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Rachel Oaks

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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.

Which is Better: Surround Sound or Soundbars?

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs | 0 

Sure, surround sound systems can be bulky and difficult to set up, but if you want an incredible home theater, this isn’t the place to cut corners. Soundbars work best in smaller spaces like apartments or bedrooms, and they use tricky virtual sound techniques to give you a miniature surround sound experience.

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Frontier FiOS vs. Spectrum

by | Feb 21, 2018 | Versus Reviews | 1 

Frontier FiOS vs. Spectrum. Get Frontier FiOS for customer-friendly service at a great value. Get Spectrum for the most HD channels and help getting out of your current contract.

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2018’s Best TV Providers in Customer Satisfaction

by | Jan 17, 2018 | Best Of, Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

It’s hard to sign a contract with a TV provider when you have only package pricing and channel counts to guess at what your experience will be like. That’s why every year we at CableTV.com survey paid-TV customers across the nation to get detailed information on how they feel about their providers. See the results!

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Name-Brand TVs vs. Their Cheaper Rivals: What’s the Difference?

by | Nov 8, 2017 | Best Of, Equipment Guides, TV FAQs | 1 

Is a name brand the only way to get a quality TV, or should you take a chance on a lesser-known brand? Compare Sony, LG & Samsung vs. TLC, Vizio & Element

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America’s Favorite Reality TV Shows

by | Nov 6, 2017 | Entertainment | 0 

Whether you love cutthroat competition, regular people becoming overnight celebrities, or ridiculously scripted drama, reality TV has something for you. But how do your reality TV interests compare to people in your state and across the US?

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CenturyLink Prism vs. Cox Contour

by | Aug 31, 2017 | Versus Reviews | 0 

Should you go with CenturyLink Prism or Cox Contour? CableTV has side-by-side and at-a-glance comparisons to show you what provider is best for your TV needs.

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Cox Contour Record 6 HD-DVR: A Strong Contender

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Equipment Guides | 0 

The Contour Record 6 HD-DVR is a well-rounded DVR option. Its features allow for control over your viewing experience without being overly complex. Overall, the Record 6 HD-DVR provides a helpful and enjoyable viewing experience that is bound to keep your household happy.

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2017’s Best TV Providers in Customer Satisfaction

by | Jun 8, 2017 | Best Of, Reviews | 0 

The top three providers for overall customer satisfaction are Verizon, DIRECTV, and DISH. The rest of the providers’ rankings are completely jumbled. In previous years, fiber providers stayed near the top, but with many cable companies using fiber-optic backbones, cable speeds and reliability are far more competitive than before.

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Charter Spectrum TV vs. CenturyLink Prism

by | May 10, 2017 | Versus Reviews | 0 

Should you choose Charter Spectrum or CenturyLink Prism as your cable provider? See side-by-side and at-a-glance information and reviews so you can choose a package and a provider that’ll fit your priorities.

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Do You Know Your State’s Favorite Old-School Anime?

by | Apr 25, 2017 | Entertainment | 0 

Do You Know Your State’s Favorite Old-School Anime? When I was in junior high, my friend hosted “anime nights” every two weeks. Guests scrounged up whatever anime they could find—TV recordings, rented VHS tapes, or even a full-season box set if they just had a birthday. We’d break off into three groups, one for each […]

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