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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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Super Bowl streaming: What to expect in terms of video quality

Options abound for watching the big game without cable, but matching cable-TV quality is another story.

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PlayStation Vue review: For those who want it all

Sony's streaming TV bundle has all the features and channels you might want, but it's hardly the cheapest or most interesting option.

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Super Bowl TV deals: What to know before buying

TV deals abound for the Super Bowl, but beware of dubious discounts.

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Amazon, Hulu, and the resilience of live TV

Live, linear TV still has staying power, even in the age of on-demand algorithms.

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It’s time for cord cutters to embrace the smart TV

Smart TVs used to be consistently worse than dedicated streaming players. Not anymore.

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Amazon's Fire TV boss: We're beating Roku, and we're still doing smart TVs

Amazon says it's winning the streaming device wars and plotting a return to smart TVs.

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Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings Link is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but its capabilities are not quite equal.

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A cord-cutting wish list for 2018

What cord cutters should expect—or at least hope for—from streaming and over-the-air TV in 2018.

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun DVR review: Buy the hardware, but you should skip the software

SiliconDust's HDHomeRun TV tuners are excellent, but the DVR service is not very good at all.

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The 2017 cord-cutter awards

The best cord-cutting devices and services, which flourished in 2017 amid cable TV's decline

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Disney, Fox, and the painful path to a la carte TV

Disney's plan to acquire most of Fox could hasten the TV bundle's collapse, but not without consequences.

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Channel Master's Stream+ is an Android TV box with a built-in TV tuner, but no Netflix

The Channel Master Stream+ Android box does DVR without subscription fees, but lacks a Netflix app.

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Verizon's free NFL streaming deal is good for cord cutters—but there's a catch

NFL games will be free to stream on smartphones next year, but watching on TV could still cost you.

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Why Amazon and Google just can't get along

Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV, but don't hold your breath for Chromecast support.

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The demise of net neutrality is already hurting cord cutters

The FCC hasn't officially dismantled net neutrality—yet—but it handed an unfair streaming-video advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months ago.

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