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 Roku.com, TechGuySmartBuy.com, HowtoWatch.com, and SatelliteInternet.com.
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
To get the most out of your cable internet package, choose a cable modem that can keep up. We’ve got the lowdown on renting vs. buying, top brands (NETGEAR, ARRIS, Motorola), DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 information, and cable provider compatibility.Read more
DIRECTV service is consistently above average. Most of its plans include a DVR to record your favorite shows, a season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET, and three months of HBO®, CINEMAX®, SHOWTIME®, and STARZ®.Read more
If you want both internet and DIRECTV, see if AT&T is available in your area. You’ll get $20 per month off the bundled services, and AT&T’s internet isn’t too shabby—unless it offers only 10 Mbps download speeds to your home. Always check availability with the provider before ordering service.Read more