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[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,262 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 | 1,146 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 | 961 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 | 1,050 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession when 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 | 507 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 | 758 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 | 979 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 | 3,857 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 | 1,029 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 | 1,119 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 | 1,222 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 | 2,536 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 | 4,577 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 | 433 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 | 1,104 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 …