Living Without Cable: My Experience with Cutting the Cord

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Living Without Cable: My Experience with Cutting the Cord

Cutting the cord sounds trendy enough but the reality is, there’s quite a bit of thought and consideration that goes into it, and there will be some compromises.
This model has been quite lucrative over the years but the times, they are a changin’.

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5 TV antenna tricks for the modern-day cord cutter

Jared Newman | @onejarednewman | TechHive

When I was growing up, it seemed like almost everyone had cable, and owning a TV antenna meant you were stuck in the past.

But with the rise of cord cutting, the lowly over-the-air antenna has experienced a rebirth. More than just an old-school way to get basic channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, an HD antenna can pair with all kinds of high-tech hardware, unlocking capabilities that were never possible before.

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MiCasa partners up with Gaming Grids to launch weekly eSports news program “GameSlot”

“The rise in eSports’ popularity has been staggering and the fanbase is massive,” said MCB-MiCasa CEO Sean Malatesta. “There is no shortage of traditional sports news outlets, yet the eSports segment is underserved.  GameSlot aims to remedy this condition.”

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The case for the free cord cutter DVR

Tivo’s new over the air (OTA) only DVR, the Tivo Roamio OTA, is a test of both the market – and pricing.  Tivo’s aggressively priced it at $49 – over $100 less than any other Tivo product, and $150-200 less than competing cord-cutter products like Tablo or SimpleTV.

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TECHNOBABBLE: Cutting the cord to help the environment

I’ve talked before about the benefits of “cutting the cord,” that is, canceling your cable TV subscription but keeping your Internet connection. I cut the cord a few years ago and I find that I can see almost everything I want right away.

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Look Before You Leap: Checking the Antenna Option for Watching the NFL on Free TV

In this week’s column, Bob explains the role antennas for over-the-air broadcasts play in delivering live NFL games (and more) to fans that don’t pay for typical pay-TV programming packages and as an option to those that are contemplating cutting the cable cord.

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Spending Smart: Antenna helps kick cable TV habit

As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is becoming a fundamental component of their cord-cutting strategy. That makes sense. Not only are broadcast TV signals free, but even a simple antenna can produce the best picture you’ve ever seen on your TV because the high-definition signals are less compressed than through cable or satellite.

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Simple antenna can help kick costly cable TV habit

As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is becoming a fundamental component of their cord cutting strategy. That makes sense. Not only are broadcast TV signals free, but even a simple antenna can produce the best picture you’ve ever seen on your TV because the high-definition signals are less compressed than through cable or satellite.

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The Over The Air (OTA) TV Antenna Guide

Remember back in ancient times when you needed to improve your television’s over the air or OTA TV reception and Mom or Dad would adjust those long metal sticks on top of the television?  Maybe your house was at the forefront of technology and they turned a dial to position the massive erector set on your roof until the reception cleared.  It seems so quaint now, but we could all watch TV for free. Did you know you can still OTA TV for free?  Did you also know that OTA TV signals are in crystal clear HD? Furthermore, it’s free!  All you need is an OTA TV antenna and digital tuner.

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Can cutting the cable cord really save you money?

Given the recent news that HBO, CBS, and Lionsgate are launching stand-alone streaming services, you may be thinking that the time is ripe to cancel your pay-TV contract and save lots of money. For years, consumers have been asking for à la carte television that lets them buy individual channels or networks without paying for broad packages of content they don’t want. It seems that à la carte TV may be finally arriving.

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Streaming Media Apps Comparison

Confused and unsure which streaming media will work for you?  Check out this handy caparison chart to help you decide!

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Simple antenna can help kick costly cable TV habit

As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is becoming a fundamental component of their cord-cutting strategy.

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Cord-Cutting by the Numbers

Cord-cutting, the act of scrapping a cable or satellite subscription is a popular topic these days, and its growing interest is backed by hard numbers.

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Ditch the bill, keep the remote with these four OTA DVRs for cord cutters

Perhaps the best reason to switch to an OTA DVR system is the ability to dodge additional hardware fees typically associated with monthly cable or satellite bills.

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Reviving OTA TV:Richard Schneider of Antennas Direct

There is a free alternative, as most us in the industry know: over-the-air reception. To many, this alternative is not a choice since it eliminates cable programming and premium channels. For many, however, OTA reception could save their household budget—if they knew about it. That’s the goal of Antenna Direct’s Richard Schneider.

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Cord-cutting growing as many ditch dishes, cable

It’s called “cutting the cord” and it could save you as much as $100 every month…

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