Author Archives: Greg

YouTube TV enters the room

>Just a quick thought on today’s announcement. I think Google/YouTube is going to present some serious competition to Sony, Sling, and DirecTV Now. Google has the best engineers in the world and tons of experience with video streaming. I simply … Continue reading

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How to Stream the Oscars – or NOT

  Just a few thoughts as one of the most watched broadcasts of the year – the Academy Awards – is about to go live. It seems like years ago when I first posted how ABC would not stream the … Continue reading

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Best Streaming Package for the Golf Channel

Since I know this site attracts cord cutters that like golf I thought this topic should be covered. Although not strictly “cord cutting”, the various new streaming bundles are cheaper than a full blown Cable subscription. If the Golf Channel … Continue reading

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Washington Post piece on DIRECTV NOW -“Cord Cutter’s Dream”

According to Wapo AT&T is about to launch “DIRECTV Now” at $35 per month. Quoting from the article: “AT&T’s offering will come with roughly 100 TV channels in a “fat bundle” of both on-demand and live programming. In other words, … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday for Cord Cutters

In what appears to be blatant marketing (as opposed to real news), CNN posted  a piece on November 25th entitled: Amazon unveils Cyber Monday deals.  Of 9 items listed in that article, one does fall into the cord cutter world: —Amazon … Continue reading

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Cut the Cord on FM Radio: and the best inexpensive way to stream Pandora

I’ve always been a big fan of “old fashioned” RF, i.e. over the air radio. But let’s face it, FM music radio can’t compete these days with what you can get streaming. For whatever reason, FM stations insist on including … Continue reading

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How did the Fax Machine outlive the VCR?

So this is slightly off topic. But I heard NPR on the way home today do a comedic eulogy for two pieces of technology: the Blackberry and the VCR. It seems the last maker of VCR’s is stopping production. Well … Continue reading

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“Golf Channel” for the Cord Cutters

Just noticed that entire broadcasts of LPGA are on YouTube. Below is one for round 1 of the US Women’s Open. I’m sure there is a lot more. Combine this with a Chromecast and get lots of free viewing – … Continue reading

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Farewell Time Warner Cable: Winners and Losers

The Charter TWC merger cleared its last legal hurdle this week when the California PUC voted to approve.  Little surprise here. If I remember right wasn’t this the same regulatory agency that did little during the energy crisis except to … Continue reading

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Charter, Time Warner Cable and the Cord Cutter

Sorry I have been away so long. But I’m still here and following this story. Stay tuned…   Charter’s $67 Billion Cable Merger Hinges on the Cord Cutters    

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