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[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 434 views]

For regular Fairer Platform readers, this isn’t news. Rather it’s confirmation of something we already knew — that Netflix prices are congealing around three tiers of service. Here’s the all but official and finalized dish.
GigaOM, ever a great source of …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[21 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 282 views]

In the ongoing Netflix vs HBO battle for subscriber eyeballs, and dollars, one video service has a bright future and the other? Not so much. Which highlights the corollary of the cord cutting phenomenon — cord trimming is very much …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 442 views]

Cord cutting is a thing. As of January 6, ABC has blacked out streaming of their shows for a full week after they air. Previously, viewers without cable TV or a Hulu account could watch the day after. No one …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[11 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 822 views]

If you’re gonna be a cord cutter, Netflix, Red Box Instant, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Instant, etc only get you so far — very little news and no live sports. To maximize the cord cutting experience, a great antenna is what …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[8 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 370 views]

As evidenced by the huge number of reality shows on TV, people love conflict. However, while it might be entertaining to think “Amazon vs Netflix,” the reality of the situation is that Amazon + Netflix is a better deal for …

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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 410 views]

Cord Cutting is very much a thing and more than 2 million people dropped cable and satellite TV over the last year or so. With that background comes news that Comcast, Dish and DirecTV are raising prices.
The Denver Post reports …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[31 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | 7,098 views]

Have a new Apple TV? How about an older Apple TV? Chances you will be spending lots of quality time with over the next day or so. Here are 10+ Apple TV tips that will optimize your viewing experience.
Apple TV …

Cord Cutter »

[31 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 429 views]

If you aren’t currently a subscriber and would be happy with standard definition (480p) playback and only on a single device/screen, Netflix has a deal for you — $6.99 a month.
And, that is a buck, one thin greenback per month …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[29 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 543 views]

Could you say no to $480? Wall Street Journal media and marketing editor Martin Peers couldn’t either — becoming a cord cutter saved him $40 a month, which is a dinner out every few weeks or one free car payment …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Mac, Software »

[26 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 2,057 views]

This particular XBMC update, the last in the “Frodo” line, delivers a number of critical bug fixes, including patches for Mavericks specific issues. However, a bigger fish, “Gotham” (aka version 13.0), is being fried as we speak.
• XBMC 12.3 (download)

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Deals »

[18 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 326 views]

Cord cutting is most definitely a thing — millions of have already ditched cable TV. Whether you’re looking to give Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, etc the boot or just taste the wine, the gateway to cord cutting is a set …

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[13 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 357 views]

It’s a simple idea — a virtual MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) is essentially a cable or satellite company without the cable, bundle or high cost. No matter how you get broadband, you can get the TV shows and movies …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,118 views]

Confused by the whole cable TV vs cording cutting debate? Apparently, so is the cable industry. Nevertheless, cable TV collectively in the voice of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has finally responded to the cord cutting phenomenon with …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[6 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,244 views]

Cord cutters are one thing and cable nevers are quite another. Yes, cable TV providers have been bleeding subscribers, which should be alarming to Time Warner, Comcast et al. However, the big (encouraging) news is the large number of young …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 487 views]

While nothing beats the Roku (links below) for the shear volume and variety of content available, Apple has been relentlessly adding new apps and, thereby, content to the Apple TV over the last year — it’s like getting a better, …