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Enhance your cord cutting lifestyle with $40 off the Tablo Dual Lite over-the-air DVR

The Tablo Dual Lite over-the-air Wi-Fi DVR (opens in new tab) is down to $99.99 on Amazon right now. That's a match of the best deal we've ever seen for it. It's usually priced at $140.

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The base product and a hard drive is all you need, but Tablo does offer a subscription service with serious upgrades.

If you've left your cable subscription behind and mostly watch TV using an HDTV antenna like this one (opens in new tab), you should consider the Tablo. It works with your over-the-air antenna to add some DVR functionality so you can record your favorite shows and watch them whenever you want. It's called the Dual because it can record two live shows simultaneously. With the DVR, you can browse upcoming shows, schedule and manage your recordings, sort them by episode or series, skip commercials, and rewind. It connects to your home network via Wi-Fi and has a free app you can access from just about anywhere, including iOS, Android, and streaming devices like the Roku (opens in new tab).

The Dual Lite is the most basic of the Tablo lineup, which you can read more about here. You will need to add an external hard drive up to 8TB like the WD My Passport 1TB drive (opens in new tab) if you want to record shows locally.

Tablo does have a subscription service that will give you 14 days of access to future programming through a guide, different views and filters for all your shows, and out-of-home streaming. It costs $4.99 a month or $150 for a lifetime. Tablo also continues to add new features like surround sound all the time, so these boxes only grow in value.

This CordCutters video review of the Tablo Quad can help illuminate even more reasons why this DVR is worth bringing into your home.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.