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Amazon Fire TV is not a Cable TV Alternative

Amazon Instant Video is not Enough

What Else Can Amazon Fire TV do?

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A Video Streaming box (media set-top box) should provide access to video content from every source available – including over-the-air broadcasting. It should offer a user friendly interface for easy searching and navigation, and it should prioritize content options based on price and video quality. Jumping from show to show or movie to  movie, should be as easy as changing channels on a standard Cable TV remote control. Most importantly a set top box should take advantage of free broadcast TV, record it for you via a DVR, and should always route users towards the most cost effective way to enjoy the shows they love.
In short a video streaming device should act as your ultimate Cable TV Alternative.Lets look at Amazon’s Fire TV video streamer and see how it matches up to these requirements.

How to Connect Multiple TV’s to your OTA Antenna

Free HDTV on Every Screen in Your Home

Cable TV Alternatives: Splitters & Amplifiers


First of all congratulations. If you are reading this post you are ahead of the masses, and have realized OTA (Over-the-Air) TV is an amazing alternative to Cable TV. Now you are looking for a way to push your free HD TV signal to multiple TVs in your house.


Coaxial Splitter

The first thing you need to do is buy a coaxial splitter. This is an inexpensive device that will split your OTA signal into multiple sub-signals, allowing you to push free TV broadcasting to multiple TVs. It’s my understanding that splitting the signal in two results is a 50% drop in signal strength (3.5db). And every additional split will continue to decrease the overall signals strength. So if you have a weak or marginal signal coming into the house from the antenna, splitting it will have a negative effect. This also means that if you only need a two-way splitter, don’t use a 4-way splitter because you’re losing more signal strength with every unused output. Finally the more distance the signal has to travel, the weaker the signal becomes. So less feet in coaxial cable, means stronger signal, equating to better picture quality.

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How to watch Online TV Channels, When you’re not Online

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Cable TV Alternatives for a Cordcutter on the Go

PlayLater: Record Online TV Channels so you can Watch them Without an Internet Connection


How do you watch Online TV Channels when you have no internet connection? Are you looking for a way to watch your favorite shows in a no-WiFi zones? Well I am here to let you know that there is a tool available that allows you to record streaming videos at home and load them to your iPad or mobile device for later viewing.

You most likely already use Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon to watch TV at home, but what if you want to take these shows to a smaller screen such as your mobile or tablet? And what if your devices do not have an access to the internet, like when you are on a flight? THIS is when PlayLater comes to rescue.

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Upgrading your TV with the Samsung Evolution Kit

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Samsung SEK-1000/ZA 2013 Evolution Kit

Protecting your TV Investment

Smart TV‘s are becoming the norm, and many Cordcutters out there are opting to buy smart TV’s because of the amazing access to web content they provide. But what could be worse than spending a fortune on a big item like a TV, only to find out that a few months later a newer model with much cooler features is released? Well Samsung is working hard to solve this problem. You can now get those groundbreaking new features, and even better performance, without having to buy an entire new TV. The unique Evolution Kit from Samsung can make this possible.

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PS3 Media Server – Streaming Video Files From your PC

Stream from your Computer to your TV

Cord Cutting PS3 Users Love PS3 Media Server

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Are you tired of transferring media from your laptop or PC to your PS3? Do you want to convert your PS3 into a fully functional media server? PS3 Media Server has come to your rescue. If you own a PS3, this fully-functional software streams the content seamlessly.

PS3 Media Server is a video streaming and transcoding app that allows you to stream video files to your PlayStation 3 from your computer, wirelessly, for Free. After setting up this application, you will be able to see your computer on the PlayStation 3 acting as a media server. Using PS3 Media Server you will be able to see files that you share on your PlayStation 3. This amazing tool supports video and audio files, and even subtitles on MKV files. 

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AOL.On Every Topic, On Every Screen

A Complete Online TV Channel

Premium Content, News, & AOL Originals

Think – Multi-screen Consumption with a Delicious Menu. AOL.On is known as the World Wide Web’s largest curated collection or library of high quality premium video content with more than 380,000 short-form videos. It is also the home to what they call the AOL originals which provides access to content from providers like Moviefone, Engadget and HuffPost Entertainment.

This amazing Online TV Channel also features the freshest, latest and the hottest videos in Entertainment, News, Fashion, Sports, Health, Beauty and everything else that’s taking place under the sun. In short, AOL.On gives you the chance to have an up close view and encounter with what is currently taking place on the planet.

What is AOL?

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Time to Check out GoPro’s YouTube Channel

YouTube’s GoPro Channel is a Cord Cutting Adrenaline Junkie’s Best Friend

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All adventure sports enthusiasts at some point or the other wish to record their adventures on camera and share them with the world. But for such activities, they would require a platform to upload their videos where the world can see them. Moreover, they also need a camera that can perform well even under the toughest conditions any adventure sport has to offer.

YouTube GoPro Videos

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What is a VPN?

Watching Geo-Blocked Content with a VPN

Are you tired of black out regulations that prevent you from watching your home team play ball? Do you wish you could watch great foreign programs, but can’t just because of where you live? Are you missing the Olympics because you don’t have a Cable TV subscription, and an Antenna won’t work where you live? Then the answer is pretty simple: use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that will allow you to access this otherwise restricted content.

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Watch New TV Episodes Online With GroupFlix

What is GroupFlix?
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Pay for Only the Shows You Want
When You Want Them

Netflix and Hulu definitely provides an all-in-one streaming video platform for its subscribers but what if a subscriber only wants to view the latest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead? Does it make sense for the subscriber to pay $8 a month for Netflix or Hulu, which may never get the latest episodes?

GroupFlix, a Cable TV Alternative like no other. GroupFlix  is an (#alacarteTV) online video service that allows TV viewers to pay for, and watch only the shows they love. Even services like Amazon Video can’t offer shows for 30 to 90 days after the season is over. And even then, the cost is enormous at several dollars per episode. GroupFlix wants to flip that model upside down by offering these shows within a day of their broadcast. With GroupFlix,TV lovers can select the shows they are interested in watching, and then will be charged a monthly fee of $8 to $10 to watch their favorite shows within 24 hours of their airing.

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Watching the Olympics Online and Over-the-Air

A Cord Cutters Guide to Watching the Sochi Olympics

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In this busy life, TV still holds an important part of household entertainment. But, when it comes to Winter Olympics, fans put their daily tasks to the side and spend majority of their time in front of TV. But what If you are a Cable Cutter? How can you watch the Sochi Olympics without a Cable Bill?

The Winter Olympics starts today, and is expected to draw about 3 billion viewers. Many blog sites will tell you to use, but what you will quickly find is that without a Cable TV subscription your access will be blocked. So if you cut the cord, you’re out of luck. Or are you? In this post, Ill show you two ways to watch the Olympics without a Cable or Dish TV Subscription.

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