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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.

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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Sling TV Review 2020: Plans, Prices, Deals, and More

by | Jul 24, 2020 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Sling TV has a decent starting price and reasonable channel lineup—and it’s the best streaming service for sports. Its packages are oddly structured, though, and it’s easy to spend too much cash on its numerous add-ons.

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Sling TV vs. YouTube TV

by | | Brand Reviews, 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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Your Guide to Outdoor TV

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Best Of, Equipment Guides | 0 

Find out more about outdoor TV and upgrade your patio just in time for summer with the best outdoor TVs available. Check out our top picks now!

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Compare Cable, Satellite, and Streaming TV Providers

by | Jun 26, 2020 | TV FAQs, Versus Reviews | 0 

TV used to be as simple as switching on a box and drooling. Now we have cable, satellite, two types of streaming services, and even indoor TV antennas.
In our comprehensive guide we explore each service head-to-head so you can get the right TV provider for you.

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

by | Jun 24, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

How do you get high-speed internet without cable or a phone line? An internet connection has never been more essential. But the cable TV plans and landline phones that come bundled with internet plans? Not so much.  But in this bundle-lovin’ world, can we get high-speed internet service à la carte? Heck, yeah. Let us [...]

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