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[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 607 views]

Pop quiz! The worst Star Trek film not directed by JJ Abrams? Yeah, sorry, trick question… But forget all of that because a fan funded Star Trek film that’s all about Captain (LORD!) Garth and pre-TOS back story is heading …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 306 views]

One of the keys to success is ubiquity. Both Plex and Netflix have announced their latest moves to keep their software and services in front of your eyeballs, regardless. That said, have Plex and Netflix reached the point of diminishing …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 452 views]

The world has changed since the last time we bought a TV. That is, the modern cord cutter’s home has one big, big TV and a whole bunch of small screens for individual viewing.
Not long ago, pre-iPad, our rather modest …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 459 views]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …

Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 332 views]

You have got to start somewhere and this appears to be another beginning. Netflix already offers a variation on the 4K theme — standard caveats apply — and, now, Amazon Prime Instant has begun pumping 4K movies to customers, too.
While …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 882 views]

Americans, always an unruly bunch, are changing before our very eyes. More to the point, how Americans are feeding their eyeballs with TV, movies, etc is evolving and fast. The evidence? That 19 percent, or roughly one in five, US …

Cord Cutter, Deals »

[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 544 views]

Our last mention of the Roku LT had this popular and highly affordable OTT streamer priced at just $39.99, which is a pretty good. However, we have a Black Friday Roku LT deal — get one now with free shipping …

Cord Cutter »

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 634 views]

The nice people at Redbox sent out an email to inform customers of record that they’re increasing prices “just a little,” which is an interesting choice of words. For example, would you like “just a little” increase in your salary …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 638 views]

Pluto TV is yet another play at aggregating web video content for mobile and the living room. Like other attempts at bridging this version of the digital divide, Pluto TV succeeds and fails by measures.
Everybody’s an aggregator! It’s a question …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,788 views]

Hey, hey, hey, you with the foo-foo drink with the umbrella — put it down. I’ve been using, and loving, HandBrake for years. Apparently, however, HandBreak kind of sort of didn’t exist until very recently because now we have Milestone …

Cord Cutter »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,039 views]

Cord cutters know that free over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcast is the best deal in TV. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get free, advertising supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video? Amazon thinks so, too.
One of the smartest things I’ve done …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 1,103 views]

No, Rabbit TV isn’t a scam. Fundamentally, Rabbit TV aggregates streaming audio/video and TV content that’s already available online for free and presents it to you. For $10 a year, you can’t go wrong, right?
For the harried cord cutter with …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 899 views]

People have been arguing whether or not cord cutting is real. Of course, you and I know better, but a rather loud and, for some, definitive voice has chosen sides. With 220,000 pay TV subscriber losses so far this year, …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Deals »

[7 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 718 views]

Regular Fairer Platform readers know we are big, big fans of refurbished gear and that extends to refurbished Roku, America’s favorite over-the-top video streaming box. However, perhaps the best deal on a Roku is the discontinued Roku LT, it’s new …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 371 views]

Want to stream not only Taylor Swift’s back catalog but her latest chart topping album, 1989 (album link) as well as Shake It Off (radio link)? No, Spotify ain’t got it, but Apple’s iTunes Radio does.
It is extremely odd how …