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Cord Cutter »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,065 views]

The world has changed since the last time we bought a TV. That is, the modern cord cutter’s home has one big, big TV and a whole bunch of small screens for individual viewing.
Not long ago, pre-iPad, our rather modest …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[12 Dec 2014 | One Comment | 1,401 views]

For capitalist fundamentalists and their lickspittles, the Comcast + Time Warner Cable merger is a no brainer. Those one percenters aside, Mega Comcast will be the marriage of the nation’s two most-hated corporations — what could possibly be right with …

Music, movies, TV »

[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 719 views]

You have got to start somewhere and this appears to be another beginning. Netflix already offers a variation on the 4K theme — standard caveats apply — and, now, Amazon Prime Instant has begun pumping 4K movies to customers, too.
While …

Apple TV, Cord Cutter »

[2 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 1,274 views]

Americans, always an unruly bunch, are changing before our very eyes. More to the point, how Americans are feeding their eyeballs with TV, movies, etc is evolving and fast. The evidence? That 19 percent, or roughly one in five, US …

Cord Cutter, Deals »

[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 979 views]

Our last mention of the Roku LT had this popular and highly affordable OTT streamer priced at just $39.99, which is a pretty good. However, we have a Black Friday Roku LT deal — get one now with free shipping …

Cord Cutter »

[25 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 890 views]

The nice people at Redbox sent out an email to inform customers of record that they’re increasing prices “just a little,” which is an interesting choice of words. For example, would you like “just a little” increase in your salary …

Cord Cutter »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,185 views]

Pluto TV is yet another play at aggregating web video content for mobile and the living room. Like other attempts at bridging this version of the digital divide, Pluto TV succeeds and fails by measures.
Everybody’s an aggregator! It’s a question …

Mac, Music, movies, TV, Software »

[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 3,812 views]

Hey, hey, hey, you with the foo-foo drink with the umbrella — put it down. I’ve been using, and loving, HandBrake for years. Apparently, however, HandBreak kind of sort of didn’t exist until very recently because now we have Milestone …

Cord Cutter »

[21 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,527 views]

Cord cutters know that free over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcast is the best deal in TV. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get free, advertising supported over-the-top (OTT) streaming video? Amazon thinks so, too.
One of the smartest things I’ve done …

Cord Cutter, Reviews, how to »

[10 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 1,628 views]

No, Rabbit TV isn’t a scam. Fundamentally, Rabbit TV aggregates streaming audio/video and TV content that’s already available online for free and presents it to you. For $10 a year, you can’t go wrong, right?
For the harried cord cutter with …

Cord Cutter »

[8 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,246 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 | 1,119 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 …

iTunes, Music, movies, TV »

[4 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 886 views]

Want to stream not only Taylor Swift’s back catalog but her latest chart topping album, 1989 (album link) as well as Shake It Off (radio link)? No, Spotify ain’t got it, but Apple’s iTunes Radio does.
It is extremely odd how …

Broadband, Cord Cutter »

[31 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 945 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 | 1,029 views]

Back in 2008, at the beginning of the great recession and 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, …