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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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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - Texas

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air TV markets in North America, we’ll be checking out Texas. The Lone Star state is flush with great free HDTV content having 3 cities within the Top 10. If you missed out in reading the beginning of the series catch it here.

If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston or the surrounding suburbs you can receive between 17- to 18 free HDTV channels. This doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region that offer multicultural, religious and other programming.  

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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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How I Cut the Cord with Tablo – By Di, The Cruising Cord Cutter

Di Tablo Cord CutterWhy did you cut the cord? How much money are you saving each month?
There was a posting on a friend’s facebook page, that she had done away with her cable TV and replaced it with Roku, due to poor customer support from her cable provider. I too had frustration and angst when dealing with this same provider.

My interest was piqued by this Roku device that she was using to replace cable TV, so my sweetie Paul and I started our cord cutting home project.

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New Cord Cutting Resource: Tablo Cord Cutter Calculator

Cut The CordHere at Tablo, we want to help make 2015 the year that you finally cut the cord on cable. 

With the amount of technology and services available on the market today, cutting the cord is easier than ever and it can save you a significant amount of money.

How much money? Well, we've developped a new resource to help you find out - the Tablo Cord Cutter Calculator!

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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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