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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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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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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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