Posts Tagged ‘ TV ’

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 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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What to Watch on TV This Winter

January 6, 2012
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What to Watch on TV This Winter

Back to blogging! The other day I realized there’s actually three TV shows I’m looking forward to watching this winter. So, if you’ve been wondering what to watch on TV, here’s some suggestions for your TiVo. The three shows in particular are Downton Abbey, Lillyhammer and The Walking Dead. Downton Abbey In the tradition...

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Game of Thrones Blu-ray Leads to HBO

December 15, 2011
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Game of Thrones Blu-ray Leads to HBO

One of our favorite TV shows at Tech of the Hub is Game of Thrones. The other day I saw that the Blu-ray was available for pre-order at Amazon. On the cover, it had a big label saying “1080P FULL HD VIDEO – DTS MASTER AUDIO”. I think the folks at HBO know how...

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Revolutionary TVs: It’s More than Hardware

December 1, 2011
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Revolutionary TVs: It’s More than Hardware

Everyone is hard at work at developing a “revolutionary” TV. It will change the way you watch TV. It will be so great that you will have to run out and buy one. According to the Wall Street Journal, Howard Stringer, the head of Sony, has stated that there has been a “tremendous amount...

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Torchwood: Miracle Day No Longer on Netflix

November 29, 2011
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Torchwood: Miracle Day No Longer on Netflix

Update: As of April 4th, Torchwood: Miracle Day disappeared again. I’m in the middle of investigating what happened. Soon as I have some news on this, I will post more.  Update (April 9th, 2012): It’s definitely gone for the time being. However, Netflix is pursuing adding back Torchwood: Miracle Day at a future date. If you...

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FOX and DIRECTV Dispute, Sons of Anarchy Retaliate

October 24, 2011
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FOX and DIRECTV Dispute, Sons of Anarchy Retaliate

Here we go again. A distributor and a cable network are arguing over the fees paid to carry a number of stations. In this case, DIRECTV and FOX Networks are battling. Between all of the claims and counter-claims, it’s difficult to get the real story here. You can make up your own mind by...

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The Walking Dead Season 2: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

October 7, 2011
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The Walking Dead Season 2: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

After enduring a drawn out season of Torchwood: Miracle Day and with Doctor Who season six wrapping up, what else is there to watch? I’m enjoying Sons of Anarchy season 4, but what other first run shows are out there to enjoy? Game of Thrones, our other favorite, isn’t returning until April 2012. Mad...

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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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TV’s Next Stop: 2160P

July 29, 2011
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In our never ending quest for the best picture and sound in the home, the Hub is always on the look out for the latest advances in audio and video. The Economist has written an informative piece on the next generation of TVs. In particular, the article cites how 3D is driving the need...

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TV Listings: What’s On This Spring and Summer?

April 19, 2011
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Our friends over at the Missing Remote have put together a comprehensive listing of all new TV shows, finales, mini-series and made for TV movies. It’s nice to have it one place so you can decide what to record on your TiVo (DVR). The guide can be found here. It highlights new shows such as...

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