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Author: Dave Schafer

The Definitive Review of the TiVo

Can one of TiVo’s offerings make your DVR dreams come true? What is TiVo? | Main Features | TiVo Models | Fees | Compatibility | Hardware | User Experience   What Is the TiVo? The TiVo is a third-party DVR system that can be hooked up to nearly any cable provider’s service, offering an alternative to the proprietary—and sometimes clunky—DVR systems that cable companies provide. The company has been in the business for a long time, with the original TiVo coming to market in 1999, and it still offers one of the best values in the DVR business. In...

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XFINITY vs. AT&T U-verse

At a Glance Type of Service Cable Fiber Channel Count 260+/130 HD 550+/200 HD Price $29.99–$109.99/mo. $50–$125/mo. Equipment Fees $9.95/mo. Included in monthly bill Installation Fee Varies $35 activation fee Contract None Yes (1 year) Customer Satisfaction 3.36/5 3.57/5 Packages View XFINITY Plans View AT&T Plans Data effective 3/28/2017. Pricing and speeds are subject to change. Not all offers available in all areas. You know what you want—great, reliable TV with plenty of choice and flexibility at an affordable price. The hard part is figuring out which provider can deliver on those expectations. That’s where the team at

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The Best Satellite Dishes for Your RV and Tailgate

Satellite TV is an excellent option for home television, but it really shines on the road. Because the signals are beamed from space, they are available anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky—no cables or other infrastructure required. This makes satellite TV the ideal choice for activities like tailgating or camping, where you need something portable and easy to set up and take down. It’s also a fantastic choice for folks who spend a lot of time in an RV, whether you’re parking at a campground or trying to entertain the kids on a long drive. Best...

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DISH vs. Time Warner Cable Spectrum

At a Glance Type of Service Satellite Cable Channel Count Up to 290+ 200+ Price $39.99–$79.99/mo. $64.99–99.99/mo. Equipment Fees $15/mo. $11.75/mo. Installation Fee No Yes (amount varies) Contract 2 years None Customer Satisfaction 3.61/5 3.28/5 Packages View DISH Plans Spectrum Cable Plans Data effective 3/17/2016. Pricing and speeds are subject to change. Not all offers are available in all areas.   Should you choose DISH or Spectrum Cable as your TV service provider?   The Verdict Get DISH for excellent customer service, great pricing, and one of the best DVR systems in the biz. And, since we’re talking satellite,...

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