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Five Big Ways a Smart TV Can Change Your Home and Your Life

The world of home entertainment has changed, outfitting mothers, fathers, children, and friends alike with customizable viewing options, instant Internet access, and much more. Smart TVs have taken the industry by storm—and purchasing a smart device does the name justice.

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The Rise of Original Programming

Netflix is a service that provides streaming to your television for a minimal monthly fee through the internet. Netflix, which once started as simply a way to rent and watch movies, has transformed into a streaming Goliath that is quickly taking over the way the world views shows and movies.

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Keep Your Local Stations and Ditch the Cable

While streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu provide endless hours of programing and available movies, there certainly is no substitute for local programming. With additional services and devices, it is now possible to eliminate your monthly cable bill while still keeping your local networks. We will examine below the benefits to local channels and the devices used to bring local stations to your television without cable.

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Digital Antennas: The Alternative Cable Option for Your Tenants

In competitive housing markets, any additional benefits you can offer your tenants can help you stand out among your competitors. Being able to offer free, local channels to all of your tenants is a fantastic incentive. By installing a master antenna on the roof of your condo or apartment building, you can provide free cable, with sharp and clear quality. Below, we take a closer look at digital antennas and how they work.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Digital TV Box

If you've switched to Digital TV (DTV), you're probably wondering how to use it effectively. Switching to all-digital television might seem like a difficult choice at first, but its benefits make up for the hassle. Digital TV is definitely superior in quality and clarity versus analog TV.

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How to Watch Football This Fall Without Cable

As the weather turns cold, more and more people will start spending their days indoors watching TV to pass the time. And with the long winter season quickly approaching in Minnesota, now is the perfect time to start thinking about other TV-viewing options.

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Common TV Antenna Questions Answered

Contrary to popular belief, TV antennas aren’t a thing of the past. In fact, as more and more people are choosing to get rid of cable and satellite, they’re installing various types of antennas in their homes.

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Cut the Cord and Still Watch Football

Oftentimes, people have realized they’re overpaying for their cable service and underusing it, but they don’t want to cut the cord because they’ll lose their favorite sports channels like ESPN and Fox Sports. If you’ve been contemplating getting rid of cable, we’re here to tell you that there are options available that can allow you to watch your team’s games without paying the outrageous cable price.

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How to Still Watch your Favorite Shows when you Cut the Cord

Is your cable bill one of those unwanted stressors that is weighing you down each month? Just in the last year, millions of Americans opted to end their contracts with their cable providers.

You may have heard of your friends, neighbors, or relatives cutting their cable cords recently, however, this can be a difficult decision to make. How will you still be able to watch your favorite TV shows? Digital TV antennas, streaming devices, and Wi-Fi streaming services are all excellent ways to ditch cable and stay on top of the action.

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Common Questions About Smart TVs

Oftentimes, we interact with customers who have heard about the benefits of owning a smart TV, but they’re unfamiliar with what a smart TV really is. Basically, these “connected TVs” have the ability to be connected to the internet to access your favorite TV/movie streaming services as well as other internet browsing services. But don’t let their advanced functions scare you! If you’re unsure if a smart TV is for you, here is some of the basic need-to-know information for before you make the switch.

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