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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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Tablo OTA DVR vs. TiVo Roamio OTA – Cost & Feature Comparison

One of the most difficult parts of transitioning away from cable is selecting the correct ecosystem of products and streaming services for your entertainment needs. This can be difficult to navigate for those new to cord cutting as new pricing and options are announced daily, and not all services are available on all devices.

If you’re trying to decide between a Tablo DVR and the TiVo Roamio OTA for the antenna DVR portion of your cord cutting ecosystem, hopefully this cost and feature comparison will be helpful.

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Cordcutting 101: Ten Ways to Ensure Your WiFi Network is Ready for Streaming

WiFi RouterWhether you’re just embarking on your cordcutting journey or you’re a long-term member of the cordcutting revolution, getting the most out of your WiFi network (AKA: the backbone of your entertainment system) is critical. Here are our 10 tips for making sure your streaming media flows is swift and smooth throughout your home network.

 

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Tablo FAQs – Where Should I Place my Tablo?

Tablo DVRIt can be confusing to choose the best location in your home to put your device since your Tablo DVR isn’t a traditional set-top-box. Since it doesn’t have to cozy up to your TV, let’s talk about the dos and don'ts of choosing a home for your Tablo.

 

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Tablo FAQs – Why Don’t I Always See Fast Forward Preview Thumbnails on Tablo?

I hate commercialsWith the exception of the million dollar budget spots that air during the Superbowl, people generally hate commercials. Thankfully, about a year ago Tablo added support for Fast Forward Previews which makes it easy to quickly speed through commercials and get back to the show you were trying to watch.

However, some users have been confused as to why they don’t see Fast Forward Previews on all Tablo video playback.

 

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Tablo FAQs - Does Tablo Support Closed Captioning?

Tablo Closed CaptioningWhile closed captioning may not be the most 'sexy' feature, it's certianly critical for many people, and not just those that are hard of hearing. This is why Tablo supports closed captioning on the majority of its platforms including iOS smartphones and tablets, Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV. 

 

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

Roku 3Over the last few years, the streaming media set-top-box market has exploded and cordcutters have more choice than ever before when they're looking to add internet connectivity to their TVs.

As the holiday season approaches, we wanted to provide an overview of the streaming media set-top-boxes Tablo currently supports so you can choose the best streaming device for your needs.  

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