Monthly Archives: January 2011

DirecTV to Free Tv – Illustrated Plans

This weekend was a big one. I completed my conversion project from paid DirecTV to free TV. For those interested I’ll review the steps here.1. Replace the DirecTV dish antenna with the HD antenna.2. Rewire the Coax cables – replacing … Continue reading

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Back to the Future : Looking for the TV Guide

I remember w hen I was growing up in Detroit we received our TV totally off-air. We got about 5 channels. The networks, and a couple of independents. The Detroit News published their own version of a TV guide and … Continue reading

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Connecting ROKU for the first time.

So the ROKU arrived today. I would say it took me a total of maybe 40 minutes between unpacking it and streaming Netflix movies to my TV. That includes things like reviving my dormant Netflix  account. (They gave me a … Continue reading

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Watch Superbowl XLV for Free

Just in case you were worried about cutting the cable before Feb 6, the Super Bowl, is available off the air – as long as you can receive the FOX network.CLICK HERE for a list of Fox affiliates. I already … Continue reading

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Reflections on Providers

My HD antenna arrived in the mail today. To save  money on mounting accessories I plan to use the J mounting bar on an old DISH network setup that I disconnected years ago. Got me to thinking about the various … Continue reading

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Watching Live Sports wtihout Cable or Satellite

Early in the 2010 season a few of the Chargers games were blacked out due to low attendance at Qualcomm. Many sports fans and even a few of the local sports bars turned to the internet to find streaming video … Continue reading

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Plan A: Roku , Netflix and Off-air TV

I called DirecTV and canceled the service. I asked them turn it off by Jan 31. Meanwhile I have already ordered the following items. A multi-directional antenna. I chose the inexpensive Antennas Direct DB2 model available on Amazon and many … Continue reading

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Welcome

Welcome to Cut the Cable Cord. A blog dedicated to getting the best of TV entertainment without the high price of Cable Television or Satellite. In this blog I’ll explore multiple methods and products for doing this.

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