BillShrink now compares Cable/Satellite TV Packages

Remember BillShrink, the service that compares pricing on services and items like credit cards, cell phone plans, gas, and bank accounts? Well they’ve just added a new item – TV and cable packages. They claim that they compare over 1 billion packages. Cable TV? Satellite? Fiber? Throw in a DVR? What if you have multiple… Continue reading BillShrink now compares Cable/Satellite TV Packages

Cablevision rolling out 100Mbps Internet access plans

Northeast cable operator Cablevision is rolling out uber high speed Internet access packages in early May. How uber? Up to 100 Mbps download and 15 MBps upload. Think about it this way – that will let you download a high def movie in under 10 minutes. This will cost about $100 and will be available… Continue reading Cablevision rolling out 100Mbps Internet access plans

Adobe Flash coming to a TV near you

Adobe plans to bring its Flash technology to your TV screens by having TVs and set-top boxes built with support for Flash. Flash is the format used for roughly 80% of video online as well as many online video games. This will certainly make it easier for studios to create content that is viewable on… Continue reading Adobe Flash coming to a TV near you

VDSL2 ups the ante on DSL technology – 500Mbps possible

Ericsson has shown that they can achieve 500Mbps speeds over copper lines, using a next-gen DSL technology called VDSL2 (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line 2). Just one caveat – the 500Mbps rate was only over 500m, and it degrades as the distance gets longer. However, even at 1km, you may still get 50Mbps which… Continue reading VDSL2 ups the ante on DSL technology – 500Mbps possible

Sci Fi channel changing its name to SyFy

This has been blogged about ad-infinitum, so I’m not going to add to the chorus of cries from geekdom about the horrible new name. But it did occur to me that this could be the start of something worse – the Sci Fi channel drifting away from its roots, Science Fiction and related material. Yes,… Continue reading Sci Fi channel changing its name to SyFy

Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: TiVo!

Once you start watching TV using a DVR, you know you can’t go back. It beats watching live TV by oh, at least 1 million miles! If you’ve got a friends or family who don’t have a DVR (TiVo or built into their cable/satellite box, or a homebrew system or something similar), then this can… Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas 2008: TiVo!