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Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 18 August 2014 · 94 views


 
Escape and Grit are now broadcasting.

 



Escape & Grit

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 11 August 2014 · 118 views

A couple new channels are launching next week in about 35 markets.  
 


In Houston Escape will be found on 45.3 and Grit on 67.3. Both are new sub-channels, so I'll need to rescan to pick them up - will have to do that later as the mini is recording a show right now.


July Savings, larger drives

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 07 August 2014 · 145 views

No content purchases for July, though I did send PBS $60 (I've been watching a lot of their shows again) so I have $91 in savings for the month.  Cummulative Savings is now at $2308 while the balance to pay off the hardware is down to $776.
 
Now that I'm adding Blu-ray content  my Drobo is starting to fill up.

 
That might be of con...


NFL Sunday Ticket without satellite

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 16 July 2014 · 208 views

If true, this might help some people sitting on the fence decide to cut the cord.
 


June Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 08 July 2014 · 145 views

No content purchased in June so $151 in savings. Cumulative savings is now at $2217.

While I did buy a Blu-ray drive, it's for the Mac Pro I plan to purchase sometime during the next few months. As such, I'm not counting its price towards the DVR setup.

I did, however, buy a couple iOS software apps.   The InstaTV Pro software I'd purchased back in...


Another Networked HDTV Tuner sale at Woot!

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 22 June 2014 · 99 views

SiliconDust Streaming Boxes

Same boxes as last time:
$149.99 - Simple.TV
$119.99 - HDHomeRun PLUS
$ 79.99 - HDHomeRun DUAL  <-- this is what I'm using

They also had a fourth box, the HDHomeRunPrime , but it's already sold out. That box also wouldn't help if you're wanting to cut the cord as it's a cable tuner box.


Adding Blu-ray content

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 16 June 2014 · 202 views

I'm planning on getting a new computer later this year, and planned to get a Blu-ray drive for it. Last week Macworld posted an article on How to rip a Blu-ray , so I checked out OWC for Mac compatible drives and decided to buy one now rather than later. It connects via FireWire 800 (my current MacBook Pro) and USB 3 (new computer). It also comes with R...


May Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 02 June 2014 · 138 views

No content purchased in May so $151 in savings.  Cumulative savings is now at $2066.  Only $998 left to pay off the hardware & software.


Networked Tuners on sale at Woot!

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 02 June 2014 · 159 views

If you're interested in cutting the cord now might be a good time to get started!
 
Your Choice: SiliconDust Streaming Boxes

$149.99 - Simple.TV
$119.99 - HDHomeRun PLUS
$ 79.99 - HDHomeRun DUAL  <-- this is what I'm using
 
All of these are dual-tuner units.
 
I'm not familiar with Simple.TV unit and don't have time to researc...


Ars Technica article on cable TV prices

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 17 May 2014 · 201 views

Shocker: Cable TV prices went up four times the rate of inflation




glad I cut the cord :)






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