Tag: bandwidth

My 2.5 Months with DirecTV Now (so far)

As just another person that’s disappointed with their cable service, I’m exploring options for getting my entertainment elsewhere. In addition to digitizing the bulk of my video library, I recently saw the advertisements by DirecTV Now. Their introductory offer is three months of streaming TV service for $10 a month; their baseline service. At this point, I’ve had …

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Fast Growing Petition Puts Pressure On Netflix To Unblock VPN Users

There’s a lot of users that are using VPNs to connect into Netflix. Recently, Netflix started cracking down on their customers were using VPNs to access their services. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of customers that were using VPNs for legitimate purposes, but because people outside of the United States are using a VPN service to …

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Justified Hypocrisy Of Using Ad Blockers

I think if you’ve been on the Internet for more than 15 minutes, you recognize that the Internet is filled with advertisements. Advertisements run pretty much every website that you visit. The truth is people are cheap and frugal and they don’t pay for content. There’s a few people who do websites for the purpose of generosity, …

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Techie Review: Sling TV – It’s a good start!

I got my invite for Sling TV last night. Trying out Sling TV has been one of the things that I’ve been looking forward to  looking into.  Sling TV is a streaming service allows you to watch live television on selective channels;  it’s not a full range yet. Sling TV offers channels like ESPN, TNT, …

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Customers aren’t making this up – Comcast Sucks

Comcast is one of those companies who has spent millions of dollars in 2014 lobbying putting themselves in a position where customers have no other option but to use their service. The money they spent bends everything to their direction. And for the most part, Comcast has been enjoying a very comfortable monopoly type environment. But you …

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My Expectations for Roku 4 in 2015

With the big news from CES last week on Roku 4k [TVs], it seems Roku has a good grasp on the concept that 4k is going to be the next step in streaming entertainment. But as a Roku user, I wonder if they understand their consumer base and what’s expected from Roku 4. Roku has …

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Is RedBox and Netflix keeping DVD alive?

As a person that uses technology proactively, I use smartphones, tablets, Roku and Android TV and other stuff, but I still like using DVDs too. A lot of articles have declared DVD’s dead. They even say Blu-Ray is going away, but I raise my hand to say wait just a second; I’m not convinced just …

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LEHSYS 2014: It’s all in the rear-view mirror now

This is the last post for LEHSYS for 2014. Covering technology is like a wild roller coaster ride; you never know which twists and turns, ups and downs, that you might run into, but it’s always going to be interesting, and sometimes inspiring. I thought it would be fun to go back and summarize and make observations …

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Streaming TV Apps from ABC, CBS and NBC – FAIL

  Over the past couple of days, I’ve been testing the EW902 from Eweat; it’s an Android TV device. Testing the Android TV device has got me into testing a lot of streaming services. Streaming services that are not normally available through Roku. Admittedly, I had not used the big three American broadcasters streaming services …

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Reddit AMA: Gig City Solves Net Neutrality Debate

There you have it. In one question, the issues with Net Neutrality are solved. EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, TN has poignantly and elegantly pointed out the problem with the nation’s largest Internet service providers. As you can see from the screenshot above, it seems like the most important question was asked first of EPB …

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