Cord Cutting 101: Consider A Change Of Heart

Aug 24, 2015 by

Cord cutting, as a term, may not have been the right way for me to think about my entertainment needs. The more apt term seems to be 'cost effective television.' Here let me explain to you why that is.

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Dish to Launch Sling TV: A $20 per Month Internet Streaming Service

Jan 5, 2015 by

Today at CES 2015, Dish announced a new service to target so called cord-cutters and cable-nevers with content that is typically only found via cable and satellite TV subscriptions.

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Entertainment 2.0 #173 : Richard’s Impending Doom

Apr 13, 2012 by

Nokia's new flagship Lumia 900 debuts in hundreds of closed AT&T stores on Easter Sunday, and it gets mixed reviews—but we still love it. More and more households are drawing video content from the Internet, and meanwhile, your cable bill is probably going through the roof!

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DMZ Radio Week #1

Aug 15, 2011 by

Time for a new podcast here at The DMZ.  Bringing together a love of music along with digital media news, DMZ Radio, hosted by Adam Thursby is a weekly look at the digital headlines mixed with the music that makes up the soundtrack of our lives. Each week, Adam will be covering the headlines from...

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Why CableCARD Self-Installs Are a Bad Idea

Aug 11, 2011 by

Disclosure: While Adam Thursby does mention this in this article, we want to make it very clear that he is a cable technician for a national cable company. –Editor As of August 8th, cable TV operators that offer set-top boxes for self-install are required to allow customers to self-install...

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HTPCentric 06: The Future of Content Acquisition

Aug 2, 2010 by

Do you stream, record or watch live?  No matter how you consume your content, most of us can agree that the landscape is changing in regards to how content is pushed to our homes.  Streaming is becoming more prevalent.  More devices support it and as bandwidth penetration continues to grow, more...

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Encryption and Copy-Protection

Jul 18, 2010 by

There seems to be a lot of confusion around the concepts of encryption and copy-protection when it comes to getting television from your content provider, so the DMZ is here to clear it up for you. Before we get into defining what encryption and copy-protection are we must point out one thing that...

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Cutting the Cord or How to Live Without Cable

Jul 17, 2010 by

We used to have the full deal.  Digital Cable and all the trimmings.  HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, you name it.  Slowly, over the years we’ve cut back.  This was mainly because we realized that we simply didn’t use the services we were paying for.  We’re a movie family for sure, but we had...

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Got a Question for the Cable TV Industry?

Jun 11, 2010 by

We’ve all talked about the things that we love and hate about the cable television industry. We love the content. We love HD video. We love high speed internet. We don’t like high prices, and limited options. So what if you had the opportunity to sit down with someone from a big cable...

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How Has the DTV Transition Affected You?

Jun 4, 2009 by

A new study has revealed that a full 26% of Americans have either changed their viewing habits or bought new equipment due to the digital television cutoff coming June 12th. Knowledge Networks has been tracking reaction to the digital transition since 2006; the new data, collected from February to...

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HD Signals Explained

May 8, 2009 by

I’ve admitted on the show and here that I don’t have that really in depth knowledge when it comes to different signals, codecs, containers, etc.,etc.,etc.  Luckily for us though, there is someone out there who does.  We’ve talked about him on the Entertainment 2.0 podcast, as well...

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