Showing posts with label TV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TV. Show all posts

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Batman and Bruce Wayne

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Terror

So I'm not really sure how I started watching "The Terror" on AMC, but I was quickly hooked. I eventually realized that show was based on the book of the same name by Dan Simmons. I'd read all his Hyperion Cantos series.

The book is about an actual 1845 English expedition to find the Northwest Passage, but the story has been fictionalized and includes a strong mystical element. To borrow a quote from Armageddon, the arctic north is "the scariest environment imaginable."

I can't even begin to understand what would make men want to undertake this venture given the technology and resources of that day.

It's a long read, but definitely worth it ($8.99 Kindle Book).

(And the TV series is worth watching, too. You'll probably recognize at least a couple of the actors.)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Princess Leia shared "Death Star Plans" with you

I've also thought that 99% of the plot driving problems from Seinfeld would be eliminated if they had mobile phones.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hurry Up Future!

I signed on with Comcast for a couple of years to save some money, but when that agreement is up, I'm sure I will be cutting the cord... DirectTV and Sling streaming options.

The article mentions a cloud DVR service that's got me excited, too. Having all my videos in the cloud and being dependent on the network would bother me - except that's basically what my X1 is today.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Get Cable via Amazon

Is there anything you can't get from Amazon?
"Introducing the Amazon Cable Store, where you can shop for XFINITY internet, TV, and home phone services. We took all of XFINITY's best online offers, added Amazon exclusive promotions and a dedicated customer service experience from XFINITY, and let you place your order online in 3 simple steps."
Via Slashdot.org


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tech Fatigue

People are getting tried of keeping up with all the changes or maybe most things are good enough.

In the last year, I went from an old 42 inch HDTV LCD to a new, thin Vizio 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. I upgraded to an iPhone 6. I've had an old iPad Mini for years that I rarely use. I don't have a smart watch. I've had my Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats for a while. I'm not really interested in a drone.
I might upgrade my Garmin GPS running watch or add a fitness band. I geek out over the data, so I'd like to have the heart rate and sleep information that something like the Garmin Vivosmart HR would provide.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Making a Murderer

If you like yelling at your TV, then Making a Murderer on Netflix is for you. There are very few reasons that I want to stay up past 11:00 PM. My wife and I stayed up until 2:00 AM to finish the series.

I'm sure we aren't getting all of the story, but the police, lawyers, and even the judges seem completely biased against Steven Avery and his nephew. Not just biased, but actively working to make sure those two are found guilty. That's a lot different then working to solve the crime and see justice done.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Cord Cutting Accelerates

People are dumping cable faster than ever. How can cable companies stop the decline?

I have a crazy idea - charge less and improve service.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Vizio TV Watches You

I know there is a "in Soviet Russia" joke in here, but I hate to hear that the Vizio TVs are tracking me:
"Vizio's technology works by analyzing snippets of the shows you're watching, whether on traditional television or streaming Internet services such as Netflix. Vizio determines the date, time, channel of programs — as well as whether you watched them live or recorded. The viewing patterns are then connected your IP address - the Internet address that can be used to identify every device in a home, from your TV to a phone."
Other than that, I really like my Vizio (M55-C2) 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV.  Maybe it is too smart.



Thursday, April 9, 2015

True Detective Season 2

True Detective starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch premieres 6/21.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Xfinity X1

So while my cable was out, I learned that the Xfinity X1 Platform requires the network to view your recordings. I've not researched it, but I assumed the X1 has a hard drive and that this is a design choice. Boo I say. Boo.

Watching some of my recorded programs would have been a nice option to have since I was without cable for 18 hours.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cord Cutting

ESPN has been one of the main reasons I've not considered cutting the cord and dumping cable TV. Things are starting to get interesting as Dish announces a streaming service that includes ESPN for $20/month:
"But what is Sling TV? For $20 a month — yes, twenty dollars — you get access to a lineup of cable networks that includes TNT, TBS, CNN, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, the Disney Channel, ESPN, and ESPN2. ESPN is obviously a huge get for Dish and could earn Sling TV plenty of customers all on its own."
Via lifehacker

Monday, December 22, 2014

Technology

On the one hand, you'd think they'd have something nicer. On the other, I appreciate a company being frugal.