Thinking about cutting the cord in 2013? Our first annual gift guide starting with the most basic things needed. I personally shun the idea of black Friday and waiting out in the cold for some retailer to open. Saving a few bucks is just not worth it to me. Save these purchases for cyber Monday.
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1. The Antenna
Here is the model I use, the Antennas Direct DB2, a good basic antenna that is small and easy to setup.
2. The Roku Box.
You’ll need these to get Netflix , Hulu Plus and many other on demand options. I suggest the Roku 2 XD.
If you don’t already have it, sign up for their $7.99 streaming package.
4. Hulu Plus.
An alternative to Netflix so you can watch the latest shows from Cable. I consider this a nice add-on. Get Hulu Plus.
5. OTA DVR.
Being able to record free broadcasts restores some of the convenience of the Cable experience. I have not tried this model but it’s predecessor was highly rated by cord cutter Len and the updated Channel Master CM7400 get’s a 3 star on Amazon.
Happy Holidays from the Cord Cutter Guide.