I was using 3 separate remote controls for my TV, DVD player and Roku box and decided that I had to find a universal remote that could handle all three devices. I wasn’t looking for anything flashy. The Roku is a simple device, so I wanted a simple remote that didn’t cost too much money.[Read more…] about Universal Remote Controls that Work With Roku
Are you feeling like watching a movie, but don’t really want to spend any money? Thankfully, there are many options for streaming movies for free. Here are the best options.
Watching a virtual reality video is easier now more than ever. You can just use your Android device along with Google’s “Cardboard” technology and you’re ready to be immersed into a VR world. Here’s how to get started.
TV watchers are dropping their cable left and right. After a few months without it though, some viewers end up crawling right back to the cable company. Cutting the cable is not for everybody. If you go the Internet only route, you will definitely miss a few things. Here are some things you might want to take into consideration if you’re thinking about cutting cable.
After installing a PC in my living room and slapping Windows Media Center on it, I was off and running with the entertainment solution I always wanted. I didn’t think ahead though, and used a standard keyboard and mouse with it. This combo doesn’t function well in a Living Room, so I set out on a quest to find the perfect keyboard.
I’m currently in the market for a new TV. The last time I purchased one was about 4 years ago. My how things have changed! TVs now come in 3D, are Internet capable and run apps. We’re told that these Smart TVs are the future. But I don’t want one. They suck, and here are 3 reasons why.
Like most consumers, when I go to buy a new TV, I just want one with a nice display. Something that will look nice, be easy to use and doesn’t require a 100 button remote.
Apps Are For Small Displays
The bigger the screen, the longer the attention span. The smaller the screen, the shorter the attention span. Large screens are for sitting back and watching movies. Apps have no place on a TV. Apps are small programs that you use every now and then to tweet, check your email or send a text message. Nobody wants to do that from a large screen.
Investment In Technology That May Be Obsolete Soon
I buy a new gaming console about every 6 years, and a new smartphone every 2 years. A TV is an item that is expected to last many years. My old analog set has been going for 13 years and counting. Why would I want to be locked into an environment that may become obsolete the moment I purchase it?
So Mister TV Maker. Stop trying to make the next hip, Internet supercharged, smartphone-like TV. We don’t want them. Just make a device with a good screen and maybe some solid speakers that will work with my existing, interchangable hardware. Leave the content delivery to the device I choose.
About 8 months ago, I decided to take the plunge and build a PC just for use on my TV. I did this because I wanted to enjoy any streaming service I wanted from the comfort of my living room. Little did I know the tremendous difference it would make in my life. It’s been a great experience. So great, that I don’t think I could ever not have a PC attached to my TV. Here are some top reasons why.