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Pre-Super Bowl Streaming Gadget Deals

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Happy Friday cord cutters!

This week we're sharing all the hottest pre-Super Bowl deals on cord cutting gear.

Also: Q&A on cordless phone interference, short cuts, must-see OTA TV, and more. 

As always, if you know of someone who might need some insight or help with cutting the cord on cable or satellite, please forward our newsletter, or use the handy share buttons at the top of this email. 

OK... now let's get to it!   

NEWS > Pre-Super Bowl Deals on Cord Cutting Gear 
Roku Ultra
With the Super Bowl just around the corner, now is a great time to score a deal on some new cord cutting gear including:
If you're looking for a deal on an Android-powered device, you'll have to settle for a Smart TV, now as low as $399.

Q&A > Why Does My Cordless Phone Interfere with Streaming?
Cordless Phone

Send us your most pressing cord cutting questions via email so we can answer them in an upcoming issue.

This week's question comes from Rich who asks, "Why do our Tablo DVR and other streaming TV services seem to cut out when our cordless phone rings or when you're talking on it?"

Along with baby monitors and garage door openers, cordless phones are a common source of interference for WiFi-enabled gadgets that are connected to the commonly used 2.4Ghz frequency.

If your cordless phone's base station is parked next to your WiFi router or other cord cutting gear, move it further away.

You can also reduce potential interference by connecting your Tablo DVR and other streaming devices to the 5Ghz WiFi band, as long as they're not too far away from your WiFi router.                      

Have a question about cord cutting that you'd like answered? Send us a note and you may see your question in an upcoming issue of Cord Cutting This Week! 


SHORT CUTS > TechHive Reviews Tablo DUAL HDMI, & More
Tablo DUAL HDMI TechHive Review

Most weeks there's more news than we can cram into this email. Thankfully 'short cuts' delivers the cord-cutting news and deals we didn't have room for, including: 


Along with the Super Bowl, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
  • Catch the 2021 NFL Honors - February 6th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CBS 
  • Dan Levy hosts and Phoebe Bridgers performs on Saturday Night Live - February 6th @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global 
  • Canadians can enjoy the new series Holmes Family Effect - February 7th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on CTV
  • After the Super Bowl, tune in to the premiere of The Equalizer - February 7th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global 
  • Season 4 of Black Lightning premieres - February 8th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on CW
  • Reality competition Tough As Nails premieres - February 10th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
  • Based on Silence of the Lambs, catch the premiere of Clarice - February 11th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS/Global
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.  


CANADIAN CORNER > Apple Offering Credits to Apple TV+ Subscribers
Apple TV+

Select Canadian Apple TV+ subscribers are getting free Apple ID credits, simply for subscribing to the service.

This seems part of an overall strategy to keep an audience for the fledgling streamer, although its unclear how long Apple can keep making premium content and giving it away since more than half of its subscribers aren't paying them.


We hope you enjoyed this edition of Cord Cutting This Week!
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