So everyone who went to Vegas came back talking about 3D televisions, and I guess I probably should as well. The folks who saw 3D tv and who were awestruck basically fell into two categories: gamers and sports fans. The gamers were really excited about some of their favorite titles ending up in HD, and … Continue reading 3D TV or Die: Television’s last gasp gimmick to slow IPTV?
So I’ve decided to do it. A news junkie cutting the cable and going without the joy that little coaxial brings into my home. But fear not, I’ve made alternate arrangements for my ‘tv’ viewing. Here we go: Hardware: I have a Mac Mini in the garage that currently serves as a ‘development’ server for … Continue reading How to live without Cable TV and migrate fully to IPTV
So if you’ve found this page you are probably interested in cutting the cable TV service but still having access to your favorite television programs. You’re in luck, because with recent developments in the world of IPTV there is MORE to watch on the Internet than you could ever hope from your local television company. … Continue reading My Cutting Cable TV guide
1) Stop getting dressed. Steve Jobs, William F. Buckley, Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, and a massive number of bankers and lawyers. What do they have in common? They all, basically, wear the same thing everyday. Steve Jobs was famous for his turtlenecks and jeans, and bankers and lawyers are always in charcoal grey with white … Continue reading 5 ways to simplify your life
One of the neatest things to do with an iPhone (or any smart phone) is to watch TV streams “live” on your phone. Now saying it is “TV” is technically a misnomer–you aren’t technically receiving over the air TV frequencies with your phone and displaying them. Instead these are streaming video feeds from a variety … Continue reading Best TV Apps for iPhone / iPad
So if you’ve found this page you are probably interested in cutting the cable TV service but still having access to your favorite television programs. You’re in luck, because with recent developments in the world of IPTV there is MORE to watch on the Internet than you could ever hope from your local television company. … Continue reading Cutting Cable TV / Internet TV
When it comes to IPTV, the US has Hulu, and the rest of the world has the really cool stuff. France 24, the France’s government-funded answer to CNN (and in English too) has been doing some cutting edge stuff like being one of the first ‘live streaming’ applications for the iPhone. Now they have a … Continue reading Watch France 24 on your computer with a desktop widget
Wow, it’s been over two months since I made the decision to cut the Comcast cable to the house and just live in an IPTV and ‘Over the Air’ world. I hooked up Mac Mini’s to each of the TVs (god I wish Apple would really delve into the market of guys who have … Continue reading Living without Cable TV–Month 2 observations
Al Jazeera’s English service is very slick, very professional, and if you want, very biased (depending on who you talk to). But for most Americans without FTA dishes or access to some IPTV programs, they never had an opportunity to judge for themselves. Until now. MHZ Networks, a non-profit in DC that rebroadcasts nearly 10 … Continue reading Al Jazeera English now over the air in the USA
From the about fricking time department, word has come from the TUAW that the much anticipated Slingplayer application for the iPhone has been submitted for approval with the overlords at Apple HQ. Slingplayer is a tool of many an expat used to ’sling’ back television content from a central location (i.e. their parent’s house) to … Continue reading Slingplayer for iPhone
Well we had a bit of a grace period while they worked out just exactly how to disconnect things, but just a few moments ago the remnants of the CNBC feed disappeared into static. It’s kind of like a power failure–there is no more cable in the house. We got by pretty well last night. … Continue reading Comcast has left the building
I dropped off the Cable Boxes this morning. It’s been a long friendship between me and that lovely pice of coaxial, but I realized if I’m truly going to get a taste of what else is out there, I’ve got to eliminate the ‘easy’ way of watching TV–flipping on the cable–and try the new new … Continue reading No more Comcast cable as of today.
While poking around the app store yesterday, I came across a few new applications that have tremendous promise. France 24 in the news section offer live streaming of the France 24 (think CNN of France). The buffering is pretty quick and the quality is not bad. France24 is a different take on some of the … Continue reading Live TV on the iPhone – Some new developments