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I have decided to turn on Tierrasanta 2.0 which is an updated version of Tierrasanta which is more optimized for modern web usage. Like all themes on this site, this theme is indeed responsive, so it works on any and all devices out there.

New Features

  • When scrolling down, the main header will scroll down, allowing easy access to your profile, resource manger, media gallery, messages and notifications.
  • There is a up and down arrow on the lower right corner when scrolled down allowing you to quickly go up or down.
  • Revamped log in screen instead of the pulldown.
  • Brand new footer with good information and in the future a donation section, that you are not required to use at all.
  • Social links are at the top and bottom of the site.
  • New more professional font.
  • New revamped side post bit with visual icons for posts, likes and trophies.
  • New Menu system for mobile devices with an icon for newest content.
Otherwise, not much else has really changed. Looks pretty much identical, as I wanted it to stay that way. If you prefer the older look from before, go to the lower left hand corner and click on Tierrasanta 2.0, then click on Tierrasanta or even fluid version. You can even pick a dark version along with a fluid dark for wide screen monitors.

It seems like AT&T wants to control the content distribution by acquiring Time Warner. Maybe this is the plan to stop cord cutting as they know that they can keep big bundles. Trump and Sanders are against this merger, and I agree with them. This merger will be just another Comcast/NBC deal where the concessions were not strong and enforceable to make this deal palatable. AT&T will probably be pushing up to $200 billion in debt, so I wonder if this is a ploy to file for bankruptcy so they can "rightsize" the company and offload wired assets and go to profitable wireless. I don't think there is a concession good enough to make this deal ok. This deal will probably keep the status quo of high cable prices and big bundles, not skinny bundles which a lot of consumers are starting to catch on to.

While this may not be the latest news, Roku did announce new streaming video players. Express, Express + (Walmart Exclusive), Premiere, Premiere +, and Ultra.

I find this to be a bit confusing for the non tech consumer, but it is pretty easy and straight forward. No streaming stick but Roku did lower the price to $30 for the Express which does 1080p, but no fancy remote. If you do not have a 4K set, I do recommend last years Roku 2 and 3, if you can find a good deal.

Here is the breakdown!

Express is the basic 1080p wifi streamer with basic remote. Express+ (Apparently a Walmart exclusive) adds composite video for SDTV's. Uses a USB port for power, so you could use a USB charger or power it through a TV's USB port. $30 for Express, add $10 for the Express+ ($40).
Premiere and Premiere Plus add 4K at 60 fps support while Premiere+ adds HDR. Not sure why they could have not just made 1 model and had HDR, but I digress. ($79.99 for Premiere, $99.99 for Premiere+).
Ultra is the Premiere + but with Dolby Digital Plus support! Models look good, but again, if you don't need 4k, but want the nicer features, last years models are pretty good. Roku Ultra also includes a USB port and an enhanced remote capable of Voice search with A & B buttons for games on Roku. Even the streaming stick is nice as well. ($129.99)

I guess the Express plus with its cheap price is designed to compete with streaming sticks! I really like the Roku interface, but I am contempt with my Samsung 4K TV apps! I still have my Roku 3 hooked up to a Sony 55" TV, and it works great. I do wonder if the Roku Express gets the enhanced Netflix interface, as I also have a Roku 1 and it does not have that. Express might make a good stocking stuffer for those who want a nice streaming device. Who knows, if Roku will offer a Black friday deal, but I think this is...
After trying to get another site on this server, which knocked us down, we are now back! Back to our regularly scheduled programming!

It's that time of year again, let the deals and fighting begin. Some stores have some good TV deals and Best Buy is offering a 49" Toshiba TV for only $149.99 and that does top the $200 Panasonic 50." Stores are also offering pre Black Friday deals for those who want to shop earlier and take advantage of good deals. Hopefully, people who do decide to shop on Black Friday stay safe, and I do feel bad for those who have to work during Thanksgiving/Black Friday. If you see other deals on Black Friday or Black Thanksgiving, then post a reply.

Appears to be a Roku 1 but with a different name, but model number is similar, but with SE instead of R (2710SE). The price is only good $25, which is competitive to Chromecast and Fire TV stick. No voice remote, but if you need a cheap streaming box for another TV for Netflix or even TWCTV for Roku, then this is a good option.
I added a dark version of the current theme, since some people might want a dark style for their device, or prefer dark styles overall. Go to the bottom of the page, and in the lower left hand corner, it will say Tierrasanta or whatnot. Choose Tierrasanta - Dark for a dark look.

Looks like Tivo has a new DVR now available called the bolt. Only 4 tuners this time, but maybe later a 6 tuner model will come. Nice that they are paying for the first year of service, and then after that, you have to pay a monthly or $149.99/year fee. There is lifetime for the super low price of $599.99 instead of the yearly subscription minus the price of the bolt itself, which is an extremely good deal, as you can get a new 4 tuner Cable/OTA box with gorgeous 4K support. UI is in HD except for two small sub menus. Should be out soon, but I think most are keeping their Roamio's as this does not really offer much improvement.

Clarified on lifetime subscription. There is a comskip feature for some channels.

As a part of the new board software, we invite you to check out the media Gallery at . This Gallery allows you to upload your own images and even Youtube or embedded online videos as a gallery. You can use it to show off your HT and/or AV setups, or post pictures of yourself or whatever. Feel free to use it and enjoy it. If there is any feedback on the new board, please post it

This might be very big, now that Google wanta to have fiber here. I would definitely embrace google fiber in San Diego, but the city of San diego might make it a bit hard for them to install it. I would definitely ditch time warner for this service.