Category Archives: movies

Why Netflix’s split won’t help with its real problems

Today’s announcement by Netflix of changes to its longrunning service will do little to solve the very significant challenge in front of Netflix streaming: content licensing. In his blog post, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings compared his company’s challenges to those … Continue reading

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6 ways a DVR is better than hulu

I recently wrote 10 reasons why hulu is better than a DVR. Here are six advantages that DVRs have over hulu. You get higher quality video. If you have an HD source, chances are the video quality on your DVR … Continue reading

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10 ways hulu is better than a DVR

I’ve been using a DVR for at least 8 years. I started off with a Replay 2020 and have since used other Replays, TiVos and cable company DVRs. Now my primary DVR is the whole home DVR that comes with … Continue reading

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Occasional reader – Saying no to Google, popcorn prices popping, economics and height, Pringles

North Oaks tells Google Maps: Keep out – we mean it (Star Tribune) — A suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota has demanded that Google remove all images from Street View, citing its laws against trespassing. The city’s roads are privately … Continue reading

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What’s the most screwed up media business?

Among television, movies, newspapers and music, which industry is the most screwed up when it comes to adapting to the new world? The newspaper business won some serious points this week in the “screwed up” race with Roy Peter Clark’s … Continue reading

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Yippie-ki-yay

I went to see Live Free or Die Hard tonight. In addition to the pure mindless fun of two hours of chase scenes and car explosions, there’s the fun of talking about all the things that are so ridiculous afterward: … Continue reading

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Netflix movies without the red envelope

Netflix is beginning to experiment with streaming movies and TV shows on demand to PCs. Customers will soon be able to watch movies and TV shows like “The Office” without having to wait for the red envelope to show up … Continue reading

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