Legal Cut the Cord Solution

My totally legal “cut the cord” solution – What you will need:

OTA Antenna – I like the RCA Multidrectional Indoor Antenna, it is available at Canadian Tire (Product #045-2815-4) for $90. It mounts in the window and is fairly inobtrusive. It also has an amplifier which helped bring in an additional channel for me.

Tablo Tuner and PVR – This can be ordered direct from Tablo at https://www.tablotv.com/store/ or online at various retailers like Best Buy and New Egg. I picked the two tuner model because I don’t watch that much TV.Tablo

Subscription – I opted for the lifetime subscription for $179.99, after 3 years you break even when compared to the yearly subscription.

Set top box of your choice – We purchase our movies from iTunes so Apple TV was the choice for us. It has to be a new Apple TV (the one with the black remote). I tried a Roku box and it was excellent but the movie rentals and purchases on my Apple ID brought me back to Apple TV (Update – some Roku support Airplay and Apple Channel now). Check the Tablo site for other options, some TV’s have Tablo capability already.


I also subscribe to Netflix, Crave TV and FonGo (~$25/month) and changed my internet provider to one that had an unlimited plan ($45).
So, my monthly fees are down to $70/month from $180/month for cable (including internet and home phone). I spent about $600 on everything, including a new Apple TV. At that rate I will break even in under six months.

My totally legal “cut the cord” solution – What you will need: OTA Antenna – I like the RCA Multidrectional Indoor Antenna, it is available at Canadian Tire (Product #045-2815-4) for $90. It mounts in the window and is fairly inobtrusive. It also has an amplifier which helped bring in an additional channel for me.…

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