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Locast Alternatives for Cord Cutters

How can cord cutters watch local channels now that Locast has shut down? 

Keep reading for some Locast alternatives... 

Locast Alternatives for Cord Cutters

 

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Bad Cord Cutting Gear Smart Consumers Should Avoid

Cord cutters have a wide variety of quality gear to choose from.

But there are many second-rate or out-of-date gadgets which can lead to a bad experience for unsuspecting consumers.

Bad Cord Cutting Gear Smart Consumers Should Avoid

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What the Locast Lawsuit Means for Cord Cutters

This week, major broadcasters including ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX sued the upstart non-profit streaming service Locast.

Let's look at what this means for cord cutters. 

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ATSC 3.0 – Part 3

It’s been over a year since the FCC approved the voluntary rollout of a new broadcast TV standard known as ATSC 3.0.

Since then, nothing has really changed for cord cutting consumers. And despite the hype, nothing should be changing in the short term either.

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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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Cutting Through the Cable Propaganda Around Broadband Price Hikes

With internet costs on the rise, some analysts — who sound a lot like the Borg collective — have decided this means it’s not worth cutting the cord on cable TV. They seem to think resistance is futile! Fortunately, we’re not intimidated by cybernetic drones.

 

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Three Reasons Cord Cutting is Going Mainstream in 2017

With all the focus on original content, more consumer choice, and easy-to-use gear, it seems like cord cutting is finally having its own prime time moment.

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ‘Fully-Loaded’ KODI Android TV Devices

Cord cutters should avoid ‘fully loaded’ KODI boxes because of app support and streaming quality issues, as well as other problems posed by the software and illegal Add-Ons that make them work.

Keep reading to learn more... 

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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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