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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,224 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 | 870 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 | 802 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 | 1,030 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 …

Cord Cutter »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,390 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 | 1,461 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 | 1,122 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 | 968 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 …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 803 views]

Make more money while losing bleeding customers due to industry worst customer satisfaction? That is a pretty neat trick and exactly what Time Warner Cable said it accomplished in the third quarter of 2014. Naturally, the secret to their …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 875 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession and the Fairer Platform family dropped cable TV, people didn’t know what “cord cutter” meant. These days, however, cord cutting is all the rage and broadband only homes, like ours, …

Cord Cutter »

[28 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 406 views]

For some reason there is a lot of angst going ’round about Amazon’s just released Fire TV Stick. Is it too little over the top (OTT) too late? Meh, Fire TV Stick is a welcome addition to a growing and …

Cord Cutter »

[26 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 643 views]

Your cable company wants you back and they never get tired of asking, imploring, nay, begging you to reconsider! And, boy, do they have a deal for you! Get basic cable TV for $9.99 a month. It’s cheap, yes?
Though there …

Cord Cutter »

[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 752 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 | 6 Comments | 2,875 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 …

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[11 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 852 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 …