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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Why Netflix has become our go-to streaming service

Netflix So, you’re ready to get rid of cable? Congrats! Or maybe you’re on the fence and attacking it bit-by-bit. Either way, a streaming media service will be a must-have to fill out your viewing options.  Hard to imagine a site talking about abandoning cable without mentioning Netflix and as we’ve delved more into The Cable Project, we’ve become big fans.  Without further ado…let’s look closer at this service! Read more

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