEST way to pay for your order over the internet.
Our B-PAY options [FOR ORDERS TOTALLING $25 AND OVER ONLY] allow for you to pay for your order using any of the account types listed below that you have linked to your Internet Banking, or Phone Banking facility.
– Savings Account
– Cheque Account
– Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, or Bankcard only)
The Transition time for B-Pay Payments you send to us is typically no more than two business days
Your payment must be received within three business days of submitting your order to prevent cancellation from non-payment…
April 24, 2019
Knowing everything about tax is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea because it is extremely complicated and if you do not file the tax properly then that can also become complicated. In order to maintain it the right way it is important to you have the right kind of accountants North Sydney and mentioned below are some of the important steps that you need to follow when you are planning to hire SMSF accountants either to manage your personal or professional accounts.
- Check if they are genuine
There are a lot of tax consultants these days but not everyone can be genuine. Though they have a professional degree with them they may not have the kind of expertise that you are looking for. Therefore spending time in understanding their expertise is very important if you are planning to get a tax consultant for yourself.
- Get references
You can always get references from your friends and relatives about the accountants North Sydney who they have because these are going to be your reliable sources and they will definitely not lie to you and friends and relatives would always be able to give you the right kind of references. With this reference you will not even have to spend more time in finalizing the one you need.
- Ask for their profiles
Remember to get their profiles when you ask them to come and meet you because their profiles would be able to communicate a lot to you and you also can ask them about the kind of clients that they are working with and this can also give you a brief idea about their expertise.
- You need to know a little about account management
Even before you call them to meet up with you it is your responsibility to understand everything about the account management and you need to make sure that you question them a couple of things which will actually help you to analyze and understand whether these guys you are hiring are experts or not.
- Ask them for their client base
You also can ask them to give a couple of references of the clients so that once they leave you can get in touch with the clients who they have shared the contacts of. By talking to the clients you will be able to get an idea about the kind of work which these people are doing for them and this is also one of the important steps which can help you to get the right kind of an accountant.
- Get to their university
When you ask them for the profile it is important to understand about the university from where they have graduated because there are so many universities that actually produce a lot of tax accountants these days. Since most of the universities are just doing it for the purpose of education those professionals may lack technical expertise. Hence, knowing about this can be a great deal before you hire them.…
April 2, 2019
Want to know anything about e-cigarettes? This post is for you where I will discuss the fundamental aspects of these devices that you should know. So, let’s start without any ado.
An electronic cigarette is actually a battery-operated device through which doses of vaporized non-nicotine or nicotine solutions are emitted for inhaling by its users. Its main goal is to offer an identical sensation to that of inhaling tobacco smoke but without any smoke.
Is the utilization of e-cigarette less harmful than smoking usual cigarettes?
According to the research, e-cigs utilization might be less harmful, as compared to smoking regular cigarettes. It’s due to the fact that e-cigarettes don’t comprise or burn tobacco. Do you know the burning e juice in nicotine of e-cigarettes produces approx 7,000 chemicals that include at least 70 chemicals, causing cancer? However, the health effects of its long-term utilization are not known.
You should remember that most of the electronic cigarettes comprise addictive nicotine. Evidence says that nicotine offers harmful effects to the teenagers’ brain development. According to studies, vaping by youngsters has been strongly connected to future utilization of regular cigarettes as well as other tobacco products. Utilization of e-cigarettes might make a child or teenager start experimenting with other- more hazardous tobacco products.
You will be stunned to know that current electronic cigarettes utilization in youngsters has been drastically increased within one year, as per the FDA and CDC. Within high school students, the present e-cigarette utilization has increased from 11.7% in the year 2017 to 20.8% in the year 2018 that means 78% of enhancement.
In middle school students, present e-cigarette utilization went from 0.6% in the year 2017 to 4.9% in the year 2018 that means an enhancement of 48%. Nowadays, JUUL has become the hot favorite e-cigarette product among youngsters. Children and teenagers are said to use such devices in school restrooms as well as even in their classrooms.
Scientists keep on learning about the effects of e-cigarettes when these devices are utilized for long durations. You need to remember that electronic cigarettes vapor comprises some of the cancer-causing chemicals but the amount of these chemicals is significantly lower, as compared to cigarette smoke.
Some reports also indicate that e-cigarettes have exploded and caused severe injuries. Mainly such explosions have happened by faulty batteries or due to the batteries, hadn’t been handled properly. You should go to the Food and Drug Administration website for knowing about safety tips to get help in avoiding the explosion of an e-cigarette battery.
