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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ATSC 3.0 – Part 3

It’s been over a year since the FCC approved the voluntary rollout of a new broadcast TV standard known as ATSC 3.0.

Since then, nothing has really changed for cord cutting consumers. And despite the hype, nothing should be changing in the short term either.

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The Next Wave of the Channel Repack Is Underway – Plan to Rescan!

In order to keep watching your favorite Over-the-Air channels, it's time to plan to rescan again! 

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Beginner's Guide to Over-the-Air Antenna TV

Did you know cord cutters can watch their favorite local broadcast TV stations like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and more for FREE? Learn how with our beginner's guide to Over-the-Air antenna TV. 

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Top Sources of Obstruction & Interference That Can Impact Your Over-the-Air TV Reception

Along with your TV antenna and your location, another critical aspect in your ability to receive free Over-the-Air TV is the presence of obstructions or sources of interference between your antenna and local broadcast towers.

Keep reading to learn the most common sources of OTA obstructions and interference so you can avoid them when possible.

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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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Three Reasons Why You Should Regularly Rescan for OTA Channels

There are three reasons you’ll want to run a fresh channel scan on a regular basis: channels changing their broadcast frequencies, broadcasters changing equipment, and new channels coming online. 

 

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Hillary vs. The Donald – How to Watch the 2016 Presidential Debates as a Cord Cutter

Fall is here and that means November’s US Presidential Election is almost upon us. Before Americans go to the polls, the candidates have four opportunities (three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate) to convince us that they deserve our vote over the other guy (or gal). If you’re a cord cutter you might be researching how to watch the debates, but it’s actually quite easy since they’ll be broadcast live on all local Over-the-Air channels. All you need is a digital antenna.

 

 

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How to Watch the 2016 Emmys Without Cable

Tablo Emmys 2016 thumbnailTV’s biggest night – the 68th Annual Emmy Awards - is happening this Sunday and the best way to watch is to use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV – Florida

Florida OTA TV mapA few weeks ago we outlined the top 10 Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV markets across North America. In case you missed it, you can see the full list here.

Today we’re focusing on Florida which hosts 3 markets that rank at #10 and #7 respectively which means an amazing selection of beautifully crisp FREE HDTV channels available OTA using an antenna.

If you live in the sunshine state, particularly in or near the major centers of Tampa Bay, Miami or Orlando you can receive between 15 and 18 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

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