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It's time for accountability from streaming TV bundles

Streaming TV viewers shouldn't have to learn about reliability problems the hard way.

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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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FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

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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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Hulu will give you a darned TV guide after all

Hulu's live TV service will add a grid guide, walking back one of its bolder design choices.

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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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HDHomeRun plans a new DVR box, an interface overhaul, and maybe Roku support someday

The HDHomeRun Connect Duo+ could be an alternative to Tablo if your storage needs are minimal.

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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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CES was surprisingly subdued for cord-cutting

For cord-cutters, CES was quieter than usual, as companies like Tablo and Mohu avoided the show.

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The best smart TV at CES is this giant Nvidia gaming display

Nvidia sneaks into the TV business with its Shield-powered Big Format Gaming Displays.

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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.