cable tv Stories May 9, 2016

Verizon Fios offers 100/100MB Data, Custom TV and Phone Triple Play plan now for $69.99 a month (The price is good for one year then it is subject to increase after that time). With it you get Internet with matching 100Mbps upload and download speeds, customizable TV and unlimited nationwide calling with features including voice mail, caller ID and call waiting. You can also choose to get it with no annual contract and as a limited time offer you get free installation ($80 value) but other fees may apply.

This is one of the best deals we’ve seen from Verizon and the free setup is a huge bonus. Typically, we would expect a plan like this to be upwards of $100 a month, especially for such high transfer speeds.

You can start by checking to see if there is service in your area with this location map and then you can begin looking at the package best for you.

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cable tv Stories April 21, 2016

You can catch the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Six premiere this weekend live and for free

This weekend kicks off Season Six of Game of Thrones and even if you don’t have HBO you can still see it live and for free! HBO is offering a free weekend preview (Friday, April 22 — Monday, April 25) for non-subscribers during this time it is also showing new seasons premiers for three other series and a new episode for John Oliver’s talk show.

The premium channel made the announcement with a short one-minute video on its YouTube page while also highlighting other shows that even non-subscribers could look forward to. You can also see the paid television premier of Jurassic World or Beyoncé’s event titled Lemonade during this free preview event.

If you’re thinking about getting HBO, you can now (as of today) try it out on Xbox One with a free 1-month trial of HBO Now. The same offer goes for Chromecast users who want to try out the service on that device.

cable tv Stories August 19, 2014

Update (8/26 12:45pm): Price has dropped to $90.55 shipped (Reg. $130)

Amazon is offering the Logitech Harmony Smart Control Remote (915-000194) for $99.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original listing, $30 under the average selling price and the best current price we can find.

The system allows you to have universal control over 270,000 devices including cable TV, Apple TV, Roku, Sonos, Amazon Fire TV, Phillips hue, Xbox One, PS3 and TV-connected PC or Mac using the included remote or your smartphones with the Harmony app. It features:

  • Harmony smartphone app: Turns your smartphone or tablet into a Harmony remote control (Initial setup required)
  • Swipe and tap control: Use your smartphone for one-touch control of your entertainment system, up to 50 favorite channel icons, volume, media playback and more (Works with iPhone iOS 6.0 or later and Android 4.0 or later)
  • Closed-cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices hidden behind cabinet doors or walls, plus game consoles like PS3, Wii and Xbox 360
  • Remote included: A simple Harmony remote anyone in the house can use when your smartphone is not handy
  • Future-proof control of up to 8 devices

This model has received a 4/5 star rating from nearly 1,000 Amazon customers.

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cable tv Stories August 20, 2013

TiVo is officially taking the wraps of its latest family of Wi-Fi enabled DVRs today dubbed “Roamio”, which appear to be replacing the company’s high-end Premiere offerings. In addition to inking some new deals with cable providers and redesigning its interface, TiVo is adding a ton of features with the new boxes, including a number of streaming options and support for the DIAL protocol (the same one used by Chromecast) for streaming and controlling apps like Netflix from mobile devices.

Six built-in tuners allow the device to record all your favorite shows at once. It is also moving to a new HTML5 engine for a smoother native app experience and introducing an “out-of-home” streaming feature that will launch for iPhone and iPad later this year.

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