Sources: CUB's Guide to Cutting Your TV Costs

About cutting the cord:

“Cut the Cord to Save Thousands.” http://www.komando.com/tips/12040/cut-the-cord-on-cable-to-save-thousands/3

Ewoldt, John. “Antenna Sales Are Rising, in Another Sign of Churn in TV Watching.” Star Tribune, 20 Aug. 2018, www.startribune.com/antenna-sales-are-rising-in-another-sign-of-churn-in-tv-watching/491230121/.

Fowler, G. (2016, November 30). “The Cable-Cutting Dream Is Kind of a Myth.” Retrieved December 05, 2016  http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cable-cutting-dream-is-kind-of-a-myth-1480536397

Gass, N. “Cutting the Cord Presentation.”  Retrieved January 04, 2017 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rCjVxuXix4iUux0a-QH2Byskr46YizFClgw23LYh0kM/edit#slide=id.g11faf8ddc6_0_5

Pendlebury, Ty, Katzmaier, David.  “Best TV streaming service for cord cutters: Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and more compared,” (2020, Nov. 4) https://www.cnet.com/news/best-tv-streaming-service-for-cord-cutters-hulu-youtube-tv-sling-tv-and-more-compared/

Katzmaier, David. (2016, December 7) “10 Things to Consider Before You Cancel Cable TV, Chicago Tribune.” Retrieved December 9, 2016  https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-things-to-consider-before-canceling-cable/

Ramsey, D. (n.d.). “9 Cost-Effective Alternatives to Cable. “ Retrieved December 05, 2016 https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/9-cost-effective-alternatives-to-cable

Willcox, James K. “How to Replace Cable TV for Only $25 a Month,” Consumer Reports (21 Sept. 2020) https://www.consumerreports.org/streaming-video-services/how-to-replace-cable-tv-for-only-25-dollars-a-month/

Willcox, James K. “Take Control of Cable TV!” Consumer Reports, 27 June 2018 www.consumerreports.org/tv-service/take-control-of-cable-tv/

Willcox, James K. “The Cord-Cutting Decision Is Tougher These Days. Here’s What You Need to Know.” Consumer Reports, 29 July 2019 www.consumerreports.org/tv-service/cord-cutting-decision-what-you-need-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR0cy7FZjT_Pcnx7TztC-ic5jtqa3z_oD6yOgeXjgtckqteiOfLvCKwhEJ4.

About cutting your cable/satellite bill:

“How Much Should I Be Paying for Cable TV?” Top 16 Cable TV and Internet Providers in Fort Worth, TX, 28 Sept. 2017 www.cabletv.com/blog/how-much-should-i-pay-for-cable-tv/.

Blanco, Octavio. “How to Lower Your Cable and Internet Bills.” Consumer Reports, 9 June, 2021, https://www.consumerreports.org/telecom-services/how-to-lower-your-cable-and-internet-bills-a9803471134/.

Bowsher, Karla. “How to Cut Your Cable Bill in Half.” Money Talks News, 28 July 2019 www.moneytalksnews.com/4-ways-to-cut-tv-costs-to-25-a-month-or-less/.

Branter, Chris. “7 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill.” U.S. News & World Report, 21 Nov. 2018 https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/articles/7-ways-to-lower-your-cable-bill.

Molina, Brett. “Five Steps to Cutting Your Expensive Cable TV Bill.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 12 Jan. 2018, www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/budget-and-spending/2017/11/06/five-steps-cutting-your-expensive-cable-bill/558650001/.

Oswald, Ed. (2016, November 11). “5 Ways to Reduce (or Eliminate) Your Cable Bill, Gear & Style CheatSheet.” http://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/5-ways-to-reduce-or-eliminate-your-cable-bill.html/?a=viewall

Passy, Charles. (2016, January 31). “The Foolproof Way to Lower Your Cable Bill.” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-foolproof-way-to-lower-your-cable-bill-2014-02-21

Renzulli, Kerri Anne. (2016, March 21). “7 Tips for Slashing Your Cable Bill from Guys Who Do It for a Living.” http://time.com/money/4253989/cut-cable-bills-tips-tricks/

Sheehy, Kelsey, et al. “9 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill.” NerdWallet, 20 Mar. 2019, www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/7-ways-to-lower-your-cable-bill/.

