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Rachel Oaks


Rachel has spent the past two years at 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, Rachel’s work has been featured on,,, and

Hulu + Live TV vs. AT&T TV NOW

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Versus Reviews | 0 

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.

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Cable Modem Buyers Guide 2020

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Equipment Guides | 1 

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.

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A variety of Xfinity compatible modems.

Best Xfinity-Compatible Modems 2020

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Best Of, Equipment Guides | 0 

Do you have to use an Xfinity modem with Xfinity cable internet? We’ve waded through the sea of modems that work with Xfinity to find the best out there.

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Hidden Costs of DIRECTV

by | Sep 3, 2020 | Tools | 2 

Budgeting in a new TV package can be intimidating. But don’t fret—we’ve got your back with all the insider knowledge of DIRECTV’s hidden fees.

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5 Best TV Packages and Deals for 2020

by | Sep 1, 2020 | Best Of, Reviews | 2 

We’ve reviewed dozens of TV packages so you don’t have to – check out our list of the best packages for sports, movies, streaming, families and more.

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DIRECTV Review 2020: Compare Packages, Deals, and Prices

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

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®.

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Definitive Review of the Xfinity X1

by | | Equipment Guides, Featured, Reviews | 3 

Check out our in-depth review of the Xfinity X1, Comcast’s DVR system. We explore the costs, remote operation, user interface and more.

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DIRECTV Channel Lineup Guide

by | | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Each DIRECTV package has its own unique channel lineup. Lucky for you, we know how important getting the right channel lineup is, so we’re here to be your DIRECTV guide.

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DIRECTV Internet Bundles: Packages, Prices, and More

by | | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

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.

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Definitive DIRECTV Genie Review

by | Aug 28, 2020 | Equipment Guides | 0 

Get an inside look at how the DIRECTV Genie stacks up against the competition. Easy-to-understand pros and cons, specs, and more at

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