Cable TV and Internet News Articles & Resources

Customer Satisfaction: How Do TV Providers Compare?

Are you currently happy with your TV provider or cable service? Have you ever been left frustrated by the customer service call center? Or do you rave about your TV provider to your friends and colleagues? We look a the trends in customer satisfaction for the main TV providers across the country.

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Is 5G A Threat To Cable TV?

Today, the big buzzword in the tech industry is 5G. Some people say 5G could bring about the end of cable TV, whereas others think it won't have much of an impact. We take a deep dive into the issue to discover whether this new technology really is a threat.

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How To Connect Your Phone to the TV (All The Tips and Tricks You Need)

Your phone is a miracle of modern programming and engineering, but what it lacks is a large screen. It can't compare to the size of a TV. Fortunately, there are several ways to connect your phone and TV to get the best of both worlds. Here are some of the main ways to connect your phone to your TV and how to go about them.

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The Pros And Cons Of Bundles

When you are trying to determine what you will do for cable, internet, and perhaps additional services, there are plenty of options. You might consider getting some services as a bundle, as they can genuinely save you money and improve your quality of life. Here we look at the pros and cons and how you can weigh up whether a bundle is right for you.

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16 TV Shows That Ended Way Too Soon

The world of television is a complex one. TV shows are simultaneously an art and a business. They cost money to produce, and their function is to generate revenue for the network or streaming service. This often means some great shows get canceled, despite a cult following. Here are 16 TV shows that were canceled far too soon.

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How To Negotiate With Your Cable Company

Do you feel you’re paying too much for cable? You’re probably not alone. The average monthly cost of a cable subscription currently hovers around $65 per month, though many people pay upwards of $217 per month for their entire cable package. If you feel you're not getting a good deal , here are some handy tips to help you negotiate a better one.

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10 Educational TV Shows To Entertain The Kids This Summer

With the ability to go outside still somewhat limited because of the lingering pandemic, more parents are now thinking of better ways for their children to spend their time. While some families might be able to go without TV, there are still plenty of kids who watch it every day. While not every educational TV show is the most thrilling for kids to watch, quality has only gone up since you were a child. There are many educational shows on every platform, but here are ten of the best:

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A History of TV Censorship In America

Considering the United States is seen as a bastion for freedom, it might come as a surprise to read the words “TV censorship in America.” After all, freedom of speech is literally the first freedom secured by the Bill of Rights. When most of us think of censorship, we think of countries such as China, where the government actively restricts access to information it thinks will limit its power. However, TV censorship is present in the United States, although it looks a lot different from what we might traditionally consider censorship.

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The Highest Rated TV Broadcasts of All Time

What do people like to watch on TV? When was the last time you could remember practically everyone you know watching? Sure, there were some shows that proved very popular in your friend group, but what about something that everyone talked about and was clearly on the minds of people you passed by in the street? What does event television look like, and does it still exist today?

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Port Guide: How to Properly Hook Up Your TV

While a television setup can mean near-endless entertainment, it also means wires, and plugging in. For someone who has not done it before or is dealing with something new, it can be a little confusing. Not only do you want to avoid creating a rat’s nest of wires behind your TV, but you also need to make sure everything is secure and correctly installed. Here is everything you should know about hooking up your TV and the various ports you are likely to come across.

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The Growth and Impact of Cable News

There was once a time when the news operated as part of a “cycle.” Initially, the newspapers determined this cycle, since papers could only be printed and distributed daily. The news came out once every 24-hours or more. However, cable news has changed that, meaning news is now available 24/7. Is this a good or bad thing? We discuss the key points here.

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12 Essential Accessories for Your New TV

If you are reading this, you have either gotten a new TV recently or you are looking for something to add to your entertainment or living room setup. There’s a lot to get on top of a simple TV and couch to bring out the most of your entertainment setup. Sure, you can get by with the remote that came with the TV and your cable plan, but there is so much more that can add more viewing options, ease-of-access, additional comfort, and an improved experience.

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The 12 Best Work From Home Gadgets And Accessories

If you're reading this, we assume you already have a computer and basic desk for handling your work, but what else might you need? What can help you get through the day and make sure you are doing your job well despite perhaps being in a different environment from normal? While you need to bring focus and discipline to the table, fortunately, you can also order other parts of the equation online. Here, we look at 12 accessories and gadgets that can make you work at home experience more comfortable.

