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Cable, Satellite, and OTA Product Reviews

When you think home theater, you probably think movie watching, but TV watching is also a big part of the everyday home entertainment experience. A majority of Americans still get their TV service from a cable or satellite provider, but the rise of streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Video have inspired a new generation of cord-cutters and reinvigorated product categories like over-the-air antennas and standalone HD DVRs. Here you'll find resources and reviews of products in these categories.

Reflections From a Recent Cord Cutter
Five Questions to Consider Before Cutting the Cord
What's the Skinny on Skinny TV Bundles?
What kind of OTA antenna do you need? Check your location at AntennaWeb.org.
What is a CableCARD?

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AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon Video for my TV watching. There's certainly enough content on those sites to fill my evenings, but I miss the... Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Read More

 
Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Dennis Burger explores the Hopper 3 whole-home DVR from Dish Network, which adds features like 4K support, universal search, a sports bar mode, and more. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Read More

 
DirecTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR Reviewed

DirecTV Genie Whole-Home HD DVR Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The DirecTV Genie HD DVR is a big step forward for the company. Jerry Del Colliano evaluates the Genie to see if there are any stumbles to go with those big steps DirecTV is taking. Read More

 
Dish Network Hopper Reviewed

Dish Network Hopper Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Dish Network's Hopper has been a much talked about new receiver from the satellite provider. Andrew Robinson investigates all the features of this much touted new product from Dish Network. Read More

 
Terk FDTV2A Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

Terk FDTV2A Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

There have been more HDTV antennas on the market to access HD television channels over the air. Adrienne Maxwell examines the Terk FDTV2A in this review to see how it does as a solution. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Read More

 
Mohu Leaf Ltd. Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

Mohu Leaf Ltd. Indoor HDTV Antenna Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you are looking for an easy, reliable over-the-air solution to get high definition channels to your high definition television, then the Mohu Leaf Ltd Indoor HDTV antenna is well worth your consideration. Read More

 
DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell decided to upgrade her system with the DirecTV HR24 Satellite Receiver and HD DVR, and it proved to be quite the upgrade according to her review. Read More