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Mohu Channels: OTA meets Over-the-Internet TV

One Device for all your Cordcutting Needs

The recently released Mohu Channels offers cordcutters the opportunity to combine all of their favorite video services and OTA signals into a single, polished interface.

1x1.trans Mohu Channels: OTA meets Over the Internet TV  video streaming devices 2 indoor antennas The Mohu brand is already well-respected throughout the cordcutter community for its high quality digital antennas, so the news of a new media box from the company was an exciting development. Initially placed on Kickstarter, Channels quickly surpassed its funding goal, and, beginning in late June, the highly anticipated media solution began shipping to backers. Now, Mohu Channels is available for purchase at a price of $149.99. Let’s take a closer look!

The design of Mohu Channels is small and simple, but with the RF remote, you’ll probably never see it.

Mohu offers an Ethernet port for high speed internet access, though internal Wi-Fi is also available. As always I suggest using a hard-lined internet connection for an optimal streaming experience. The option for 5.1 Dolby Digital Pass-Through and an HDMI port will ensure your audio and video is in true HD. On the opposite side of the device, an RF jack for your digital antenna takes center stage. Finally, the RF keyboard allows the set-top box to hide securely out of view without limiting functionality.

Combining Over-the-Air and Over-the-Internet viewing through a single easy to use interface.

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Is TiVo Roamio OTA a True Cable TV Alternative?

An In-Depth Look at the TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo’s newest offering is targeted directly at Cordcutters

1x1.trans Is TiVo Roamio OTA a True Cable TV Alternative? video streaming devices 2 indoor antennas The TiVo Roamio OTA is the company’s first device engineered specifically to be used as a cable television alternative. Lacking a cable card, the Roamio OTA is designed to allow for a less costly way to record and watch your favorite OTA programming, all while taking advantage of the famous TiVo interface.

So how does the device stack up against its TiVo DVR brethren? Let’s take a look!

The TiVo Roamio OTA features a surprisingly complete set of features to enjoy.

The Roamio OTA is complete with a 500GB hard drive, and  a built-in Wi-Fi adapter. Combine that with 1080p recording capability and popular video service integration like Netflix and Amazon, and you will begin to see that the Roamio OTA’s features stack up well compared to other popular TiVo models such as the TiVo Premiere.

With so many features, you’ll be surprised at just how affordable the actual Roamio unit is priced.

Focusing on the DVR’s initial cost only, the Roamio OTA knocks it out of the park! For about $50, you’ll get the sleek device along with a remote control. The TiVo Premiere, for comparison, costs about $140 when purchased new. Both sport multiple tuners (4 for the Roamio OTA and 2 for the Premiere) which allow for plenty of recording opportunities. Both feature an internal hard drive with capacity for at least 45 hours of HD programming (about 75 hours for the Roamio OTA). So what’s the catch?

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Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast

A Streaming Stick Review

Roku or Google – Which One is Better?

Answer: It Depends on What You Are Looking For

One of the hardest parts about cutting the cord is the convenience of cable. You don’t have to go around to different websites, download patches and plug-ins, or switch between devices; all you have to do is sit down and turn on the TV. That’s a huge sticking point for a lot of people out there; and in spite of poor customer service and expensive packages, many people stick with the cable companies because of that convenience.

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Out with the Old – In with the New

However in recent years it has become a lot easier to access content online, and even easier to consolidate all of your media devices. When Roku came on the scene in 2010, it was a huge relief for people who wanted to watch Netflix and Hulu but didn’t have a gaming console or a computer to hook up to their television. Four years later, it seems that every tech company wants to get in on the home-streaming market; especially tech-giant Google. In recent years, Google has been looking to diversify its portfolio and the home-streaming market seems like a perfect fit.

Roku vs Google

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Recording Over-the-Air Channels with a Set-top Box

Over the Air DVR Options

Your options are plentiful, but the interfaces and functions can vary widely between models.

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Making the Leap. You have either just discovered the power of accessing over the air channels for free, or your a long time cordcutter who is now looking to supercharge your viewing experience. Either way, you are heading down a very fruitful path. Deciding upon a manufacturer and model can be difficult. Initial cost, tuner features, difficulty of setup and subscription fees can all play a part when choosing the right one for you. If you want to KilltheCableBill without losing the functions and features you enjoy the most, this is a good place to start your search! Though there are plenty of options out there, the following are some of the best DVR devices around based on user satisfaction and included features. Depending upon your computer’s operating system and functionality preferences, one of these could be the choice for you!

