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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Ross, the Escaping from Pay TV Cord Cutter

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
I’ve been a customer of all of the major cable/satellite providers. Over and over again I was duped by their introductory pricing only to see my bills skyrocket to close to $100 per month for pretty basic TV services. For 5 years prior to cutting the cord, I had annual negotiations with my satellite provider to try to get my monthly costs down again. It became a huge pain to make those calls and still end up with minimal savings. When a friend of mine talked about how his family had moved to an HDTV antenna and cut the cord, I immediately began to plan my escape from pay TV. After installing everything, I'm saving about $65 per month and I still get to watch everything I did before I switched. I should've done this years ago.

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Tablo FAQs – Can I Use Satellite Dish Equipment as an OTA Antenna?

Dish birdbathWhile cordcutting articles tend to focus on users getting rid of cable, there are just as many people anxious to ditch their satellite dishes. Folks new to the concept of Over-the-Air TV may wonder if they can reuse their dish for something other than creating a birdbath.

 

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Andy, the Saving for College Cord Cutter

Andy FamilyWhy did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month? 
The retention department dance with the cable company every 6-12 months was getting really old. Over the last three promotional periods, our rate for internet/cable had risen from $99 to $160/month. I did a little research and just about everything we watched was available Over-the-Air. After cutting the cord we pay just $34.98/month.

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Powerline Ethernet Adapters – The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Cord Cutters

Powerline ethernet adapterWe’ve previously mentioned how important the quality of your home network is to your cord cutting success but a great option we haven’t talked about yet is the Powerline Ethernet Adapter. Many Tablo team members and customers are using this technology to connect their Tablo to their routers which are located in other rooms in the house, or to hardwire HDMI streaming devices like Roku to their home networks.

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Tom, the Sports-Loving Cord Cutter

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
Cord Cutter TomI was sick of paying for what I didn't need or use. It’s now becoming cool not to pay for bloated cable subscriptions. The internet is making cable obsolete and cable companies know this. My cable bill was $280 per month and now I pay $62 (not including the subscription services, some of which I was paying for already). If you can save an amount that makes a difference in your life and you can meet your home entertainment needs, then why not give it a try?

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ENTER TO WIN: Celebrate Independence from Cable

Tablo and Winegard antennaSummer is now in full swing and with the 4th of July right around the corner, it's time to celebrate independence... from cable or satellite!

To get you started, we've joined forces with our friends at Cut Cable Today to give away a Tablo 2-Tuner OTA DVR and a Winegard FlatWave Mini HDTV antenna cord cutting package.

Find out how to enter... 

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Sneak Peek @ CE Week NY: New Features, More Storage

Excited SheldonThe Tablo team is at CE Week in New York City today and tomorrow giving journalists and industry experts a sneak peek at Tablo firmware and app updates that will be coming to your OTA DVR very soon.

This firmware update (Version 2.2.2) includes support for several new features we know you guys will be VERY excited about that will make a big difference in management, storage and playback of your Over-the-Air content.

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Tablo FAQs – Can I Record Streaming Services Like Sling TV or Netflix with Tablo?

Sling TVOur friends Sling TV launched their popular TV streaming service in February. While a lot of cord cutters have been enjoying watching channels like ESPN and HGTV without a cable subscription, many have been wishing for a way to record live content from Sling TV and watch it later since a portion of their content does not offer an on-demand option. Many people have asked if they can use Tablo to record content from Sling TV, Netflix and other streaming services.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Choosing the Right Tablo Recording Quality

Just right bowlsTablo offers several recording quality options and today we’ll explain the difference between them so you can make the best choice for your needs and your home video setup. Even if you’ve been using a Tablo DVR for a while now, you may want to check this out to see if there’s an option that may work better for you.

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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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