If you have cable or satellite TV, you’re paying too much!

Stop paying $100 or even $200 per month on cable TV! Use an antenna to get free high-definition network TV channels and low cost Internet services to get the rest. Read my blog for ideas on how to do this! – Brian

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The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

I've been telling my readers that since 2006, the Federal government has mandated that all TVs include a digital tuner to allow you to receive free broadcast TV using a cheap antenna. This is one of the main ways that I promote on DisableMyCable.com to save money!...

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

Getting the ideal reception using your indoor digital TV antenna can be a challenging task. It can be like playing "whack-a-mole": when you have the antenna in one position, you get certain channels; move it to another position and different channels come in and the...

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

Readers often ask me are “how many channels will I be able to receive?”, and “what kind of antenna should I get?” I wanted to take a moment to explain some of the factors affecting your TV reception so you can make some better estimates of how many channels you’ll be...

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

I get a lot of questions from folks who want to get free broadcast TV using an antenna, but who have multiple TVs. There are several ways I know of to get an antenna signal to all of the TVs in your home.  I cover them below. Method #1: A...

I’ve Got an Old Tube TV: What Are My Options Besides Cable?

I’ve Got an Old Tube TV: What Are My Options Besides Cable?

While most people have modern flat-screen LCD or LED TVs these days, I still get a large number of questions from people who own older tube-type TV’s like the one pictured here. If you are one of those people, I’ll describe your options for free and cheap TV in this...

Should You Use an Amplified TV Antenna?

Should You Use an Amplified TV Antenna?

The idea of amplifying a TV signal seems to make perfect sense: if your TV signals are weak, the amplifier will increase the signal levels so you can get more channels more reliably. A no-brainer, right? I've tested a few amplifiers and indoor amplified...

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Review: The Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box HW130STB

Review: The Mediasonic HOMEWORX Digital Converter Box HW130STB

If you have an old tube TV or a flat screen that does not have a digital TV tuner, then the only way you can watch free broadcast channels on that TV is to get a digital converter box, or tuner box, as it is sometimes called. You plug your TV antenna...

Amazon Fire TV Recast: a Slick DVR from Amazon with Alexa Integration

Amazon Fire TV Recast: a Slick DVR from Amazon with Alexa Integration

The Amazon Fire TV Recast is Amazon's broadcast TV DVR solution which lets you record live TV using your TV antenna. Unlike the Tablo and Channel Master Stream+, the Recast has its storage included inside the box, making for a cleaner setup. Recordings can be made or...

Should You Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2019)?

Should You Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick (2019)?

The Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K are among the most popular streaming players out there. They're great because of their ease of use, excellent search functionality, Alexa integration, and plethora of streaming apps. For this review, I...

Should You Upgrade Your Roku?

Should You Upgrade Your Roku?

Roku is one of the most popular streaming media players. If you're a cord-cutter, there's a good chance you own one. But, if you have an older Roku, should you upgrade it to a newer one? I compared the features of three generations of Roku players and performed some...

Use Your Roku to Play Videos From Your Phone on Your TV Wirelessly

Use Your Roku to Play Videos From Your Phone on Your TV Wirelessly

As I've mentioned elsewhere on this site, my favorite overall streaming media player is the Roku. It's got the most content and a ton of great features. One feature that you might not be aware of is the ability to stream video, music, and photos from your iOS or...

What’s Inside a Mohu Leaf Antenna?

What’s Inside a Mohu Leaf Antenna?

If you follow  my site, you know that I'm a big fan of the Mohu Leaf flat indoor antenna. It gives me over one hundred channels here in Los Angeles. One day, reader Philip asked me what was inside the Mohu Leaf antenna. Hmmm, good question! From...

How to Fix Your Sony Bravia TV When It’s Stuck on a Channel or Frozen

How to Fix Your Sony Bravia TV When It’s Stuck on a Channel or Frozen

Last night I was surfing through channels on my TV and encountered a bizarre problem. My trusty 26-inch Sony flat-screen Bravia KDL-46V4100 TV froze and would not respond to any controls. The picture and sound still worked, but the controls were frozen. I tried both...

How I Watch TV for Zero Dollars Per Month

How I Watch TV for Zero Dollars Per Month

When it comes to watching TV, I'm definitely a cheapskate. I remember when TV was totally free and I don't want to pay for it now, even though I paid for cable TV for years. So, I currently pay zero dollars per month for my TV programming. I don't have cable or any...

Video: Ten Tips to Get More Channels with Your TV Antenna

Video: Ten Tips to Get More Channels with Your TV Antenna

One of the most frequent questions I get on this site is, "how can I get more channels with my TV antenna?" I have a blog post with my most effective tips, and now I have a video with my top ten tips to get more channels: Here are links referenced in...

Tablo – The Best Broadcast TV DVR When You Have More Than One TV

Tablo – The Best Broadcast TV DVR When You Have More Than One TV

Many people have asked me how to record and play back broadcast TV shows when they have multiple TVs. The Channel Master Stream+ (which I also recommend) works great with one TV, but if you want to watch your recordings on a different TV, you have to unplug it and...

Proof That Broadcast TV Picture Quality is Better Than Satellite

Proof That Broadcast TV Picture Quality is Better Than Satellite

I was at a relative's home with the TV on in the background when I noticed something: their "HD" picture quality was terrible. They had satellite dish TV - one of the big one services (I won't mention which, but you know it). I have always said on my...

