Posts Tagged ‘ FIOS ’

Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

November 19, 2013
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Finding the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Fifty years is a long time in the world of television unless you’re a Time Lord. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special for several months. Back when I renewed my contract with Verizon FIOS, I was surprised when I learned that BBC America was not part of the Prime HD...

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Cord Trimming: Cutting the Cable Bill

April 28, 2013
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Cord Trimming: Cutting the Cable Bill

At the beginning of the year, I was contemplating “cutting the cord” and canceling my cable TV subscription. After thinking about it ad nauseum, I decided to keep a cable TV package, albeit a lower cost one with fewer channels. After all of the analysis, I realized that canceling cable would only result in...

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

March 28, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Blu-ray DVD Digital Copy Review

I’ve been re-watching Game of Thrones season 2 to get ready for this Sunday’s season 3 premiere on HBO at 9 PM. For those of you with Verizon FIOS, HBO is free this weekend, so enjoy. Now for some thoughts on the season 2 Blu-ray: The recently released Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-Ray / DVD...

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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

February 18, 2013
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Game of Thrones Season 3: One Place to Watch and an HBO GO Surprise?

HBO is following the same playbook as last year to build excitement and subscribers for the season three premiere of Game of Thrones. HBO tightly controls where you can watch its shows. While other networks will make their shows available on iTunes, Amazon or their websites the next day, the only place to watch...

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Is Netflix Super HD Video, Super for Customers?

January 13, 2013
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Is Netflix Super HD Video, Super for Customers?

Netflix recently two major changes to how it streams video to customers. First, Netflix video streams are more efficient and require less bandwidth. Second, Netflix is now offering a new higher quality 1080P video stream called “Super HD”. When the more efficient video streams appeared, it allowed for the delivery of 1080P video to households...

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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

December 30, 2012
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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

As Washington prepares to drive us over the fiscal cliff, the impending tax hikes have pushed me to find ways to cut household costs (here’s a fiscal cliff calculator to see how much your taxes could go up). Looking at the family budget, cable TV is an obvious candidate to be cut. While cable...

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TiVo Upgrades Premiere and Drops Prices

March 23, 2012
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TiVo Upgrades Premiere and Drops Prices

TiVo announced a capacity upgrade to the entry level TiVo Premiere DVR as well as a number of price cuts. Starting this Sunday, the TiVo Premiere will now ship with a 500 GB hard drive providing 75 hours of high definition recording. However, the cost of the entry level Premiere went up to a...

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CableCARD Trials and Tribulations

February 10, 2012
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While in the works for some time, the FCC’s proposed change to encrypt all cable service is getting some attention again. Boxee recently posted a strongly worded note asserting that the encryption rule is anti-consumer. Given all this, I thought it was appropriate to share a cautionary tale about the CableCARD standard and how it’s...

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Verizon – Redbox Video Service Potential Features

February 6, 2012
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Verizon and Redbox - Coinstar Join Forces

Today, Verizon and Redbox (Coinstar) announced a new joint venture to be a potential one stop shop for video needs of consumers. The service will include Redbox’s current Kiosks which rent DVDs, Blu-rays and video games as well as a streaming video catalog from Verizon. The to-be-named service (I like Red Verizon) is supposed...

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Content, Cost and Convenience Will Win the Digital Video War

September 28, 2011
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To start off, this is one of the most challenging pieces I’ve written for Tech of the Hub. Every time I start to write this piece, there’s another announcement or change in the market. Maybe that’s why I enjoy writing about this area so much. Every day is a new day! So, before things change again…...

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Doctor Who Season 6 Part 2 Trailer

July 26, 2011
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Doctor Who Season 6 Part 2 Trailer

In case you missed it at Comic-Con, the trailer for season 6 (part 2) of Doctor Who was released (video below). The stars of the show, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, also appeared at Comic-Con. The series will be premiering on BBC America on August  27th (sooner than I expected). Hopefully, FIOS will carry...

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