Frank Gates The WordCutterHere are the "How-To" Steps for Home Media Basics. These are non-technical, step-by-step instructions to guide you through your entire home-media world: sources, hardware, software, tools, and techniques. Everything you need to organize your own personal media. So, have some fun, let's go!

HMB-Step 01: What I Have Now?

HMB-Step 01: What I Have Now?

Perform a complete inventory of your media sources and content. Streaming, cable, DSL, satellite, movies, TV shows, music, photos, home videos, etc. You need to know what you already have and what you are spending as the first step in this process

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HMB-Step 02: What Do I Want?

HMB-Step 02: What Do I Want?

What media sources, streaming, cable, DSL, satellite, etc. do you want? What media content, movies, TV shows, music, photos, home videos, etc. do you want? This is a wish list. This step is not as easy as it seems. Everything costs money, there is no free media. There is a significant difference in the cost of what I need, what I want, and what I would like to have.

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HMB-Step 03: Local Channels

HMB-Step 03: Local Channels

Broadcast, over-the-air (OTA) TV is a must-have for most people. Local news, sports, community shows are all broadcast free OTA to your home. Do you have, do you want OTA Broadcast TV? If you want local broadcast channels, how do you get them?

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HMB-Step 04: Internet

HMB-Step 04: Internet

How much internet do you really need? Sure, we all need the internet but how much, how fast, and how expensive? Don’t buy more than you need or use.

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HMB-Step 05: Home Network

HMB-Step 05: Home Network

What is the role of your home network? Before we get into the various streaming services out there you must have the ability to view these streaming service apps on your TV, PC, laptop, or phone. How important is your home network? It’s just as important as every other part of the system that is delivering voice, video, and data in your home. It is the last mile, the hub, the wireless heart of your home media.

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HMB-Step 06: Streaming Devices

HMB-Step 06: Streaming Devices

How to turn a dumb TV into a smart TV so you can get the internet on all your TVs. Firestick, Roku, Nvidia, and more choices. choices and more choices are the name of the game. Where do I start? Which one is for me?

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