Why Did My Broadcast TV Channels Disappear?

Why Did My Broadcast TV Channels Disappear?

A very common question I get on DisableMyCable.com is "why did some of my broadcast TV channels disappear?" Usually, people think something is wrong with their antennas, but in fact, TV antennas are pretty simple devices, just a piece of metal basically (unless it is...

My Personal TV Antenna Setup

My Personal TV Antenna Setup

I wanted to share with you the details of my personal living room antenna setup. Over the years, I've tried many different indoor antennas, amplifiers, splitters, and configurations to squeeze out as many free TV channels as possible. I've finally gotten it to where...

The Best Indoor TV Antenna – The Great Antenna Shootout

The Best Indoor TV Antenna – The Great Antenna Shootout

I started using indoor TV antennas since 2010 when I first canceled my cable service in Providence, RI. Since then, I've moved to Los Angeles and have continued to use and recommend two indoor antennas, the Mohu Leaf and the Cable Cutter Aerowave. But, I've also...

My Top 10 Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas for Cable Cutters

My Top 10 Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas for Cable Cutters

This is my third annual holiday gift guide for all of you Cable Disablers out there. These are gift ideas for those who have already dumped cable, or who want to. Compared to having cable, these gifts can save thousands of dollars over the years. What could be...

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

I've been telling my readers that since 2006, the Federal government has mandated that all TVs include a digital tuner to allow you to receive free broadcast TV using a cheap antenna. This is one of the main ways that I promote on DisableMyCable.com to save money!...

Parental Controls on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Chromecast

Parental Controls on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Chromecast

A reader recently asked me what type of parental controls the major set-top boxes have. So I decided to do some research and write an article about it. The bottom line is that all of the major set-top streaming boxes have some degree of parental controls, but some are...

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

Getting the ideal reception using your indoor digital TV antenna can be a challenging task. It can be like playing "whack-a-mole": when you have the antenna in one position, you get certain channels; move it to another position and different channels come in and the...

Google Chromecast: Stream Video from Your Computer Browser to Your TV

Google Chromecast: Stream Video from Your Computer Browser to Your TV

Google Chromecast allows you to mirror your Chrome browser on a computer to your TV.  It doesn’t work for showing Power Point presentations or watching video stored on your computer's hard drive on your TV though (without special workarounds). It works with the Chrome...

How to Transfer Your Videotapes to Your Computer

How to Transfer Your Videotapes to Your Computer

Do you have a pile of VHS videotapes taking up space in your home? Or, do you want to archive your VHS/Beta videos for posterity or easier viewing on a computer or tablet? There are many reasons why you might want to convert your video tapes to a digital format....

Why I Don’t Use “Free” Illegal TV Streaming Services

Why I Don’t Use “Free” Illegal TV Streaming Services

Do you use a streaming service that allows you to get tons of newly-released movies and TV shows for an amazingly low price? If you're using a streaming service on your computer, Kodi-based set-top box, tablet, or another Internet-connected device that seems too good...

Drastically Improve Your TV Reception with a Small Patio Antenna

Drastically Improve Your TV Reception with a Small Patio Antenna

People ask me all of the time how they can improve their indoor antenna reception. The first thing I do is refer them to my Tips for Better TV Reception with Your Indoor Antenna. But, there are cases when even after following these tips, an indoor antenna just can't...

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

Readers often ask me are “how many channels will I be able to receive?”, and “what kind of antenna should I get?” I wanted to take a moment to explain some of the factors affecting your TV reception so you can make some better estimates of how many channels you’ll be...

How to Watch Live Sports Without Cable TV

How to Watch Live Sports Without Cable TV

If you love watching sports but don't want to pay the exorbitant cost of cable TV, there are some great solutions now for watching ESPN, major league baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and other sports for less than the cost of cable. Scaled-down TV subscription...

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

I get a lot of questions from folks who want to get free broadcast TV using an antenna, but who have multiple TVs. There are several ways I know of to get an antenna signal to all of the TVs in your home.  I cover them below. Method #1: A...

What to do When You Can’t Get Free Broadcast TV

What to do When You Can’t Get Free Broadcast TV

There are still a lot of people who live too far from the TV transmitters to get free broadcast TV using an antenna. If you are one of them, here are some ideas. Note, many of these require Internet access. The Totally Free Options The options below are...

How to Get Shows You’ll Enjoy on YouTube!

How to Get Shows You’ll Enjoy on YouTube!

YouTube is probably best known for cheesy amateur content (videos of people's cats, stupid human tricks, etc). If you've ever tried to search for the latest commercial movies and TV shows on YouTube, you were probably disappointed. However, you can actually find...

High-Performance Flat Antennas As Good as the Mohu Leaf

High-Performance Flat Antennas As Good as the Mohu Leaf

If you are looking for an indoor antenna, or if your existing antenna is not pulling in all of the channels that you want, check out the  HD Frequency Cable Cutter antennas. I recently got a chance to test out the HD Frequency Cable Cutter and Cable Cutter Mini...

How to Lower Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

How to Lower Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

DisableMyCable.com is mainly devoted to alternatives to cable TV and satellite.  However, even I have to admit that for some people, cable and satellite are the only options.  You might live far from TV transmitters.  Or, you might be a sports fan who wants to see...

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