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

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

15 years later and most homes still don’t have a DVR

tivo-roamio-proInertia is hard.

It’s been almost 15 years since I got my first DVR. If you follow a lot of TV media coverage like I do, nobody could fault you for thinking that DVRs are in nearly 100% of homes. That’s almost certainly the case for TV media professionals.

But heading into the 2013-14 television season, nearly 14 years after the dawn of DVRs, Nielsen estimated that slightly less than 47% of homes* were equipped with DVRs.

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