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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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Tablo How To: Setting a Manual Recording

Tablo Manual Recordings SquareWith a Tablo subscription, it takes just a single click or touch to set something up to record. But sometimes, you might need more granular options for setting recordings which is why all Tablo DVR users have access to settings for manual recordings.

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New Tool: What Can I Watch on OTA TV?

Big Bang What's OnWe created a ‘What Can I Watch OTA’ tool. Just enter your zip code and we’ll show you all of the great prime time shows you can see in your area for FREE with an antenna.

While you're there, check out our other great cordcutting tools.

 

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Tablo FAQs – Can I Use Satellite Dish Equipment as an OTA Antenna?

Dish birdbathWhile cordcutting articles tend to focus on users getting rid of cable, there are just as many people anxious to ditch their satellite dishes. Folks new to the concept of Over-the-Air TV may wonder if they can reuse their dish for something other than creating a birdbath.

 

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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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