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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.


Screambox Review: Plans, Pricing, and More

by | Sep 23, 2021 | Brand Reviews, Reviews

Screambox is a horror streaming TV service similar to Shudder, Full Moon Features, and Monsters and Nightmares. To set itself apart from its competitors, Screambox is devoted to “horror you won’t find anywhere else.” It sounds good, but . . .

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Shudder Review 2021: Plans, Pricing, and More

by | Sep 21, 2021 | Reviews

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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8 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable

by | Sep 7, 2021 | Best Of

With no contracts and simple-but-affordable packages packed with popular channels, streaming TV is an attractive alternative to cable TV. But streaming’s best quality is customization. It offers the ability to create your own streaming service bundles tailored to your interests, while still saving you money over cable.

But finding the right combination of live TV, on-demand, and add-on streaming TV services takes time to research. We’ve done that for you with this list of eight custom streaming bundles aimed at specific interests and lifestyles.

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

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Best Of, Featured, Reviews 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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DISH Hopper 3 vs. DIRECTV Genie

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Uncategorized

When you sign up for DISH or DIRECTV, you’re not just choosing a TV package—you’re choosing a DVR/receiver, which is your portal to all that delicious, mind-rotting eye candy.

Feature-rich and powerful, the DISH Hopper 3 is consistently named the best TV box in the biz. DIRECTV’s Genie is well-regarded, but not as mighty, and consistently second-banana to the Hopper 3. If you want more details, keep reading to see what we’ve dug up on both boxes.

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Basic Cable Packages and Channels Guide 2021

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How do you get basic cable? Thanks to your local government’s state-approved local franchising authorities (LFAs), which require cable companies to offer low-priced basic tiers, you can skip the premium prices and get basic cable. You just have to ask. Your TV provider doesn’t have to advertise these itsy-bitsy deals, but if you question the [...]

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Dish vs. AT&T U-verse


by | Aug 26, 2021 | Brand Reviews, Versus Reviews

DISH is a satellite TV provider with 190–290+ channels, two-year pricelock, and the best DVR around—the Hopper 3. It’s also our pick for the best overall and best kids’ TV provider. AT&T TV is a live TV streaming service with 65–140+ channels, cloud DVR, tantalizing deals for new customers, and both contract- and no-contract plans.

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Best Satellite TV Providers 2021

by | Aug 16, 2021 | Best Of, Reviews

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 2021

by | Jul 26, 2021 | Best Of, Equipment Guides

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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The State of Cable TV 2021

by | Jul 19, 2021 | Uncategorized

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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