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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

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Streaming TV's invisible annoyance

Does your streaming video get too loud or too quiet? Here's why, and what you can do about it.

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The Fire TV home screen might look a lot different to cord-cutters next month

Amazon's new Fire TV experience: What works, what doesn't, and when you'll get it.

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Paramount+ and the lure of long-term cord-cutting commitments

Streaming services like Paramount+ are increasingly using multi-month deals to keep cord-cutters on board.

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PlayOn's streaming video DVR just got a lot better

PlayOn adds Channels DVR integration for recording Netflix and other streaming sources.

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Tablo Dual HDMI review: A great over-the-air DVR for videophiles

The Tablo Dual HDMI DVR records local channels at full quality, but loses some features along the way.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

TiVo vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

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Cable-bill transparency laws haven't killed sneaky fees

Cable TV's sneaky fees are still a problem, even with a new transparency law on the books.

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ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why it's still early days for antenna TV's big upgrade

ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why NextGen TV is still early days for cord cutters.

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Best media streaming devices

Roku Streaming Stick vs. Amazon Fire Stick vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV, and more. Which streaming device is best for cord cutters? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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The 2020 cord-cutter awards: Best streaming services, devices, and more

These were the best cord-cutting services, devices, and developments in 2020.

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FuboTV has a cheaper live TV alternative to Hulu (if you can find it)

Hulu + Live TV alternatives: FuboTV is cheaper with this hidden package.

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For cord-cutters, Channels DVR is what Plex might have been

Why Channels DVR is becoming the best media server for cord cutting

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Netflix drags streaming TV backward, and cord-cutters should take note

Netflix ends Chromecast with Google TV integration in a step back for streaming.

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The best Black Friday deals for streaming and cord-cutting

If you're cutting cable, these Black Friday streaming and cord-cutting deals will save you even more money.

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Roku Ultra (2020) review: Incremental improvements

Roku's high-end streaming box has more to like than ever, but still might leave you wanting more.

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