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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. When he’s not watching glorious, mind-rotting TV or the oscillating TV industry as a Staff Writer for, he watches TV for fun. His TV writing also pops up on and Randy digs books, movies, burritos, disc golf, tarantulas, and cats.

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The State of Cable TV 2021

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 

The 2021 cable landscape Nearly 16 months ago, we hunkered down in our homes to avoid COVID-19, taking solace in the glorious distraction of TV. You could almost hear the chorus of cut cable TV cords—or so we thought. Last month, asked 1,000 people about their TV habits during the pandemic. We were surprised [...]

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Best Internet Providers to Use with DIRECTV

by | Jul 16, 2021 | Best Of, TV FAQs | 0 

Looking bundle internet with your DIRECTV package? Read our guide to find out what internet providers pair best with satellite TV from DIRECTV.

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Sling TV vs. YouTube TV

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Reviews, Versus Reviews | 1 

Sling TV offers a good deal for an affordable price—its packages have some flexibility, and its largest package is still cheaper than YouTube TV. But YouTube TV offers more channels and unlimited cloud DVR storage space, so in many ways, you really do get what you pay for.

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What Is OLED TV?

by | Jun 29, 2021 | Equipment Guides, Reviews | 0 

OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display screen technology is where organic carbon molecules on a glass or plastic base are hit with electricity, causing them to light up in different patterns and colors to create the crisp images you see on your TV.

OLED’s unique design beats current LED and QLED displays in picture quality and viewing angles (so there’s never a bad seat in the house), plus space-saving thin profiles. But quality has a price—OLED TVs are also top-of-the-line in cost. So there’s lots to consider before buying.

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Shudder Review 2021

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Reviews | 0 

Shudder is a (mostly) on-demand streaming TV app offering a blend of classic and contemporary horror movies, shows, and podcasts—many of them exclusive or original. It also has Shudder TV, a live channel with three themed streams.

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Best TV Providers for 2021: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Jun 25, 2021 | Best Of, Featured, Reviews | 0 wants you to live your best life on the couch. And if you’re gonna do that, you need to know which TV provider is the best for your lifestyle and needs. Like which TV provider is best for kids? Which one has all the sportsball action? Which is the best value, or the cheapest? And which is the best overall?

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Xfinity vs. CenturyLink Internet 2021: Plans, Prices, and More

by | | Reviews, Versus Reviews | 0 

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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How to Connect a TV to Wi-Fi

by | Jun 24, 2021 | Equipment Guides | 0 

Hey, reader. That’s a nice new or used smart TV you’ve got there. We’ve compiled a guide to help you connect it to your home Wi-Fi network so you can start an epic streaming TV binge.

Don’t worry reader who still rocks a TV of average intelligence (read: standard TV). While your TV probably can’t connect to your Wi-Fi directly, you can still binge like a boss with our tips on using Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and streaming devices to get online.

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

by | Jun 18, 2021 | TV FAQs | 0 

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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Optimum vs. AT&T TV

by | Jun 1, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 

Cable apples and streaming oranges aside, Optimum is better than AT&T TV. It has the best channel counts, bundles, and value—especially when you consider its no-contract plans and $500 contract buyout.

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