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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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Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users

Plex is the most powerful over-the-air DVR for cord-cutters, but it's not the easiest to use.

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Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR

The Stream+ is a fairly inexpensive way to record free over-the-air channels, but Google's software has some major shortcomings.

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How AT&T's Time Warner acquisition will impact cord-cutters

By acquiring Time Warner, AT&T will create short-term perks and long-term peril for cord-cutters.

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Will Apple TV kill the cable box? Not so fast

Cable companies might not share Apple's enthusiasm for making cable boxes obsolete.

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The tragedy of PlayStation Vue

Sony’s streaming TV service earns high marks from users, so why is it struggling?

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Tablo DVR users: These tips will help you get the most out of it

Get the most of Tablo's over-the-air DVR with these seven tricks.

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Nvidia's Shield TV gets an overhaul with Android 8.0 Oreo

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best streaming box for power users, and now it has a totally new interface.

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Streaming TV on vacation: What you need to know

Before you take your streaming TV bundle on vacation, read up on these restrictions.

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Details on AT&T's newly revamped streaming TV service

Cloud DVR and wireless bundle deals make DirecTV Now a lot more interesting.

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How to stream YouTube to your TV: 6 tips for enjoying videos in your living room

Knowing how to best watch YouTube—on a TV screen, from the comfort of your living room—turns the snack-sized-video outlet into a cord-cutting powerhouse.

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Google has subtly retooled its smart TV plans

Android TV, Google's long-neglected streaming-box platform, is showing new signs of life.

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Cable TV double- and triple-plays are becoming irrelevant

New streaming video bundles from wireless providers and internet companies make legacy TV deals unnecessary.

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YouTube TV's incredible shrinking DVR

YouTube TV's DVR isn't quite what it used to be—and users aren't happy.

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Tablo Dual Lite DVR review: The all-around champ is cheaper than ever

The Tablo Dual Lite is the best DVR for most cord-cutters, though some sticking points haven't changed.

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This app makes finding live legal sports streams less painful

Bleacher Report Live is a handy streaming TV guide for live sports (which can also send you to the nearest bar).