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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 six years. As Managing Editor of CableTV.com, 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 We Rank

by | May 5, 2021 | Uncategorized

We base our reviews and ratings on a unique blend of hard data and qualitative analysis. Read on to see how exactly we rate and test (read: have fun with) the services and products featured on our site.

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How to Watch Lifetime Channel and Hallmark Channel 2021: Streaming, Satellite TV, and More

by | Feb 3, 2021 | Best Of

Maybe you’re looking for all the holiday feels all year long? Or perhaps just a little more mystery in your life? In either case, Lifetime Channel and Hallmark Channel are must-haves. Read our recommendations to get the right TV viewing experience for you.

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My Apple TV Remote Is not Working

by | Nov 16, 2020 | 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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How to Watch HGTV: Channels, Streaming, and More

by | Oct 28, 2020 | 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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How to Watch the Presidential Debates 2020: Schedule, Channels, and More

by | Oct 20, 2020 | Entertainment

When is the next presidential debate? What channel is the presidential debate on? Check out our quick and easy guide to find out when and how you can watch the 2020 presidential debates.

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How to Watch Livestreaming Sports: Sports Channels, Streaming Services, and More

by | Oct 14, 2020 | Industry News, TV FAQs

Believe it or not, you can watch live sports right now during the coronavirus—and we’re not just talking professional cornhole (yes, that’s a thing). Get the latest news about what professional sports are currently in action and when your favorite major league sports, like the NFL and NBA, will be back on TV.

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | May 7, 2020 | 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. Network traffic | Network outage | Modem and router | Connected devices Too much network traffic Because your cable internet comes to your home [...]

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