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Best Black Friday deals for cord cutters

If you've cut the cord and no longer subscribe to cable, have we got a deal for you.


David Katzmaier

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Save even more cutting cable TV

Dropping your cable TV subscription can save a ton of money, but you'll need the right gear to do it. And we don't mean scissors. Luckily that gear is on sale for Black Friday.

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Roku Streaming Stick, $35

Stores: Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft Store, BJ's, JCPenney, Shopko

Our take: The best substitute for cable TV is streaming TV, and the Stick is our highest-rated streaming device ever. It's fast, has thousands of apps and is a steal at its normal price of $50.

Channel Master DVR+
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Channel Master DVR+, $250

Store: Channel Master

Our take: If you supplement streaming with over-the-air TV from an antenna, you probably want a DVR. This is one of the best, with a built-in 1TB hard drive, and no fees period. It's $100 cheaper for Black Friday.

Check the link above for Channel Master's antenna deals, too.

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TiVo Roamio OTA, $200 (refurbished)

Store: TiVo

Our take: This box delivers an even better DVR experience than Channel Master, with no service fees. It does have a smaller hard drive, however, and it's Factory refurbished from TiVo with a full warranty.

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ClearStream 1 indoor/outdoor HD antenna, $30

Store: Antennas Direct

Our take: A great price on a very good indoor/outdoor antenna, this is part of Antennas Direct's sale starting not on Black Friday, but Cyber Monday, November 28.

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32-inch TCL Roku TV, $125

Store: Walmart, Amazon

Our take: The best streaming platform, built right into the TV, for an insane price. And it even lets you pause antenna TV.

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Sling TV device promotions

Store: Sling TV

Our take: Prepay for 3 months of Sling TV (pay $60) and get an Apple TV for $90, a Roku Premiere+ for $50 or a Roku Streaming Stick for free. That's a great deal if you like Sling and need a new streamer.

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Amazon Fire TV with Alexa Voice Remote, $30

Store: Amazon, Target, Staples

Our take: At $10 off one of the best voice-controlled streaming devices around, this deal might be worth visiting Amazon's deals page to grab when it comes around.

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Google Chromecast 2, $25

Stores: Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Newegg, Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax

Our take: If you prefer using your phone to command the streaming stuff on your TV, this is $25 well spent.

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Roku Express Plus, $25

Store: Walmart

Our take: There's no better device to bring streaming to a television that lacks HDMI inputs, and at this price (normally $40) you might even want to pick one up for your new TV, too.

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The new Apple TV, 25% off

Store: Target

Our take: This one's rightly marked "doorbuster" in Target's flyer, because discounts on the new Apple TV box don't come around very often. That discount equates to $112 and $150 for the 32GB and 64GB versions, respectively.

If you can't make it to Target, Best Buy is offering the 64GB version for $160.

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Amazon Fire TV box, $75

Store: Amazon

Our take: One of Amazon's elusive rotating deals, the 4K-capable Fire TV box is from 2015, but still makes a solid choice for hard-core Amazon fans with 4K TVs. That said, the Roku Premiere+ ($99) is a better all-around option.

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55-inch TCL Roku TV, $400

Store: Amazon, Target

Our take: Here's the cheapest 4K version of that great streaming platform, built into a 55-inch set. And it too can pause live TV.

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