Tablo 4th Gen OTA DVR should have better picture quality than previous Tablo models — Plus more new info

Tablo just announced the next generation of its networked over-the-air (OTA) tuner and DVR earlier this week. One thing that immediately appeared in comments was concern over the device’s picture quality, since previous Tablo models were often criticized for downgrading the incoming broadcast before streaming it to devices. Jared Newman from TechHive recently interviewed Nuvyyo CEO Grant Hall and learned a lot more about the Tablo 4th Gen, including details about how and when it does and doesn’t transcode video which suggests video quality complaints may be a thing of the past when it comes to the new generation of Tablo DVRs if the device is used a certain way. Read more ›

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Tablo releases new 4th Gen OTA DVR with no subscription fee to fill the gap created by the discontinued Fire TV Recast

Tablo has released an all-new 4th generation over-the-air networked DVR. The new Tablo 4th Gen, as it is simply being called, is a new direction for the company, which was acquired last year by broadcast company Scripps. The biggest difference found in this new Tablo, compared to previous models, is the complete lack of a paid subscription and the ability to both stream and record over 40 free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels. Read more ›

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Channels DVR app now works with Tablo OTA Tuners

Channels is a great app for those wanting one of the best over-the-air DVR experiences across streaming and mobile devices. The app and server software are constantly being improved and the latest beta pre-release update has now added support for Tablo tuners as spotted by Zats Not Funny. Prior to this change, the Channels app only worked with HDHomeRun tuners, but now, those of you with Tablo devices can also give it a try if you’re looking to change things up. While Tablo excels in being an all-in-one solution, to use Channels you will need to run the Channels Server software on a separate device, like a PC or NAS, and pay either $8/month or $80/year for a Channels subscription after its one-month free trial.

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Tablo to stop offering Lifetime TV Guide Data Service on August 30

Tablo has announced that it will no longer offer customers the option to pay a one-time fee of $179.99 for lifetime TV guide service and other premium features. The lifetime subscription option will be removed on August 30, but this will not affect existing lifetime subscription customers as their plans will remain active. Anyone wanting to buy the lifetime subscription before it’s gone can do so and continue using the service after the plan has been removed. That needs to be done by August 29 because on August 30, the yearly $49.99 and monthly $4.99 options will be the only subscription plans that remain. If you recently purchased a yearly plan and want to upgrade to the lifetime plan before it’s gone, Tablo’s policy is to not offer any refunds for unused portions of its subscriptions, but the company says you can contact support to see if an exception can be made. Tablo TV guide data service subscriptions are used with its line of networked OTA DVRs which come with 1 day of guide data included. Paying for a subscription grants you 14 days of guide data, as well as a few premium features like out-of-home viewing of your recordings and live TV.

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New ATSC 3.0 DRM requirements force Tablo to delay the release of its first ATSC 3.0 OTA DVR

At the start of this year, Table announced its first ATSC 3.0 over-the-air DVR with the expectation to release it in the Spring. According to Cord Cutters News, Tablo is now informing customers that preordered the upcoming 4K DVR to say that shipments will be delayed “several months” due to new digital rights management (DRM) requirements that may hit broadcast signals as early as this summer. Read more ›

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Tablo announces its first ATSC 3.0 OTA DVR with support for 4K and HDR video

Tablo has announced its all-new Tablo ATSC 3.0 QUAD HDMI OTA DVR. This is the company’s first product to support the new ATSC 3.0 standard that is transitioning over the air broadcast television away from 1080i video and towards 4K video. Unlike all of Tablo’s past devices, this new DVR is not a networked device for whole-home streaming of OTA content. Instead, it’s a standalone device with a remote and HDMI out, for use with a single TV, which means it’s not compatible with Fire TV devices or any streaming media player. Read more ›

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Tablo’s new OTA DVR connects directly to a TV and has a remote but retains networked DVR capabilities

Tablo has announced their latest over-the-air DVR and it’s unlike any of their previous models in that it connects directly to your TV via HDMI. While all of Tablo’s devices up until now have been headless networked DVRs that are accessed through the Tablo app running on a streaming media player, smart TV, or mobile device, the new Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR comes with a remote and displays the Tablo interface directly on your TV. While the point of the new device is to appeal to those wanting a single all-in-one DVR solution, it does retain some of its networked capabilities, such as streaming to other devices like Fire TVs. Read more ›

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Tablo releases 2 new DVRs with Included Storage — 128GB w/ 2 Tuners & 1TB w/ 4 Tuners

Tablo has announced 2 new models of their network DVRs that come with onboard storage. The first is the Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR for $169.99. It comes with 2 tuners and 128GB of built-in flash storage. The second is the Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR for $239.99. It comes with 4 tuners and an internal 1TB spinning hard drive. As with all of Tablo’s models, these 2 new ones feature 802.11ac Wifi, Ethernet, and a USB port for expanding their storage with up to an 8TB external drive. Read more ›

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Tablo announces new 4-tuner OTA DVR with internal drive slot and adds commercial skipping

Tablo has made a couple of new announcements for CES 2019. The first is the release of a new product called the Tablo QUAD which is an over-the-air DVR that packs in 4-tuners, which is twice as many as in their existing Tablo DUAL models. It doesn’t have any built-in storage, but it does feature a user accessible 2.5″ internal hard drive slot, which is a first for a Tablo device, that gives customers a sleeker alternative to using an external drive connected to the device’s USB port. Also being announced is a new automatic commercial skipping feature. Read more ›

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Tablo fixes Fire TV video stutter issue and adds Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound support with new OTA DVR update

Tablo has announced that a new 2.2.22 firmware update is rolling out to their line of OTA DVRs. This new update fixes the video stuttering issue that some Fire TV Cube and Fire TV 3 devices have been experiencing. It also adds support for Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound audio (aka AC3). Read more ›

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