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Cancel Cable, Keep your Sanity: How Tablo Works for Cord Cutters with Kids

Kermit Sesame StreetWhen you’ve got a young family, any kind of savings in the monthly budget is very much appreciated. This is why many couples with kids are choosing to cut the cord on cable or satellite subscriptions, especially since they’re usually too busy with everyday life to watch much of their favorite shows live anyway.

That being said, saving money on TV to put towards more critical budget items (like groceries and diapers) doesn’t mean parents need to give up those 20 minute slices of freedom that a kids’ program can provide. Tablo is the perfect balance of immediate and on-demand access to quality kids’ TV programming for cord-cutting parents, allowing them to cancel their cable bill while still keeping their sanity.

 

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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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Tablo How-To: Getting Ready for the Fall TV Season

Scream Queens Tablo recordingFall premiere season is upon us and with it comes a raft of new shows and returning favorites. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, we’ve assembled a few quick tips for discovering new shows as a cord cutter with Tablo.

 

 

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Tablo How To: Setting a Manual Recording

Tablo Manual Recordings SquareWith a Tablo subscription, it takes just a single click or touch to set something up to record. But sometimes, you might need more granular options for setting recordings which is why all Tablo DVR users have access to settings for manual recordings.

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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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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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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Choosing the Right Tablo Recording Quality

Just right bowlsTablo offers several recording quality options and today we’ll explain the difference between them so you can make the best choice for your needs and your home video setup. Even if you’ve been using a Tablo DVR for a while now, you may want to check this out to see if there’s an option that may work better for you.

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Cord Cutting with a Data Cap: It Is Possible

One of the ways cable companies are combatting the cord-cutting movement is by instituting bandwidth data caps (or finally enforcing caps) on internet packages. Potential cord-cutters have been warned that moving from a cable package to obtaining all video entertainment by downloading video or through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Sling TV will be just as expensive, if not more, due to potential bandwidth overages.

Despite this propaganda, it’s totally possible to cut the cord on expensive cable TV contracts even if you have an internet data cap.

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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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