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As you may have heard, the nascent TV-streaming service was just handed the equivalent
of the death sentence by no less than the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled the company
violated copyright laws.
That's a pretty big blow to cord-cutters, folks trying to eschew hefty cable bills in favor
of Internet-powered television. Aereo helped solve a big piece of that puzzle, delivering
local channels to your TV or mobile device and letting you record them, DVR-style, for
So what now? You probably know that a pair of rabbit ears will let you tune in local
channels, but what about recording them? What about slinging them to phones, tablets,
Roku boxes, and the like?
Have no fear: There are other options. A new breed of DVRs caters expressly to the
antenna crowd, giving you a home for those sweet, sweet over-the-air TV signals. Here's
an overview of three relatively new products.
Lately, more and more people have been asking me about "cutting the cord." No, this has nothing to do with childbirth; it's about ditching pricey cable TV--the "cord"--in favor of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and other digital options.
Much as I'm a fan of those inexpensive alternatives, there are times when I want to watch--and record--live TV. A simple antenna connected to my TV's digital tuner takes care of the "watch" part, as I can tune in most of the major networks via over-the-air signals.
But what about recording? For that, I rely on a spare desktop PC (though a laptop would do as well), an inexpensive accessory, and Windows 7. Combined, they make a fantastic DVR for watching and recording digital, high-definition broadcasts.
I'm a huge fan of Sonos audio gear, which lets you stream all your
favorite music (playlists, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) to wireless
But, ho, it's some expensive gear, with even the most basic
package starting at $300. My cheapskate nature won't allow me to
spend that kind of money on what is essentially a fancy
Especially when there are such inexpensive alternatives. For
example, with my smartphone or tablet and a simple Bluetooth
receiver, which can plug into any stereo or speaker I already own,
I can fashion a system that's nearly identical to a Sonos--for a
fraction of the price.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show is over (for me, anyway), and
I did not come away disappointed.
Quite the opposite: I saw some really cool tech that got me
excited about new products, some of which are available now, some
that are coming soon. And that's the whole point of the show,
1. Archos GamePad
Can't figure out which tablet to buy for the kids? Archos just
made the decision pretty easy: the GamePad offers a robust,
Android-powered tablet experience, but with built-in game controls
on either side of its 7-inch screen. The price: a very reasonable
If your HDTV is anything like mine, it doesn't sound very good.
Ironic, isn't it? The latest LCD and plasma panels dazzle the eyes
with their gorgeous colors and razor-sharp images, but disappoint
the ears with weak, muffled, bass-less audio.
Blame their designs: today's super-thin TVs just don't have
room for much in the way of speakers. That's why I highly
recommend adding some kind of external speaker system. Whether you
spend $50 or $500, you'll vastly improve the quality of the sound
For example, suppose you purchased a smallish TV for your den or
bedroom. It probably has small, down- or rear-facing speakers that
Got an old set of PC speakers lying around? Plug them into the TV's
headphone jack and you should enjoy much louder, clearer, fuller
Failing that, look for a mini-soundbar, the kind designed to clip
on top of a laptop's screen. These work just as well with small
Doing your holiday shopping online can save you plenty of headaches and stress during the crazy shopping season. Knowing the very best days to shop for a particular item can also save you plenty of cash. If you're familiar with Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers slash prices, you may have also heard of Cyber Monday, the online version.
But online deals are available on other days as well, if you know what day of the week you should be looking.