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Come See Our Design Project at CEDIA! – Demo of Tablo With Cable Card Support

The Tablo team is in Denver this week at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (otherwise known as CEDIA) Expo (September 11-13, 2014). At the Expo, we’ll be showing off the Tablo Over-the-Air DVR that you know and love as well as something new we’ve been tinkering with in the lab: cable card support within Tablo.

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The Devil’s in the Details: Taking a Look at Total Cost of Ownership

Cutting the cord isn’t just about watching what you want, when you want on whatever device you want, it’s also about reducing the amount of money you spend each month on entertainment. Most of us who’ve joined the cord cutting revolution did so out of frustration for paying on average $85 per month for cable or satellite subscriptions. This is why doing the math on total cost of ownership (TCO) on your cord-cutting setup is critical to make sure ditching cable will get you the savings you’re looking for over the long term. As they say, the devil's in the details.

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Tablo Guide Data Subscription Store Now Open

Tablo Subscription StatesOur latest firmware release included several updates which enabled us to officially launch our guide data subscription service and store at Account.TabloTV.com.

Within your Tablo app, you'll now be able to view your subscription status as well as create manual recordings (date, time and channel) – useful for those who choose not to continue with a paid subscription once the 30 day trial period is over as well as for those who want to extend time on regular recordings.

 

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Tips & Tricks for Using Tablo on your Smartphone

Tablo smartphone primetimeDid you know that you can use the Tablo web app on your smartphone and watch live and recorded content from your Tablo OTA antenna DVR anywhere in the world?

Yes, it might be a tiny screen, but when you’re missing the game, on the bus, or waiting in line at the DMV, it’s a great option to watch content, or if you’re running late, to schedule a recording so you don’t miss a show.

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Tablo + Plex = A Whole Lotta Awesome!

Plex LogoTablo users can enjoy live and recorded HDTV programs on a wide variety of devices. But as of this weekend, that list grew by leaps and bounds with the launch of a Tablo Plex Channel, lovingly coded by two awesome Tablo fans, Michael Reid and David Van Ronk. For those of you who aren’t in the know, Plex is a very popular home media server software...

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How Warm Should My Tablo Be?

Tablo fans everywhere know us for our responsiveness and warm fuzzies on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and our community forums; but some of you are wondering, 'How warm is too warm?' particularly when it comes to your 4-Tuner Tablo DVRs.

As always, we’re here to answer your questions and we want to assure you that the warmth you are feeling from your Tablo device is okay. It’s normal and completely safe. 

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The Tablo Cord Cutting Ecosystem

For those of us who are less technologically inclined, cutting the cord can be intimidating. But fear not! There are a number of user-friendly technologies on the market that can help you to access a similar quality and variety of content that you've come accustomed to with cable, but at a fraction of the cost.

This is why today we’d like to give you insight into different cord cutting technologies on the market and how we’ve designed Tablo to work with them as part of a larger cord-cutting ecosystem. 

Tablo and Roku

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4-Tuner Pre-Orders Open Now

Sesame Street Counting Song GifWe’ve been shipping the 2-Tuner Tablo DVR for just shy of two months now and we’re so happy about the amazing reception we’ve received from the media and fans.

But we haven’t had much time to rest on our laurels. In the background, we’ve been toiling away on the finishing touches for the 2-Tuner’s beefier cousin, the 4-Tuner Tablo DVR. Some fans holding out for those two additional tuners have been particularly excited for its impending arrival. 

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Tablo Tuner Math

Another quesetion we get asked frequently is about the difference between the 2-Tuner Tablo DVR and the 4-Tuner Tablo DVR.

Well, the short answer is 2 extra tuners but the real question is what’s so great about having more tuners? 

Well, the tuners inside your Tablo take the digital signal from your HDTV antenna and convert it into a digital file that can be played back on your screen.

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Access Your Tablo Anywhere with Tablo Connect

Angry HomerHave you ever been bored at work (don't worry we won't tell), waiting for a doctor's appointment or in your local coffee shop, and thought to yourself, "Why can't I watch my local news, or last night's episode of the Big Bang Theory, or that awesome Simpsons episode re-run from last month?"

Well, you're in luck! Today we're talking about one of our coolest features that will let you do just that - Tablo Connect.

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