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What Size TV Should I Buy?

Are you looking for a new television? Did your old one break or perhaps you just want to upgrade? What size you need for different situations will vary, and if your new TV is too big or too small, it could lead to issues or even needing to return the TV. We want you to avoid the hassle by preparing ahead of time and telling you which measurements to make.

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The 5 Best TVs For Gaming In 2021

When you game, you want to be immersed in the experience. Your set-up is extremely important, and many games are immersive experiences with breathtaking graphics. There are many TV options for gamers but here we look at our top 5 picks in 2021.

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Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

It's hard to go anywhere in this world without looking at a screen. With so many digital devices out there – from phones and tablets to computers and TVs – there is always something to look at. For children specifically, the temptation to stare at a screen is often too hard to resist, leading to unhealthy habits. So, how much screen time is too much?

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Which TV Show Really Is The Best Ever?

Television has been around since around 1950, or at least that's when TV sets started appearing in middle-class homes across the country. Since then, it has grown to be a staple in our lives; few things entertain us more than our televisions. Popular TV is a frequent topic of conversation and in this article, we try to answer that all-important question, which TV show really is the best ever?

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15 Things You Could Achieve Tonight Instead Of Watching TV

While watching TV (or streaming some form of content) can be a lovely way to spend an evening, it can also be a default activity. You do not feel much sense of accomplishment outside of finishing a season of the show we are most recently binge-watching. Here are 15 ideas that you can try out instead of watching your favorite show tonight.

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How Much Internet Bandwidth Do I Need To Stream TV?

More people are streaming their content than ever before and streaming more content to more devices. Yet, how much bandwidth you need to stream the content of your choice? What differences do you need to consider?

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Which Streaming Stick Is Right for You?

The "streaming stick" is a device or accessory that can connect to your television and allow for the streaming of content. It is easy to see why they became so popular. There are several sticks to choose from, which speaks volumes about their popularity but can also confuse potential customers. We're here to look at the main players and help you decide.

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What Has America Been Watching During COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic that has raged for the past year has put an incredible amount of stress on all of us. Restrictions on businesses limit what we can do for recreation, and one of the best things you can do to help others is to stay home. While this is the safest thing to do, the consequence is boredom. Extreme boredom. This has led many of us to seek out new hobbies and adopt new habits, such as watching TV but what exactly has America been settling down to during COVID-19?

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The 10 Best End of the World Movies to Enjoy in 2021

Will the world end in fire, or will it end in ice? Or will it be an alien invasion that uses superweapons to destroy Earth's ecosystems over time? The speculation is endless, and it has been an enduring pastime of people to speculate on the end of the world, how it will happen, and what people will do. This event has been played out in literally thousands of end of the world movies, and here, we give you the rundown of our top ten list.

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The Most Binge-Worthy TV Series Of The Last Decade

In the past, we could only ever watch one episode at a time, mainly because episodes only aired once a week. Such a format meant that the cliffhanger ending was crucial; you had to keep audiences engaged for at least a week. Streaming is different. When one episode finishes and you're dying to see what comes next, all you need to do is wait a few seconds, and it will appear on your screen. Of course, this can lead to hours – or sometimes whole days – binge-watchng.

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Projector Or TV? Which Is Right For Your Household?

If you are reading this, then you are likely looking at a new TV, or are going to be moving to a new home or apartment soon. You are also probably thinking about making a significant upgrade to your home entertainment system. Picture quality and the way you experience your entertainment matter to you. So, are you going to invest in a TV or a projector? We're here to help you decide.

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25 Fun Ideas For A Family Night In

Staying in has definitely become the new going out. For most of us, Saturday evenings at the movies, pizza parlor, or arcade are much more memories of a strangely distant past than a feature of our current reality. Every family has different interests, but we've compiled a list of more than 20 ways you can spend a night in with your family. Try them out, and we bet you'll have so much fun that these nights in become a key part of your family life moving forward.

