It looks like I now have a weekly column at Digital Trends, and my first post is all about the (unspoken) connection between cable channel bundling and show quality. The more click-baity headline would be something like “How à la carte cable is going to destroy the golden age of television,” so I’m very happy they went… Read More A little something I wrote for Digital Trends…
I live in Los Angeles, city of transplants. Not heart transplants or face transplants, but whole people transplants. Somehow I managed to marry a local, but everyone else I know out here seems to hail from somewhere else. As such, we all root for teams that are way out-of-market, and watching out-of-market games isn’t cheap. As… Read More DirecTV just rolled out a new feature for tracking your favorite sports team, but is it any good? (Not really.)
There’s a growing demand for “à la carte” cable pricing — i.e. the ability to pick and choose just the individual channels you want. After all, why pay for stuff you aren’t using? Paying only for the TV that you plan to consume makes sense. More choice and lower bills? Sign me up! Right? There’s… Read More Is à la carte cable really the answer?
Breaking up with your cable company is harder than it looks.… Read More So you want to break up with your cable company…
From 1950 to 1980, watching TV was super easy: All you had to do was remember what time your favorite shows would be on and then turn a knob to tune in. So simple. The process required less than 0.0000001% of your brain power, freeing America to do some pretty cool things during that time… Read More Cable Boxes are Evil
1. My computer has been hooked up to my living room TV for a while now, so Hulu is no stranger to my big screen, but the PS3 interface is a much more natural fit for TV shows than a web browser. Overall, it feels nice and polished, and using it is a pleasant… Read More 10 Observations About Hulu Plus on the PS3
On Memorial Day I did something I thought I’d never, ever do. I cancelled my cable. Like many, many people, I looked at my cable bill (about $100/month) and wondered if I really watched THAT much TV. Unlike most people, though, I’m not trying to create a cheaper alternative by watching TV via the internet.… Read More My Summer Experiment