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Ron Carlson

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What's below scum? You don't wanna know, you can't handle the truth!
Given their size, Comcast and TWC are the most hated. Measuring only animus, however, there is a small cable company that derives the more hate per customer
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So cut the cord
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dennis restauro

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The weather cooperated and I finally got the Mohu Sky on the roof after testing one out last fall. Check out how easy it was to set up.
Looking for a small multi-directional outdoor antenna that functions like a larger antenna? Check out this review of the Mohu Sky 60 outdoor TV antenna.
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Robert Kinsella

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More Netflix bashing!  I have been receiving the disks in the mail forever.  and for the longest time I could get 2 disks a week.  by that I mean they ship on Monday, I receive on Tuesday, I ship on Wednesday, they receive on Thursday, they ships second disk on Friday and I receive on Friday.  That was awesome.  but starting this year it has gotten so slow.  and I know it is probably the Post Office that is to blame but it is still Netflix's problem.  Now they ship a disk on Monday I am lucky if I get it on Thursday.  Then I ship Friday and they don't get it until Monday.  Then they ship the next day.  Now im lucky if I get 4 disks a month.  Sorry Netflix, I guess I need to find another way.
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I've had problems lately with Amazon and not getting my 2 days deliveries through the usps and ups. 
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The end is near for megabundles. Or at the very least, the price will fall dramatically in the near future.
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I agree. You have cord cutters on one side and Google stating to enter their market on the other. I would sign up for Google in a heartbeat. $100 for all you can eat TV and fiber internet to your house. 
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Ron Carlson

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Getting your money's worth from your broadband ISP? Here's another way to put them to the test!
Competition is a good thing™ and there is competition in the broadband speed test space, including the just updated DSLReports speed test
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Or Flash…
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Manny Ramirez

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I have the 950Q, I hope it works
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That looks good! Thanks for sharing!
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Alex Wren

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I'm able to get the local stations using the cable line that provides my broadband. Last night pbs kids vanished. I was able to recalibrate one tv and found it under another channel. However, my samsung TV will not find the same station during the channel scan as my TV in the kids room. Anyone have expedience with this dilemma?
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+Bill Clinton If you get one of these over-the-top devices like the Roku2 or Roku3, then you'll find a PBS app.  You can usually stream the show a day after it airs.  

I would think that PBS apps are on most OTT devices nowadays.
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Nathan Towers

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We've gotten everything setup just about perfect between Tablo and Roku now.  But there still remains one gaping hole - Jeopardy.  Unfortunately the channel that it comes on simply doesn't have the strongest signal, so no matter what we've tried, Tablo recordings of Jeopardy are choppy and difficult to watch.  I've dug deep and there simply appears to be no other way to watch Jeopardy besides OTA or via a cable subscription.  My wife and I have watched it for years as our go to "let's relax" TV, so I was really hoping to find a solution.  If there's anything I'm missing, I'd love to hear it!
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Hi +Nathan Towers, Give us a quick call and we can run a signal analysis of your address and find the best solution for you. 1-877-825-5572
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Michael Hummer

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Finally got my antenna installed in the attic (needed to run coax from attic to basement) and now getting OTA in crisp HD!

However the tv upstairs that is much further from the antenna does stutter sometimes, the downstairs tv doesn't seem to have this issue.  At this time the antenna is just slightly off from where tvfool.com tells me I need to direct it for the transmitters.  If I direct it right at the transmitters will this issue go away?  It is a UHF television and the channels that are having issues are UHF.  
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I bought a pre amp and finally got it in stalled. Situated the antenna more toward the angle of the transmitter and everything appears to work great. Keeping my fingers crossed. 
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Randy Garbin

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I've had a lot of good luck with Monoprice. If you aren't happy with your purchase, they readily refund.
 
#DailyDeal: 20% off HDTV Indoor / Outdoor Antenna for only $15.14 → http://goo.gl/UylEHT  
                                    
This Monoprice antenna is specially designed for digital terrestrial broadcasts. Perfect for new HDTV's as an alternative to or accompanying other HD sources. This antenna will let you take full advantage of the built-in HD tuner in your TV.
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I'm told the digital have about the same range at full power as analog. But a lot of digital aren't being run at full power yet add they are not required to yet.

The distance and valley could be an issue though.
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Jim Jensen

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Are you sick of paying for cable? You're not alone. In the USA the price of pay TV keeps rising, far faster than inflation. More and more people have had enough, opting to stop paying for cable, instead using the Internet for their entertainment needs. Which brings us to a question: if you add everything…
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+Jim Jensen I'm currently paying for Netflix ($8), Hulu ($8) and SlingTV with Kids Package ($25) = $41 per month which is the most I've ever paid since Cutting The Cord.

