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Category Archives: Television
In mid-September my wife and I made the decision to cut cable television and go the route of OTA and streaming. It was a tough call, and it required me to do some math and research to figure out if we’d be able to get most of what we got with cable via other means. Good news was that aside from HBO and Showtime shows like True Blood or Weeds, we were going to be able to get most of what we watched on cable via digital downloads. This post will go over how we get our television shows now that we’ve cut the cord. Please note, that while we did cut cable television, we did not cut cable internet. We still get cable internet through Xfinity. Continue reading
Boxee is a piece of downloadable software that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OSX. Boxee allows you to watch videos off your network, and gives you easy access to videos from online sources like Revision3, ABC, other video sources online. It’s designed with the use of a remote in mind and is based on the popular XBMC (XBox Media Center) project. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, we’ve look at a lot of different things revolving around purchasing a high definition television. We looked at LCD and Plasma technologies to help you better understand the differences between the two. We also looked … Continue reading
So you’ve got an HDTV, you have some HD content, now you need to hook it all together so you can enjoy it. You are going to need some cables. But what kind of cables? There are a lot of … Continue reading
So you’ve got your nice brand new (or slightly used) high definition television to your home and you’ve got it turned on. What in the world are you going to watch? What high definition content is out there in the … Continue reading