Do I Need a Roku if I Have a Smart TV?

Roku Device with a Smart TV

Many cord cutters who are new to the whole process of figuring out what equipment they’ll need are left wondering what their Smart TV actually does. Your Smart TV serves many different functions, depending on which make and model you have. But at the very least, it will connect to the internet and allow you to access some content. And, if that’s the case, you might be wondering, “Do I need a Roku if I have a Smart TV?”

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WiFi vs Ethernet for Streaming: Is One Really Better at Home?

WiFi vs Ethernet

It seems to be common knowledge that Ethernet is better than WiFi for many purposes in a cord cutter’s life, such as streaming ultra high-definition 4K content from your favorite streaming service. But with so much else going on in our lives and over our home networks, how do we choose when it comes to WiFi vs Ethernet for streaming TV? And besides, is one really better?

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What’s the Difference Between WiFi and a Router?

Router with network cable

Sometimes networking terms can get quite confusing, but knowing the difference between things like WiFi and a router doesn’t need to be all that complicated. As a cord cutter, it’s a great idea to arm yourself with as much technical knowledge as possible. Knowing as much as you can about equipment and lingo can make buying and installing equipment much easier.

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Cord Shaving vs Cord Cutting: Which One is Right for You?

Razor with brush

One of the best things coming out of the cord cutting revolution is the idea that we have total control over what we allow into our homes and how we interact with our entertainment and our information. For some, cord cutting is the answer. For others, a newer idea, cord shaving, is presenting an easier road to follow. One that leads away from the control cable companies have over the content that finds its way into our TVs and other devices. So, let’s take a look at cord shaving vs cord cutting to see which one is right for you.

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What’s the Difference Between a Smart TV and a Regular LED TV?

Smart home device with phone

In the strictest sense, most modern TVs are what we would have called smart TVs several years ago. The ability to connect to the internet was the primary distinction between smart TVs and regular LED or non-smart TVs. If you could go online with your TV, it was pretty smart! Since so much progress has been made with TV sets, what’s the difference between a smart TV and a regular LED TV now?

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Best Place to Put Your WiFi Router in a 1 or 2 Story House

Home router with tree

Dead spots in your house can be incredibly frustrating whether you’re trying to work from home, stream your favorite movie on Netflix, or discover a new artist on Spotify. Old routers can play a big role in your frustration, so start by looking at the age of your equipment. But, even new routers can provide spotty coverage if they’re hidden away. So, if you’re looking for the best place to put your WiFi router in a two-story house or even a single-story home, here are some tips.

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Do Soundbars Work With Any TV: Avoid these Soundbar Issues

Samsung H/K Soundbar

Great sound is important to a cord cutter’s home entertainment setup, whether you’re streaming movies, TV shows, or your favorite music. As modern TVs get slimmer, speakers tend to get weaker and less satisfying to listen to. So, most people who want better sound are forced to find a solution outside of their TV. More often than not, that involves a soundbar. But with so many different products and manufacturers today, we’re sometimes left asking, “Do soundbars work with any TV?”

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