By comparison, my relative who has basic TV package from Dish Network pays around $48 per month, and I've got access to more content such as Disney Junior (SlingTV) and original content on Netflix and Hulu.
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djghettoredneck

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I got my Nvidia Shield Android TV console yesterday. I don't think I have been off of it yet. The GRID streaming games are really good and I have no problem streaming any of them so far. They have about 45 games to stream and I think some got added today. Many more are coming soon. About the same amount of games available through Google Play Store but some of those haven't transitioned well from the touch screen to the controller. I bet they get better. Still lacks some of my streaming movie / TV apps that I use on my Roku so I have them both hooked up to my television.
I could not slow this device down. It is a beast. I bought the 16GB because you can store games and play them from the MicroSD card and or an added external hard drive.
Get this beast! I think it is only going to get better. 
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I got one too. Tablo TV app working well. Sling TV not quite as good as on roku, but I'll give it a little time. Streaming games from my nvidia GPU PC... Well that's just amazing, high quality settings and no lag that I can notice at all. I like the simple thing of being able to adjust the sound directly over the HDMI, so one less remote to juggle as no need to mess with sound bar.
A cord cutters dream!
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Niels Bosch

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Netflix users are seeing ads before and after shows. Netflix confirms it is testing a new ad platform that could bring ads to netflix 
http://www.amongtech.com/netflix-testing-ads-before-after-shows-movies/ 
Netflix testing ads before show starts. We could see Netflix start displaying ads soon as Xbox, Roku and Tivo users are seeing ads before watching a show
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Hopefully those receiving such ads are telling Netflix what they can do with them.
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Michael Jacobi

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I find myself using Netflix (or Amazon Prime), my Vudu movies I buy codes for $2-3 each, and YouTube, like 90% of the time. 
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Harry was my favorite character. Always making that great comment when no one was noticing.
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dennis restauro

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To Follow up on +Manny Ramirez Post. Xbox One with Hauppauge will allow Local Channels to be fully integrated into OneGuide. Ars Technica  has also reported rumors DVR functionality is on the horizon.
Xbox One is becoming a cable killer. It now adds over the air TV to it's media arsenal. Streaming apps, web apps, and local channels all in one guide.
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+Dean McMullen I have the UK version of this & find it very useful, don't have Sky & sure as hell wasnt paying for a Freeview HD recorder

£20 well spent
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Jim Jensen

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Hey Comcast You Suck
Ah, Comcast — will you ever stop coming up with creative ways to irritate your customers? Redditor FriendlyDespot has noticed that Comcast has started injecting code into user traffic that warns them when they’ve reached 90% of their monthly data cap limits. Below is a picture of what this looks like when it pops up on your browser. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) “Injecting code in...
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They love to throttle.
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Is 30 Mbps sufficient for streaming/cable cutters? For the last few years I've had 50 Mbps with Comcast, but now I'm shopping around. U-verse and Wow have better pricing on 30 Mbps and I was wondering if that was suitable for streaming. Thank you!
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+Robert Kinsella
All your bandwidth are belong to us!
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Chris Johns

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A little while back, I was looking to increase my bandwidth, and figured I would shop around.  I decided to check out +Comcast and see what they could offer me.  This still makes me laugh.
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+Chris Johns LOL Netflix and Hulu. Yeah, Comcast, do you have those channels? +Yuriy Galanter I thought his answer was hilarious. :)
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Bruce Hobbs

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Very useful article on screen sizing and resolution.
 
If you're wondering whether or not it's worth getting a 4k TV, this site might help.  Given your potential TV's size and how far away you sit from it, it shows you whether or not the extra resolution will make a visible difference.

At least for my situation it seems accurate.  I have a 65" TV and sit about 6' away so 4k is definitely worth it for me.  But, if you want to sit 8' or more away from a similarly sized TV it may not be worth it.
TV Sizes to Distance Calculator. The optimal viewing distance is about 1.6 times the diagonal length of the television. For a 55" TV, this means the best distance is 7 feet away from it.
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I'm waiting for 8K  Wont be long now  LOL 
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FreeCast

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People at the highest levels of the television industry are finally starting to understand cord-cutting, and consequently, they're starting to understand Rabbit TV. FreeCast CEO Bill Mobley reflects on this change in the industry following his attendance at the NAB Show 2015.
What a difference a year makes. Last week, as I have done many times in the past, I boarded a flight for Las Vegas to re…
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