Tablo Blog

Blog Post Archive for 2015

Sneak Peek @ CE Week NY: New Features, More Storage

Excited SheldonThe Tablo team is at CE Week in New York City today and tomorrow giving journalists and industry experts a sneak peek at Tablo firmware and app updates that will be coming to your OTA DVR very soon.

This firmware update (Version 2.2.2) includes support for several new features we know you guys will be VERY excited about that will make a big difference in management, storage and playback of your Over-the-Air content.

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Tablo FAQs – Can I Record Streaming Services Like Sling TV or Netflix with Tablo?

Sling TVOur friends Sling TV launched their popular TV streaming service in February. While a lot of cord cutters have been enjoying watching channels like ESPN and HGTV without a cable subscription, many have been wishing for a way to record live content from Sling TV and watch it later since a portion of their content does not offer an on-demand option. Many people have asked if they can use Tablo to record content from Sling TV, Netflix and other streaming services.

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Choosing the Right Tablo Recording Quality

Just right bowlsTablo offers several recording quality options and today we’ll explain the difference between them so you can make the best choice for your needs and your home video setup. Even if you’ve been using a Tablo DVR for a while now, you may want to check this out to see if there’s an option that may work better for you.

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Cord Cutting with a Data Cap: It Is Possible

One of the ways cable companies are combatting the cord-cutting movement is by instituting bandwidth data caps (or finally enforcing caps) on internet packages. Potential cord-cutters have been warned that moving from a cable package to obtaining all video entertainment by downloading video or through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Sling TV will be just as expensive, if not more, due to potential bandwidth overages.

Despite this propaganda, it’s totally possible to cut the cord on expensive cable TV contracts even if you have an internet data cap.

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ENTER TO WIN: Get Fired Up About Cord Cutting Giveaway

Summer is the PERFECT time to begin your cord cutting journey. 

To get you started, we're giving away a Tablo 2-Tuner OTA DVR and an Amazon Fire TV cord cutting package. 

Get the details on how to enter!

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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - California

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air HDTV markets in North America, we’re heading to California which boasts four metro areas within the in the top 10 cities in North America for free TV in high definition and many more within the top 20.

If you live in the Golden State, particularly in or near Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego or Sacramento you can receive between 15-23 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

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Cord Cutting 101 – Four Steps to Freedom from Cable and Satellite

Tablo Cord CutterA recent study showed 2.9 percent of cable and satellite subscribers intend to cut the cord in 2015, which may not sound significant, but in fact represents millions of people who are fed up with the high costs and poor customer service.

With the finales of fall TV favorites over and done with, summer is an ideal time to join the cord cutting ranks. However, some folks may not even know how to get started. For you, dear cord-cutting noobs, we’ve put together a handy four-step cord-cutting guide.

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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV - Texas

Next in our ongoing series focusing on the top 10 Over-the-Air TV markets in North America, we’ll be checking out Texas. The Lone Star state is flush with great free HDTV content having 3 cities within the Top 10. If you missed out in reading the beginning of the series catch it here.

If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston or the surrounding suburbs you can receive between 17- to 18 free HDTV channels. This doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region that offer multicultural, religious and other programming.  

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ENTER TO WIN: Say Thanks to Mom Giveaway

Moms are so busy they often don't have time to enjoy a TV show without interruption. 
 
Tell us why your mom (or a mom you know) deserves the gift of free HDTV this Mother's Day. One lucky mom will receive a Tablo DVR prize pack so she can enjoy her favorite shows anytime, anywhere and on any device.
 
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Top 10 Markets for OTA HDTV – Florida

Florida OTA TV mapA few weeks ago we outlined the top 10 Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV markets across North America. In case you missed it, you can see the full list here.

Today we’re focusing on Florida which hosts 3 markets that rank at #10 and #7 respectively which means an amazing selection of beautifully crisp FREE HDTV channels available OTA using an antenna.

If you live in the sunshine state, particularly in or near the major centers of Tampa Bay, Miami or Orlando you can receive between 15 and 18 channels in full HD. That doesn’t include the many non-HD and sub-channels available in the region which offer multicultural, religious and other programming.

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