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The 5 Best Alternatives to Amazon Fire TV

If, like an increasing number of viewers, you’re tired of cable television and have recently joined the ranks of cord-cutters, welcome! It sure feels freeing, doesn’t it? But what now? Where do you get all your favorite shows from? A lot of viewers opted for Amazon Fire Sticks, especially before there were alternatives available. Now, however, there are plenty of options and we take a look at the best alternatives to Amazon Fire TV.

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The 7 Best TV Set-Top Boxes on the Market

Cable has lost subscribers in recent years, due partly to people’s increasing disinterest in traditional TV and partly to the growing number of viable alternatives, like set-top boxes. Yet ditching regular cable doesn’t mean giving up all your shows. If you’re a cord-cutter, IPTV is the best option around, because it enables you to enjoy all your favorite programs, and more.

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4K and Beyond: The Future of TV Viewing

If you're into TV and technology, you may be one of the lucky ones who has a 4K TV. You're probably enjoying incredibly crisp, clear viewing with exceptionally vivid colors. You've also probably heard that 8K is creeping in, and that's leaving some people a bit skeptical – 4K has just come out; why is 8K being launched so fast? Are the improvements that significant? Do we all need to run out and buy a new TV, and will previous technologies become obsolete? Let's take a look at the broader image of TV viewing, how it has developed over the years, where it is now, and where it is likely to go in the next few years

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What’s The Most Popular Cable Show In Your State?

TV is at the heart of American culture. Ever since the television first became mainstream, people have been consuming show after show for decades. The characters and storylines from these many programs seep into everyday life, and keeping up with the latest TV hit often becomes a matter of social survival. Are you wondering what's most popular in your state? We've got all the latest info for you.

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The Best Smart Home Gadgets For TV Lovers

The idea of the "smart home" has been around for decades, if not even longer, but we can safely say that it is here, at least where your entertainment is concerned. As a TV lover, you probably want a seamless and immersive viewing experience, complete with the ability to skip commercials, get perfect sound, and switch to channels and programs of your choice in an instant. All of that is possible, to one degree or another, with the use of modern technology and smart devices.

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The 5 Best Portable TVs For 2021

Portable TVs have been around for some time, although perhaps they were not as portable then as they are now. Given that we can fit high-resolution screens in our pockets and tablets can accompany us just about anywhere, it stands to reason that excellent portable TVs exist at affordable prices with great screens. Being a more focused device than the modern smartphone, they can do more at a lower price. Whether they look like thicker tablets with good reception or simply look like miniature TV, if you are in the market for one, there is a model that will be a good fit for you. Yet there might be too many to sort through on your own, so that is where we come in. We will lay out the best options for you so that you can make your choice.

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Troubleshooting Tips: How to Fix Your Cable TV Setup

Cable television can be a fantastic entertainment source for you and your household. It can be an excellent investment at many different levels, whether it is part of a bundle or just a standalone service. However, like all technology, it can be a source of frustration when it is not working properly and requires troubleshooting on your end. This can be especially troubling if you are not even sure where to begin with fixing the problem. Here are some of the most common issues with cable TV setups and some of the most common steps towards their solutions.

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Are Any of These Hidden Fees Impacting Your Cable Bill?

Like any monthly expense, your cable bill is a significant investment, and it can feel as though the costs of your audiovisual entertainment are rising every year, if not every month. While you might be getting some new functionality or services, much of the rise in your bills likely comes from fees (either new or rising themselves) that you barely notice, a few dollars here or there. We look at the hidden fees that might be on your cable bill and how you can avoid them.

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How to Keep Your Home Office Safe and Secure

Working from home, an arrangement that was once a luxury for just a select few individuals has become a necessity for millions as the Covid-19 pandemic rages through 2020 and continues to force us all to rearrange our lives. In general, this is great news. But working from home – whether in a home office or at the kitchen table – comes with some threats that many of us have never considered, and it’s important to address these to keep you and your company safe. Here's how you can do it.

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The Best Universal Remotes for 2021

How many entertainment devices do you have in your home that require a remote, an app, or some sort of command device? How many of those remotes do you have lying around the house, and how many of them confuse you or remain unused? If the answer is too many, you may want to invest in a universal remote for your living room.

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The Best TV Antenna Amplifiers in 2021

If you're using an antenna to get your television, you might still experience some frustration with a poor signal from time to time, no matter how good of an antenna you have or how good of a location you think you live for picking up signals. And when you are watching your favorite shows, the big game, or even just channel surfing, the last thing you want is interference. Mitigating that problem is just what a TV Antenna Amplifier is for. It will take your signal and enhance it as best it can. Here we look at the best options to suit all needs and budgets.

