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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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Streaming video DVR explained

We're often asked whether there's a DVR for streaming video services. The answer is complicated.

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Yes, HBO should be more like Netflix

HBO needn't abandon its quality-over-quantity ideals, but AT&T is right to call for change.

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DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue price hikes: The cost of more bloated bundles

DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue are raising prices, but don't call it cable all over again.

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AT&T Watch: All the channels, details, and gotchas

After buying Time Warner, AT&T is giving away TV with unlimited wireless service, but some caveats apply.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.

The moocher's guide to cutting the cord, 2018 edition

Password sharing for streaming services: What you need to know before bumming someone else's Netflix login.

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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.