Rachel has spent the past two years at CableTV.com writing articles that demystify hidden fees, DVRs, sound systems, and more. She makes door-to-door DISH and DIRECTV salespeople uncomfortable with her in-depth questions—but if that’s what it takes to get you the best TV experience, she’s happy to do it. In addition to writing for CableTV.com, Rachel’s work has been featured on Today.com, TechGuySmartBuy.com, HowtoWatch.com, and SatelliteInternet.com.
In 2020, there are practically 80 billion tablets, so it’s hard to compare models. We spent hours comparing price, specs like storage and weight, user reviews, and much more. Luckily, we’ve narrowed your best options down to five—whether you’re looking for a bargain buy, laptop replacement, or peak performer.Read more
Hulu + Live TV speaks to all the strengths of streaming: a full on-demand library, the most popular shows for cheap, and plenty of space to record your favorite live shows. Meanwhile, DIRECTV NOW has made backward changes that draw too much on its satellite TV origins—complete with bloated packages and pricey add-ons.Read more
Jump to: How to get basic cable | Basic cable packages | Basic cable and alternatives | Basic cable TV FAQ How do you get basic cable? Thanks to your local government’s state-approved local franchising authorities (LFAs), which require cable companies to offer low-priced basic tiers, you can skip the premium prices and get basic cable. You just [...]Read more
Five DVRs that add maximum flexibility to your minimum-activity moments. How we chose these top DVRs Did you know that there are hundreds of different DVRs out there? No? Well, each year CableTV.com sorts through this monster list—so you don’t have to—and picks the top five based on features, storage, and user experience. We also [...]Read more
Best for flexibility Price: $44.99–$104.99/mo. (3.82 /5) View Plans Best for customer satisfaction Price: $40–$90/mo (4.09 /5) View Plans Jump to: Deals | Prices and plans | Fees and extra charges | Customer satisfaction | Bundling with TV | Final take The bottom line Spectrum is a well-priced, contract-free option if you don’t want to [...]Read more