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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.

Keep reading to learn more…

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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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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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New Tool: What Can I Watch on OTA TV?

Big Bang What's OnWe created a ‘What Can I Watch OTA’ tool. Just enter your zip code and we’ll show you all of the great prime time shows you can see in your area for FREE with an antenna.

While you're there, check out our other great cordcutting tools.

 

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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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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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Blog Series: Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV in North America

TV rabbit earsWe’re always talking about the fact that free Over-the-Air (OTA) TV is available in most cities and towns across North America. It is being broadcast in gorgeous High Definition with better picture quality than you can get from your cable/satellite provider.

In order to show just how much High Definition TV content you can access for free OTA, we’ve done some research with our friends over at RabbitEars.info to find out which markets have the most HDTV channels available Over-The-Air.

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New Cord Cutting Resource: Tablo Cord Cutter Calculator

Cut The CordHere at Tablo, we want to help make 2015 the year that you finally cut the cord on cable. 

With the amount of technology and services available on the market today, cutting the cord is easier than ever and it can save you a significant amount of money.

How much money? Well, we've developped a new resource to help you find out - the Tablo Cord Cutter Calculator!

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