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How to Get Free Cable TV With an Antenna

By Greg Martinez / December 4, 2020

Cable TV is expensive—you have to pay it every month to access a basic set of channels. Getting an HDTV antenna is an excellent way to sidestep paying hefty fees to cable TV providers and enjoy FTA channels at zero cost. But finding the right antenna can be a chore, with hundreds of seemingly perfect […]


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 […]


What Is a TV Signal Strength Meter?

By Greg Martinez / October 12, 2020

If you’ve ever hired someone to put an aerial on your roof, you may have observed them take out a device with a digital display, and watch the numbers while adjusting the antenna accordingly. As its name suggests, a signal strength meter (unlike a multimeter) is used to measure the relative strength of any radio […]


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, […]


Homemade Ways to Boost TV Antenna Signal

By Greg Martinez / October 6, 2020

Times are tough, which leads many of us to take a hard look at expenditures. Even cable and satellite TV can be considered luxuries. Luckily, we’re rediscovering free TV with an over-the-air (OTA) TV antenna. For sure, TV antennas are a technical subject and we have to do our homework. But the reward is free […]


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. […]


How To Get Free TV Channels Without An Antenna

By Greg Martinez / October 2, 2020

With new shows and movies coming out every day on dozens of different platforms, it’s safe to say we’re living in a golden era of entertainment. However, the amounts you have to pay to watch content in the “old school” way have never been higher. Basic cable packages hover around the $40 mark, and if […]

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