Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we're super excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Tablo DVR product family: Tablo DUAL! Keep reading for details!
We're also talking about a sweet $5 iTunes movie deal, a peek at the cord cutting setups of real people, and this week's must-see TV including Megyn Kelly's return to television!
OK... now let's get to it!
NEWS: Tablo Launches New 2-Tuner OTA DVR: Tablo DUAL!
It was a big week here at Tablo HQ as we launched a brand new DVR for antenna TV: Tablo DUAL. The newest member of Tablo's product family includes 64 GB of onboard storage so you can start recording Over-the-Air TV right out of the box. Learn all about the newest OTA DVR on the block on the Tablo blog.
Or check out our press page to see what the experts from Engadget, Variety and TechCrunch think about the new Tablo DUAL.
HOW-TO: How REAL People Cut the Cord on Cable
Sorting through the ever-increasing options to find the 'best' cord cutting solution for you and your family isn't always easy. That's why the Denver Post spoke with real people in the Denver area and across the country about their cord cutting setup, what they love about it, and how much they're saving.
Got a pretty sweet setup that's saving you big bucks? Ask to participate in our How I Cut the Cord blog series and you can get an official Tablo t-shirt!
GEAR: Battle of the TV Boxes
The folks at Gizmodo recently field tested the most popular streaming set-top-boxes on the market: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. While their top pick is similar to ours, they rightly point out that the best device for most people may not be the best device for your needs.
Need to do more research before buying a new streaming player? We've got an overview of the pros and cons of all of them.
GEAR: 65" Elements Amazon Fire TV-Powered Televisions Sold Out
Seems like the new Smart TVs powered by Amazon Fire TV are proving to be VERY popular. AFTVnews.com reports that Amazon is currently sold out of the 65" models manufactured by Element, but the smaller sizes are still available.
Have you picked one up? Tell us how you like it on Twitter or Facebook!
DEALS: iTunes $5 'Essential Movies' Sale
Movie buffs will want to take advantage of Apple iTunes' sale on some of the biggest films of the last five decades. Individual movies like The Graduate, Rocky, Platoon, The Big Lebowski, and Almost Famous can be purchased for $5 for a limited time.
Or you can get 'decades packs' from the 50s to the 2000s for $20. Get the full details from Variety.
What's your favorite movie from the past 50 years? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook!
WHAT'S ON: Must-See OTA TV
As usual, there's lots of great FREE TV on this week including:
Don't forget to set your Tablo to record all these great shows!
- Music fans won't want to miss Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles groundbreaking album - June 3 @ 8:00 p.m. on PBS
- Check out the premiere of In an Instant, a new docudrama series that show how lives can be changed forever in a split second - June 3 @ 9:00 p.m. on ABC
- Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly interviews Russian president Vladimir Putin on the debut of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly - June 4 @ 7:00 p.m. on NBC
- The NBA & NHL finals continue on ABC, NBC and CBC
CANADIAN CORNER: Curling Clubs Rocked by Skyrocketing Cable Fees
Curling clubs across the country are fighting back against a decision by Bell and Rogers to significantly increase the fees charged to 'public viewing establishments'. While this was primarily aimed at for-profit bars and restaurants, curling clubs also fall under this new fee structure and say the extra $4,000 per year in cable TV fees could put programs at the primarily volunteer-run rinks in jeopardy. They've begun an online campaign at NotASportsBar.ca to lobby for lower prices.
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