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Local channels in streaming bundles: Why they're hard to get, and how that's changing

More details on local stations coming to streaming bundles like DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue.

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Best DVR for cord cutters

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

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Channel Master DVR+ review: Over-the-air recording that's a bit too basic

This DVR is cheap and simple, but it doesn’t include enough features to justify its price tag.

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HDHomeRun and Plex DVR review: For hardcore do-it-yourself cord-cutters only

This combo is a powerful whole-home DVR for over-the-air channels, but the setup's a doozy and you can't time-shift.

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Tablo review: A complete over-the-air DVR solution with just a few flaws

Tablo is the simplest whole-home DVR for cord-cutters, despite some performance and feature limitations.

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TiVo Roamio OTA review: It feels like going back in time

TiVo's over-the-air DVR box feels a lot like cable, for better and for worse.

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What cord-cutting TV antenna users need to know about the FCC's spectrum auction

Big changes are coming to local broadcast TV stations. Here's how they'll affect cord cutters.

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How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle

The case for a purer form of cord cutting—and against channel bundles like YouTube TV and Sling TV.

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How to limit Xbox One screen time for your kids

Here's how to set up screen time in the Xbox One Creators Update

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Amazon's next Fire TV box: An educated wishlist

What we'd (realistically) like to see in Amazon's next Fire TV

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YouTube TV goes live in five cities, promises more channels to come

YouTube TV launches with all major broadcast networks and plenty of sports, but only in a handful of markets

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Best media streaming device

Which streaming box is best for cord cutters? And what's the skinny on streaming sticks? Our buying guide will help you pick the right accessories for your TV.

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No, cord cutting will not break the internet

Cable TV defenders dredge up an old, debunked theory to argue the downside of cord-cutting.

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Why the DVR just won't die

The DVR seems archaic in the age of Netflix, but it's still the reality for traditional TV channels.

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The quest for smooth 60-frames-per-second sports in streaming TV bundles

Looking to watch March Madness without cable? When it comes to live sports streams, not all devices and services are equal.