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What I Use: Cutting the Cable on our Entertainment

It was time.  After years of being under the thumb of big media providers, we decided to take the plunge and Cut the Cable.  (Bye bye, DirecTV.  Hello, streaming.)  And it’s working out great so far.  Read on to discover what we did and why we did it.

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Plex Media Server, Thecus N4200, and Windows Phone 8

I never thought I would be called “old fashioned” — at least, not THIS soon — but that’s pretty much what happened.  In a time when a small monthly fee can get you access to stream countless audio files with Spotify and the like, I suppose it could seem a bit old fashioned to have an extensive MP3 library sitting in your living room.  My old fashioned-ness seems especially egregious considering that my phone, a Nokia 920, is limited to just 32 gigs of data. I can only enjoy a small fraction of that library when I am on the go.  But the Plex Media Server is putting an end to all that by creating my own personal media cloud.

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