Author Archives: Greg

Sony’s PS Vue on Roku is Really Bad

>When PS Vue raised their rate to $45 for their “core” plan I was already eager to dump the service. YouTube TV had recently launched, but wasn’t yet available in San Diego. YouTube TV was charging $35 for roughly the … Continue reading

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Speed Test and the Cord Cutter

Are you getting what you paid for from your internet service provider ? Lately I’ve noticed wild variations when I run speedtest.net. I see downloads that vary between 7 and 30 Mbps. When I look at the local Charter website … Continue reading

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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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