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Cord-Cutting: Is It Real, Or Just Hype?

Q. I keep reading about people cutting the cord and dropping their cable or satellite TV service. But how many people are actually doing this? Is cord-cutting really for real? Or is it just something the media likes to hype up to get attention? — Marty, Philadelphia. Marty, the answer to both of your questions

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What Is Pluto TV & The Eye Candy Channel?

Q. A buddy of mine told me I should watch Pluto TV and, in particular, the Eye Candy channel. What are they? Can you fill me in, Mr. TV Answer Man? — Tom, Philadelphia. Tom, Pluto TV is an online service that has roughly 100 channels — and they are all free! See Amazon’s Best-Selling

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Why MLB.TV Blackouts Your Home Team

Q. I just re-upped for Major League Baseball package but I can’t watch Washington Nationals games on it because they are blacked out, no matter where they play. Why?! This drives me crazy.  I pay enough for the package ,after all. And I’m not going back to cable or satellite just for baseball! — Mike,

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Watch ESPN: Does It Require a Comcast Video Sub?

Q. I’m a Comcast video subscriber and I’ve been enjoying watching all kinds of sports on WatchESPN. But I’ve been thinking about getting rid of my video service and going Net only. Could I still watch WatchESPN if I do? — BettyAnn, Deale, Maryland. BettyAnn, WatchESPN is a web site that simulcasts ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU,

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What Are Roku’s Private Channels?

Q. I was thinking of buying a Roku player and a friend told me that they had more than 2,500 channels, including some cool channels that are called private channels. What are these private channels? Can anyone get them? — Carl, Reno, Nevada. Carl, Roku, which offers its Net TV service in several devices, including

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Are Roku’s Channels Free?

Q. I read that Roku, the Internet TV set-top, has more than 2,500 channels. But are they free? is there a monthly fee like TiVo has? — Katherine, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. For those not familiar with Roku, it’s a set-top box (or streaming stick) that can send video and audio channels over the Internet to

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