Albeit electronic cigarettes don’t give off smoke just as tobacco cigarettes, these devices make people get exposed to secondhand vapor that might comprise hazardous substances. Until now, scientists are learning about getting exposed to secondhand e-cigarette vapor. As of now, research indicates that the exposure of secondhand vapor might be less hazardous, as compared to secondhand cigarette smoke.
The policies of tobacco-free and smoke-free at schools, healthcare institutions, businesses, and other organizations must cover e-cigarettes as well. Thus non-users can avoid the exposure of the potentially hazardous e-cigarette vapor.
I hope you have got some important insights into electronic cigarettes.…
January 23, 2019
You probably do not have much time to stop reading this. You will often notice how you lack air. You will feel that you have your head elsewhere. After finishing this reading, you will see the email on your phone without knowing if you had already done it two minutes ago. And when you get into bed, you will not stop wondering if it has been a productive day and you will feel terrible if you spent it watching the umpteenth TV reality or another television series. When was the last time you did not think about anything? , Would you know what happens to you now and not tomorrow? In Cameo we want you to take conscience, and with the premiere of 100 days of solitude, we assure you that mindfulness will make you finally live the present and do not ask yourself if it is another miracle diet.
Mindfulness is defined as conscious attention. A meditation technique that does not seek you to flee from the present but to be aware of it. It is not religious; it is not necessary to get intoxicated in incense or drink goat milk from the Himalayas. See that you live the moment, that you return to the present without drowning in the past or look at the precipice of the future because we live in a frantic world in which we do not own our thoughts. From Cameo, we join the present, and we want to generate continence with films like 100 days of solitude that will make you meditate on the need to look inwards and not outwards. Now close your eyes, breathe deeply and let yourself be inspired by these stories to ponder on continence.
100 days of loneliness
Close your eyes and imagine disconnecting the mobile phone, the computer and stop losing your eyes in hours and hours of television. Immerse yourself in nature, get in touch with your loneliness and wander through the forest trying to find a silence that may shake you. That same Jose Diaz proposed to go to a cabin in the Natural Park of Networks. That is to get in touch with the present and nature and not this time you went to the forest of your urbanization for mushrooms and went out with nettles up to your ears.
Inspire profoundly and reflect on how being connected daily has made us disconnect from what surrounds us. One hundred days of solitude is an introspective journey in which José Díaz says he feels more secure in the middle of nowhere than asking for a bank loan. Joseph embraces the spirit of Thoreau in Walden, who would affirm: “I went to the woods because I wanted to live with a purpose; to face only the essential facts of life, to see if he was capable of learning what he had to teach, and not to discover, when my time came, that he had not even lived. “
Exhale quietly while you reproduce in your mind the sound of leaves crunching under your feet. The air cradling the silence and your lost look not on the screen but in the immensity of the sky. Sometimes to appreciate the road you have to stop and observe, in the midst of a society where the way is getting faster and faster and without noticing the destination.
Open your eyes and see 100 days of solitude to understand that mindfulness is not a current hope tray of eco-vegan shakes. It is about discovering our present and the place that our thoughts have about everything.
A degree of conscience: You do not have to be Theodore Kaczynski or have your psychopathy to recognize that withdrawal and disconnection would do you a lot of good.
Close your eyes and think what you would do if you had the day completely free, without emails, work or endless queues to catch a meter with the appearance of a can of sardines. Think of the future without a knot pull your neck and think of the holidays not as an oasis of peace but as an extension of your well-being. Try to use more intuition, pass the horoscope or the miracle recipes, Youtube videos that promise you better use of your time or stories of business improvement. Because at the end of the day there is only you and your intuition to discover new ways.
Inspire profoundly and reflect on the present. Does your life lead to a moment that does not consist of a sigh of relief for delivering a highly demanding job? InnSæi is not the latest Ikea planter for demanding florists. It is an Icelandic concept that talks about recovering empathy and intuition by connecting with other people. No, it does not count that boy or girl whose hand is deposited on yours in the subway staircase, and for a moment you have a loving epiphany.
Open your eyes and see InnSide
All about the power of intuition if only to see people who look like divorce lawyer ads because that irony with which you look at these radiant people may hide some frustration, or just because you can spend 74 minutes of your life watching how mindfulness can do more for you than the umpteenth Whatsapp message chain about some loose pocket politician.
The degree of conscience
After watching the documentary you bought incense, started active meditation and now the anti-stress balls lie in the garbage. You try to empathize more with those people who skip the line or with the people for whom the deodorant embodies the evils of capitalism. It still bothers you, but the empathy has made you happier, and the Ikea’s Hindu decoration cushions make you feel like a new person.…