Category Archive: Entertainment

Feb 17

Tech Addicts Anonymous (or is it Unanimous)

I was watching the local news the other day and a headline came on and said “Are we addicted to technology”.  My first inclination was no, we weren’t. Tech is a tool — a tool that we use daily. But then I spent a few minutes thinking about it.  In the last several days I’ve …

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Jan 10

Where do we go from here?

I was reading something the other day and it got me thinking.  The article was about what the future held for electronics and tech devices.  If you read my blog regularly, you know that my friend, Stuart, wrote an editorial about the Millenials that I shared with everyone. If you haven’t read it you can …

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Jan 02

Looking for some feedback

So, the other night my wife was catching up on the blog.  And as she was reading it, she said something that kinda surprised me.  She looked at me and said that she got to a part in the post about the universal remote and got “lost” and didn’t understand what I was talking about. …

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Dec 26

How the $%#@ do I turn this thing on??

When I was a kid there were 5 TV Channels in Chicago – 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11, CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN (Independent) and PBS. Oh, what a simple time.  If we wanted to turn the TV on, we walked over to it and we turned the knob (yeah, an actual knob).  Changing channels …

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Dec 23

TV as we know it is changing — and it’s somewhat scary!

I’ve written a number of times about cutting the cord, but my friend Stuart, who’s the online presence for Solid Signal, recently posted an editorial about Millenials (and I didn’t even know what a Millenial was until this weekend!) and how they get their news, information and entertainment. Take a look at this link and …

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Sep 02

Taking a look back – A little Labor Day Levity

You know… today it’s pretty easy to program a recording on your DVR.  In fact, more often than not, all you need to do is to find it in the guide and hit the record button on the remote.  I can’t remember the last time I had to help someone record something. The other day, …

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Aug 28

Cutting the Cord 3 – Hardware

Apple TV 2

In the last two posts I talked about cutting the cord and the types of services that were out there to provide you with programming.  Now let’s talk about some of the devices that will let you stream and beam programming to your TV. First, the TV itself.  If you look at advertising for new …

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Aug 21

Cutting the Cord 2 – Getting Programming

Network Logos

In my last post I talked about how to try to “Cut the Cable” — finding ways to reduce that $100+ per month Cable or Satellite bill.  In this, the second segment, I want to talk about where to find the programming that you want to see, but just don’t want to pay as much …

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Aug 15

Cutting the cord … are we paying too much for TV?

Rabbit Ears

Every month I get a bill from DirecTV. Actually, I get an email telling me that they charged my credit card for the monthly service. And every month I look at the bill and ask myself why am I paying over $100 per month to watch TV. When I was a kid, you put up …

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