Thank you for your detailed reply. I am a retired senior and my wife and I are the only users in the house and always watch TV together. Occasionally we will surf the internet separately. We have an iMac upstairs connected to the WIFI and an iPad downstairs as well as an iPhone. Seldom are two things used at the same time. We would replace the landline phone service we have with Rogers as well. I was looking at Ebox and would choose the 75MB download along with the phone in the Cable Extreme + Telephony package for $67.85/month with modem rental at 0$. I am looking at the Asus RT-AC66U B1 Dual-Band 3x3 AC1750 WiFi 4-Port Gigabit Router for $99 at Amazon or Best Buy.
You can probably tell by my questions that as a 76year old senior, I am somewhat out of the loop on tech stuff these days and I really appreciate your help with this plan to cut the cord.
You actually sound quite well versed in all this tech compared to many who post here.
That ASUS router is a solid router, you’ll be happy with it. If you’re in the Apple ecosystem you might actually like an Apple TV device rather than a Fire TV to use with the Tablo, it is a lot more money but will integrate well with all the devices you currently have.
Weather conditions may impact everyone a bit different depending on location and setup. For me, just bad weather has little to no effect on my reception. A nasty thunderstorm or near blizzard, and watching the TV, you’ll notice things - tablo will probably puke with error.
Now atmospheric conditions and other technical “stuff” can cause unknown issues, maybe only temporary, maybe not.
Ok, so I got rid of the old analog TV in the bedroom and replaced it with a Samsung Smart TV. I am thinking that all I need to do is get another Firestick and then us the Tablo App to view the OTA channels. Does that sound like it would work?
Hi Bill. I am in Richmond Hill just south of you. Weather has no impact to any of the Canadian stations, they come in perfect at all times. I only have small issues in the spring with some of the US stations that are over 60 miles away.
My new tv upstairs is a smart TV and I will install a Firestick on it. Does the TV have to be on my network in order for Tablo to send data to the
Firestick or just the Firestick on the network to obtain data from the Tablo?
Bill, who is getting much smarter every time one of you answers my questions.
With the Fire TV Stick connected to the new TV, you can treat it as a “dumb TV”, no need to use any other buttons than the power on and volume buttons. No need to have it connected to your network for streaming.
But if you want other things like firmware updates for the TV you should connect it to your WiFi network.
Ok so now I am feeling better about how to hook up this whole OTA thing and would like to ask another question.
So far we have examined the upside to OTA but there is always a downside to everything so I would like some sober and thoughtful negatives you have experienced that I should be aware of. Thanks in advance,