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Another Way to Reach Us… Introducing Tablo Live Chat

Linda Richman discussYou may or may not have noticed a new addition to our website... We’re happy to now offer live chat!

You can find it at the bottom right hand side of the site at www.TabloTV.com.

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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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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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Tablo's Newest App: Tablo Clock

Today we're very excited to announce a brand new Tablo app extension - Tablo Clock! 

Apple watchWith the exploding popularity of smart watches from companies like Apple and the trend of 'retro' design, we wanted to bring this type of experience to Tablo users.

Starting tomorrow, Tablo owners will be able to download the Tablo Clock add-on to all apps within the Tablo ecosystem.

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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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Now Available: Tablo Web Apps for Smartphones

Just over a year ago, we were ramping up to introduce Tablo to the world. We had a product name, a beta-ready product and a handful of assumptions about how people would use it. Back then, we guessed most users would watch Tablo content on tablets and on TVs via Roku or Apple TV... (And eventually this thing called Chromecast that was brand spankin' new...) We also made a web app to be used on computers.

But we never really thought people would regularly use their smartphone to watch TV programs from their Tablo and figured the web app would work quite well for most smartphone users.

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Kind of a Big (Tablo) Deal - Refurbished Units Now Available

One of the qualities that unites cord cutters is that they love a great deal. 

Most of us became cord cutters in the first place because we were sick and tired of paying a lot of money for cable or satellite service and started looking for entertainment options that offered a better value. 

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Tablo OTA DVR vs. Cable DVR - How Much Can I Expect to Save by Cutting the Cord?

In a recent survey, 40% of Tablo users said that saving money was their primary reason for cutting the cord on cable. (The second most popular reason was that cable programming wasn’t worth the cost…)

Given the rising costs of maintaining access to those 300+ channels of reality shows and speciality programs you likely never watch, it’s not surprising people are looking for alternatives to cable TV. The average cost of a mid-range cable TV package is between $70-$100 a month. And that’s just for content, not the rental of hardware or extra fees your provider might charge.

Given that 47 of the top 50 shows are available via Over-the-Air broadcast networks, the cost vs. benefit analysis just doesn’t add up for most viewers.

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Come See Our Design Project at CEDIA! – Demo of Tablo With Cable Card Support

The Tablo team is in Denver this week at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (otherwise known as CEDIA) Expo (September 11-13, 2014). At the Expo, we’ll be showing off the Tablo Over-the-Air DVR that you know and love as well as something new we’ve been tinkering with in the lab: cable card support within Tablo.

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The Devil’s in the Details: Taking a Look at Total Cost of Ownership

Cutting the cord isn’t just about watching what you want, when you want on whatever device you want, it’s also about reducing the amount of money you spend each month on entertainment. Most of us who’ve joined the cord cutting revolution did so out of frustration for paying on average $85 per month for cable or satellite subscriptions. This is why doing the math on total cost of ownership (TCO) on your cord-cutting setup is critical to make sure ditching cable will get you the savings you’re looking for over the long term. As they say, the devil's in the details.

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