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    Newsletter Issue #1047 — Cord Cutting Follies

    December 26th, 2023

    Watching TV in the 1960s was really very easy. You just plugged in your set, connected an antenna, turned it on and you were all set. Well maybe. If you didn’t live in an area where a roof antenna was allowed, you’d have to stick with a rabbit ears, and you might have to manipulate […]

    Cord-Cutting Options: Are You Dizzy Yet?

    March 17th, 2017

    As many of you know, growth in the cable and satellite industry has slowed considerably. A host of alternatives have arisen to supplement or replace the traditional offerings of broadcast and cable-only channels. So Netflix is a significant example, expanding from basic DVD rentals, to a major provider of original — and often award-winning — […]

    More Cord Cutting Stuff

    March 4th, 2016

    I’m sure most of you know the basics. Cord-cutting means giving up on cable or satellite TV and fending for yourself. You may buy an antenna for local stations, subscribe to some streaming services, such as Hulu and Netflix, and perhaps rent movies and buy TV shows from iTunes and other services. All told, you […]

    Apple TV Service Progress? Sort of!

    July 15th, 2015

    So there’s a published report about a new wrinkle in Apple’s negotiations with TV networks. It all goes back to the key limitation with cord-cutting services up to now, which is content from your local stations. As it stands, you may need basic cable, or an antenna; Dish Network’s Sling TV promises to offer this feature eventually. […]