This month, The Writers Workbench has an article about TV from a remote and mobile perspective. As I've mentioned in the past, it's quite a bit time-consuming to re-code the article from its original location on the Writers Guild Online, or the re-publication on the Huffington Post. So, instead, it's far easier to provide a link to it, here.
One caveat, which I address in the article: this was written a long while ago, and a couple of the products are now discontinued. However, they're still available and at a drastically-reduced price. So, if the description of the products sound interesting and fit your needs, they can be had for a huge savings.
There's somewhat a tale to why this got delayed so long.
The column began life about a yearas a piece about Mobile TV, a new upcoming protocol for being able to watch digital TV on handheld devices while moving around (like in a car). Because it's so new, there aren't many channels it works with yet, so I thought I'd wait until there were more, and the protocol was more mature. And I waited. And waited.
Then I figured I should look for other mobile-ish TV products and expand the article that way. So, I came up with a couple of remote products.
In the meantime, one of the remotes (from Logitech) was about to release a software update, so I waited for that to test. I was glad I did, because it was one of the best software updates of any product I've come across in 15 years of reviewing. They resolved almost all my quibbles and even came up with some new improvements.
And so, finally, I got around to saying "Enough!" and published the sucker. And here at last 'tis.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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