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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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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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What Channels Can I Get? - Introducing the Tablo TV Signal Locator - OTA HDTV Blog 5

ATablo Signal Locators we’ve discussed in our last few blog posts, most North Americans can access High Definition TV for FREE simply by plugging in an Over-The-Air HDTV Antenna. Once people know this concept exists, and that it’s 100% legal, their first question is (or at least should be), “How do I know which channels are broadcast in my area?

Well, we’re here to make this easy for you! Today we’re launching the Tablo TV Signal Locator!

 

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Position Matters – Choosing Where to Place Your HDTV Antenna - OTA HDTV Blog 4

TV Broadcast TowerToday in our blog series for making an informed choice when deciding if Over-The-Air (OTA) HDTV is right for you, we’re going to talk about antenna placement.

The quality of your Over-The-Air HDTV signal reception is highly dependent the placement of your antenna. The ideal location for yours within your home may be on the roof, your garage, your attic, a bedroom window or a myriad of other places.

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Catch The Wave - How Geography, Surroundings and Obstructions Impact your OTA HDTV Signal Reception - OTA Blog 3

Antenna RoofWe’ve already looked at different antenna styles, but one of the biggest factors affecting the quality of Over-The-Air HDTV signals you can receive is your home’s surroundings.

Since local television stations broadcast their programs in the form of radio wave signals, it’s easy to understand how the least amount of obstructions and distance between your HDTV antenna and the broadcast towers, the better reception you’ll achieve.

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