I get the appeal of watching it on your laptop, but after 12 hour days behind a computer it’s the last thing I want do when unwinding.The second step – call up Verizon and simply ask them to cut channels out and lower our bill (Hah! We figured if we could find a way to substitute our shows/movies over time by using the internet instead of Verizon, we’d save a nice stash of cash like many of you are already doing and have the best of both worlds going on.I totally get why normal people do that now – they don’t want to be the next Jay-Z, they just like room to walk around their family room! Well, you’ll have to wait for the last part of our series to drop next week and find out (sorry! You should check it out when you get a chance – over 50 questions asked and answered – some really good ones too (like how much I made in 2013). I wish I could give y’all a free Chromecast but unfortunately I only have one :( At least they only cost !For all of you who made it this far and haven’t died of boredom yet, your chance at a reward is close. So don’t let it stop you from testing it out if you think it’ll save you money in the end :) And now, the winner of this super cool and sleek Chromecast is…. i canceled 2phones(100 a month) for unlimited everything and now i ride off of wifi for talk such as fb or skype, text google messenger, and data out roaming using freedompop wifihotspot.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 :)).
We still want all three parts in our lives (notice the “want” there and not “need” – except for the internet), we just know there are cheaper ways to go about it if you harness creativity and newfangled technology.That was my favorite part: Using your cell phone as a remote :) Well, for you guys tons of options if you don’t rock an old-ass TV like we do ;) You can go the Blu-ray route if that’s your bag, the Roku route (didn’t look into much but I know some of you readers use and love them), or the cheaper – and more effective route, in my opinion – the Chromecast way. Then you work yourself away from cable and instant savings!As for us, we’re still up a creek without a paddle. 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.
How would I know it didn’t have the much-required HDMI hookup that’s apparently quite important with streaming and internet badassity?