Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Forget about Cable TV get Aereo


  • How much do you pay for watching TV over the cable? 
  • How many channels they offer and how many of them do you really watch or really want? 
  • Are the fees they charge reasonable considering what you want and what they offer? 
  • What about channels they offer and charge for them? You want to get away from the Cable TV guys? Here is your chance.

Well, Aereo will at least make it lot cheaper for the users. It may not offer 3 to 400 channels (very few useful or the ones you care to watch) but the price is very good, about 8 to 10 times lower. It is only available in some cities now but spreading rapidly. I guess it will take a long time to reach the Hawaiian Islands.

The cable companies are not keeping quite and the battle appears to be raging and reaching the highest legal levels . This following quote is from Bloomberg regarding this case:

"The justices yesterday agreed to hear an appeal by media companies including Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s ABC, 21st Century Fox Inc. (FOX), Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s NBCUniversal and CBS Corp. (CBS) They contend that Aereo, which is backed by Barry Diller, violates their copyrights by using thousands of dime-sized antennas to obtain broadcast signals without paying fees."

Here is are some pictures from Aereo and  Digital Trends sites.

Your route to getting signals from the cloud

Supported devices and browsers. More will be coming soon


Here is the antenna from Aereo, the image on the right is an array of antennae. 

  The locations where it is available are shown here (sold out in NY)

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