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[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

About this “so-called” cord cutting thing… informitv, an industry consultancy with a bent for apologetics, is running their take on the latest Nielsen cable TV and cord cutting data. Yes, cable TV has lost 10 million subscribers, but satellite TV …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[12 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1 views]

Roku is the best selling set top box, but that title is tagged with a couple asterisks. Moreover, while the world has mostly given up on the idea of a full-blown  branded television, it’s pretty much agreed that an …

Cord Cutter »

[25 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Cord cutting is very much a thing and the cable companies are running a bit scarred. So, when we suggest that you cut cable right now, we mean you should, at the very least, tell your cable provider you plan …

Cord Cutter »

[20 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 0 views]

Whether or not you love television, and there is a lot to love, it is a sure bet that you hate the cable company. However, here in the early 21st Century, there is no good excuse to keep paying for …

Cord Cutter »

[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1 views]

If young people are the future, then satellite and cable TV providers need to sit up and take notice. Millennials are not only most likely to never have had cable, but are also most likely to be happy cord cutters.
Oh, …

Cord Cutter »

[16 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 50 views]

Whether you just want to stop paying (so much?) for TV or aim to reduce debt, getting an outdoor HD antenna is a great place to start. Here is a quick TV news report out of Bakersfield, CA about a …

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[8 Jun 2014 | 4 Comments | 0 views]

Da Nile is a river in Egypt, but the state of denial is where you will find cable and satellite TV operators. That is, nearly half of all Americans subscribe to a streaming TV service and half of those people …

Cord Cutter, Deals »

[7 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

Whether you choose to cut the cord, you absolutely positively should get Roku — watch your shows when you want to. And, absolutely the best deal is on a Refurbished Roku, which delivers the same awesome little box with the …

Cord Cutter, Mac »

[3 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 0 views]

No more plugins to watch Netflix on your Mac. However, because the future isn’t evenly distributed, only OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta testers have access to this “advanced” functionality.
“We’re excited to announce that Netflix streaming in HTML5 video is now …

Cord Cutter »

[27 May 2014 | 6 Comments | 0 views]

Choice is the question and Americans are only picking options without really considering the cost. While cord cutting has been making headlines, relatively few families are doing the math and dropping cable.
While average US household that pays $90-plus for cable …

Cord Cutter, Mac »

[5 May 2014 | No Comment | 752 views]

If you have a Mac and Roku, your best media server choice is Plex. However, if you plan to connect your media center Mac directly to a TV, XBMC is the consensus choice and there’s a whole number update just …

Cord Cutter, Mac, Music, movies, TV »

[28 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 387 views]

Even when viewed in the best light, Popcorn Time is a provocation. At worst, it is just another way to steal movies and TV shows. Whatever your call it, Popcorn Time is a flawed yet brilliant way to watch anything …

Cord Cutter »

[5 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 352 views]

What’s not to love? With a Roku box or, now, the second generation Roku Streaming Stick, you get access to 1,200 plus channels and more than 31,000 movies. The big advantage of the new Roku Streaming Stick is that it …

Cord Cutter »

[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 493 views]

Do broadband ISPs throttle Netflix? As far as subscribers are concerned, the answer is an emphatic and exasperated, yes! You will also hear the same answer from Netflix’s netflix provider, Cogent, which has gone public with its complaints about …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[20 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 455 views]

What is net neutrality? It is a simple rule that states that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Given the mechanics and politics of that internet that, quite obviously, isn’t happening. Here is a quick and dirty look which …