How to Eliminate TV Interference from Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

How to Eliminate TV Interference from Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

One of my readers told me that his Amazon Fire TV Stick was causing interference with his broadcast TV channels. When he unplugged the stick, his reception improved and his TV could receive more channels. I did a quick test with my own Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K...
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 into the box,...
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...
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 purchased the...
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...
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...
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 all of my...
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...
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 the...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Some Great Holiday / Christmas Gift Ideas for Cable Cutters

Some Great 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...
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...

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