” But I quickly notice the “plugs into the HDMI port” part again, ugh… Why can’t I just be like everyone else and splurge on a huge (new) flat screen?? :) I once again tried attaching it to my frankenstein concoction of cords I’ve since built in the hopes of capturing that miracle all gamblers hold on to, but yet again no dice (see what I did there? I ran upstairs to our master bedroom where it sits all alone waiting for action (we never use it), plugged it in to that sexy HDMI port that I’d never had the pleasure of seeing before, downloaded the app onto my smartphone (Android Moto X) And BAM! And you can pick it up in all sorts of stores including directly from Google, and of course The Amazon.
I was watching episode after episode of Elmo’s World with my baby boy in no time. I had the internet in the palm of my hand/TV, baby! Where it’s been reviewed over 20,000 times and has a total of 4 out of 5 stars.
My wife calls him my current man crush, and I wouldn’t totally disagree with her – Liev Schreiber is a bad ass now!
Like the complete opposite of Cotton Weary from back in the old Scream days, haha…
Then, maybe, just maybe, my wife would be singing a new tune with those dollars in her pockets? I looked on Amazon for ways to hook up my TV to the internet, and came across Name Your Link" target="_blank"a slew of options.
There was Roku, Sungale, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and a ton more which I eventually got inundated with until I noticed that many Blu-ray DVD players now come with built-in wifi? I had never heard of this as we never watch DVDs, but if you can stream the internet on it at the same time while saving that money I was ’bout it ’bout it.
Last article we went over how to get home phone service for practically free by using Ooma, and this time around we’re tackling the heated Cable/TV part of the telecom trifecta. It’s large, paid off, 10 years old and absolutely beautiful.
And just like with our home phone line, I unfortunately screwed myself multiple ways in this department too – one of which out of frugality itself! Except when it’s not and your hacking attempts go to $hit.
As for us, we’re still up a creek without a paddle.Then I picked up an HDMI cord (getting closer) and tried plugging that into the DVD player which also connected the cable box, which then connected to the TV. I wondered if you could somehow up convert the old stuff into the new stuff, and came across a handful of reviews saying you could by buying a converter doo-hicky for those wanting to use new equipment with old TVS (like DVD players). So I tried my hand at that dropping another to get the well-rated Mini HDMI to 3RCA Composite AV Converter – along with the appropriate cables (another ), and off I went to convert. Though, I did muster up some resemblance of a conversion as I could at least then program the DVD player into the TV screen, however it was all pretty blurry and I managed to shrink the viewing size of the TV in half too. At the end of the The kind folks at Republic Wireless mentioned they were having a deal going on where all new purchasers of their phones/service would be getting a free Google Chromecast thingamajig, and they asked if I wanted to try one out and then do a giveaway (Unfortunately the offer is now over BUT they say it’ll probably happen again – so watch for it :)).At first I didn’t know what the hell it was, so I Googled it and found this: “Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV.I can live without them no doubt about it, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t enjoy my reality shows and HBO/Showtimes to catch some of my favorite series.Shows like Game of Thrones, Homeland, True Detective, The Leftovers, and more recently Ray Donovan.Oops.) So I looked around and landed on the highly rated Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray that had built in Wi-Fi for .03 – on sale from 9.99 which it’s currently at. Not because it’s a bad product or anything (the reviews are great! ) and rocks HDTV surprisingly enough, but it never occurred to me that it had long met it’s prime w/ technology.