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We're looking forward to keeping all of you updated with the latest in cord cutting throughout 2022!
This week we've got a Q&A on ATSC 3.0, details on all the hot new tech announced at the Consumer Electronics Show including a brand new model of Tablo OTA DVR, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!
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Q&A > Do I Need to Worry About the Transition to ATSC 3.0?
This week's question comes from Samir who says, "I see that Tablo will soon have a DVR for the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. Do I need to upgrade or can I keep using my current Tablo?"
We did indeed announce a brand new Tablo Over-the-Air DVR model this week capable of supporting the latest ATSC 3.0 (aka NextGen TV) broadcast standard.
However, this Tablo is aimed specifically at early adopter consumers in areas where ATSC 3.0 test broadcasts are available. Even if you live in a place where NextGen TV signals are live, folks like Samir who are happy with their current Over-the-Air TV setup and don't feel the need to play with bleeding-edge technology don't need to worry.
Why? Current Over-the-Air programming broadcast in ATSC 1.0 will continue for many years and the flashy features NextGen TV promises — like 4K video — aren't even being used by broadcasters yet.
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SHORT CUTS > New ATSC 3.0 Tablo, CES Show Highlights & More
'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including:
WHAT'S ON > Must-See OTA TV
As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
- Catch the season 11 premiere of Undercover Boss - January 7th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS
- Canadians can check out season 2 of Artic Vets - January 7th @ 8:30 p.m. ET on CBC
- Ariana DeBose hosts and Roddy Ricch performs on Saturday Night Live - January 8th @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
- Antiques Roadshow returns for its 26th season - January 8th @ 6:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Tune in to the 2nd season of Call Me Kat - January 9th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX/CTV
- Followed by the premiere of the new comedy Pivoting - January 9th @ 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX/CTV
- Enjoy the season 2 premiere of All Creatures Great and Small - January 9th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Superman & Lois returns for season 2 - January 11th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CW
- Followed by the new DC Comics series Naomi - January 11th @ 9:00 p.m. on CW
- American Masters returns for its 36th season - January 11th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
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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