The annual Consumer Electronics Show is this week in Las Vegas. The team from Tablo HQ is there to announce two new things that should make Tablo fans very excited: Tablo QUAD, our next generation Tablo 4-Tuner Over-the-Air DVR and a new feature (coming soon) that will automatically skip commercials within recordings on all Tablo DVRs
*** Starting July 19th 2022, Automatic Commercial Skip will no longer be offered on NEWLY ACTIVATED Tablo DVRs ***
Meet Tablo QUAD:
Aimed at TV Lovers with larger families or channel lineups, the new Tablo QUAD is a redesigned and updated 4-tuner OTA DVR.
Tablo QUAD has a fresh new design, improved network connectivity and an optional clutter-free 2.5-inch internal SATA drive connection for recording storage.
Tablo QUAD includes a new Gigabit Ethernet connection and an upgraded WiFi chip based on the newest 802.11 a/c standard. This ensures fast, smooth streaming to multiple devices and a more reliable WiFi connection – especially in areas with heavy network congestion.
(Read more about the benefits of 802.11 a/c wireless.)
Optional Clutter-Free Recording Storage:
Also for the first time ever, Tablo QUAD includes an onboard compartment for an optional standard height (7mm or 9.5mm) 2.5-inch internal SATA drive up to 8TB. SATA-connected drives are fast, easy to install and becoming more affordable all the time so if you’re a neat freak tidy person, this is the storage option for you.
(See Tablo’s hard drive specifications and recommendations.)
WHAT’S STILL AWESOME:
All the features and benefits our customers love about Tablo OTA DVRs haven’t changed with Tablo QUAD, including:
Flexible WiFi or Ethernet Connectivity:
Instead of connecting to a single TV, Tablo QUAD connects to your home network so it can stream live and recorded TV to all your favorite devices.
Can’t put your antenna near your TV? No problem! With optional Ethernet or WiFi connectivity, Tablo QUAD can live wherever your OTA TV antenna gets the best reception.
Full App Support:
Tablo’s beautiful, easy-to-use apps all work with the new Tablo QUAD. That means you can watch your favorite TV shows on your favorite internet-connected devices, including:
- iOS/Android smartphones and tablets
- PC/MAC computers
- Streaming media devices
- Roku – set-top-boxes and sticks
- Amazon Fire TV – set-top-boxes and sticks
- Android TV – Nvidia SHIELD TV, Xiaomi MiBox
- Apple TV – 4th Generation via native app, previous generations via AirPlay
- Chromecast – casting from PC or Android mobile devices
- Gaming systems
- Xbox One
- Nvidia SHIELD TV
- Smart TVs
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV
- LG WebOS 2.0, 3.0 & 3.5
- Samsung TIZEN (US only)
Whole-Home and On-the-Go Streaming:
Once you connect Tablo QUAD to your home network, it will stream live and recorded OTA TV to all the internet-connected devices inside your home.
Want to catch the game while you’re on vacation, or check your hometown news on a business trip? With our out-of-home streaming service Tablo Connect, you can watch live and recorded TV from your Tablo QUAD from anywhere in the world.
Affordable (and Optional) TV Guide Data Service:
Tablo’s easy-to-use Netflix-style apps rely on TV guide data and artwork from our guide data service. For as little as $5 USD/month, you can enjoy the Tablo features that make finding and setting recordings a snap, including beautiful cover art, episode and series synopses, filters and advanced recording and streaming options. It also enables some of Tablo QUAD’s more advanced features like Tablo Connect.
Rather forgo a TV guide data subscription? You’ll still get 24 hours of TV guide data (versus a full 2 weeks) and can still set manual recordings by date/time/channel on Tablo QUAD OTA DVRs.
Coming Soon! – Automatic Commercial Skip Feature:
Already own a Tablo OTA DVR? We’ve got some cool stuff coming for you too!
In late March, we’re starting an open beta for our automatic commercial skip feature! (No signup will be required.) This makes it possible for any subscription-enabled Tablo OTA DVR to play most recordings without any commercials.
Tablo’s commercial-skipping magic is a cloud-based hybrid of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and machine learning. When enabled, pesky ads are accurately and automatically detected so Tablo apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV can hop right past them.
Have questions now? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’re happy to help!
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- Tablo QUAD product page
- Tablo product comparison chart
- Tablo apps and compatible devices
- Tablo hard drive specifications and recommendations
- Tablo QUAD FAQs
- Tablo FAQs – Can I Use Multiple Tablo OTA DVRs in My Home?
- Tablo FAQs – Should I Buy a 2-Tuner or 4-Tuner OTA DVR?
- New Tablo OTA DVR Feature – Quick Channel Select
- New Feature for Tablo OTA DVRs – 5.1 Surround Sound