Torabi, Farnoosh. (2015, March 9) “This Is How You Get Your Cable Company to Lower Your Bill.” Retrieved December 9, 2016  http://time.com/money/3737173/how-to-lower-cut-your-cable-bill/

Tuttle, B. “3 Moves to Cut Your Cable Bill Right Now.” Retrieved December 05, 2016 http://time.com/money/3655841/cut-cable-bill-comcast-time-warner-dish-sling-tv/

Weston, Liz, et al. “9 Bills Where You Can Cut a Better Deal.” NerdWallet, 26 Feb. 2019, www.nerdwallet.com/blog/finance/bills-you-can-negotiate/.

Willcox, James K. “Take Control of Cable TV!” Consumer Reports, 27 June 2018, www.consumerreports.org/tv-service/take-control-of-cable-tv/.

About cable/satellite service:

Spectrum/Charter

Xfinity.com (Comcast)

DirecTV.com

Dish.com

RCN.com

Verizon.com

About HD antennas:

“Best TV Antenna of 2019.” Reviews.com, 4 Jan. 2019 www.reviews.com/tv-antenna/.

Bouma, Luke. “5 Reasons Why an Antenna Should Be a Part of Your Cord Cutting Setup.” AntennaWeb.org, 28 Oct. 2018, https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/5-reasons-why-an-antenna-should-be-a-part-of-your-cord-cutting-setup-2/.

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/highest-rated-outdoor-hdtv-antennas

Karp, Gregory. (2014, October 31) “Simple Antenna Can Help Kick Costly Cable TV Habit.” Retrieved December 10, 2016 https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-things-to-consider-before-canceling-cable/

Kindig, S. (2016). “Choosing the Best HDTV Antenna.” Retrieved December 05, 2016 http://www.crutchfield.com/S-kHDU41aat9E/learn/learningcenter/home/antenna.html

Kindig, Steve. “How to Choose the Best HDTV Antenna.” Crutchfield, 6 Sept. 2017 www.crutchfield.com/S-CyWNIpQseON/learn/learningcenter/home/antenna.html.

Knapp, Mark. “The 12 Best TV Antennas of 2019.” Lifewire, 25 June 2019 www.lifewire.com/best-tv-antennas-to-buy-4078201.

Martinez, Greg. “Homemade Ways to Boost TV Antenna Signal” Long Range Signal, 6, Oct. 2020.  https://longrangesignal.com/boost-tv-antenna-signal-homemade/#electromagnetic-appliances-in-your-home

Pendlebury, Ty. “Best TV Antennas for Cord-Cutters, Starting at Just $10.” CNET, 13 Aug. 2019. www.cnet.com/news/best-tv-antennas-for-cord-cutters-starting-at-just-10/.

Willcox, James K. “Antenna Users: Rescan to Keep Getting Free TV.” Consumer Reports, 16 Sept. 2021, https://www.consumerreports.org/tv-antennas/antenna-users-rescan-to-keep-getting-free-tv-a7013966994/.

Willcox, James K. “How to Get Better Indoor TV Antenna Reception,” 12 Sept. 2019.
https://www.consumerreports.org/antennas/tips-for-getting-better-indoor-tv-antenna-reception/

Willcox, James K. “Is Now the Time to Get a TV Antenna?” Consumer Reports, 19 Sept. 2018. www.consumerreports.org/antennas/is-now-the-time-to-get-a-tv-antenna/.

Willcox, James K., and Claudio Ciacci. “HDTV Antenna Review: Top Picks From CR’s Latest Tests.” Consumer Reports, 6 Apr. 2018 www.consumerreports.org/antennas/hdtv-antenna-reviews-indoor-tv-antennas/.

About streaming devices:

“Apple TV HD 32GB.” Apple, Aug. 2019 www.apple.com/shop/buy-tv/apple-tv-hd/32gb.

“Fire TV Cube, Hands-Free with Alexa and 4K Ultra HD, Streaming Media Player.” Amazon, Aug. 2019 www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Cube-hands-free-with-Alexa-and-4K-Ultra-HD-and-Alexa-Voice-Remote/dp/B0791T9CV7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=amazon%2Bfire%2Btv%2Bcube&qid=1565101369&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

“Fire TV Recast, over-the-Air DVR, 1 TB, 150 Hours.” Amazon, Aug. 2019, www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Recast-over-the-air-DVR-1TB-150-hours/dp/B074J1GPB8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=amazon%2Bfire%2Btv%2Brecast&qid=1565101404&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

“Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player.” Amazon, Aug. 2019 www.amazon.com/Fire-TV-Stick-with-Alexa-Voice-Remote/dp/B0791TX5P5/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=amazon%2Bfire%2Bstick&qid=1565101309&s=gateway&sr=8-2.

