cord cutting

  • CrunchDeals: WD TV Live Plus Media Player

    This is a nice little sale on one of the best network media streamers. Newegg is selling the WD TV Live Plus for only $79.99 with the coupon code HARDOCPX323E. It’s a great little box with web apps and robust media format support including MKV containers and .avi. It’s a great deal for only $80. [via Dealnews] Read More

  • The Five Best Cord Cutting Devices (Plus One Bonus!)

    I hit a nerve. I seriously believe cord cutting is all about alternative services and not the hardware. Clearly others think different. My last post concerning the movement focused on three main areas with hardware only one small portion of the overall post. Why? All roads lead to Netflix and DLNA servers anyway. Nearly every box can run Netflix along with at least a dozen of other… Read More

  • Study: Only One-Twentieth Of One Percent Of TV Subscribers Have Cut The Cord

    Hey, cord cutters: you’re all talk. A new study, put together by the UK’s Informa Telecoms & Media, which “delivers strategic insight founded on global market data and primary research,” says that today’s cord cutters only account for 0.18 percent, or 1.2 million, of worldwide television subscribers. In other words, the number of cord cutters in the world… Read More

  • Video: Experiment Shows Cord-Cutting Simply Too Difficult For Average Families To Grasp

    Here’s more evidence that regular people have zero time for things like Google TV, Boxee, and Roku, if only because they’re too complicated for their own good. Hill Holiday, a “caffeine-fueled ad agency,” asked five Boston-area families to participate in a cord-cutting experiment. For one week each family was asked to forgo traditional cable TV in favor of one of… Read More

  • Study: Americans Now Use Internet As Much As They Watch TV

    And there it is: Americans now spend as much time on the Internet as they do watching TV. So says a new study released by Forrester Research, which says that people now spend 121 percent more time online than they did only five years ago. What’s probably most significant is that these stats now include people in the 30+ age group; it’s not just college student insomniacs who… Read More

  • ESPN: Only 0.11 Percent Of Households Have Cut The Cord (And These Aren't Hipster Households Either)


    ESPN has just released a study that sheds some light on people’s cord cutting habits—or lack thereof. Using Nielsen data, ESPN has determined that a paltry 0.11 percent of U.S. households have dropped cable and/or satellite TV over the past three months. That rounds down to essentially nobody in my estimation. Even more interesting is exactly who these cord-cutters are, and… Read More

  • Economic Hard Times (And Not Hulu) The Reason For Cord Cutting?

    Almighty Giz has two exciting maps that offer an alternative explanation for the decline in cable and satellite subscriptions in the past year. If you look at the maps, you’ll find that the areas that saw the biggest drops in subscriptions are also, generally, the areas hardest hit by foreclosures. The theory goes, these areas have been hard hit by the recession, and subsequent… Read More

  • Wanna Watch TV? Don’t Cut The Cord, Get Cable

    Google TV is a mess. Apple TV is a joke. Using a Roku is about as exciting as cleaning my gutters. I like the Boxee Box, but my wife doesn’t understand why; she doesn’t get it and that says something. Downloading torrents or NZBs is time consuming and only a small portion of the population actually has the know-how and hardware to do it. Sorry. Cord cutting is a lost… Read More

  • Study: Young People Lead The Way When It Comes To Cord Cutting


    Cord cutting: it’s real. That’s what a new SNL Kagan study suggests, and you have to figure that TV executives are freaking out. The numbers: 119,000 people “cut the cord” (read: dropped their cable or satellite TV) in the third quarter of this year. Meanwhile, in the third quarter of 2009, 360,000 people added cable or satellite TV service. Bottom line is, it… Read More