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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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Channels DVR review: A powerful but pricey DVR for discerning cord-cutters

Channels DVR gets a lot of little things right, but the price is wrong.

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No, you probably can't cut the cable cord using a mobile hotspot for internet access

Cutting the cord with a mobile hotspot for internet: Still inadvisable

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Spectrum TV Choice review: A la carte TV for cord-cutters, but at a cost

The cable giant offers a la carte streaming, with mixed results.

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Cut the cord, or else!

As cord-cutting grows, folks who stick with cable and satellite are getting squeezed.

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Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

Live PBS without cable: Why it's so hard to get, and what you can do about it

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Plex DVR and Channels: The case for using both

Plex DVR or Channels: Why not use both?

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: Still the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $180 media streamer and gaming box, still doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Roku is ready to sell you more subscriptions

Roku starts selling premium subscriptions to channels like Showtime and Starz.

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Best Super Bowl TV deals 2019: Upgrade your set for cheap

We've waded through all the deals to find the best Super Bowl TV sales out there—and a few good discounts on speakers and streaming devices, too.

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Why don’t Samsung and LG make streaming boxes?

Samsung’s and LG’s streaming TV platforms is getting pretty good. Too bad you have to buy a whole TV along with them.

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TiVo talks streaming apps, Android hardware, and a potential live TV service

TiVo's Ted Malone on where the venerable DVR maker is going next.

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In defense of smart TV snooping

Data collection on smart TVs reveals an ugly truth about streaming video.

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Amazon's Fire TV Stick gets a much better remote

The Amazon Fire TV Stick gets volume and power controls on its remote.

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HDHomeRun teases simpler hardware and (maybe) a Roku app

The HDHomeRun Scribe Duo and Servio can record broadcast TV channels without a separate server device.

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Google just might power the streaming box of your dreams in 2019

Android TV is finally getting its due on consumer streaming players.