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The Best TV Packages For Sports Fanatics

Who doesn't love a good sports match? Whether it's a major game like the Super Bowl or the World Cup Final or just a regular game between two good teams, there's nothing quite like the thrill of watching two teams go at it in real-time. However, because there are so many choices for watching sports, figuring out how to get access to all of your favorites sports can sometimes be a real pain. We've taken a look at the many different TV packages for sports fanatics and come up with a list of the best.

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The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2021

There's nothing that beats a good movie. Whether you make a night of it and go to the theater, where the big screen and booming speakers make for a superb viewing experience, or dial something up on one of your many streaming services, catching a film is a great way to be entertained. However, the coronavirus pandemic that knocked 2020 on its feet, and continues to upend 2021, has had a significant impact on the movie industry. Many movies have suspended filming or had their release dates pushed back. That said, there are still plenty of great films to look forward to in 2021, here are some of them.

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The Best Live Streaming Options in 2021

Although the television market is now flush with specialty streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+, there's still something satisfying about flopping on the couch, flipping through the guide, and finding something that's simply \"on TV.\" However, with the cost of cable ballooning over the past few years, and in the absence of an increase in value along with these price hikes, many people are looking for alternatives to traditional cable TV.

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The Best Cable Deals

Cable television can be expensive on its own. Prices do not feel like they are coming down much, even in an age of competition with other forms of TV, other forms of entertainment, and even more options for channel packages than we might ever use. Yet despite all of this, most of us still want cable TV, and it is entirely possible to get a deal or package that allows us not to have to worry about the bill. Competition is still healthy, and that means there are great options if you know where to look.

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The Average Cost of a TV: How Has It Changed Over Time?

If you were to go online today and look for televisions on sale (and perhaps you have, given your interest in this article), you would almost certainly be able to find a television to make your living room proud for less than $500. If you wanted a basic one for your bedroom, you could probably do it for less than $200. With the right bargain hunter and some patience, you can still find an HD television for perhaps just a bit over $100 and have it shipped to your house in a day or two for free.

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11 Ways to Watch TV for Free

Whether as a TV junkie who must keep up on the latest shows or a casual viewer who watches just to pass the time and...

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How to Set Up the Ultimate Home Entertainment System

There’s no better feeling than flopping down on your couch after a long day, or on a quiet Saturday night, to watch a movie or...

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Cable TV vs. Streaming Costs (in 2021)

We now have more ways to watch television than ever before. In addition to traditional cable, there are now many different streaming services available, each offering its own unique combination of content. As a result, more and more people are "cutting the cord" each year, saying goodbye to their paid cable TV subscriptions forever. However, which option makes the most sense for your finances? We look at the costs and the various options in this article.

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The Nine Best TV Antennas for 2021 (Indoor & Outdoor)

With the invention and widespread adoption of cable and satellite TV, it started to look like the days were numbered for TV antennas. Things looked...

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Key Cord-Cutting Statistics in 2021

Television has been an important part of our culture since it first went mainstream in the 1950s and 1960s. It made it possible for people...

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Cable TV Statistics in 2021 – Is Cable TV Dead?

Did you ever think you would live to see a day when we would ask if cable TV is dead? Thanks to streaming, we have more ways to watch TV than we ever did before, and it has certainly impacted the cable TV market.

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Four of the Best: The Best DVRs on the Market Today

You just don’t have the time to stick to the schedule television networks might want you to and in 2021 there is absolutely no reason to. We look at the best DVRs on the market so you don't have to miss your favorite shows.

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How to Keep Up with Your Favorite Shows When You’re Away from Home

If you're reading this, perhaps you travel a lot, whether for work or pleasure. At the end of a stressful or exciting day, you might be in the mood for something familiar, and keeping up with your favorite show is a great way to get that feeling when you're away from home. While COVID has undoubtedly put a damper on travel or perhaps canceled it entirely, people still need to go places.

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The Complete History of Cable TV

While you may take your cable subscription and services as mainstays in your home or apartment, cable hasn’t always been with us, and it certainly...

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