Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we're bringing you details on FOUR sweet cord cutting deals including the lowest price EVER on a 2-Tuner Tablo DVR... We're also talking Star Trek: Discovery, and this week's avalanche of must-see TV!
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DEALS: Tablo, Roku, NVIDIA, & MOHU All On Sale!
If you've been waffling about cutting the cord yourself, or you're hoping to help a friend or family member escape the evil clutches of cable don't miss out our sale. We are blowing out the last of our refurbished 2-Tuner Tablo OTA DVRs at a never before seen price of $99.99 US or $124.99 CDN.
As a whole-home DVR plus Slingbox-style out-of-home TV streamer combined, this is a GREAT value. Supplies won't last long so make sure to get your orders in NOW!
If you're looking to complete your Tablo-based cord cutting setup, the current generation of Roku devices are also at clearance prices as rumors of refreshed models and new hardware continue to swirl.
That means you can get a Roku for as little as $25, but the best value seems to be the 2016 Roku stick for $40. (Unless you care about 4K capabilities - in that case, you might want to wait for the new one.)
Have a bit more cash to spend? In an effort compete against the new Apple TV 4K, this week NVIDIA announced a new lower price ($179) for a bundle that removes the gamepad but keeps the remote control.
If you're not a gamer, but still want a great high-end streaming device, it's an excellent choice... Especially given the mixed reviews coming out for Apple's new device.
Need an antenna? Get 25% off of select Mohu antennas - including its brand new 65 mile range Leaf Glide indoor antenna - with the promo code FALL25.
WHAT'S ON: CBS Hopes Star Trek Discovery Will Drive Streaming Signups
This Sunday the newest Star Trek series - Star Trek: Discovery - premieres on CBS' main broadcast network. But Trekkies who want to see the rest of the series will be forced to sign up for its streaming service which starts at $5.99/month. (Or if you're in Canada, to Crave TV since CBS' own service doesn't launch there till 2018.)
The rest of the world will get to watch the entire series a day after it airs via Netflix.
This isn't the first time CBS has tried this 'tease' approach to build its subscriber base. The Good Fight which debuted earlier this year was the first, and only because Star Trek was plagued by delays.
The question remains whether the power of Trek will actually lead consumers to purchase a subscription for access to content from a single broadcaster when most of its programs are available free with an antenna, or whether Discovery will become one of the most pirated programs of the year in North America.
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As fall TV season gets into full swing, there's so much great FREE TV that you're going to WANT a second Tablo... In fact there's so much that we've only included the highlights for the first half of the week!
For a full rundown of premieres consult your Tablo (TV Shows > Premiering) or this handy list from our friends at Metacritic.
- The Big Bang Theory returns for its 11th season - September 25 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS/CTV
- Followed by the series premiere of its spinoff Young Sheldon - September 25 @ 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS/CTV
- Then the series premiere of Me, Myself, & I starring SNL alum Bobby Moynihan and veteran comedian John Laroquette playing the same character at different points in their lives - September 25 @ 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS/CTV
- Or check out the premiere of season 13 of The Voice - September 25 @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CTV
- Loved House? Catch the premiere of The Good Doctor - September 25 @ 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC/CTV
- Hit drama This Is Us returns for season 2 - September 26 @ 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC/CTV
- Season 5 of police sitcom Brooklyn 99 returns - September 26 @ 9:30 p.m. ET on FOX/CityTV
Don't forget to set your Tablo to record all these great shows!
CANADIAN CORNER: DAZN Offers Customers $20 Refund
After two consecutive weekends of streaming pain, Canada's newest cord cutting service DAZN is offering customers a $20 refund as compensation. No action is required on the part of customers - the cash will automatically be refunded to credit cards.
DAZN has reiterated their commitment to working with the NFL to resolve the poor quality of streams, so we'll see how week 3 goes!
We hope you enjoyed this edition of Cord Cutting This Week!
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