Archive for November, 2014

November 18th, 2014 Started to Think About a Home Theater System

Of course you can really go over the top if you are not careful, so I am going to start out by looking for the very best cyber monday tv deals in 2014 on very large screen TV sets. I am thinking something over sixty inches in size. I was over at a friend’s house the other day and he had a sweet set up. It made me envy him pretty good. He and his dad had built a big cabinet in the wall and mounted s 55″ Samsung smart TV on the wall above it. They had done a pretty good job on the sound proofing and the design of the sound system. It had one of those 7 speaker surround sound systems and it was quite close to the experience that you get in a real movie theater.

In fact he had networked the entire system to his computer network and so he had a big library of DVD’s and blu rays stored on a couple of those massive external storage devices. I think they call it NAS or something like that. You could not see any of that though. The computer he was using was hidden in the cabinet, although I am not really sure that he was giving it enough air. He said it did not need any because it was designed to not generate the sort of heat that many PC’s do. Of course I have seen some computers that spew out more heat than an electric space heater. They are literally wasting electric power by generating that sort of heat to no effect. At least that does you no good. The newest systems do not even need to be cooled down, because the latest computer chips are a lot more efficient and do not generate much heat.

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November 18th, 2014 Why I Decided to Go Ahead and Jailbreak IOS 8

Here we go again. The new phone is coming out. You know the one. It is the model that people actually camp out in front of the stores for so they can get one as soon as they are released. Now I’m not in that much of a hurry to get one that I would sleep on a sidewalk. I just preorder one. Still, that leaves me in need of knowing how to jailbreak iOS 8 as soon as it comes out. I cannot stand a cell phone, especially a smartphone, that is tied to a specific carrier with all of that junk software they include.

This is probably the biggest problem I have with phone devices nowadays. Every provider out there has a bunch of junk they preload onto the phones. Who thinks up the apps they put on is anybody’s guess, but it seems like they pick the worst junk to put on there just to annoy you. The thing that gets me is that you cannot delete it! You keep getting notices to update those apps even if you don’t use them. (more…)

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November 18th, 2014 DirecTV is Number One for Television Programming

When I decided to buy a TV, I had to decide if I wanted to get cable or satellite television programming. Up until that point, I had always watched my favorite shows on my computer, but I have recently gotten interested in football. Since there are laws against showing these games in their entirety online, I knew that I needed to get a TV and programming. I went to the cable company’s website as well as so I could compare the two companies. I wanted to see not only about the programming but the prices as well.

The cable company had a promotion for new customers, but it was only valid for six months. In comparison, DirecTV had an offer for new customers that meant my programming would be cheaper for 24 months. I looked at the prices for each company after the promotions would end, and the satellite company was still cheaper. (more…)

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