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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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Have a cord-cutting question? We have answers

Cord-cutting questions answered: Internet options, antenna issues, DVR solutions, and more.

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Cord-cutters: You can still stream network TV shows for free

How to stream new CBS shows for free without Paramount+

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Cord-cutting sports fans might soon have a savior: Gamblers

Live sports streaming without cable could get less expensive thanks to gambling.

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Streaming TV's invisible annoyance

Does your streaming video get too loud or too quiet? Here's why, and what you can do about it.

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The Fire TV home screen might look a lot different to cord-cutters next month

Amazon's new Fire TV experience: What works, what doesn't, and when you'll get it.

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Paramount+ and the lure of long-term cord-cutting commitments

Streaming services like Paramount+ are increasingly using multi-month deals to keep cord-cutters on board.

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PlayOn's streaming video DVR just got a lot better

PlayOn adds Channels DVR integration for recording Netflix and other streaming sources.

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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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Tablo Dual HDMI review: A great over-the-air DVR for videophiles

The Tablo Dual HDMI DVR records local channels at full quality, but loses some features along the way.

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Cable-bill transparency laws haven't killed sneaky fees

Cable TV's sneaky fees are still a problem, even with a new transparency law on the books.

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ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why it's still early days for antenna TV's big upgrade

ATSC 3.0 in 2021: Why NextGen TV is still early days for cord cutters.

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Cord-cutting just got even harder for sports fans

Watching regional Fox Sports channels without cable just got even more expensive.

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Discovery+ isn't the cord-cutting service you think it is

Discovery+ has a huge reality TV catalog, but avoids giving too much to cord cutters.

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T-Mobile TVision service and Hub review: A fair price for a fair live TV service

TVision by T-Mobile lacks the polish of its peers, but its pricing is unique.

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The 2020 cord-cutter awards: Best streaming services, devices, and more

These were the best cord-cutting services, devices, and developments in 2020.