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Mike Strayer

Managing Editor

Mike Strayer, PhD, has written and edited TV, internet, and tech content across the interwebs for over seven years. As Managing Editor of, he nerds out dissecting labyrinthian channel lineups and sifting through massive on-demand libraries. Off the clock, catch him on his couch deep in The Twilight Zone or wandering Westworld.

How to Watch Live TV News for Free in 2023: ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC, and More

by | Mar 28, 2023 | TV FAQs

Life comes at you fast—news comes even faster. Everything Everywhere All at Once isn’t just a fantastic movie, it’s also a perfect description of the daily news cycle. Luckily, in these eventful times, there are a ton of live TV news channels available for you to watch and stream for free.

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How To Wall Mount a TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

by | Mar 17, 2023 | TV FAQs

For maximum cool factor and a superclean look for your entertainment center, mounting your flat-panel TV is the way to go. Here’s how to get that flat screen up on the wall.

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What Channel Are the 2023 NBA Playoffs On?

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Entertainment

This year, the NBA Playoffs are on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. Our viewing guide maps out the NBA postseason schedule and the best ways to tune in so you don’t miss a single dribble.

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How to Watch HGTV: Channels, Streaming, and More

by | Feb 20, 2023 | Best Of, Reviews

These days, watching HGTV without cable is a breeze. You’ll still have to pay to get a reliable HGTV stream, but you can usually get a streaming service package for less than a typical cable package.

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When’s the Best Time to Buy a TV?

by | Feb 1, 2023 | TV FAQs

The best time to buy a TV will vary based on whether you want the latest and greatest model or simply the best price. Either way, finding a good deal on a TV depends nearly as much on when you buy as what you buy.

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Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Tools

The best internet for Netflix depends on two things: where you live and how many folks (or devices) use the internet at the same time in your home.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | | TV FAQs

For most folks, we recommend HBO’s streaming HBO Max because it’s relatively cheap, has a month-to-month contract, and features more than just HBO Originals. If you prefer to keep things simple with a single cable plan and no messy apps, Spectrum or Cox is the way to go.

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SHOWTIME vs. SHOWTIME Anytime: Which Is Best for You?

by | Dec 19, 2022 | Reviews, TV FAQs, Versus Reviews

Whether you’re stalking your next serial killer show (Dexter) or needing a dark comedy (Black Monday) to keep you laughing through quarantine, the premium channel SHOWTIME is a solid streaming option. We’ll help you find the cheapest, easiest, and best ways to stream SHOWTIME with or without cable. Come on, you know your Dark Passenger craves it.

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My Apple TV Remote Is not Working

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs

You depend on your Apple TV remote for so much entertainment, so it’s understandable that you might find yourself feeling a little ornery when it stops working properly. Don’t get too worked up about it, though, because we’ve researched some common problems (and easy solutions) to check before tossing it out and buying a new Apple TV remote.

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | Dec 8, 2022 | TV FAQs

Cable internet connection issues can be a huge inconvenience. But don’t dismay over your dropped connections too much. We’ve researched four common causes for cable internet outages and connection issues—and how you can fix them.

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