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Smart TVs vs. streaming set top boxes


We are often asked if those new to cord cutting should purchase a smart TV or a set top streaming box. It can be confusing when looking at all the options; not only are there a wealth of set top boxes to choose from but there are also an abundance of smart TV brands to consider.

If you are happy with the TV you currently own, there is no reason to buy a new TV simply to have access to streaming apps because set top boxes (STBs) can do that. But if you’re in the market for a new TV anyway, there are several arguments for, and against, buying a smart TV. This week, we offer a few tips and things to consider that might help you decide whether to purchase a smart TV or a, for want of a better word, “dumb” TV with a separate STB.

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