Brothers in Tech

Hosted ByAlan Jackson & Brian Jackson

Whether you are the person who everyone calls for tech support, are the person who is doing the calling, or simply interested in technology…this podcast is for you!

Brothers in Tech: Deep Dive #3 – DIY Options

Now that you have information about live TV streaming services (Episode 1), digital media players (Episode 1.1), and other movie/content services (Episode 1.3)…are there other options for getting our TV/Media fix? In the final of three “deep dives” into the topic of Streaming Online Television, the Brothers discuss a couple of DIY options.

DIY options discussed:

Over the Air (OTA): Brian discusses his system for accessing and recording free OTA content. Great quality, limited channels (local networks), requires additional hardware (e.g., antenna, DVR device) & possibly some creative wiring. Check to see what signals you could access in your location:

PLEX: Alan discusses his use of a media server application/service as a way of not only streaming your personal content, but accessing TV/movie services, and even OTA content all in one place! Requires a home “server” (unless you pay for cloud storage) and significant set-up time/energy.

Brothers’ recommendation: Although these are inexpensive ways of accessing content…they are not FAMILY recommended! There is a lot of set-up involved in these solutions, and the long-term use may be limited.  But, if you don’t mind some creative tinkering, and are willing to put some money in initially to save on those monthly fees…WE SALUTE YOU!

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