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Randy Harward


Randy Harward’s music and entertainment writing has appeared in HARP, Guitar World, Blurt, Salt Lake City Weekly, Salt Lake Magazine, and dozens of other publications since 1998. He watches tons of TV series and horror films as a Staff Writer for (and also for fun). His TV writing also pops up on and Randy digs books, movies, burritos, disc golf, tarantulas, and cats.

DIRECTV vs Xfinity

DIRECTV vs. Xfinity

by | Dec 6, 2022 | Versus Reviews

DIRECTV packages are expensive but probably worth it for sports fans. Xfinity TV packages have fewer channels but a better user experience.

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by | | Versus Reviews

Our TV experts’ research shows that Spectrum’s affordable, premium-jammed plans beat DIRECTV STREAM’s poor value.

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Spectrum vs DIRECTV

Spectrum vs. DIRECTV

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Versus Reviews

Spectrum offers cable TV and internet services to select regions across the US without a contract. Its TV plan is affordable, flexible, simple, and bundles well with Spectrum’s high-speed internet service.

DIRECTV satellite TV service is available almost anywhere in the country, includes the Genie DVR at no extra cost, and is the best TV provider for sports. But DIRECTV is losing NFL SUNDAY TICKET this fall. It’s too bad, though, that DIRECTV has contracts, high prices—including a steep second-year price hike—and limited bundling options.

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A home theater scene featuring a generic 75-inch TV

Best 75-Inch TV

by | Dec 1, 2022 | Uncategorized

We think the Samsung QN90B (QN75QN90BAFXZA) is the best 75-inch TV overall, while the TCL 5-Series 75S555 Roku TV is the best 75-inch TV under $1,000. And we’ve found two of the best 75-inch TV deals on Amazon—QN90B bundles where you can save 41% ($48) on a Mackie CR-STEALTHBAR soundbar or get a free SteelSeries Stratus-Duo video game controller.

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Best TV Packages and Deals

Best TV Packages and Deals for December 2022

by | | Best Of, Reviews

These offerings are among the best TV has to offer, but they’re not exactly cheap. But if you invest in one of these prime offerings, be ready to change your TV experience forever.

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by | Nov 30, 2022 | Versus Reviews

DISH and DIRECTV square off in this match-up of satellite TV titans. Get the pros and cons of TV service from DISH vs DIRECTV in an unbiased comparison from Spoiler alert: we give the edge to DISH.

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A woman on a laptop browsing the internet

How to Get High-Speed Internet without Cable or a Phone Line

by | | TV FAQs

You don’t have to pay for cable TV or home phone to get great internet service—and we’ve got the internet plans and pricing to prove it.

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Xfinity vs CenturyLink

Xfinity vs. CenturyLink Internet 2023: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Nov 29, 2022 | Reviews, Versus Reviews

Xfinity has fast, reliable cable internet packages and one super speedy (and super expensive) fiber plan—some of which are available without contracts (for a fee). And its xFi Advanced Gateway is a pretty sweet modem/router combo.

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A home theater scene featuring a generic 55-inch TV

Best 55-Inch TV

by | Nov 23, 2022 | Best Of, Equipment Guides

Black Friday is the best time to buy a new 55-inch smart TV. Our TV experts think the Samsung QN90B (QN55QN90BAFXZA) is the best 55-inch TV overall, but the Hisense U8H is the best 55-inch TV under $1,000. And Amazon has the best 55-inch deal we’ve found: the QN90B bundled with either a SteelSeries Stratus-Duo video game controller or Mackie CR-STEALTHBAR soundbar.

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Turkie hitches a ride in a scene from Thankskilling.

Best Thanksgiving Horror Movies for 2022

by | | Best Of, Entertainment

Hey, whatcha grateful for this Thanksgiving season?’s horror experts feel particularly thankful for Thanksgiving-themed horror movies. We’ve compiled a list of five turkey-centric creepshows to juice up your holiday—plus 13 additional quick recs in case you’ve seen the main five—and info on where to stream or rent each one.

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