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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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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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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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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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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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Can I Use Tablo Without a Subscription?

Tablo Subscription FeaturesTo enjoy the full Tablo experience, a subscription to our guide data service is recommended. For just $4.99 US a month, our guide data provides the beautiful cover art, episode and series synopses and metadata that make it easy to browse content and set recordings on your Tablo through our various apps. It also enables us to provide some of our cooler features.

 

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Back Away from that Flash Drive - USB Hard Drive Suggestions & Specs

Tablo Bad Time MemeMany people have asked for suggestions on which external hard drives work best with Tablo. As you might know, Tablo uses an external USB hard drive to save recorded Over-The-Air programs but also to enable the pause and rewind features for live TV.

So…. What works?

Tablo currently supports external hard drives with the following specifications:

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