Happy Friday Cord Cutters!
This week we have a Q&A on what to do if the coax port on your TV is broken, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!
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Q&A > How Can I Fix the Coaxial Port On My TV?
This week's question comes from Bob who says, "I accidentally broke the coaxial connector on my TV trying to overtighten it when I was fiddling with my antenna setup. The TV is fine so I hate to trash it. Is it fixable? Is there a workaround?"
Most modern televisions have the TV tuner component built-in to the main motherboard which makes it difficult to repair and expensive to replace compared to the cost of some new TVs.
But there are some workarounds Bob can try that don't involve delving into the guts of his television or buying a new one.
The cheapest would be an inexpensive 'converter box' that will decode your Over-the-Air antenna signals and feed them directly to your TV via HDMI. A more sophisticated option – that would also leave all of your HDMI ports open AND feed the antenna signal to other devices in your home – would be a network-connected OTA DVR like Tablo.
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DEALS > Save on Storage-Included Tablo DVRs & More
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SHORT CUTS > Mother's Day Cord Cutting Gift Guide, & More
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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:
- Animated comedy Duncanville returns for season 3 - May 1st @ 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX (7:00 p.m. ET on CityTV)
- Catch the premiere of the drama miniseries Ridley Road on Masterpiece - May 1st @ 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS
- Mini-golf gameshow Holey Moley returns for season 4 - May 3rd @ 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
- Followed by season 3 of the quiz show The Chase - May 3rd @ 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC (10:00 p.m. ET on CityTV)
- And the new true-crime program Who Do You Believe? - May 3rd @ 10:00 p.m. on ABC
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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