All posts in "Home Entertainment"

The 5 Best TV Tuners for Watching Over-the-Air TV

By Greg Martinez / January 4, 2022

Getting home from work and flipping through TV channels to relax—those were simpler times, no? But now, cable TV is ridiculously expensive: $40 only gets you access to a small set of channels. Not only do you have to pay a lot more for cable, if you want to catch the most popular shows, you […]


How Do You Get Free Local Channels without an Antenna?

By Greg Martinez / September 7, 2021

It costs roughly $40 a month to access a basic set of channels on cable. More comprehensive packages with more channels cost upwards of $150. It’s easy to see how much money cutting the cord can save you. It’s on the scale of hundreds of dollars a year.  And cord-cutting doesn’t always involve getting your […]


Can You Plug an Antenna into a Roku? (Depends On the Roku)

By Greg Martinez / August 24, 2021

Roku devices are a popular cord-cutting option among those looking to ditch their expensive cable packages. The devices are budget friendly, come in all form factors, and are easy to set up. But perhaps most importantly, they cost less than other options for the purpose of consuming media. It’s no secret that Rokus allow the […]


How To Use A TV As A Computer Monitor

By Greg Martinez / December 6, 2020

Using a TV as a computer monitor can be a viable solution for those often hunched over their laptop and hurting their neck. Maybe you’ve built a new PC and want to save some money on the monitor. Or perhaps you want a larger or a second screen to make multitasking easier. Regardless, repurposing an […]


Do I Need A Roku For Each TV?

By Greg Martinez / December 3, 2020

Getting the right smart device is the first step to becoming a cord cutter. You’ll no longer need to worry about paying hard-earned money for overpriced cable TV channels every month! Roku is the streaming device of choice of many cord cutters. However, if you have multiple TVs in your home, cord cutting can get […]


What Is an Optical Cable Adapter—Reviews and Guide

By Greg Martinez / October 18, 2020

Who can claim we’re currently not living in the digital age, where we use our cellphones, TVs, and computers to communicate on a daily basis? These gadgets are convenient precisely because they process data in one form or another. But due to our technological evolution, most of the data floating around is still analog. In […]


The Best Fiber Optic HDMI Cable

By Greg Martinez / October 16, 2020

Do terms such as “extender balun” and “distance limitation” draw a blank? These are the kinds of terms relating to traditional copper HDMI cables instead of the best fiber optic HDMI cable. Before fiber optic cables came out, one of the only options as far as connecting HDMI-compatible devices were conventional HDMI cables made out […]


Fiber Optic Cable Types—Complete Guide

By Greg Martinez / October 9, 2020

As science unearths new and better ways to do things with technology, it’s only logical to do things differently. Let’s take copper wire for instance. It’s the go-to means of signal transmission. Where such wires used to be irreplaceable, today they’re being switched out for fiber optic cable types that can do so much more, […]


Optical vs HDMI—Which Should You Be Using?

By Greg Martinez / October 5, 2020

Imagine this: you’ve just purchased a state-of-the-art home theater system that’s guaranteed to give you the movie theater experience. You want to connect it to your big screen TV to complete the set up. But you’re in a dilemma; both gadgets have optical and HDMI ports, and you want to get the most out of […]


DVI vs VGA—What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

By Greg Martinez / October 4, 2020

If you’re upgrading to a bigger external monitor or TV, you might want to check out the different ports on the back of that device and compare those to the ones on your TV. The goal is to decide which one is most suitable to attach your devices in order to properly convert signal types. […]

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