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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 314 views]

People often complain that “Kids today…” are dumb, lazy, fat or whatever. Here is a great example where today’s kids and young adults are way smarter than their parents — 24 percent of millennials are cord nevers or cord cutters.
Yeah, …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[12 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 769 views]

If you are a cord cutter on a budget and/or in an area with poor broadcast TV reception, then you really need to get acquainted with USTVnow. With this “channel” installed on your Roku, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad or many …

Cord Cutter »

[11 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 465 views]

And, ultimately, it’s all fat. But if you can’t live without a least a little of that artery blocking (sports) and brain choking (reality TV) fat, perhaps it is time for cord shaving.
“People are clearly pushing back against the price …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[7 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 630 views]

Oh, you and your games and iTunes and Xbox and, hey… Did you know that content served by on a Plex Media Server can now be viewed on an Xbox 360 or Xbox One? Yep, all of that Plex + …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 422 views]

Back in the day, everyone hated the phone company. But starting in the ’80s, a combination of government action and then market forces made things better. These days, the most hated companies are broadband internet and pay TV providers.
These are …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[26 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 287 views]

If you can get it and that is all about the AT&T U-verse coverage map (below), which omits large swathes of the US. Moreover, the whole reason AT&T is giving away a year of Amazon Prime ($99) with its Skinny …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,882 views]

Why do nine out of 10 of Comcast customers rent a cable modem from the company when just buying cable modem at a local retailer or online could save them hundreds dollars? An industry analyst did the math and then …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 166 views]

The Apple TV with 20 million units in circulation is still the king, but the Roku is the rising star. In fact, the more than 10 million insurgent over-the-top streamers have been sold, including the one sitting on top of …

Cord Cutter, iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 417 views]

Everybody knows Roku delivers streaming video — Netflix, Hulu, NFL Now, MBL, etc — to the TV in your living room. However, Roku streaming audio brings your iTunes collection, internet radio, etc into the front lounge with dozens of apps …

Cord Cutter »

[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 207 views]

IPTV (internet protocol television) provider Aereo was well on its way to kicking the snot out of cable TV and satellite TV providers when the US Supreme Court killed Aereo. Regardless, the local broadcast TV + IPTV DVR business model …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 235 views]

Never the twain shall meet. A recent survey shows pay TV prices are rising at twice the rate of inflation. Meanwhile, set top box maker Roku is integrating its over-the-top functionality into flat panel TVs, helping reduce cost.
The IB Times, …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 209 views]

America’s top cable providers now have more broadband internet customers than pay TV customers, but only just. While most cable customers subscribe to both broadband and pay TV, the internet as thing is likely already bigger than TV — but …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 1,001 views]

And, your opinion on the matter only matters if you make yourself heard! The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change that would increase the minimum speed legally considered broadband from 4Mbps down …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 308 views]

Only in the mind of a pay TV executive and industry analyst could the anticipated loss of “only” 400,000 subscribers be considered a victory. Why? Because those 400,000 cord cutters are complemented by hundreds of thousands of “cable nevers” (ie …

Cord Cutter »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 250 views]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and, no matter what many of them say in public, the cable companies are acutely aware of this fact. And, although the public broadband vs pay TV debate rages on, the cable providers …