Tablo 4-Tuner over-the-air DVR on sale for $239.99 [Expired]

The Tablo 4-tuner DVR is currently on sale for $239.99. Apart from a one-time sale price on Black Friday in 2014, this is the new lowest price this OTA tuner has ever been. The regular price is $299.99, but this sale price brings it very close to the $199.99 price of the 2-tuner model.

Tablo allows you to watch and record free over-the-air content using your Fire TV and the free Tablo App. You simply connect the Tablo to your network and stream live or recorded content to all of your devices. This 4-tuner model allows you to record 4 shows at once by connecting a USB hard drive or flash drive. Apart from Amazon’s upcoming Fire TV Edition televisions, this is the best way to watch OTA content on the Fire TV.

  1. Kirk says:

    I have a 4 tuner tablo for about 8 months now and have been following tablo’s community forum since. It seems some users (not all) have been having trouble with this recent production lot of tablo units (poor OTA tuners…maybe). Just wanted to let people know.

    Overall, I like the tablo and have been enjoying mine. Very few problems.

    I still say purchase it if you want a OTA DVR. Their customer service is good.

    Remember, you also NEED an usb hard drive for recording (look into it at their website and community forums). Tablo does not come with one. You might want to invest in a laptop cooling fan as well, the Tablo does passive heatsink cooling and the bottom of the device can get hot.

  2. FredSmooth says:

    Happy with my Hdhomerun and 3Tb Nas.

  3. tahlyn says:

    FYI – the Tablo doesn’t do 5.1 surround sound.

  4. NashGuy says:

    Unless you just really want a way to incorporate your OTA DVR experience into Fire TV, I think the TiVo Roamio OTA is a better device. Right now, they’re offering a 72-hour sale on factory refurbished units (4 tuners, 500 GB hard drive) for only $250, including lifetime service. No additional fees required.

    • shwru980r says:

      You have to buy a separate Tivo Stream device for $120 to watch the programs from a Roamio OTA on a fire tv. Otherwise, you will have to toggle the HDMI input on your TV between the Tivo and the fire tv and you’re out of luck if you have a second TV.

      Rovi bought out Tivo and is now supplying the guide data wich is inferior to the previous Tribune media services guide data.

  5. Richard says:

    Gee, I just wasted time getting excited about this. Started researching a little AND found NO Surround Sound. Deal Breaker for me!

  6. shwru980r says:

    I don’t think I would invest in a device with a built-in OTA tuner since the format is likely to change in a few years.

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