Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Documentry: In Debt We Trust (Video)

Just thought I'd share this very telling documentary with my blogger friend.

Feature Film (1:29:19)
The world depends on the economic stability of the United States. Yet, as its debt escalates, our connected global economy is at risk. IN DEBT WE TRUST, as timely and relevant as a film can be, delivers an urgent warning that can't be ignored.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Roku: My Christmas Present From My Son

I already have a Netflix subscription at $7.99  a month.  I would stream and watch from my computer.  (I connect to my son's  Broadband Internet Connection). Now it's even better because I can also watch Netflix movies, documentaries and TV series streamed through my TV.  Also there are more options because through The Roku box you can add channels through The Channel Store, some are free and some are premium.  I subscribed to a couple channels that only cost $1.99 a year.  Other's like HuluPlus costs $7.99 a month.  Still, a whole lot cheaper than Cable.

Broadband Internet can get pricy but there are new 4G Wireless Companies popping up with Unlimited data use like  Clear , Sprint

Currently I connect to broadband through my son's Verizon FIOS account, but once I move I will subscribe to 'Clear' as it looks to be the best deal.  

NOTE:  Just in case you're considering Comcast:   I canceled my Comcast  Internet account 2 years ago because they put a 250Gig  cap (not unlimited) on their data usage. Plus Comcast has been sued over Web Interference and blocking P2P sites.  Streaming Movies to watch online uses a lot of data, you will want to make sure your Broadband Internet Service is unlimited.

Conclusion:   A HD Antenna for your local Channels (that broadcast in HD for free), The cost of Broadband Internet Service with Netflix, HuluPlus through your computer or a Roku box  is still remarkably cheaper than Cable or Satellite. Plus, it's very easy to setup.  If you can't set it up yourself,  everyone has a  a Geek in the family, enlist his/her help.  It's worth it!