Why You Should Give Yourself A Cable-Free Life For Christmas: Go Roku

October 28, 2013

I have owned mine for years … We were up over a $100 a month, for mostly junk programming we didn’t watch. Now a $8 a month Netflix subscription and Internetwork free Stuff, does the trick. ROKU is not so good for the free stuff, so have your HDMI TV connected laptop handy.

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PJ Media hops onboard … This past year forced us to reevaluate almost every aspect of our lives: our health, our lifestyle and our spending habits. When assessing the cost of cable, and the value it brings–cutting it was a no-brainer.

However, my husband and I both have favorite programs we enjoy. I’m not going to lie, as an information-junkie, my withdrawals from news and commentary hit fairly hard.


And Now High Quality To All

September 28, 2013

A whole lot of shuffling both in hardware software and pricing as now cord cuitters nymber over 9 % of all TV consumers.

Highest Quality HD Now Available To All Netflix Members A Netflix spokesman Joris says:

All Netflix members, regardless of their Internet service provider (ISP), now have access to the highest quality HD streams available on Netflix.

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Netflix Goes HD

September 28, 2013

Clearer video for everyone! Or at least for some.

Netflix is now offering Super HD, its highest-quality streaming video, to all of its customers, the company announced in a blog post on Thursday, expanded from a limited rollout in January.

But some netflix customers still might not be able to use Super HD all the time, because some Internet service providers haven’t joined a network Netflix designed to keep Internet congestion low.

 


Netflix: 4K Video Will Need At Least 15 Mbps -

September 23, 2013

Better goose it up … 4K is coming. Netflix has stated that the company’s goal is to stream content in the 4K format by 2014 or so.

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Pay TV Lost 345,000 Subscribers in Second Quarter

August 20, 2013

According to the latest data from Leichtman Research, the nation’s largest pay TV operators lost a collective 345,000 subscribers during the second quarter. The second quarter is usually down time for cable operators, but this quarter things were notably even worse, causing a lot of folks that have traditionally denied cord cutting (defined for our purposes as customers cutting TV but keeping broadband) to suddenly acknowledge it’s a real trend.

Cord cutters rejoice, the Internet TV is the wave of the future, once you know ROKU there is no going back. The smell of unbundled Internet freedom fills the air.


Netflix Plan Silverlight Departure In Favor Of HTML5

August 20, 2013

Netflix Plan Silverlight Departure In Favor Of HTML5

I think HTML5 switch is basically for DRM protection.

Following in the footsteps of Adobe, streaming giants Netflix have announced that they are making a change to their video delivery providers, dropping Microsoft’s ‘Silverlight’ platform in favor of the HTML5 video ‘no plug-in’ concept.


Intel Cooks Up The Future Of TV

August 18, 2013

Did they Or didn’t they???

Open question so far as hardly no one knows … What it really has to offer. Technologically it can be done. Bits are bits, so all you need is high speed internet, load and go. The channel selector becomes a relic of the past … ROKU could do this right now, but license fees block them. Per subscriber fee network cable must go first!!!

When your cable company decides they just want to offer bits for sale ….

intel-future-tvWhat about carry fees? Most have not been able to take that on head-on.

Visualize the TV service you’ve always wanted: a gorgeous interface that does away with clunky (and often ad-strewn) programming grids; a simple remote that isn’t a crushing array of buttons; a cloud-based DVR that doesn’t require you to hit “record”; algorithms that learn what you like and recommend new shows; an easy sync with social networks; effortless co-viewing with friends far away; video on tablets, phones and other devices with screens; and the seamless integration of traditional TV and what’s on the web.

Now imagine all of that comes in a beautiful box with a front-facing camera and the kind of industrial design that makes you not want to hide it in a cabinet.

This device is built. And it is in the hands of a select few secret testers at media companies, agencies and, of course, Intel’s Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters.

About a year ago, Intel established Intel Media to build an “over-the-top” TV service, joining streaming-video players such as Netflix and Hulu. Its service, however, will be the first to deliver a full array of cable TV channels over the internet.

Intel has not announced a name, a price or a release schedule more specific than some time this year, but those who have seen it describe it as a significant advance over any existing cable or satellite platform. “I’m impressed because Intel makes chips; no one expected them to come out with a product like this,” said Michael Bologna, head of advanced TV at Group M, who has spent several hours with the box.

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Why Netflix’s Recommendations Are Getting Better

August 18, 2013

Long time ROKU streaming box subscriber here … To me it’s worth the money …

The viewing behavior of Netflix‘s (NASDAQ: NFLX  )  streaming members is telling the company something, and the good news for subscribers — and investors — is that Netflix is listening. Its recommendation engine is focusing more on viewer data, and less on the five-star rating system that Netflix depended on when it was a DVD-by-mail business. That shift appears to be working well for the streamer.

In defense of Netflix (reviews.cnet.com)


Uh Huh …Digital Media Set to Overtake TV Viewing…

August 6, 2013

What’s TV??? Who watches TV or goes to movies anymore. Go to the local Starbucks Cafe and see what people really do : Digital Media Set to Overtake TV Viewing…

Or who reads newspapers???

The terrorist are chattering in the middle east … so the NSA thinks spying on your neighbor is the best way to spend time. When everything becomes a crime… 1984, remember that movie, it was a script not a model.


Meggase Movies, And The Death For Hollywood

August 4, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres to Host Oscars…

BOX OFFICE BLUES CONTINUES…

Won’t watch TV …

 … Sources say Friday’s domestic numbers are coming in lower than previously projected during the day for the Top Three films which are all based on comic books. (Maybe that’s why?) Total moviegoing looks about $120M or about +4% from last year. Emmett/Furla Films financed 2 Guns distributed by Universal in the U.S. only (into 3,025domestic theaters, with EOne releasing in Canada). It’s the #1 film and should remain so for the weekend. Helped by a ‘B+’ CinemaScore meaning audiences liked it much more than critics, pic is targeting $9.8M and a so-so $27M summer weekend. (Including a low $1.276M from Thursday late shows.) That’s a surprise …

The flopperamam continues for Hollywood, and they can’t seem to figure it out.

If you are a movie buff read before wasting your money … Me I am a Netflix and Amazon Prime buff, and don’t go to theaters anymore. Gasoline costs too much to waste.


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