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When it comes to finding the best deals on televisions, your initial guess is Black Friday. Black Friday is definitely one of them, but what about those who don’t find vicious crowds during the holiday appealing? Well, good news! There are a few opportunities all year round. Here are the best times to see those discounted tags on your new TV set. Release Cycles It’s Spring and Summer time again, and you know what that means— TV manufacturers of all brands are releasing new products on the market. Once March and April roll around, prior year’s models will likely be discounted. As long as you aren’t in need of the latest features which may be found on the most recent releases, you can usually secure a brand new one or two-year-old set at an incredibly discounted price. Contrary to a few other tech devices, TV models aren’t intended to be sold for multiple years. “The majority of TVs are released, sold for about a year, and then discontinued when the next year’s models come out,” states RTINGS¹. Super Bowl As… Read more

Apple outdoes themselves again, bringing you your favorite TV shows and music to all of your devices. We’ve all heard of the Apple TV and a few of its functions, but what really is Apple’s signature microconsole, and how does it work? What is it? In short, Apple TV is an HDMI-compliant, digital media player. The device can be connected to either an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. The Apple TV can be easily controlled with its remote or its Bluetooth and casting capabilities, making it much more convenient to stream. Wi-Fi is also a large part of its functionality, allowing its users to connect to a variety of apps and websites. Now, you can access your tvOS iTunes store, Netflix, a variety of news and sports channels, Pandora, DirecTV, and much more. TV Features Video Streaming The main function of Apple TV is its ability to stream video through the internet. On the iTunes store, enjoy countless opportunities to buy or rent, or stream video from a variety of services, found in the app store, such as Hulu, Amazon… Read more

If you don’t have a lot of time to watch TV and rarely channel surf, you might be the perfect person for over-the-air (OTA) or broadcast TV. Cutting the cord can save you money each and every month. That’s money you can put toward other goals, such as increasing your savings account or paying off debt. But even if you like the idea of getting rid of cable to save money, you might hate the idea of giving up your DVR. Switching from cable to over-the-air television means you’ll no longer have access to your cable provider’s DVR service. And since VCRs are hard to come by nowadays, you might wonder how you’ll record live programs. The good news is that technology has come a long way in recent years, and you don’t need cable or satellite to benefit from DVR. Over-the-air DVR allows you to record live TV from a digital antenna. But there are a few things you need to know about this type of DVR. How much does it cost? You can purchase an over-the-air DVR from… Read more

What Can Smart TVs Do?
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Smart TVs are taking over. If you are in the market for a new television, you might consider going this route. But if this is your first one, you may not fully understand what they can do. There’s a reason why these televisions have increased in popularity. They are designed to connect to your home’s Wi-Fi, which results in a whole new entertainment experience. If you’re not sure how this technology works, here is a look at what a smart TV can do. Connect to Netflix and Hulu Netflix and Hulu are excellent choices if you want to cut cable and reduce your monthly expenses. You might have to access these streaming channels (and others) through a streaming device. Some people use an Apple TV or a gaming console, but with a smart TV, you don’t need a separate device. Simply connect the TV to your home’s Wi-Fi network and then download the Netflix or Hulu app. You can stream and not worry about the expense of buying a streaming device. Connect to the Internet Since you’re able to connect… Read more

Broadcast (or over-the-air) TV may sound like ancient history. But many households without cable or satellite rely on these stations and streaming services. Back in 2009, TV made the switch from analog to digital television. As long as someone has a digital converter box, they can get over-the-air TV. Sometimes, with more stations than before and better quality picture. If you’ve had cable for a while and you’re tired of the expense, you might consider a switch to broadcast or over-the-air TV. This is an option if you’re not a big TV watcher and don’t need as many channels. Before canceling any services, however, here’s a look at a few pros and cons of over-the-air TV. Pros: No cost A major plus of over-the-air television is that you’ll pay nothing for TV each month. There’s a monthly bill with cable or satellite, which can be more than $100 depending on your plan. Over-the-air TV has a variety of local stations including major networks. If the majority of the programs you love come on networks like CBS, NBC or ABC, you… Read more