Friday, September 30, 2011

Cordcutting with an Over-The-Air (OTA) Antenna

Cordcutting is the act of "cutting the cord" between you and a crappy cable company.  Most cordcutters are not looking get rid of TV, we just want to find ways to watch content on their TVs for less money and with more control.  If you are new to cordcutting take a look at my Introduction to Cordcutting, it covers the basics. A critical part of the cordcutting strategy is the ability to watch regular network TV (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS) for free using an over-the-air antenna.  Many people that grew up with cable may not remember the days of using rabbit ears on your TV to pick up a signal.  The principle today is the same but the signal is now all digital and is capable of broadcasting crystal clear HD to your TV for free.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BOXEE BOX by D-Link Video Review

Welcome, to my video review of D-Link's BOXEE BOX.  BOXEE BOX is a content and media streaming solution that leverages the Internet and your local network to find and play video, music, photos, and apps.  The intent is to unleash the vast array of content available on the Internet and make it usable on your TV.    I use BOXEE BOX to support my cordcutting strategy.  If you want to read more about cordcutting, take a look at my post titled "Introduction to Cordcutting."

BOXEE is the type of product that is hard to describe to people with words.  I believe the best way to understand what BOXEE can do is to show you.  For this blog post I produced a number of videos that demonstrate some (not all) of the key functions of BOXEE BOX.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

An Introduction to Cordcutting

I am a Cordcutter and have been for over 3 years.  Cordcutting is the act of canceling or getting rid of your Cable or Satallite TV service and turning to alternative means to find content to watch on your TV.  There are many reasons people attempt to "cut the cord" and it may differ depending on who you talk to.  Here is a list of reasons my family and I kicked cable out to door years ago.