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Should You Upgrade Your Roku for a Better Cord Cutting Experience?

If you’ve been rocking a ‘numbered’ Roku – or an even older model - as your preferred cord-cutting device, it may be time for an upgrade.

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Mesh WiFi Networks: What Cord Cutters Need to Know About the Latest Tech Toy

Aside from the high price, mesh WiFi systems aren't immune to the same interference and range limits of WiFi itself, and there are a few potential pitfalls. 

Keep reading to learn more about those, and some cost-effective alternatives to mesh WiFi networks for cord cutters. 

 

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VHF vs. UHF – Why OTA Frequency Bands Matter for Cord Cutters with Antennas

While most OTA TV antennas on the market are designed to capture both frequencies, some antennas – especially certain ‘flat’ indoor antennas – are optimized primarily to capture UHF channels.

If you’re having trouble receiving one or two channels even though you’re close to your local broadcast towers, it may be because your antenna is not designed to pick up VHF frequencies.

 

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Tablo How-To: Perfect Your Over-the-Air TV Setup with Antenna Accessories

If you’ve followed the best practices for installing your TV antenna, but one or two channels aren’t coming in as well as you’d like, or you want to split your antenna’s signal between multiple devices, you will want to investigate antenna accessories like amplifiers, filters, and attenuators.

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ATSC 3.0 - Part 2

Today the Federal Communications Commission in the US voted 3-2 to approve the ‘voluntary rollout’ the ’Next Gen TV’ Over-the-Air (OTA) TV standard otherwise known as ATSC 3.0.

While this paves the way for local broadcasters to begin work on delivering broadcast signals via ATSC 3.0, stations are required to continue broadcasts in today's ATSC 1.0 signals for at least 5 years after they make the switch.

 

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Cord Cutter’s Guide to Streaming HD Video Without Buffering

Even if you can stream YouTube or standard Netflix content easily, older and slower WiFi router technology, improper router positioning, and interference from other appliances or neighbors can cause buffering issues when streaming high quality video like the HDTV content from your Tablo OTA DVR. Keep reading to find out why... 

 

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TV Antenna Setup: How to Access OTA Signals from Multiple Directions

Learn more about the OTA antenna setups to pick (and which to avoid) to help you tap into signals from multiple local OTA TV broadcast towers and maximize the number of OTA TV channels you can watch. 

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ATSC 3.0 - Part 1

ATSC 3.0 is a new IP-based OTA TV broadcast standard that combines broadcasting and broadband internet. Get the scoop on what what it means for cord cutters.

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Tablo + 4 Other Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Your Roku Player or Roku TV

A lot of Tablo Blog readers use Roku players and Roku TVs to watch live and recorded TV through the Tablo Roku channel. There’s so much more you can do on the Roku platform though. Here are some tips and tricks to make your Roku streaming experience better than ever!

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Getting Technical with Over-the-Air TV Reception (AKA: Why Can’t I Watch This Channel?)

Mohu sky roofAn excellent Over-the-Air TV signal is critical to enjoying free live HDTV with Tablo. However, there are some far more technical considerations when we talk about OTA TV signal quality. These technical considerations include signal-to-noise ratio, the digital cliff effect, tuner overdriving, and signal interference – all of which can mean the difference between a great cord cutting TV viewing experience and a less than perfect one.

 

 

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