Monday, January 14, 2013

Roku Connected to Apple Airport

Are you having trouble with a Roku that is connected to an Airport?  Here's how you might resolve the problem.

  1. Unplug your Roku.
  2. Unplug your Airport.
  3. Unplug your cable or DSL modem.

Leave the above items unplugged for a full 3 minutes.  This ensure that any onboard power has dissipated.  After the 3 minutes is up, do the following:

  1. Plug in and power up your cable or DSL modem and wait for all lights to go green.
  2. Plug in and power up your Airport and wait for all lights to go green.
  3. Plug in your Roku and wait for the bouncing Roku banner.
  4. Repeat the network setup procedure.

Notice the power down and power up sequences are in the opposite order.  This type of 'cascading' sequence is important, especially when you plug in and power on each device.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Comcast is Evil!

I'm usually scraping to get by each month.  I get paid every other Friday and usually by Sunday I have less than $100 in my account.  Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to be employed and I live a full and wonderful life.  I'm just living hand-to-mouth most of the time so I'm always looking for a way to save a buck.

One bill I've had for years and years is for my cable which is through Comcast, our local carrier.  I get Internet, video and phone service.  I add a few premium channels and I try to take advantage of whatever deals they offer.

I was paying roughly $150 a month.  Some months I'd get behind and have to pay catch-up which would cost me $300.  Here's a reminder:

How did this get so expensive?  I remember when cable first came out and it cost $29.95 a month!

Comcast is big, Comcast is clever and Comcast is evil  They have a very simple plan:  take all your money.

So I came up with a plan....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Cable

If you're independently wealthy, read no further.

If you enjoy paying a couple hundred bucks a months for cable, read no further.

If you enjoy paying a fee to watch re-runs of 10 year old B movies on Showtime or HBO, read no further.

If you're still reading, you and I have a lot in common. I'm going to show you how a Roku box can change all this.

You'll have more current, contemporary content available at a tiny fraction of what you're paying for cable today.  More content that you'll be able to view in your lifetime - several lifetimes in fact.

It's small, easy to setup and it will change the way you watch TV and what you watch on TV - all for the better!