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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – by Carlo, the Connected-Home Cord Cutter

Before cutting the cord with Tablo, I was stuck with the outdated tech that comes standard with traditional cable subscriptions. I hated the 1980’s style cable boxes, rarely updated apps, and old-school interfaces. Cutting cable allowed me to use best-of-breed apps and technology, make upgrades as I saw fit, and use all my favorite Smart Home bells and whistles.

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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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How Your Location Impacts Your Over-the-Air TV Reception

Another key factor to cord cutting success is knowing the location of your local broadcast TV towers in relation to your home. The closer you live to these towers, the better your Over-the-Air TV reception will be.

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New Feature for Tablo OTA DVRs – 5.1 Surround Sound

We’re incredibly excited to announce a new feature is coming to all Tablo OTA DVRs – Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound!

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Tablo FAQs: What Is the Best Over-the-Air TV Antenna for Cord Cutters?

One of the first steps in cutting the cord on cable is finding an antenna to get free broadcast TV.

That's why we've put together this Over-the-Air TV antenna buyer's guide so you can learn how to choose the best antenna for your needs and decypher potentially confusing marketing mumbo-jumbo.

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5 Easy Cord Cutting Tips for New Cord Cutters

Luke from CordCuttersNews.com is here to share 5 tips to help you get started in the world of cord cutting.

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Mesh WiFi Networks: What Cord Cutters Need to Know About the Latest Tech Toy

Aside from the high price, mesh WiFi systems aren't immune to the same interference and range limits of WiFi itself, and there are a few potential pitfalls. 

Keep reading to learn more about those, and some cost-effective alternatives to mesh WiFi networks for cord cutters. 

 

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ENTER TO WIN: Summer of Cord Cutting Prize Pack

We've teamed up with our friends at Roku and Cordcutting.com to give away a sweet prize pack that'll help you get a head-start on your cord cutting plans!

 

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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – by Corey, the Family-Friendly Cord Cutter

Why did you cut the cord?
After many years of being forced into two-year cable contracts for services and channels I didn’t need, I’d finally had enough.

We had a pretty slim cable package with no premium movie channels and were still paying over $200/month for cable/phone/internet which the cable companies practically force you to bundle together for the best ’savings‘.

No more! I did my homework. Lots of it. And when the contract ended, I cut the cord and used it to swing into some sweet savings.

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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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