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  1. lparsons21

    AppleTV - some tips & tricks

    For those that want to manage streaming a little more, here’s a couple of things I’ve discovered that make it possible. Using the AppleTV app on the ATV shows you watch on some of the ‘channel’ apps, Hulu and others show up in the ‘up next’ strip inside that app. Assuming you use that app for...
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    SlingTV - Performance on different streaming boxes

    Playing around a bit this morning. I’ve got a Sling Blue subscription going as a possible step towards cutting the cord. Here’s how it works for me on a few of the boxes I’ve tried it on. Note these are somewhat subjective. AppleTV4K - The best picture and audio of any of them, and that holds...
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    Cord cutting on the cheap!

    Lots of articles and forum threads on cutting the cord, but I haven’t seen one talking about doing it as cheaply as possible. Here’s some ways: 1. No or little sports w/ads - The combination of Hulu and CBS All Access, about $12/month or less. This gets you the big 4 broadcast, almost all cable...
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    Android e-ink tablets

    Over the holidays I got to playing around with a couple of Android e-ink tablets. The Likebook Mars and Onyx Boox Nova Pro. Both pretty well reviewed in various places and mostly positive reviews. Here’s my take on the two I have currently. Likebook Mars - about 8” plastic screen. Limited...
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    AppleTV 4K = $90!

    At slickdeals! 32GB Apple TV 4K Streaming Media Player (Latest Model) $90 + Free S/H Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Cord Cutting - which box? Some comparisons

    In conjunction with my month long cord cutting experiment I got to playing around a lot more with the streamer boxes I have. AppleTV4K, FireTV Cube, Roku Premier and to a lesser extent, Tivo Bolt. AppleTV4K - IMO, the best of the bunch! Simplistic but very useful UI and with the AppleTV app...
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    Cord cutting ramblings...

    With all the posts and such about IPTV being the wave of the future and even to a growing extent, a wave that is ongoing, I thought I would do a month long trial with IPTV only. Currently I’m on cable with retail Tivo gear and am happy with it, but the bill keeps climbing and I’m not too far...
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    New iPad Pros

    This weekend lots of places are having great sales on iPads of all sorts including the Pro models. I had been contemplating replacing my 1st gen iPad Pro 12.9” for quite awhile and finally bit the bullet. Went to BestBuy fully intending to trade my 1st gen for a new 11” one as the price was...
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    Epixnow streaming subscription now live!

    Epixnow live for,those that don’t have it in their cable/sat service. $5.99/month. Apps for iOS, Android and AppleTV noe available Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    IMDB Freedive - free streaming service

    Amazon and IMDB have teamed up and offer a slew of movies and tv shows for free with ads. Take a look on the web at IMDB or on the Amazon FireTV. I’m watching Warehouse 13 now and the PQ and audio ar great and the ads aren’t too bad. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Google Home Hub+Mini

    At Target $99! home Hub and 2 Minis Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Apple Homepod vs Sonos One

    I've been toying with the idea of getting one or the other of these. One of the reasons is for when I'm reading. I like to play classical music as I read and my soundbar setup just really isn't good for music. It is all about TV/Movies. Couldn't figure out which one to get and noticed that...
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    Some router ramblings...

    About a year ago my trusty Apple Time Capsule started getting wonky with wifi. It would just drop out altogether and require a reboot to get it back. As it worsened I decided to get something different. Seems all the rage is Mesh router systems, and the reviews led me to the TP-Link M5 Deco...
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    Like Verizon? - here's deal on Moto Z3

    Noticed yesterday that Verizon has a great deal on the Moto Z3. $10/month on a 24 month device payment plan! That cuts the cost to half what it is if you buy it outright. Total $240 for a pretty darned good 6" Android phone. As is becoming more usual with the carriers this is done with...
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    A week with iPhone X’s Max and Watch 4

    I’ve now had these for a week and can say both were worthy upgrades from previous models. Yes, they are expensive, but no more so than the flagshipmodels of other brands, or at least not significantly so IMO. Some issues reported: Connectivity - both WiFi and cellular. Some users are seeing...
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    It’s SHARKNADO time!

    You know you want to watch it! [emoji48] SHARKNADO 6 is on tonight! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Movies Anywhere!

    I hadn't seen anything about this service posted here. Movies Anywhere is a way to manage purchased movies from many different places. Not all studios participate, but it is a very good start. Here's the link to their website: Welcome I signed up for it and linked my iTunes, Vudu, Amazon...
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    Apple Airpods vs Beats X

    Been tossing around the idea of wireless earpods for some time and had got down to these two as possibles. So I said to hell with it and ordered both! Beatx X - Very nice pods that come with a variety of earpieces for a better fit. And because of that they are pretty good at sound deadening...
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    Home theater frustrations

    I've got a Sony 900 75" 4K TV, Samsung HW-K950 5.1.4 ATMOS soundbar and Xbox One S. And of course some source boxes like Tivo, AppleTV and FireTV. You'd think that would be a great way to get 4K and great sound. But there are quirks that make it not as good as it could be. On the Xbox One S...
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    Two irritating streaming channels

    First off is Cinemax. No app on any set top box that I can find. I remember a MaxGo app on either AppleTV 3 or Fire TV box some time back, but no more. Damned irritating. You have to airplay/cast from a mobile of one sort or another. And unlike HBO and some others, no way to subscribe to it...