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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – by Brett, the Smugly Superior Cord Cutter

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
Brett Tablo Cord CutterI recently moved and decided I didn't want to pay anyone anything for TV anymore. I didn't plan to stop watching TV - I just wanted to stop paying for it. I was spending close to $150 a month to get programming from a mid-tier satellite package to four TVs. Now I spend $0 a month. I get so excited whenever I think about this that a little pee comes out.

  

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Nick, the Cord Cutting Gadget Guru

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
The writing on the wall has been there for years: the cable and satellite companies run an inflexible, poorly reliable, and expensive service to provide what should be the opposite of what they provide. It should be of reasonable cost, flexible, and extraordinarily reliable! 

  

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo - by Tim & Ian 'The Rogers Rebuffing Cord Cutters'

Why did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?

We were, like so many others, numb to the high-cost of (popular Canadian provider) Rogers Cable service for many, many years. We were afraid to ‘cut the cord’, thinking that the high cost of cable was the only way to get good programing and HD content. After a truly horrible customer service incident in November 2013 we decided to cancel our Rogers service. We installed a roof mount HD antenna but still hadn’t found a reliable OTA DVR solution. Shortly thereafter Tablo was introduced to the market. Our savings for cutting the cord is $65.83 per month ($790 per year). 

 

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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!

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2014 Cord Cutter Holiday Gift Guide

Tablo giftWow, the holidays are coming up REALLY quickly! Is it just me or did they sneak up on you too?

Thankfully, my holiday shopping is done but if you’ve still got a cord cutter on your list to buy for, we thought we’d share a few gift giving ideas.

 

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo - by Art ‘The Data Consumption Detective’

Tablo Owner Art from Joliet, ILWhy did you cut the cord and how much money are you saving each month?
I initially ‘shaved’ the cord 2 years ago for savings.

We were paying nearly $200/month with Comcast so we switched to DirectTV. As always after the initial 6-12 month ‘honeymoon’ period the price would skyrocket again, then we’d switch to Comcast again. We got tired of the endless calling and begging.

Technology made cutting cable more attractive. As of now we pay $61/month for 50Mbps Internet. That’s it.

 

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The Tablo Cord Cutting Ecosystem

For those of us who are less technologically inclined, cutting the cord can be intimidating. But fear not! There are a number of user-friendly technologies on the market that can help you to access a similar quality and variety of content that you've come accustomed to with cable, but at a fraction of the cost.

This is why today we’d like to give you insight into different cord cutting technologies on the market and how we’ve designed Tablo to work with them as part of a larger cord-cutting ecosystem. 

Tablo and Roku

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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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Cable Companies Running Scared, Warning of Mutant Bunny Attacks

Technology is making cord-cutting easier which is making cable companies nervous. So much so that they likely spent a lot of money to create and circulate a series of web ads featuring seemingly stupid people in completely implausible situations with the goal of scaring current or potential cord-cutters into maintaining their service.

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O-TA My! Cord-Cutting with George Takei

Cord Cutting George TakeiWho doesn’t love George Takei? You may remember him from Star Trek, but the guy is also an author, internet superstar, campaigner for human rights, flogger of a fragrance (called Eau My – ha!) and now hosts his own web series on YouTube called Takei’s Take.

Takei’s Take has covered topics from online dating to the future of journalism but yesterday they chatted about our favourite topic – cord cutting!

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