Category Archives: How To’s

Cord Cutting – a getting started guide

treasure chestStart getting rid of cable – cut the cord

You hear about thousands of people ditching cable.  Well, here’s a tip.  It’s a little different when you decide to try it yourself.  With new equipment to buy and many people’s interests to satisfy, it can be a lot tougher than it looks.  More important — savings might NOT be as big as you think.  This guide will help you ask the questions you should be asking yourself BEFORE you make a move.  Whether you’re shaving one step at a time, or ripping the whole thing out at once, it’s an exciting journey.  Without further ado, let’s get started!

 

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Get rid of cable slowly by cord “shaving”

cable shaving - a cord cutting alternativeNot ready to cut the cord – why not consider cable shaving?

How often have you heard that cutting the cord is really straight-forward and something you should try?   It seems so simple, just cancel your cable service and you’ll save tons of money, oodles of cash.  Sounds great right…but what exactly are you giving up?  How do I actually get started?  Will you have to buy a ton of equipment? Will you ever watch sports again?!?  Will I have to SPEND a lot to SAVE a lot????  How complicated will this get???? ARGH!!!  If cord cutting seems like too big a task to take on, no problem! There’s no rule that says you can’t try shaving the cord first!

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How To Get Started With A Digital Antenna

antenna towers - just how tricky are they to pick up?HDTV Antenna — sounds great, but where do I start??

When I first thought about getting rid of our DirecTV subscription, I knew I’d have to pick up an HDTV antenna to start receiving local channels.  The more I thought about it, the more nervous I got.  Searching for “HDTV antenna” on Amazon didn’t exactly help as I found ~4,000 ITEMS and a ton of different features to sort through.  Do I need VHF or UHF?  Can I get by with an indoor antenna? How the heck am I going to install an outdoor antenna??  First, take a breath…  Calm?  Good!  Let’s walk through exactly what you need to do FIRST to start to find an antenna that makes the most sense for you.

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