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Randy Harward


Randy Harward’s scribblings have appeared in HARP, Guitar World, Blurt, and a couple dozen other publications since the late ’90s. When he’s not watching TV professionally for, he’s eating burritos, playing disc golf, and caring for his tarantulas. Like everyone else on the internet, he thinks his cat is awesome.

Sling TV vs. AT&T TV NOW

by | Sep 22, 2020 | Reviews, Versus Reviews | 0 

We prefer Sling TV’s lower starting prices, kids and sports programming, frequent deals, and usability over AT&T TV NOW. But its channel lineups are confusing even though they’re much cheaper than AT&T TV NOW.

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Can I Watch TV on My Laptop, Computer, Phone, or Tablet?

by | Sep 18, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

Just a few years ago, watching shows and movies on your television was the norm. Today, however, it’s more common for people to watch TV on their computers, smartphones, and tablets. While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and live TV streaming services make it simple to watch certain programs on nearly any connected device, what about cable [...]

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Xfinity Flex Review 2020: Free Is Free, but Is It Good?

by | Sep 2, 2020 | Equipment Guides | 0 

Learn if Xfinity’s free Xfinity Flex streaming device is right for you. We’ve do the work comparing it to the competition so you don’t have to.

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The Most Impressionable Ages to Consume Popular Media

2020 Survey Results Show the Age Most Americans are Influenced by Popular Culture

by | Aug 31, 2020 | Industry News | 0 

Do you recall how old you were when you encountered your favorite movie, TV show, book, or album? At first blush, it might seem like a silly detail. But think about it—the media we watch, read, and listen to teaches us about, and helps shape, the world. Find out what shows, movies, and more shaped our readers’ lives.

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Best TV Providers in Customer Satisfaction 2020

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 

We at are full of opinions about TV providers—but what do customers think? They use the services daily, and pay the monthly bill, after all. What they think matters. That’s why we ask for their thoughts in our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Daily use of a TV service is sustained product testing. People who [...]

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Best Satellite TV Providers 2020

by | Aug 13, 2020 | Best Of, Reviews | 0 

Is DIRECTV, DISH, or Orby TV the best satellite TV provider? Read our guide to learn about each providers’ channels, plans, bundles, DVR, other equipment, and customer service.

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Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters 2020

by | Aug 6, 2020 | Best Of, Equipment Guides | 0 

Congratulations, cord-cutter! Our guide to the best TV antennas recommends models from Mohu, 1byone, ViewTV, Winegard and FiveStar. And they’ll all have you back to watching your local channels (and subchannels) in no time—and with no monthly payment.

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AT&T TV NOW Review 2020: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Aug 4, 2020 | Reviews | 0 

Before the recent rebrand to AT&T TV NOW, DIRECTV NOW rated well in our 2019 Streaming TV Customer Satisfaction Survey, scoring 4.24 out of 5. OK, but is AT&T TV NOW good? Our opinion as cord-cutters is that AT&T TV NOW, like DIRECTV NOW before it, has decent cheaper packages—and they include free HBO.

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Mediacom Review 2020: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Aug 3, 2020 | Reviews | 0 

Mediacom provides cable internet service to customers in 22 states. Its download speeds (up to 1,000 Mbps) and prices match most other providers’. Also, in’s 2019 survey of customers from the 10 largest DSL and fiber internet service providers in the United States, Mediacom scored near the bottom in most categories.

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Mediacom Customer Service

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Overall, we think you’ll like Mediacom, with its 24-hour customer and technical support, number of local offices, online help resources (including the virtual rep, Molli), MobileCare app, and the simple—if scanty—bill payment options.

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