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    How to Extend Your Coaxial TV Cable

    By Greg Martinez / May 19, 2020

    Picture this. You want to rearrange your living room to give it a fresh new look. The final piece of the puzzle involves moving your TV to the opposite side of the space to complete the makeover. You then realize that the coax cable is too short, effectively rendering the last several hours you spent […]


      My TV Says No Signal but Everything Is Plugged In

      By Greg Martinez / March 27, 2020

      It’s probably happened to you a few times. You’ve got the popcorn made and the drinks ready. You’re in your most comfortable clothing. Perhaps you’ve even invited a friend over. It’s the season premiere of your favorite show, and it’s been a long time coming. (Or what seemed like an eternity if you’re a Game […]


        How to Record TV Shows without a DVR

        By Greg Martinez / March 23, 2020

        Back in the prehistoric days of television, folks had to watch shows whenever the broadcasters wanted them to. If they missed the weekly episode of “I Love Lucy,” there wasn’t another chance until next summer’s reruns. This changed in the 1980s with the mass marketing of VCRs. Now people could record a show and watch […]


          How to Install a TV Antenna in Your Attic

          By Greg Martinez / March 12, 2020

          You might have heard about people installing antennas in their attics and thought, “that sounds easy — why don’t I try that?” Well, yes antennas are installed in attics all the time. And in most cases they function well enough to receive most if not all TV signals at a location. But be aware there […]


            How to Use RabbitEars to Get the Best Reception

            By Greg Martinez / March 11, 2020

            In the past I’ve recommended as a go-to source for finding nearby TV stations to point your antenna at. Today I want to tell you about a similar site that’s possibly better. It’s, and after reading this article you might want to add it to your list of fav TV websites. Now, RabbitEars […]


              Find the Right Streaming Bundle at an Affordable Price

              By Greg Martinez / March 3, 2020

              The last few years have seen a boom in available streaming services and content choices. And it’s not just the cable companies who are raising their prices, but streaming services as well. Subscribing to the services you want at a reasonable price might seem a little overwhelming these days. In this post, I’ll show you […]


                How to Turn Your Laptop into a TV

                By Greg Martinez / March 2, 2020

                With most cable TV services, if you’re a subscriber, you can watch their content on any device. That’s all well and good as long as you keep shelling out the monthly fees. When you stop paying, the programming stops. But did you know that you can enjoy TV on your laptop without paying a cable […]


                  Next Gen TV: The Next Leap in TV Broadcasting

                  By Greg Martinez / February 25, 2020

                  There’s a game-changing innovation in the works for those of us who get over-the-air (OTA) television with an antenna. The 2009 switch from analog to digital was significant, but this next one has a chance to be even bigger. It’s the move to a new generation called, appropriately enough, Next Gen TV. Over the past […]


                    How to Connect a TV Antenna to Your WiFi to Stream Free Channels

                    By Greg Martinez / February 19, 2020

                    If you’ve cut the cord because of high cable bills, you may have decided to get an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. Now, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, you’ve set it up to take advantage of free broadcast TV. By this point you’re ready to feed the antenna signal to your TVs. But the thought of running […]


                      How Do Universal Remotes Work? A Primer

                      By Greg Martinez / January 20, 2020

                      While a remote control is a great idea for your TV, it’s also useful for your cable box and DVR as well. But before you know it, you’ll have three or four of them sitting on your coffee table, or lost between seat cushions. This means you’ll have to keep track of where they are, […]

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