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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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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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TiVo Edge review: A once-great DVR in decline

The TiVo Edge DVR is new and improved, yet the experience is still sliding backwards.

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Disney+ marks a critical moment in the TV bundle's collapse

The launch of Disney+ has sucked even more value out of cable TV bundles.

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Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review: This great media streamer is still just a little nerdy

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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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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Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Disney+ versus Netflix: Why the two streaming services couldn't be more different

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The 8 big unknowns with Disney’s streaming service plans

Standalone ESPN and Disney streaming services are a “strategic shift," but the details and implications are murky.

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Apple TV+ has arrived: Here are the details (and some fine print)

Apple TV+ arrives: Everything you need to know about Apple's new streaming service.

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Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. AT&T TV Now, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to Sling TV? Or YouTube TV? Or FuboTV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

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Roku Express (2019) review: An inexpensive streamer with a cheap remote

The 2019 version of the Roku Express would be a great cheap streamer if it's remote didn't cut corners.

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The death of PlayStation Vue is a damned shame

Sony's live TV streaming service was one of the good ones. Soon it'll be gone.

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Cord cutting: A beginner's guide

How to cut the cord: All the devices, services, and knowledge you need to ditch cable and save money.

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AT&T TV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, this service was a good option for cord-cutters for a time, but AT&T's hunt for profit has stripped away much of its appeal.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This is the best streaming box with voice control

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.

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For streaming TV harmony, make a joint Netflix profile

Watching Netflix with a roommate or spouse? A joint profile might yield better recommendations.