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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Andy, the Saving for College Cord Cutter

Andy FamilyWhy did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month? 
The retention department dance with the cable company every 6-12 months was getting really old. Over the last three promotional periods, our rate for internet/cable had risen from $99 to $160/month. I did a little research and just about everything we watched was available Over-the-Air. After cutting the cord we pay just $34.98/month.

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ENTER TO WIN: Celebrate Independence from Cable

Tablo and Winegard antennaSummer is now in full swing and with the 4th of July right around the corner, it's time to celebrate independence... from cable or satellite!

To get you started, we've joined forces with our friends at Cut Cable Today to give away a Tablo 2-Tuner OTA DVR and a Winegard FlatWave Mini HDTV antenna cord cutting package.

Find out how to enter... 

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Sneak Peek @ CE Week NY: New Features, More Storage

Excited SheldonThe Tablo team is at CE Week in New York City today and tomorrow giving journalists and industry experts a sneak peek at Tablo firmware and app updates that will be coming to your OTA DVR very soon.

This firmware update (Version 2.2.2) includes support for several new features we know you guys will be VERY excited about that will make a big difference in management, storage and playback of your Over-the-Air content.

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Cord Cutting with a Data Cap: It Is Possible

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.

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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - California

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air HDTV markets in North America, we’re heading to California which boasts four metro areas within the in the top 10 cities in North America for free TV in high definition and many more within the top 20.

If you live in the Golden State, particularly in or near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento you can receive between 15-23 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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ENTER TO WIN: Say Thanks to Mom Giveaway

Moms are so busy they often don't have time to enjoy a TV show without interruption. 
 
Tell us why your mom (or a mom you know) deserves the gift of free HDTV this Mother's Day. One lucky mom will receive a Tablo DVR prize pack so she can enjoy her favorite shows anytime, anywhere and on any device.
 
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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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Now Available: Redesigned Roku Channel Preview and Apps for Amazon Fire TV & Android TV

Roku square logoToday, we've very excited to announce that the updated Roku channel as well as apps for Amazon Fire TV and Android TV are finally here!

As you may know, we've been working really hard over the last three months to deliver these new apps so you can enjoy the same beautiful Tablo experience you're used to on tablets, smartphones and PC/MAC on your big-screen TVs.

 

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OTA + OTT Streaming Makes Sense (and Cents!) for Cordcutters

Since the beginning of 2015, we’ve seen a wave of HBONOW game of thronesannouncements for new television streaming services and TV a-la-carte offerings. There’s been Sling TV, CBS All Access, HBO Now and Playstation Vue. NBC is also rumored to be planning a comedy-focused streaming service and others are saying Apple is planning a service including content from both broadcast and cable channels.

There’s never been more choice for consumers which is great news. However, some news reports have been focusing on how adding these services to get the equivalent of cable isn't really a good bargain...

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Blog Series: Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV in North America

TV rabbit earsWe’re always talking about the fact that free Over-the-Air (OTA) TV is available in most cities and towns across North America. It is being broadcast in gorgeous High Definition with better picture quality than you can get from your cable/satellite provider.

In order to show just how much High Definition TV content you can access for free OTA, we’ve done some research with our friends over at RabbitEars.info to find out which markets have the most HDTV channels available Over-The-Air.

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