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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Cut the Cord

Q. I’ve been thinking of dropping my cable service and going for it with just online services. I guess it’s called cutting the cord. But before I do it, is there anything I should know about cord-cutting? — David, Baltimore, Maryland. Many publications feature articles detailing how you can ‘cut the cord’ — drop your

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Netflix Is Raising Its Prices – How Do I Unsubscribe?

Q. I read that Netflix is raising its prices so I’m going to give Hulu a try. So, how do I cancel Netflix? I’m a little confused on their site. — Sheryl, Culver City, California. Sheryl, first, you’re right. Netflix next month is raising its base price for roughly 17 million subscribers by $2 a

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Can I Watch Netflix Using a Hotspot?

Q.  I don’t have an Internet service at my home, but I do have the ability to create a Hotspot from my iPhone or iPad. Could I stream Netflix on my Smart TV using the Hotspot? — Carl, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carl, that’s a great question. As you know, you need an Internet connection

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Does Netflix Offer Downloads to Go?

Q. I love Netflix because it’s so convenient to watch at home. But is there any way to download a movie or show and take it with me on the road in case I don’t have access to wireless? — George, Indianapolis, Indiana. George, that’s a good question, one that gets asked quite often. The

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Netflix: How Can I Check My Streaming Speed?

Q.  My streaming picture on Netflix is generally pretty good. But sometimes it varies, gets a little worse. Is there any way to determine what resolution/speed I’m getting on Netflix from my Internet service? — Roger, Fairfax, Virginia. Roger, you have a common concern. Many Netflix streamers report that their picture looks just dandy most

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Will My Netflix Picture Improve With a Direct Internet Connection?

Q. I now watch streaming video from Netflix with my Blu-ray player, picking up the Internet signal from my wireless home network (WiFi). But I notice that sometimes the signal is a little sketchy. It breaks up a bit. Any ideas on how to improve this? Would it make a difference if I connected my

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Can You Use a Smart TV Without Cable TV?

Q.  I’m thinking of getting a Smart TV to watch Netflix and other streaming services, but I don’t subscribe to cable or satellite. Can I use a Smart TV without cable or satellite? — Eddie, Brooklyn, New York. Eddie, first, for those who are not familiar with Smart TVs, it’s the term used for a

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My Netflix’s Audio & Video Is Out of Sync!

Q. I love watching streaming on Netflix, but sometimes the audio is a few seconds behind the video, creating that effect you see in those old Godzilla movies.  The people are moving their lips, but the words come a few seconds later. Is there anything I can do to stop this? — Conrad, Las Vegas,

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Why Am I Getting a Buffering Message On House of Cards?

Q. I like to watch videos from Netflix on the Internet, but today I started getting a ‘buffering’ message while watching the new season of House of Cards. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? — George, Kansas City, Missouri. There have been a few reports today of Netflix users getting ‘buffering’ messages on-screen

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