“Installing Apple TV” https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205358

“Streaming Media Device Buying Guide.” Consumer Reports, 2 Apr. 2018 www.consumerreports.org/cro/streaming-media/buying-guide/index.htm.

“Streaming Media.” Streaming Media Device Ratings, 2019 www.consumerreports.org/products/streaming-media-devices/ratings-overview/.

Honorof, Marshall. “What Is Google Chromecast?” Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Guide, 2 Aug. 2019 www.tomsguide.com/us/what-is-google-chromecast,news-17637.html.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/buying-guides/streaming-media-player-buying-guide/pcmcat333300050010.c?id=pcmcat333300050010

Pendlebury, Ty. “Best DVRs for Cord Cutters.” CNET, 12 Feb. 2019 www.cnet.com/news/best-dvr-for-cord-cutters-who-use-an-ota-antenna-tivo-tablo-fire-tv-recast/.

Roku. Roku, Aug. 2019, www.roku.com/products (Roku Express, Premiere, Roku TV, Ultra, Streaming Stick).

Willcox, James K. “Guide to Streaming Video Services.” Consumer Reports, 3 July 2019 www.consumerreports.org/streaming-media-devices/guide-to-subscription-streaming-video-services/.

Xfinity Flex. 

About basic streaming services:

“How Much Does Netflix Cost? Pricing Breakdown of the Streamer’s Plans.” Digital Trends, Digital Trends, 2 Nov. 2018, www.digitaltrends.com/movies/netflix-cost-pricing-plan-breakdown/.

Amazon.com

Bowsher, Karla. “How to Cut Your Cable Bill in Half.” Money Talks News, 28 July 2019, www.moneytalksnews.com/4-ways-to-cut-tv-costs-to-25-a-month-or-less/.

Cosgrove, Jaclyn. “Amazon Prime’s Price Is Jumping to $119 a Year – but There Are Ways around Paying That Much.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2018, www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-prime-membership-20180427-story.html.

FandongoNow.com

Hoopladigital.com

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/10-best-free-movie-streaming-services-netflix-alternatives-for-2019-crackle-pluto-tv-tubi/

https://www.consumerreports.org/broadband/internet-fast-enough-for-streaming-broadband-speed/

https://www.lifewire.com/watch-free-movies-online-1356647

Hulu.com

imdb.com

Netflix.com

Pluto.tv

Sonycrackle.com

Vudu.com

Willcox, James K. “Best Apps for Finding Where Shows and Movies Are Streaming.” Consumer Reports, 11 Sept. 2018, www.consumerreports.org/streaming-media/find-where-shows-and-movies-are-streaming-a3855465221/.

Willcox, James K. “How to Decide If Cord Cutting Is Right for You.” Consumer Reports, 8 Mar. 2019, www.consumerreports.org/streaming-media/how-to-decide-if-cord-cutting-is-right-for-you/.

Willcox, James K. “Where to Stream Movies Free.” Consumer Reports, 8 July 2019, www.consumerreports.org/movies-tv/where-to-stream-movies-for-free/.

Woo, Kelly “The best free streaming services in 2022.” Tom’s Guide, 1 Mar. 2022, https://www.tomsguide.com/best-picks/best-free-streaming-services.

About cable-replacement streaming services:

Katzmaier, David. “Sling TV: Everything You Need to Know.” CNET, CNET, 30 June 2018, www.cnet.com/news/sling-tv-everything-you-need-to-know/.

DirectvNow.com

Fisher, Stacy. “Cord Cutting Guide 2019: Save Money With These Cable TV Alternatives.” Lifewire, Lifewire, 24 July 2019, www.lifewire.com/cable-tv-alternatives-save-money-4138322.

Fubo.tv

Hulu.com

Honorof, Marshall. “Your Guide to Cable TV Cord-Cutting.” Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Guide, 11 July 2019, www.tomsguide.com/us/cord-cutting-guide,news-17928.html.

Pendlebury, Ty. “Best Live TV Streaming Services for Cord Cutters.” CNET, CNET, 11 Aug. 2019, www.cnet.com/news/best-live-tv-streaming-services-for-cord-cutters/.

Philo.com

Playstation.com

Sling.com

Timmerman, Michael. “How to Cut the Cord and Never Pay for Cable TV Again.” Clark Howard, 19 Aug. 2019, clark.com/technology/tvsatellite-cable/cord-cutting-cable-tv-alternatives/.

TV.Youtube.com

Willcox, James K. “Cable vs. Streaming Live TV Services: Which Should You Choose?” Consumer Reports, 29 July 2019, www.consumerreports.org/tv-service/cable-vs-streaming-live-tv-services/