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Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo

Getting Started Several months ago, I “cut the cable” and unbundled my Internet, TV, and phone services from Spectrum.  Ooma was selected for the new phone service. At the heart of the Ooma service, is a little black box called the Telo. The Telo connects to my Internet router/modem via an Ethernet cable. A telephone […]

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Terrarium TV For Android |The Future Of Video Streaming | LarryTalksTech.com

What is Terrarium TV: Terrarium TV for Android is an amazing app for video streaming.  With Terrarium TV you can easily stream or download 1080P HD (and now some 4k are available as well) movies and TV shows.  For streaming noobs, the app runs well after the install, and there plenty of configuration options for […]

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Review 30 Days With PlayStation Vue

Cutting The Cable Again (Sort Of): Thirty days ago, I unbundled my Spectrum cable bundle.  The phone service was replaced by Ooma.  I kept the Spectrum internet service.  After looking at Slingbox, Hulu, and some others, television programming went to PlayStation Vue. After living with the PlayStation Vue for thirty days, here are some of my thoughts: […]

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Android TV Box Review Nexbox A1 S912

What’s A TV Box? In the past, I have taken older computers and converted them into media servers. Typically, these boxes used some flavor of Linux as an operating system with XBMC/Kodi and Plex doing the heavy lifting for movies, music, and photo streaming. The computers were connected to a TV either by a S-Cable, […]

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Marry Logitech Harmony Hub To Amazon Echo

Logitech Harmony Hub Amazon Echo Dot   Speak To Reach Harmony Linking Logitech’s Harmony Hub to Amazon’s Echo allows you to use Alexa (Amazon’s voice activated digital assistant) to “open” and “close” any activities you created for your Harmony hub/App/Remote application.  Simply say, “Alexa, turn on the TV”, and your TV and all components you […]

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Amazon Echo Dot 2 Review

What Is The Echo Dot 2? The Echo Dot 2 (or 2nd Generation) from Amazon, is a remarkable hockey-puck shaped device that you simply “speak” to, and it will attempt to answer your questions, and get pre-programmed things working (think home automation: lights, thermostat, coffee maker, locks, etc.). The Echo Dot 2 sells for $49.99. […]

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Sharp AQUOS LC-50UB30U 50″ 4K UHD TV -Review

Choosing the Sharp AQUOS LC-50UB30U 50″ 4K UHD TV When a friend of mine asked me to take a look at his new 80″ Sharp 4K TV, I was hooked.  4K TV’s have amazing clarity, thanks to their 2160p video and resolution of 3840 X 2160 pixels. Adding to this, there have been many improvements […]

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Home Theater and Home Audio – A new website

As I write this, my website, LarryTalksTech, has been around a little over 4 years.  Here you can find articles that interest me, articles that I felt would be of interest to others, as well as tips, and how to’s.  It is no surprise then, that  most readers come to LarryTalksTech from a search on […]

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Buying Refurbished Electronics – Tips

Why Buy Refurbished Electronics? When buying refurbished electronics, you can save money on your purchase, sometimes a lot of money. It’s that simple. Here are some examples of refurbished items pulled from the internet today (12/18/2015): Onkyo TX-SR313 5.1 Home Theater Receiver: Retail Price $299 Refurb Price $169 Denon AVR-X3000 7.2 Networking Home Theater Receiver: […]

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Kodi Audio Settings – Quick Reference Chart

   What is Kodi?  Kodi (formerly XBMC) is an open source cross-platform media player program.  Kodi is well sorted out, and easy to install and setup.  Kodi can play streaming videos, dvd’s/cd’s, display photos, update weather, and much more. One of Kodi’s is strengths is that it is flexible, allowing plugins to expand and vary […]