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Moving day is here! While you might be excited to pack up and head to your new space, you might also have anxiety about safely transporting your belongings in a moving truck. If you’re hiring a professional moving company for the job, this company will likely have the skills and supplies to safely move your items without any breaks. But if you’re moving yourself, you have to figure out packing and moving on your own. Among your top concerns: how to safely move your TV. The bigger your TV, the more difficult it’ll be to transport. But you don’t have to be a professional mover to get your TV from one place to another in one piece. Here are a few tips to make it work. 1. Get a box for the TV. Boxes are essential when packing and moving, but this doesn’t mean that any ordinary box should be used to move your TV. You need a box that’s specifically designed to hold a television during a move. You can purchase these from any moving store, or maybe you… Read more

Nowadays, you can buy just about anything used. Secondhand shopping is perfect if you’re always on the hunt for a deal and you don’t mind a few imperfections. So if you’re in the market for a television, you might consider going the used route. While this approach can save money, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to avoid getting a raw deal. 1. Do ask the reason for selling the TV. You might feel uncomfortable asking the seller personal questions, such as their reasons for selling the TV. Keep in mind that you’re giving this person hundreds of dollars, so you have a right to know. Some people sell a TV because they’ve upgraded to a larger screen and no longer need the older one. Meanwhile, others upgrade for different reasons, such as poor picture quality or limited features. Granted, some sellers won’t be open and upfront. If you feel they’re hiding something, walk away. And if you do come across a candid seller, seriously consider this reason when determining whether this is the right TV… Read more

Between work, caring for your family and taking care of a home, you might have little time for TV during the day. So what if your favorite nightly routine includes curling up in the bed with the remote before you shut your eyes! Relax any way you can and enjoy those few minutes before you drift off. But - wait a second. If you’re a night owl and your partner is an early bird, watching TV in bed can create problems. The good news is you don’t have to leave the room to enjoy a little TV time! Want to keep late night TV on without disrupting your significant other? No worries! We've got a few strategies you can use to keep the tube on without bothering your partner. 1. Dim the TV brightness. Maybe it’s not the sound of the TV that disturbs your partner, but the brightness coming from the TV screen. Even with their eyes closed, they might detect light, which can make it harder for them to sleep. To strike a compromise, agree to dim the brightness… Read more

Nearly 125 million people in the United States watch satellite TV on a daily basis. According to Leichtman Research Group, satellite TV services took on as many as 190,000 subscribers in 2016 , a sharp contrast to the 450,000 subscriber loss in 2015. This reflects a changing attitude among TV viewers and a corresponding response by satellite providers. Local Provider Responds to Common Gripe In Denver, the local Douglas County satellite TV provider was recently knocked on its heels by a huge quarterly loss. To increase demand and give move subscribers a choice of what they really wanted to watch, they introduced the Flex Plan. It offers 50 popular channels like Food Network, CNN and USA without forcing local network and other “junk” programming down the throats of fed-up consumers. Subscribers see what they want for less than $30 a month. Those who fancy local networks, children’s programs and sports packs can add them for an extra cost. Subscribers can cancel or add packs without paying a fee. The Flex Plan idea isn’t entirely a pick-and-choose affair, but it does give consumers… Read more

Even though you enjoy having a television in the home, you might have a problem with the screen clashing with your decor. You spent a lot of time, energy and money designing your home and you might quickly realize that, as much as you love it, your television doesn’t match your vision. Getting rid of the TV altogether might not be an option. So rather than have this eyesore take up too much space, here’s how you can disguise your television and enjoy the best of both worlds. 1. Buy a decorative cabinet. Measure your television and then shop for a decorative cabinet that’s large enough to hold the television. Look specifically for cabinets with doors that either slide or open. The cabinet can be the focal point of the room and another decor piece. When you are ready to watch television, simply open the cabinet doors and enjoy some entertainment. The good thing about a cabinet is that it can complement any room of your house, such as the living room, the family room and even your bedroom. 2.… Read more