One of our most frequently asked questions is: “Do I need internet to watch and record live local TV with a Tablo Over-the-Air DVR?”
Yes. You DO need internet access to use Tablo Over-the-Air DVRs. Keep reading to find out why.
At least a few times a week, I get an email or two asking about internet service. It’s happened so often, in fact, that I added an ISP search engine to my site to help people find internet service deals in their area. The main question?
“How do I save on internet service when I break the bundle?”
Which makes sense, right? You get a discount on internet service when you bundle together with pay-TV and landline. So won’t the cable companies try and get their money back when you cut cable and signup for broadband?
Of course they will. But the truth is that you can still save money and get the internet service you need.
One of the ways cable companies are combatting the cord-cutting movement is by instituting bandwidth data caps (or finally enforcing caps) on internet packages. Potential cord-cutters have been warned that moving from a cable package to obtaining all video entertainment by downloading video or through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Sling TV will be just as expensive, if not more, due to potential bandwidth overages.
Despite this propaganda, it’s totally possible to cut the cord on expensive cable TV contracts even if you have an internet data cap.