Blog Post Archive for Category Cordcutting Industry Trends

Stop Paying for More Than You Need... Five Little-Known Money-Saving Tricks from Savvy Cord Cutters

Counting MoneyFor many people, saving money is the primary reason for cutting the cord on cable or satellite. This isn’t surprising given that the costs of cable are actually rising four times faster than inflation. That’s simply not sustainable for the average family.

Despite the best efforts of the cable industry, you can still save a significant amount of money (often $100/month or more) by becoming a cord cutter and still enjoy all of your favorite shows.

Here are five tricks from your fellow cord-cutters that’ll help you maximize your cord cutting savings... 

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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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Cord Cutting Just Got Easier with Sling TV

Sling logoOver the last year, we've had the chance to speak with A LOT of people about cutting the cord on cable. During that time, we've helped tons of people ditch cable in favor of Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV and streaming subscriptions, saving them a lot of money

Still there was a (vocal) minority that said there was NO WAY they could cut the cord for one of these three reasons...

 

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Tablo OTA DVR vs. Cable DVR - How Much Can I Expect to Save by Cutting the Cord?

In a recent survey, 40% of Tablo users said that saving money was their primary reason for cutting the cord on cable. (The second most popular reason was that cable programming wasn’t worth the cost…)

Given the rising costs of maintaining access to those 300+ channels of reality shows and speciality programs you likely never watch, it’s not surprising people are looking for alternatives to cable TV. The average cost of a mid-range cable TV package is between $70-$100 a month. And that’s just for content, not the rental of hardware or extra fees your provider might charge.

Given that 47 of the top 50 shows are available via Over-the-Air broadcast networks, the cost vs. benefit analysis just doesn’t add up for most viewers.

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The Devil’s in the Details: Taking a Look at Total Cost of Ownership

Cutting the cord isn’t just about watching what you want, when you want on whatever device you want, it’s also about reducing the amount of money you spend each month on entertainment. Most of us who’ve joined the cord cutting revolution did so out of frustration for paying on average $85 per month for cable or satellite subscriptions. This is why doing the math on total cost of ownership (TCO) on your cord-cutting setup is critical to make sure ditching cable will get you the savings you’re looking for over the long term. As they say, the devil's in the details.

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Cable Companies Running Scared, Warning of Mutant Bunny Attacks

Technology is making cord-cutting easier which is making cable companies nervous. So much so that they likely spent a lot of money to create and circulate a series of web ads featuring seemingly stupid people in completely implausible situations with the goal of scaring current or potential cord-cutters into maintaining their service.

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O-TA My! Cord-Cutting with George Takei

Cord Cutting George TakeiWho doesn’t love George Takei? You may remember him from Star Trek, but the guy is also an author, internet superstar, campaigner for human rights, flogger of a fragrance (called Eau My – ha!) and now hosts his own web series on YouTube called Takei’s Take.

Takei’s Take has covered topics from online dating to the future of journalism but yesterday they chatted about our favourite topic – cord cutting!

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Top 5 Cord-Cutting Myths Debunked

Tablo | Cord CutterAs the cost of cable and satellite subscriptions continue to skyrocket (around $85 per month on average), people are looking for ways to continue enjoying their favorite shows, without the bloated bill and long-term contract. It’s for this very reason that an estimated 900,000 households per year become "cord-cutters".

There are still holdouts though, clinging to their remotes because of the fear caused by some myths surrounding cord cutting. Let’s debunk a few of those...

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