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 Purchasing a New TV

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Purchasing 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!...

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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 Separate...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 antennas. My...

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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 antenna, but in fact TV antennas are pretty simple devices, just a piece of metal basically (unless it is...

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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...

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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...

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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 better...

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The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Purchasing 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!...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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

Do you use Popcorn Time or other streaming service that allows you to get newly-released movies or TV shows for free? If you're using a streaming service on your computer, Kodi-based set-top box, tablet, or other Internet-connected device that seems too good to be...

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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...

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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...

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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 much less than the cost of cable! Scaled-down TV...

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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 Separate...

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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. The Totally Free Options The options below are completely free.  Some require high-speed...

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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...

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Why I Love the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

I recently purchased the Amazon Fire ($99) to see for myself if we need yet another set-top box to compete with Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast. After playing with it for a while, I’m impressed! What You Get The Amazon Fire TV comes in the now-standard...

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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...

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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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30 Amazing Things to Do Instead of Watching TV

At DisableMyCable.com, I try to provide lots of alternative sources of free and cheap TV, so that you are not forced to pay the high cost of cable and satellite TV. But in this article, I'm going to talk about some free and cheap activities to do instead of watching...

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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...

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Opinion: The Hidden Benefit of Dropping Cable TV

When we think about dropping cable or satellite TV, it’s usually because of the cost.  After all, many people spend $700 to $1000 or even more per year on cable TV.  But after two years without cable, I’ve noticed another benefit which is perhaps even more valuable...

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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 antennas. My...

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Ten Apps for Getting Free TV and Movies on iPad

More and more people are finding movies and TV shows to watch on their iPads. Of course there are pay sites like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video, but I'm a cheapskate; I like the apps with totally FREE shows and movies.  So, I compiled a list of m...

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Amazon Instant Video: Better than iTunes?

For those who are not entrenched with iTunes, Amazon Instant Video offers a way to rent or purchase movies and TV shows to watch on your computer, or on your TV using Roku.  Here are some of the issues I encountered while attempting to download and watch Amazon...

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How to Mirror Your iPad’s Display to Your TV Using Apple TV

One of the coolest features of the Apple TV is the ability to "mirror" the display from your iPad or iPhone onto your TV screen.  This enables you to watch almost anything that you can watch on your iPad/iPhone on your TV. Why is this useful?  Well, the Apple TV...

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