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Cord Cutting with a Data Cap: It Is Possible

One of the ways cable companies are combatting the cord-cutting movement is by instituting bandwidth data caps (or finally enforcing caps) on internet packages. Potential cord-cutters have been warned that moving from a cable package to obtaining all video entertainment by downloading video or through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Sling TV will be just as expensive, if not more, due to potential bandwidth overages.

Despite this propaganda, it’s totally possible to cut the cord on expensive cable TV contracts even if you have an internet data cap.

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ENTER TO WIN: Get Fired Up About Cord Cutting Giveaway

Summer is the PERFECT time to begin your cord cutting journey. 

To get you started, we're giving away a Tablo 2-Tuner OTA DVR and an Amazon Fire TV cord cutting package. 

Get the details on how to enter!

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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - California

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air HDTV markets in North America, we’re heading to California which boasts four metro areas within the in the top 10 cities in North America for free TV in high definition and many more within the top 20.

If you live in the Golden State, particularly in or near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento you can receive between 15-23 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

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Cord Cutting 101 – Four Steps to Freedom from Cable and Satellite

Tablo Cord CutterA recent study showed 2.9 percent of cable and satellite subscribers intend to cut the cord in 2015, which may not sound significant, but in fact represents millions of people who are fed up with the high costs and poor customer service.

With the finales of fall TV favorites over and done with, summer is an ideal time to join the cord cutting ranks. However, some folks may not even know how to get started. For you, dear cord-cutting noobs, we’ve put together a handy four-step cord-cutting guide.

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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - Texas

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air TV markets in North America, we’ll be checking out Texas. The Lone Star state is flush with great free HDTV content having 3 cities within the Top 10. If you missed out in reading the beginning of the series catch it here.

If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston or the surrounding suburbs you can receive between 17- to 18 free HDTV channels. This doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region that offer multicultural, religious and other programming.  

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ENTER TO WIN: Say Thanks to Mom Giveaway

Moms are so busy they often don't have time to enjoy a TV show without interruption. 
 
Tell us why your mom (or a mom you know) deserves the gift of free HDTV this Mother's Day. One lucky mom will receive a Tablo DVR prize pack so she can enjoy her favorite shows anytime, anywhere and on any device.
 
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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV – Florida

Florida OTA TV mapA few weeks ago we outlined the top 10 Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV markets across North America. In case you missed it, you can see the full list here.

Today we’re focusing on Florida which hosts 3 markets that rank at #10 and #7 respectively which means an amazing selection of beautifully crisp FREE HDTV channels available OTA using an antenna.

If you live in the sunshine state, particularly in or near the major centers of Tampa Bay, Miami or Orlando you can receive between 15 and 18 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

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Now Available: Redesigned Roku Channel Preview and Apps for Amazon Fire TV & Android TV

Roku square logoToday, we've very excited to announce that the updated Roku channel as well as apps for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV are finally here!

As you may know, we've been working really hard over the last three months to deliver these new apps so you can enjoy the same beautiful Tablo experience you're used to on tablets, smartphones and PC/MAC on your big-screen TVs.

 

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Tablo's Newest App: Tablo Clock

Today we're very excited to announce a brand new Tablo app extension - Tablo Clock! 

Apple watchWith the exploding popularity of smart watches from companies like Apple and the trend of 'retro' design, we wanted to bring this type of experience to Tablo users.

Starting tomorrow, Tablo owners will be able to download the Tablo Clock add-on to all apps within the Tablo ecosystem.

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OTA + OTT Streaming Makes Sense (and Cents!) for Cordcutters

Since the beginning of 2015, we’ve seen a wave of HBONOW game of thronesannouncements for new television streaming services and TV a-la-carte offerings. There’s been Sling TV, CBS All Access, HBO Now and Playstation Vue. NBC is also rumored to be planning a comedy-focused streaming service and others are saying Apple is planning a service including content from both broadcast and cable channels.

There’s never been more choice for consumers which is great news. However, some news reports have been focusing on how adding these services to get the equivalent of cable isn't really a good bargain...

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