MLB Network Ratings for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Just testing out some new software. No particular reason for this post other than that. I know that the average age of an MLB TV viewer is even older than I am (and I’m old!), but in the last month of the season, these numbers make me sad. Most of those telecasts would be considered a “scratch” by … Read more

DIY full “TV Everywhere” streaming very doable but not necessarily cheap

I’ve had the newest $150 Slingbox M1 for nearly a month and am happy with it. The TiVo Roamio Plus has a few holes, namely that outside of the home, its WiFi experience is pretty spotty and at this point TiVo still doesn’t offer streaming over cell networks. The TiVo does offer downloading via cell … Read more

I love FX’s ‘The Bridge’ but experiment with Comcast was not for me

I’m a big fan of FX’s ‘The Bridge’ currently in its second (and hopefully not last) season. Earlier this season I was trying to get someone to watch it so I suggested Comcast’s On Demand for catch-up. I noticed the experiment pointed out here by USA Today. It definitely caught my eye that they were … Read more

Accessing HBO on Xfinity on Demand via TiVo Roamio (Video)

When I came back to “Team TiVo” about 9 months ago I was looking for something and found Dave Zatz’ blog. It’s not all-TiVo all the time, but it covers both popular and obscure video tech that I’m curious about, so I’ve become a regular reader. Yesterday I saw Dave tweet the following: Speaking of … Read more

Thanking @Ryan for saving me ~$1000 on my Comcast bill for the next year while getting better service!

I did not miss the epic 8 minute recording of Ryan Block’s attempt to cancel his Comcast service. It’s a tough listen for sure. But I gutted it out enough to at least hear the part where the Comcast rep says something like “I can save you more than $100/mo. over what you’re currently paying!” My eyes … Read more

‘Outside The Lines’ & ‘First Take’ Viewership for the Week of July 7-13, 2014

No reason for this post other than recent ruminating on Twitter by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch and Paulsen of Sports Media Watch had me curious. Brief context of the ruminating: Deitsch isn’t thrilled OTL’s Sunday telecast will be moving to ESPN2 when NFL comes back. The gist of  Paulsen’s stance is that First Take symbolizes everything … Read more

Even Charles Barkley Wanted To Know How Le Batard’s Dad Reacted To Lebron Leaving Miami

Unless you’re a fan of the Miami Heat, Lebron leaving Miami to return to Cleveland is the “feel good” story of 2014. I’m a big fan of Gonzalo “Papi” Le Batard who is indeed a fan of the Miami Heat. And oh, sí, sí I was very intrigued” to know how he reacted to Lebron … Read more