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NFL Sunday Ticket without satellite

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 16 July 2014 · 120 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 · 128 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 · 79 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 · 169 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 · 124 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 · 138 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 · 188 views

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




glad I cut the cord :)


TiVo

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 11 May 2014 · 131 views

Read this on the USA Today app on my iPad yesterday - TiVo is also catering to cord cutters .
 
The $200 Roamio will record 4 shows at once (same as my Mac mini setup).  It can also hook up to optional equipment like Mini to watch live and recorded TV in other rooms as well as Stream for watching TV on your mobile device from anywhere you hav...


Airbox

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 07 May 2014 · 154 views

I've lately been noticing ads for Airbox  on the ION station.  Previously  (see comments) Airbox had targetted the Hispanic community, that no longer appears to be the case.
 
One thing that stood out to me is they now have a DVR.  On their FAQ page, by clicking on Basics then How much does it cost to get started? I can see th...


April Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 30 April 2014 · 126 views

Heard good stuff about the new show Fargo  so bought the season via iTunes.   That puts April's savings at $123, with cumulative savings of $1915.  Balance remaining to pay off the setup is $1149.
 
Haven't watched any episodes of Fargo yet, been to busy with other projects like emptying out my office so I can get ready for my new...






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