TV! #JusJoJan

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The lovely and talented Barbara chose the JusJoJan word for today, television.

Television, which I’ll abbreviate as TV because it’s easier to type, is one of my favorite subjects here on The Sound of One Hand Typing. Do a search on either TV or television and you’re bound to find a whole lot of blog entries on the subject.

The world of TV is changing. Now, in addition to getting your fix using a cable, a dish, or a good ol’ antenna, there’s a plethora of TV content that’s available via the Internet and devices like the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. There’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Netflix, as well as Hulu, Sling, YouTube TV, Britbox, Acorn, and all sorts of paid services, as well as a ton of free content available via Pluto, Stirr, and an ever-growing number of content providers. There’s so much, in fact, that you can slowly and steadily go crazy trying to keep up with it.

I follow a website called Cord Cutters News that announces all the changes that are coming to the streaming world and any major announcemnts of new services. It’s pretty good as far as it goes, but after a while you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

Maybe it’s best if I just stick with the over-the-air (OTA) offerings. There’s plenty there, some of which is actually worth watching.

This is another Just Jot It January entry, which, as we all by now, is brought to us by Linda Hill and this station. And now a word from RCA Victor televisions with the Wireless Wizard remote control.

9 thoughts on “TV! #JusJoJan

  1. I just found out a few weeks ago that Hulu offers live streaming and I was sort of amazed, thinking the antenna was on. I was the last to know and my family looked at me like I was an alien life form!

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    1. Kind of snuck up on you, huh? I have a Hulu subscription through Spotify (it doesn’t include TV), but never watch it. Locast (streaming local TV for free, at least for now) is available in Atlanta now, but I haven’t watched it too much, more as just a test to see how it works. That’s pretty much my experience with streaming; I get just about everything I want with an indoor antenna, so there’s not much reason to stream. I’m sure if we had a TV with Roku, I’d play with it more, but the old picture tube TV we bought before my stroke (13 years ago this month) is still hanging in there…

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  2. I just don’t quite get it when someone says they don’t have a tv. TV has been a big part of my life and I am happy in saying that. At this time, we are not supposed to like watching TV, it’s not a good tool for relaxing, calming down etc…I say it can help in those areas as it has helped me.

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  3. Thanks, John!
    As I said to another, I traded TV screen watching time to computer screen blogging time. Much more fun and better than TV shows that pass for entertainment these days. We don’t have anything fancier than a regular cable package which has to include the golf channel (for him). Otherwise, that’s it. 🙂
    Wow on the A to Z – I’ve been kicking around a a few ideas, but nothing is sticking as of yet.

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    1. We just use an antenna. Doesn’t get absolutely everything available in Atlanta, but it’s amazing how much TV is available for free, and in great quality, even with an old picture tube set. If we cared enough about it, we’d get a better antenna.

      A to Z is just ahead. Stay tuned!

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