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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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Location, Location, Location – How Where You Live Impacts Your OTA HDTV Reception - OTA HDTV Blog 2

Tablo Broadcast TowersFree Over-The-Air (OTA) HDTV is distributed by local broadcasters via radio waves from massive broadcast transmitter towers. These towers are located in most major cities and towns across North America. The closer you live to these towers, the better your OTA HDTV reception will be.

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Move over MacGyver: HDTV Antenna Buyer’s Guide - OTA HDTV Blog 1

Rabbit Ears TVToday’s digital HDTV Over-the-Air (OTA) antennas are not like the rabbit ears of old so keep your tinfoil for wrapping last night’s leftovers. Modern antennas deliver perfectly crisp picture quality in full HD and come in a variety of form factors and prices. Let’s learn more...

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Blog series: Is Over-The-Air (OTA) HDTV right for you?

Tablo TV networksIn order to browse, record and stream free broadcast HDTV on your Tablo DVR, you need both a hard drive (more on that here) and a digital antenna.

Over the next few blog posts we’ll be giving you an overview of all of the factors you need to consider in making an informed choice when deciding if Over-The-Air (OTA) HDTV is right for you, including antenna styles, tower location, geography,antenna placement, and available broadcast channels.

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Back Away from that Flash Drive - USB Hard Drive Suggestions & Specs

Tablo Bad Time MemeMany people have asked for suggestions on which external hard drives work best with Tablo. As you might know, Tablo uses an external USB hard drive to save recorded Over-The-Air programs but also to enable the pause and rewind features for live TV.

So…. What works?

Tablo currently supports external hard drives with the following specifications:

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Is Cord-Cutting on your list of New Year’s Resolutions? Here are 3 easy steps to keep it!

Tablo Cord Cutting Success BabyWhat was your New Year’s resolution? Was it quitting smoking? Going to the gym and losing 20 pounds? How’s that going for ya?

For a lot of people saving money was on top of their list…Money for retirement, for a vacation or for something else important. One of the best ways to save a lot of money quickly, is to cut back on those monthly bills that seem reasonable at first, but can add up ...

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Top 5 Cord Cutting Myths Debunked

Tablo | Cord CutterAs the cost of cable and satellite subscriptions continue to skyrocket (around $85 per month on average), people are looking for ways to continue enjoying their favorite shows, without the bloated bill and long-term contract. It’s for this very reason that an estimated 900,000 households per year become "cord-cutters".

There are still holdouts though, clinging to their remotes because of the fear caused by some myths surrounding cord cutting. Let’s debunk a few of those...

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Free TV = Good TV: How You Can Get HDTV for FREE

Tablo DVR Living RoomFree television programming is back, and unlike the fuzzy reception of yesteryear, it's digital - delivered in crisp, beautiful high definition over the air, directly to your TV. In fact, because the HDTV Over-The-Air (OTA) signal is the only content being delivered through this connection, the picture will be clearer than what you're getting even from your cable provider because they're trying to push internet and phone services through the same pipe as TV, therefore compressing the video signal.

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