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How Your Location Impacts Your Over-the-Air TV Reception

Another key factor to cord cutting success is knowing the location of your local broadcast TV towers in relation to your home. The closer you live to these towers, the better your Over-the-Air TV reception will be.

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Tablo FAQs: What Is the Best Over-the-Air TV Antenna for Cord Cutters?

One of the first steps in cutting the cord on cable is finding an antenna to get free broadcast TV.

That's why we've put together this Over-the-Air TV antenna buyer's guide so you can learn how to choose the best antenna for your needs and decypher potentially confusing marketing mumbo-jumbo.

best over the air tv antenna buyers guide

 

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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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Choosing the Right Live TV & Recording Quality Settings for your Tablo OTA DVR

We have decoupled the Tablo settings for Recording Quality and Live TV Quality so you can now you can choose a different setting for Live TV feeds than you choose for recordings. 

Keep reading to learn more and find out which Live TV and Recording Quality settings are right for your Tablo OTA DVR.

 

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Tablo FAQs: What WiFi Frequency Should I Use - 2.4 or 5 GHz?

Depending on where your Tablo sits in relation to your router and several other factors, you may want to connect your Tablo and other cord cutting gear to the 5.0 GHz WiFi frequency vs. the 2.4 GHz frequency for a faster, buffer-free experience. Keep reading to learn more... 

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How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Without Cable

You can watch the 2018 Winter Olympics – either live or later – even as a cord cutter.

Keep reading to find out how...

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Tablo FAQs: Do I Need Internet to Use a Tablo OTA DVR?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: “Do I need internet to watch and record live local TV with a Tablo Over-the-Air DVR?”

Yes. You DO need internet access to use Tablo Over-the-Air DVRs. Keep reading to find out why.

 

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Cord Cutting 101: How to Cancel Cable and Start Saving Money in 2018

Looking to cancel your cable or satellite subscription?

In four easy steps, you can start watching the live TV you want, when you want, wherever you are, on your favorite device… All without the cost or commitment of cable or satellite TV contracts.

 

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Tablo FAQs: Can I Record Live TV Streaming Services with Tablo?

There are technical and legal reasons why you can’t record Sling TV, DirectTV NOW, Hulu, Playstation Vue, YouTube TV, or other online Live TV streaming services with Tablo or any other device, for that matter.

Keep reading for details.

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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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