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[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 …

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[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), …

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[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 …

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[20 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 350 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 …

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[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 …

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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 1,135 views]

Here is a slightly different take on the cord cutter data the Fairer Platform first reported last month. However, the conclusions are the same — cord cutting is gaining momentum and cable TV is taking it on the chin.
Business Insider, …

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[26 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 871 views]

You are paying more than $100 a month for cable and you have had enough — watch, save, be a cord cutter! You can do it with an Apple TV, about which much good can be said, or the Roku …

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

[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 732 views]

Steve Job’s little black hobby puck accounts for 56 percent of the IPTV set top market. So, when important new content, like Vevo, comes to the platform, it’s a big deal.
Vevo is coming to Apple TV, perhaps as early as …

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 567 views]

After years of denial by cable and satellite TV providers, there is now no doubt traditional pay TV is on the decline. And, here’s a look at the other side that coin — cord cutters and the rise in IPTV …

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[14 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,027 views]

If you are a cord cutter, just “let it play” breaking news can be one of the holes that is hard to fill. The WidgetTV Mac Dashboard widget scratches that itch brilliantly with free, instant access to top news, science …

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[7 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 577 views]

And, it’s only down from here? Pay TV subs have declined for the third quarter in a row, nearly 1 million households over the last year, and not even the cable companies can deny cord cutters are on the rise. …

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[6 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 797 views]

First and foremost, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video just got some serious competition. With more than 5,500 movies on your Roku and 1,500 titles via your neighborhood Redbox location, the Redbox Instant offer is simple and attractive — …