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Tablo FAQs: Can I Record Live TV Streaming Services with Tablo?

There are technical and legal reasons why you can’t record Sling TV, DirectTV NOW, Hulu, Playstation Vue, YouTube TV, or other online Live TV streaming services with Tablo or any other device, for that matter.

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ATSC 3.0 - Part 2

Today the Federal Communications Commission in the US voted 3-2 to approve the ‘voluntary rollout’ the ’Next Gen TV’ Over-the-Air (OTA) TV standard otherwise known as ATSC 3.0.

While this paves the way for local broadcasters to begin work on delivering broadcast signals via ATSC 3.0, stations are required to continue broadcasts in today's ATSC 1.0 signals for at least 5 years after they make the switch.

 

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Tablo Guide Data Subscription Store Walkthrough

Have questions about Tablo's TV guide data, how to start your 30-day Tablo guide data trial, or how to purchase a Tablo guide data subscription? Keep reading for the full scoop!

 

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Tablo DUAL OTA DVRs vs. Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Tuners – Product & Feature Comparison

If you’re trying to decide between a Tablo DUAL OTA DVR and a Silicon Dust HDHomeRun tuner the for the Over-the-Air (OTA) TV portion of your cord cutting setup, this product and feature comparison will help you choose the network-connected OTA TV device that’s right for you.

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What Cord Cutters Need to Know About ‘Fully-Loaded’ KODI Android TV Devices

Cord cutters should avoid ‘fully loaded’ KODI boxes because of app support and streaming quality issues, as well as other problems posed by the software and illegal Add-Ons that make them work.

Keep reading to learn more... 

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Cord Cutter’s Guide to Streaming HD Video Without Buffering

Even if you can stream YouTube or standard Netflix content easily, older and slower WiFi router technology, improper router positioning, and interference from other appliances or neighbors can cause buffering issues when streaming high quality video like the HDTV content from your Tablo OTA DVR. Keep reading to find out why... 

 

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Tablo DVR Recording Storage: How Much Do I Need?

Are you a TV hoarder or a DVR neatnik? Either way, Tablo supports the DVR recording storage you need.

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Smart TVs vs. Set-Top Boxes - Five things Cord Cutters Should Consider

One of the key decisions to make when you’re considering cutting the cord, is how to best get content from streaming services, networked DVRs and other gear to your big screen TV.

Cord cutters have two main options for this today - connect a streaming set-top-box like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or Nvidia Shield to your existing television, or buy a new all-in-one Smart TV.

We’ll look at what you need to consider before making a choice, as well the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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Tablo FAQs - What Streaming Set-Top-Box Should I Use with Tablo?

Tablo set-top-box shopping cartWondering what set-top-box streaming media devices you should use with your Tablo OTA DVR in 2016? 

The ‘best’ set-top-box for you really depends on your needs and budget, but we've compiled a list of things to keep in mind while shopping for a Tablo-supported streaming media device as well as our recommendations for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi Mi Box and Xbox devices. 

 

 

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Getting Technical with Over-the-Air TV Reception (AKA: Why Can’t I Watch This Channel?)

Mohu sky roofAn excellent Over-the-Air TV signal is critical to enjoying free live HDTV with Tablo. However, there are some far more technical considerations when we talk about OTA TV signal quality. These technical considerations include signal-to-noise ratio, the digital cliff effect, tuner overdriving, and signal interference – all of which can mean the difference between a great cord cutting TV viewing experience and a less than perfect one.

 

 

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