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Q&A on Locking In a Weak TV Channel

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we've got a Q&A on locking in weak antenna TV signals, deals, short cuts, must-see TV including the Super Bowl, and more!

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Q&A > How Can I Lock In This Weak Channel?
 
pixelization

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This week's question comes from Sheila who says, "My local CW channel pixelates and sometimes doesn't even come in at all. What can I do to lock it in so it always comes in clear?"

It sounds like Sheila's local CW channel is on the edge of what's called 'the digital cliff'. With today's digital Over-the-Air TV signals, there's a very thin margin between a channel coming in just fine, pixelation and audio breakups, and a signal that's too weak to come in.

The good news is that small tweaks can make a big difference.

First, confirm the connection between your OTA antenna and your TV or DVR is secure and that your antenna hasn't moved or been damaged. Next, if you have an outdoor antenna, avoid signal leaks and sharing the signal between too many devices. How? Add terminators to any open coaxial endpoints and try using a DVR or network-connected tuner instead of physically connecting multiple TVs to a single antenna. Reducing the length of the coaxial cable between your antenna and your TV or DVR can also help.

By implementing one or more of these tips, Sheila should be able to watch the CW without interruption. 
 
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DEALS > Save $30 Off Refurbished Tablo DUAL LITE & More
 
Tablo DUAL LITE refurbished sale

This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include: 


SHORT CUTS > What Happened to ATSC 2.0 & More
 
What Happened To ATSC 2.0

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 

 

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:
 
NFL Sunday NBC
 
  • Of course, you can check the SPORTS section of your Tablo for details, but you can also see the full TV schedule for the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC for folks in the US, and on CBC for folks in Canada
     
  • Catch the NFL Super Bowl live - February 13th @ 6:00 p.m. on NBC/CTV
     
  • The Price Is Right at Night returns - February 14th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS (7:00 p.m. ET on CityTV)
     
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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