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5 Ways to Watch Football without Cable TV

NFL Online, OTA, & on Your Mobile Device

A CordCutting NFL Playbook

 

1x1.trans 5 Ways to Watch Football without Cable TV video streaming 2 indoor antennas It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the summer heat is slowly fading, fall will soon be upon us, and NFL football has finally returned. For the cordcutting sports fan, it can be difficult to watch your favorite team without having to buy into some expensive package from the cable companies.

With online streaming becoming ever more ubiquitous, it is surprising that companies like ESPN and organizations like the NFL don’t offer streaming services similar to Netflix or Hulu. In the absence of adequate streaming services, one has to get creative in order to watch sports without a cumbersome cable package. To make sure you don’t miss a game this season, here are 5 ways to watch the NFL without buying cable.

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Build Your Own OTA DVR

Using a TV Tuner Card to build a PC based DVR for Recording OTA Free TV

You can use your home computer to capture and record free TV using an Over-the-Air Antenna!

 

Since 2009, United States t1x1.trans Build Your Own OTA DVR video streaming devices 2 indoor antennas television programs have been broadcast Over-the-Air (OTA) exclusively in digital format. This means that HD signal is available for free in many locations using an indoor or outdoor TV antenna. Goodbye snowy picture!

 

If you’re already using a digital antenna to watch local programming, and you currently use a PC to stream video to your TV, you may be interested in purchasing a TV tuner card.

What’s a TV tuner card, you ask? Well, a tuner card is a peripheral that can be easily added to nearly any home computer to record free broadcast TV directly to your device. That’s right! You’ll be able to pause, rewind or fast forward your local programming exactly the way you would with an expensive cable or satellite box, without any of those pesky monthly expenses!

Did someone say it’s Football Season?

Record your favorite NFL games and watch them on your own time, and or commercial free. With a setup like this you can not only get Sunday and Thursday Football for free in HD, but you can watch a standard 3 hour game in an hour and a half. Learn more about watching NFL for free in HD

How to choose the right Tuner Card

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Thursday Night Football for Free in HD

Watch More NFL for Free with Mohu

Thursday Night Football Now on CBS

 

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To say it lightly, I am a Football fanatic. I love everything about the game, including my fantasy football team, and my home team – the 49ers. But above all I am a cordcutter and as anyone without cable knows, watching sports can be difficult without the right equipment. It is for this reason that my all time favorite Cable TV Alternative is my Mohu Antenna.

 

With my Sky Mohu Antenna I am able to watch Sunday Football in HD for free. The bad news is that even with an antenna you are not able to watch Thursday Night Football. Until now…

Antenna Yielding, Cord Cutting, NFL Fans Everywhere are Singing with Joy

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Online TV with Mohu One

A Free Web TV Channel Guide

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Imagine a one stop shop platform that cultivates the Internet’s best short videos, and organizes them by genre. Then imagine that this tools is 100% free and only a click away. Well the team at Mohu has once again turned our dreams into a reality.

 

What is Mohu One?

There are so many great videos hitting the web every day, but traditionally it is very difficult to track down which ones are worth watching. With Mohu One, this is all taken care of for you. Mohu One is a free web Video discovery service that takes all the best content available for free on services like Youtube and organizes it by category, within an easy to navigate interface. It is a like a “Best of Youtube” Channel on steroids.

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Why PlayStation is a Better Video Streaming Console

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Game consoles can be a convenient source for streaming services, but there are still many different consoles to choose from. Using video game consoles as streaming devices is a cost-effective option for gamers, combining a source of gaming with a high-quality set-top box to stream TV and video files. The real consideration from that point is which console is best for streaming, with XBox and PlayStation being the two key players. Though the two consoles have similar streaming options, the PlayStation is a superior service. PlayStation and XBox compete so vigorously that any advance one of the consoles makes will quickly be matched by the opposing console, but there are several characteristics that reign PlayStation over XBox.

Set-top Box Streaming Options

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Aereo Brainstorming New Ways to Fight Back

1x1.trans Aereo Brainstorming New Ways to Fight Back video streaming devices 2 indoor antennas Aereo was knocked down but not out by the recent Supreme Court ruling. Now they are developing new ways to fight back.

 

 

The Cable TV Alternative Start-up was dealt a heavy blow by major TV networks and the Supreme Court

Aereo the start-up company that was offering users network programs without a cable or satellite TV subscription took quite a blow from the Supreme court last month. The court ruled that the start-up had violated copyright laws and forced them to stop broadcasting. Big broadcasting companies called this is a major victory for copyright protection, and for Aereo it seemed like the end. An idea that was reinforced when the companies CEO said he didn’t have a backup plan.

Aereo is not ready to give up just yet

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