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Simplification and choice is what consumers are looking for and if Samsung can accomplish that ahead of Apple, they may have a chance at beating Google as well.  I have yet to see how Bada works since it isn’t in many phones, but I am anxious to take a look at CES.  I’m anxious to get to CES this year since I missed it last year because I had to help prepare the launch of the DISH Hopper and Joey Whole-Home HD DVR.  It was a pretty big deal for us last year and paved the way for more consumer choice when they watch TV since it can skip commercials while you watch TV.  The Auto Hop is a coveted item in our home because when we watch the PrimeTime Anytime programs that record from the four major networks each night, we save enough time by watching commercial free that we can watch another show that night.  We all love to spend time together watching TV so that just means more quality time for us.

1 year, 7 months ago on Smarthouse: Samsung to reveal new software interface & OLED TV range at CES 2013

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Huawei is making quite a presence lately in the cell phone world and they are making their mark again with the D2 which will be a high end phone for the power users.  I like a large display, but let’s see if that extra cost for screen catches on when tablets could be less expensive.  I currently use my Note II for work and watching a lot of TV, and of course, occasional pictures.  The larger screen of both of these phones, along with my DISH Sling Adapter that my DISH coworker gave me, allow me to watch TV anytime I want.  I just downloaded the DISH Remote Access app on my Note and iPad and now I watch more TV than I ever did when I would try to find time to watch at home.

1 year, 7 months ago on Huawei Ascend D2 Revealed - Has A 5-Inch Display And Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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I voted for Carly again, but I really thought Fifth Harmony did a great job too.  Carly’s duet with LeAnne Rimes was awful so I hope that doesn’t hurt her chances at the win, along with how well Tate and Fifth did.  My DISH coworker is sure that Tate will win, but I’m leaning towards Carly Rose or Fifth Harmony now.  We talked about it on the way to work because I had the ability to watch the last show in any room of my house this morning, with my DISH Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR.  I start in the bedroom, pause, and then I can resume in the kitchen where I left off, and finish in the living room.  That ability to multi-task when I’m getting ready in the morning means I get to watch more TV these days than when I didn’t have the Hopper.

1 year, 7 months ago on Carly Rose Sonenclar – Feeling Good – The X Factor – Final

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I really liked Carly’s version of “Feelin’ Good” more than the previous one.  She really hit those high notes and sang with gusto like never before.  ON a side note, I didn’t think Khloe’s short skirt was TV appropriate for a family show. My DISH coworker is sure that Tate will win, but I’m leaning towards Carly Rose or Fifth Harmony now.  We talked about it on the way to work because I had the ability to watch the last show in any room of my house this morning, with my DISH Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR.  I start in the bedroom, pause, and then I can resume in the kitchen where I left off, and finish in the living room.  That ability to multi-task when I’m getting ready in the morning means I get to watch more TV these days than when I didn’t have the Hopper.

1 year, 7 months ago on The X Factor – Top 3 Finale – Live Blog – 12/19/2012

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Trevin is talented but he’s not always on pitch and he doesn’t have the greatest stage presence.  I suspect his nerves get the best of him when he’s performing.  The three remaining are really the three best singers and I would be happy with any of them winning.  My DISH coworker thinks that McDermott will win but I’m pretty sure that Pope will be the winner because of her following from “Hey Monday.”  My Hopper Whole-Home DVR automatically recorded the show again using the PrimeTime Anytime feature, so I was able to watch this morning, commercial free, with AutoHop.  The part I like most about watching commercial free is that I can get ready for work and watch the show in less time, so I can still get to work and be able to talk about the results of The Voice with my coworkers.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Voice – Results Video – Top 4 – 12/11/2012

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(Spoilers!  SPOILERS!)  CeCe must have know her time was coming despite proving Simon wrong when she vowed to be back after he told her to pack her bags.  I love to see Simon with egg on his face and I was happy to have her one more week just for that reason.  I’m so proud of my girl Carly, even though she was unfairly in second place this week.  I’m rooting for Carly to win but my DISH coworker is rooting for Tate. I like to talk about The X Factor results on the way to work when I pick him up, so I catch the show while I’m getting ready for work so I know what happened.  It is so convenient to watch in my bedroom, pause the show and pick up in the kitchen, then do the same in every other room of the house because I have a DISH Hopper Multi-Room HD DVR.  That allows me to have the freedom to make my TV watching fit my lifestyle and I get to watch TV more often.

1 year, 7 months ago on The X Factor – Top 6 – Pepsi Challenge Song Choice Results

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Well, I was relieved that there wasn’t any suspense because I wanted an outcome that was expected and reasonable, unlike when Simon sent home Vino.  Diamond is a sweet girl and her attitude will get her far.  With more coaching, voice lessons and time she will have more opportunities.  I suppose it could have been Emblem3 just as well as Diamond but Demi probably felt sorry for those heartsick girls.  I’m still rooting for Carly to win but my DISH coworker is rooting for Tate.  I like to talk about The X Factor results on the way to work when I pick him up, so I catch the show while I’m getting ready for work so I know what happened.  It is so convenient to watch in my bedroom, pause the show and pick up in the kitchen, then do the same in every other room of the house because I have a DISH Hopper Multi-Room HD DVR.  That allows me to have the freedom to make my TV watching fit my lifestyle and I get to watch TV more often.

1 year, 7 months ago on The X Factor – Top 6 Results – Live Blog – 12/06/2012

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My jaw is hitting the floor to find out people were calling to vote for Paige and her voting line was closed early!  This is the first I have heard of this conspiracy and it really helps confirm my suspicions regarding Vino.  Like Vino said, his voice appeals to an older audience which typically doesn’t buy music as often as the younger people.  That is reason enough to get rid of him.  As for Paige, I can’t see any good reason to get rid of her.  I still want to see Carly and Tate sing to the death though.  I watched the results show this morning before I picked up my DISH coworker and we griped about Vino’s elimination on the way there.  What I love about watching The X Factor with my DISH Hopper DVR in the morning is that I start watching in the bedroom, pick up in the same place in the kitchen while I’m eating breakfast, then finish off with coffee in the living room, which makes going to work seem more like my day off (LOL!).

1 year, 8 months ago on The X Factor – Top 8 Results – Live Blog – 11/29/2012

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I’m glad that Trevor recovered in time to be able to sing at the end of the day.  Sometimes I fear the show puts the contestants up to these things, but I think this was the real deal.  These contestants have to wait outside for a long time until they are screened.  My DISH coworker and I were wondering when these preliminary auditions will be over; I’m ready for the intense competition.  It is difficult to watch an hour or two our show like these reality shows can be, but now I watch in less time, commercial free with Auto Hop, on my PrimeTime Anytime recordings.  That means I also watch more TV than I used to, which is nice for relaxing after working hard all day. 

1 year, 10 months ago on Trevor Moran – Sexy and I Know It – X Factor USA 2012 Audition (Video)

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I love how they took the kids through an entire story arch of making fun of the lunch lady, and then they learn why they made a mistake (collectively), then change their ways in one week or so.  My kids don’t change their attitude for months, and that’s after grounding and lecturing until I’m blue in the face!  My DISH coworker thinks a grown man shouldn’t be watching Glee, (and I agree), but my family likes watching together (especially my daughter and wife).  I like that the show seems shorter from watching commercial free with Auto Hop on my PrimeTime Anytime recordings.  We even have time to watch another show that night, a special treat for our family.

1 year, 10 months ago on Glee Season 4 Preview: Rachel Heads to NYC, Kate Hudson Dances, Brody Gets Naked

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