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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo - by Michelle 'The Cord Cutting Baby Boomer'

Is Tablo right for you? You've heard the buzz and read the expert reviews, but sometimes it helps to hear the whole story from real Tablo customers to know if this is the right solution for you. Our latest blog series, "How I Cut the Cord with Tablo" features Q&A style interviews with our Tablo OTA DVR customers, focusing on how they've cut the cord on cable to save money while enjoying a whole-home DVR experience using Tablo. Whether you're still on the fence about cutting the cord or you're just looking for tips and tricks on how to improve your cord-cutting setup, we hope you'll find these cord-cutting success stories helpful.


How I Cut the Cord with Tablo - by Michelle ‘The Cord Cutting Baby Boomer’ 

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
I cut the cord due to the ever-increasing costs and horrible customer service with cable. I’m saving around $100 a month now!


What do you get with an HDTV antenna that you couldn’t get another way?
All the channels I get from my antenna are in HD. Even when I was paying over $160 per month for cable I had zero premium channels and zero HD. That cost was for basic cable only which is absurd!


Why did you choose Tablo as part of your home entertainment arsenal?
I looked at several DVR systems and compared features. Tablo has them all beat. I'm in my 60s and have moderate technical skills so I wanted something easy to use. There were some bumps in the beginning, which the great folks with Tablo’s customer and technical support resolved, but now my TV watching is as seamless as when I had cable.

Tablo has them all beat.

What’s been the best thing about using/having Tablo so far?
I don't feel I lost anything...I gained! Watching everything I record in HD is awesome!


What other services and tools do you use to watch TV/Video content and why?
I currently use a Roku 3, and it's OK, but I hope to switch to an Amazon Fire TV box when Tablo releases an app for it. I also subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What advice do you have for others thinking of cutting the cord?
Do your homework so you know what to expect. This is a different kind of viewing experience and it's great once you adjust, but if you expect things to be identical to cable, you'll be disappointed. If you know what you're getting into, you'll love it!


If you're already enjoying your Tablo OTA DVR, remember to post a review of your DVR on the online store where you purchased your unit and let your fellow cord-cutters know how Tablo works for you.

If you'd like to participate in the 'How I cut the cord with Tablo' blog series, drop us a line at We'd love to hear your story.

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