Which Streaming Services Are Worth Paying For?

October 28, 2019

Here is a great write up from TIME about the current state of streaming. Here's Your Comprehensive Guide to Apple TV+, Disney+ and More. Content really is KING!

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Cutting The Cord - Part 14

September 9th, 2019

Streaming Services 6


This service, owned by Google, is not to be confused with You Tube, although it has many things in common with it.  After trying all the services listed in this blog except the PSVUE, this is the one we…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 13

July 29th, 2019


PSVUE was originally developed by Sony for the popular game system, and has since been developed as a separate app that will run on most streaming players, so don’t be put off by its gaming name or background.  The number of channels…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 12


Streaming Services 4


Hulu is one of the earliest streaming services, and initially was known for its catalog of sit-coms and other weekly TV series that would be available several days after they initially aired.  Many people with…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 11

July 1, 2019

Streaming Services 3


This streaming service is (not surprisingly) an offshoot of DirecTV.  If you are familiar with DirecTV services, you’ll become quickly acquainted with this service, including the channel selection…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 10


Streaming Services 2


Sling TV was announced in 2015 and is a division of DISH network.  You don’t need a DISH subscription, a satellite dish, or any relationship with DISH to subscribe to the service.  However, the…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 9


Streaming Services 1


In this post, we’ll begin a discussion of various streaming services and some of the pros and cons of each.  As mentioned earlier, note that not every streaming service is available on every hardware…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 8


Hardware for Streaming 2

In our previous entry, we listed a number of hardware products that you can use to stream various video content to your TV in case you want to supplement or replace your Over The Air (OTA) local channels.  Here are some of the pros…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 7


Hardware for Streaming 1


Once you’ve decided that you are not content with just your Over The Air (OTA) channel selections, you will need to understand your options in the streaming universe.


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Cutting The Cord - Part 6


Intro To Streaming


As mentioned in Part 5, you can stream local channels into your home over the internet without an antenna.  If that’s all you need, and you don’t care about recording, as long as you pay for your…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 5


Streaming Local Channels


If you don’t want to bother with installing an antenna, and your only concern is getting your local channels, there is another option.  Available in Denver and just a few other cities is an app…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 4


Another Antenna Option


If you don’t want to hang an antenna in your home, or repurpose the cables used for satellite or cable TV, you do have another option.


There are several…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 3




If you have a good signal and want to install an antenna, you have several options.


The simplest is to locate the antenna right…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 2



In 2009, the FCC mandated that all TV stations that broadcast over the air switch their antennas to broadcast digitally in High Definition.  Because most TV’s manufactured since 2006 are equipped with a QAM (digital) tuner, this meant…

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Cutting The Cord - Part 1


According to the FCC, Cable TV subscribers in the US peaked in 2000 at 68.5 million.  Since then, cable TV subscriptions have been declining.  There are a variety of estimates on the number of current subscriptions, but what is not in dispute is that the numbers are…

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Cyber Security - Bad Rabbit

October 26th, 2017
Many organizations world wide are under the Bad Rabbit strain of ransomware that has similarities to the NoPetya attack.


The outbreak started Tuesday and froze computer systems in several European countries, and began spreading…

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Best of Houzz 2017!

January 17th, 2017

SaaviHome Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017


Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, 

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and…

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TV Content Distribution is Changing Forever

November 29th, 2016

AT&T Inc. said its internet-based television service DirecTV Now will go on sale this week and cost between $35 and $70 a month based on the package of channels that customers select.

The service, which will be available…

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How much does Home Automation cost?

July 13th, 2016

If you are like many homeowners, the concept of a connected "smart" home can be intriguing, but can be worrisome regarding budget. Asking how much an automated home can cost is like asking how much is a car? As you can see, there are a lot of variables that go into the answer, but we…

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33% of Home Buyers Plan ‘Automation’ Upgrades

June 22nd, 2016

Massive study by home remodeling website Houzz reveals home automation is third most planned system upgrade, but still less than 1% of homeowners plan to hire a 'media' contractor; however, 4% are seeking 'window treatment' professionals.…

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5 Mood Lighting Ideas For Your Home

March 21st, 2016

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Choose the right firm to secure your security

March 14th, 2016

For securing businesses such as legalized/medical marijuana distributors, some insurance policies do not cover an alarm contractor if a claim is filed against them.

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The HBA Of Metro Denver Welcomes SaaviHome

January 29th, 2016
 Press Release

Denver, CO – The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver welcomes our newest member, SaaviHome. The end of the year brings with it many transitions, which includes a new HBA…

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Control4 Launches New Automation Controllers

January 26th, 2016

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016


Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) has spent the…

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A Rundown of Current Streaming Devices

January 22, 2016

By Brian X. Chen:

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Apple, Amazon, Roku and Google have introduced new video streaming devices. They all have features in common — namely,…

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New Low Power, Long Range WiFi Standard Approved

January 12, 2016

Jonathan Blackwood · January 8, 2016

The Wi-Fi Alliance has approved a new 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard they are calling ‘HaLow.’ The new…
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Control4 Demos Smart Home App for the Car

January 8, 2016

Control4 leverages SmartDeviceLink to demo a proof of concept control solution allowing homeowners to safely control smart home devices right from their vehicle dashboards.

Robert Archer · 

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Are you a Boss or a Leader?

December 23rd, 2015

by Rick Goodman, CSP

The words “leader” and “boss” may have pretty similar dictionary definitions—but in the business world, their practical distinctions are crucial.

Just think about their connotations. Most of us think…

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CEDIA Names 2016 Board of Directors

December 22nd, 2015


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Summary of Cannabis Surveillance Laws in Colorado

December 18th, 2015

If you are looking to build out a new grow operation or retail facility, here is what you need to know to comply with the Colorado law in terms of surveillance:


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Lutron Extends its Fashion-Forward Family

October 15, 2015

HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 enhancements provide greater aesthetics and functionality for the connected home

Coopersburg, PA (October 15, 2015) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in wireless lighting and shade control, today announced several expansions to its signature lighting…

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Streaming on Control4 Systems

October 15, 2015

Control4 OS 2.8 expands the lineup of native music services for Control4 smart-home owners.

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today announced that Pandora, Deezer and TIDAL are now automatically available as part of…

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