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This week we've got a Q&A about whether it's OK to leave your cord cutting gear on 24/7, short cuts, deals, and more!
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Q&A > Should I Leave My Cord Cutting Gear on 24/7?
This week's question comes from David who says, "Is it all right to leave my Tablo DVR on 24/7? What about other cord cutting gear?"
While it's financially and environmentally smart to monitor and try to cut down electricity use as much as possible, your cord cutting gear is not the place to look for savings.
DVRs like Tablo need to remain powered up to catch scheduled recordings, as well as to download fresh TV guide data during overnight maintenance. Thankfully it only uses a fraction of the power of a standard cable company DVR, just 15 watts at maximum during use, versus a cable box that can use 35 watts when idle. Roku devices, for example, use even less power, at 4.5 watts while streaming.
Most streaming devices even have automatic power-saving idle modes which won't just save you money but will allow for a faster boot-up when you're ready to watch TV again.
If you're looking for more effective ways to save energy, it's best to look at how you heat/cool your home, your water heater, and other major appliances like stoves, washers, and dryers.
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DEALS > $31 Off Storage-Included Tablo OTA DVRs, & More
This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include:
SHORT CUTS > Upgrade Options for Antique Cord Cutting Devices, & More
'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including:
WHAT'S ON > Must-See OTA TV
On top of the World Series, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Jason Sudeikis hosts and Brandi Carlile performs on Saturday Night Live - October 23rd @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
- Enjoy It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - October 24th @ 7:30 p.m. ET on PBS
- Drama All American returns its 4th season - October 25th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
- Catch the reboot of the sci-fi show 4400 - October 25th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
- Tune into the new documentary series American Veteran - October 26th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Walker returns for season 2 - October 28th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.
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