Positive Reviews for (Most) New Roku Streamers
Earlier this month we told you about Roku's new slate of streaming devices. The reviews are starting to roll in and are overall very positive, especially for the higher end of the range.
At the low end, reviews for the $30 Roku Express are more mixed with TechHive declaring it 'a nice gift for your frenemies'. When it comes to set-top-boxes, an extra $20 can get you a much better experience.
Have you tried any of the new streaming devices on the market? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter.
Free vs. Paid Programming on Roku vs. Fire TV
The team over at Cord Cutters News discovered that some channels available on Roku for free are paid subscription-based channels on competing streaming device Fire TV. Why? One word: ads.
What would you rather see on your streaming device: ad-supported or subscription-based content?
Time Travel Trending on TV this Fall
If you're a fan of time travel, there are two new shows you should check out this fall: Timeless on NBC and Frequency on the CW.
The folks at Wired have a good overview and a recommendation if you can't fit both into your TV viewing schedule. Or, you know, you could always watch one live and use a DVR like Tablo to record then binge-watch the other later.
Comcast Fined for Sketchy Billing Practices
Last week we told you about Comcast rolling out data caps to many of its customers. Perhaps that cash grab is a attempt to make up the $2.3 million dollars that the FCC fined them for charging customers for equipment and services they never even ordered.
Despite the FCC investigation turning up many examples of customers being charged for channels that they couldn't watch or devices that were never delivered, Comcast says the instances were due to “isolated errors or customer confusion".
If you've ever wondered what the FCC actually is or does, the folks at Cordcutting.com have a good overview here.
Catch the Final Presidential Debate on OTA TV
Don't forget: the final presidential debate airs next Wednesday, October 19th. A how-to for viewing as a cord cutter from our friends at CutCableToday can be found on the Tablo blog.
This will be the last chance for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to sway a massive audience in advance of the November 8th vote so it should be must-see TV for anyone of voting age. At the very least, it might give you a new Halloween costume idea.
Chris Rock Comedy Specials Coming to Netflix
If you're a fan of stand-up comedy, you probably know that Netflix has an awesome catalog of new and older specials from some of comedy's greats. This week the streaming service announced a new two-special deal with Chris Rock worth over $40 million. Can't wait to see this one!
What's your favorite Netflix comedy special? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.
Tablo Deal of the Week - Refurbished Tablo DVRs
You may not be aware that we offer a discount on both 2 and 4-Tuner Tablo DVRs that have been lovingly refurbished by our team at Tablo HQ.
Starting at $159.99 US (or $209.99 CAD), they're a great deal!
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