How to watch the NBA Playoffs without cable

Cord cutting brings particularly thorny challenges for sports fans, and they’re never more apparent than when the postseason rolls around. Case in point: the NBA playoffs that get underway Saturday, April 13. As in previous years, broadcasting of the postseason tournament will be divided between four networks: ABC, TNT, ESPN, …

6 steps to solving your streaming video problems

Although cutting the cable TV cord can save you money, it also involves more potential points of failure. With cable or satellite TV, a technician hooks up one of their company’s set-top boxes, which in turn connects to your TV, and it generally just works. With streaming video, you must …

New Blu-ray and DVD releases: The latest, greatest movies to enjoy on disc

While streaming and digital movies seem to be at the forefront of home entertainment, this is a great time for disc aficionados, especially Blu-ray fans. Companies like the Criterion Collection, Arrow, Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, and Olive Films are putting out the highest-quality transfers of great titles, often featuring an astounding …

Hulu is the cure for your Netflix nostalgia

One of today’s trendier complaints about streaming video—and by extension, cord-cutting—is what I’ve taken to calling the “Netflix nostalgia argument.” It goes something like this: Back in the day, all you needed to cut cable TV was a subscription to Netflix, and you could watch a virtually limitless number of …

How to watch Major League Baseball online

Major League Baseball has always presented the biggest hurdle for sports-loving cable-cutters. Unlike the NFL, which still airs the bulk of its games on broadcast TV channels, MLB is predominantly a cable league. Of the six networks hosting nationally aired games over the 2019 season, only Fox can be accessed …

Best media streaming devices

Table of Contents Show More Whether you’ve just gotten rid of cable or want to supplement your TV package with online video, now’s an excellent time to buy a media streaming device. Compared to the typical smart TV, standalone streamers such as the Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV …

LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

LG announced today that its 55- and 65-inch C9- and E9-series OLED TVs will be available at authorized dealers beginning in April, with additional models and sizes hitting stores in May and June. LG’s 55-inch C9 OLED (model number OLED55C9PUA) will cost $2,499, while the 65-inch version (model OLED65C9PUA) will …

10 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things I learned while becoming a cord-cutter

After years of reading, research, and really close calls, I finally made the plunge. I canceled my Comcast Triple Play bundle, disconnected the coaxial cables running all over my house, and returned the boxes I’ve been renting for the last two years. That’s right, I’m officially a card-carrying cord-cutter. I’m …

Cord cutting: A beginner’s guide

Now is a better time than ever to cut the cable or satellite TV cord. Instead of paying upwards of $100 per month for a bloated channel bundle, you can replace it with streaming TV services—and perhaps an TV antenna—at a fraction of the cost. Sorting through these new options …