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[26 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,891 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 | 255 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 | 165 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 | 373 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 | 491 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 | 299 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, …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[18 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 606 views]

Are you ready to be a cord cutter? Whether you just shouted an emphatic “yes!” or just wonder about the possibilities, you need not make a definitive choice right now — you can cut the cord in steps and here …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[15 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 228 views]

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. Like lots of folks, I get a thrill watching the pay TV suppliers, especially the cable companies, in pain and they’re definitely suffering, if only a little.
LA Times, quoting Moffett and …

Cord Cutter »

[17 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 489 views]

Depending on where you live and which package you get, the cost of cable TV has doubled or even tripled over the last decade. The cure? If you live in or around a city metro, then a good antenna and …

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

[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 160 views]

Streaming media services and set top box makers are getting busy, together. But don’t look away because they’re doing it all for you (and profit). Netflix is now offering Super HD to all subscribers with 1080p devices (and adequate bandwidth), …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[25 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 139 views]

A recent FCC filing revealed Roku’s plans to release a new low-cost set top box, though few details were known at the time. The company has now ended all speculation by releasing new Roku models and, perhaps with an eye …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 351 views]

As cable and satellite TV providers bleed subscribers, IPTV services continue to rapidly add customers. Specifically, 38 percent of American homes now subscribe to Netflix while Hulu and Amazon Instant continue to make big gains, too.
New data from Nielsen Ratings, …

Cord Cutter, Tech »

[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 178 views]

The Roku 3, which shipped in March, has been received very well both critically and in the marketplace. The Roku 3, however, isn’t a standalone device, but a template for other new set top boxes, including the upcoming low-cost Roku …

Cord Cutter, Music, movies, TV »

[16 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 168 views]

Or, heaven — some folks think that Holland and heaven are actually the same place. What’s all that? When Netflix was deciding what content to offer in Holland, the streaming video giant checked out torrent sites to see which movies …

Cord Cutter, Deals, Music, movies, TV »

[13 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 343 views]

Are you cord cutter curious and want to get a taste before telling Time Warner or Comcast to go take a flying leap? A great place to start is a free Amazon Prime 30-day trial, which is loaded with tons …