Mar 15 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 52 - ISP, TV, Streaming TV, Streaming Services, Net Neutrality

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How do you watch your TV? There are a ton of ways to watch TV and how to get your content. We discuss a bunch of different way to do it. Kyle talks about his ISP and then we talk about all ISP and the future of Home Internet. We talk about all the different scription model options that could be a reality and some that are currently out there. We venture off into copyright and such for old shows. We discuss crowdfunding show and movies and how do you advertising as entertainment to keep some of these models alive.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), all Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

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Mar 09 2015

Podcast - MissingRemote Podcast 51 - Netgear Arlo, Plex, Media Browser 3, and Sling TV

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We are back this week with talk about the Netgear Arlo Review that Andrew posted on the website. We discuss the good, the bad and other options against it. We discuss Kyle’s media setup and what seems to be working the best, like Plex or Media Browser and the “Wife Effect”. We talk a little more about the HDFrequency and John’s next steps and then have some talk about the Sling TV and the free items that are included with a 3 month subscription. We also have some other discussion in there, that doesn’t have a direction but we thought it was important.

This show is run by Kyle Button (@techbutton), Senior Editor and social media director of MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall (@wxrocks), Mathew Adamson (@MinnesotaMathew) and John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), all Co-founders of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. You can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, we are also on iTunes. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happens right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com. Where we branch out and talk about everything Geek.

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Mar 09 2015

News - Google Will Open Source SageTV Software

Some pretty crazy news passed my way by our friend George S., linking to a forum post by Jeff from (formerly) SageTV, announcing that they somehow convinced Google to open source the SageTV code! What does this mean? It's too early to tell, but given how involved software developers were in making SageTV a great experience, I have a hunch they'll get together and make something pretty special. In any case, it's better than being dead as it had seemed Google wasn't doing anything with it.

Mar 08 2015

Blog - Amazon Fire TV as a PVR Client with Kodi

Kodi (aka XBMC) is catching fire by using the Amazon Fire TV as a client. As both a user of MCE and SageTV via cableCARD, I have been looking to find a replacement for those particular PVR HTPC systems that has extender capabilities due to no more or little further development from either camp in quite a while. MCE has never really had a viable extender for my needs and I always found them to use way to many resources while not being able to play common file types very well and consistently. SageTV is not cableCARD certified, however due to my cable company not encrypting most of the channels it has been a very good option  for me with the exception of no more support or development unless it is through the user forums which has really slowed down to a crawl. Still if aint broke don’t fix right? Well that’s the trouble. Things are beginning to not work as the should a bit with some of the features over at SageTV. While they are minor issues, Youtube being one was fixed by a software writer in the forum.  My bigger concern was noticing a couple of channels that I would normally get were now encrypted. While first figuring it was a glitch, upon discussion with a coworker, he had mentioned that my cable provider was bought by another cable provider. At about that time is when this issue had surfaced. It could be coincidence but not something that I could chance.

Mar 03 2015

Review - NETGEAR Arlo

NETGEAR arlo

Where in the past OEMs have happily sold wireless cameras, and the infrastructure to put them on the network, no one has tried to tie it all together into a consumer product that is reliable and easy to use. With the recent release of Arlo, NETGEAR has done exactly that, signaling a strong a desire to build a discrete brand leveraging its deep networking expertise to deliver a rich and approachable monitoring ecosystem. To accomplish this Arlo is the combination of up to three 2.4GHz 802.11N base stations + up to fifteen weatherproof and completely wireless cameras. This holistic approach is unique because it provides a solution instead of just the parts, but to fully scale out the system there are hardware ($350 for a two camera setup to $500 for four, $160/camera à la carte) and ongoing service costs ($10-15/month or $99-149/year). There is no denying that NETGEAR Arlo is quite intriguing, let’s dig into the details.

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