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...
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...
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...
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...
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 completely...
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...
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...
30 Amazing Things to Do Instead of Watching TV

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...
A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Broadcast TV (Video)

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Broadcast TV (Video)

I did it! I finally put together a video for beginners explaining how to get free broadcast TV.  Check it out and forward it to your friends who don’t know about free broadcast digital TV. Let me know what you think! – Brian Did You Like This Article? If...
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...
Opinion: The Hidden Benefit of Dropping Cable TV

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 years without cable, I’ve noticed another benefit which is perhaps even more valuable than...
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...
Ten Apps for Getting Free TV and Movies on iPad

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...
Amazon Instant Video: Better than iTunes?

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

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...
You Might Already Own What You Need for Free TV

You Might Already Own What You Need for Free TV

What if I were to say that you might already have everything you need to get free and cheap TV in your home, condo, or apartment? Why buy anything when you might have what you need? Take this inventory and find out! Your Current TV If you have a modern Hi-Def...

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