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Introducing New Storage-Included Tablo OTA DVRs

STORAGE INCLUDED TABLO OTA DVR

It’s been six years since we launched the first Tablo Over-the-Air DVR. Over that time, finding cable TV alternatives has gone mainstream and all Tablo DVRs, including those early units, have become even better thanks to innovative new features and ongoing firmware and app updates. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our mission to provide consumer-friendly technology designed specifically for consumers looking for cable alternatives. With this mission in mind, we are excited to announce two new Storage-Included Tablo Over-the-Air (OTA) DVRs that are joining our product lineup.

new storage included Tablo DVRs

With onboard recording storage, the Tablo DUAL 128GB and Tablo QUAD 1TB DVRs make it even easier to browse, record and stream your favorite Over-the-Air TV shows right out of the box!

Meet the Storage-Included Tablo OTA DVRs – DUAL LITE 128GB OTA DVR and Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR:

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Based on our popular DUAL LITE and QUAD OTA DVR models, the Tablo DUAL 128GB and Tablo QUAD 1TB offer onboard storage so you can easily start recording your favorite OTA broadcast shows as soon as your Tablo is connected to your TV antenna and your home network.

NOTE – You can now complete first-time setup of your new Tablo via our Roku app. Head over to the Tablo Knowledge base for details!

Tablo DUAL 128GB

The new Tablo DUAL 128GB DVR has two Over-the-Air TV tuners and space to record up to 80 hours of HD programming thanks to 128GB of built-in recording storage.

Tablo QUAD 1TB

The new Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR has four Over-the-Air TV tuners and space to record up to 700 hours of HD programming on its factory-installed, pre-formatted and tested 1TB SATA drive.

If these OTA DVR models with affordable onboard storage meet your recording needs, you don’t have to worry about or purchase a separate off-the-shelf hard drive.

In all other respects, the Tablo DUAL 128GB and the Tablo QUAD 1TB DVRs offer the same network connectivity, support for concurrent live and recording streams, flexibility and features – including Automatic Commercial Skip and 5.1 Surround Sound passthrough – as our bring-your-own storage models.

TIP – Check out our handy Tablo OTA DVR product comparison chart for details.

 Need More DVR Storage? That’s OK!

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t plan for everything. If you purchase a Tablo DUAL 128GB or Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR and find that you need additional space for recordings in the future, that’s OK! Both OTA DVRs offer the same flexibility as our other models in that you can add storage, up to 8TB, at any time.

For the Tablo DUAL 128GB DVR, you can connect any compatible portable hard drive via USB. Once formatted, all new recordings will bypass the internal storage and be saved to the new external drive. Recordings still on the internal storage can continue to be played back, managed and deleted.

Tablo SATA removal

For the Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR, its internal SATA drive must be removed before adding new compatible storage. Users can choose to replace the internal drive with any other compatible 2.5” 7-9mm height SATA drive, or connect any compatible portable external hard drive via USB.

NOTE – Internal SATA drives with the correct dimensions are currently sold in sizes up to 4TB.

Pricing & Availability:

Tablo DUAL128GB and Tablo QUAD 1TB

The Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR is $169.99 USD or $234.99 CAD and the Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR is $239.99 USD or $329.99 CAD.

Both are available now, exclusively at TabloTV.com, so order yours today!

 Everything you love about Tablo:

All the features and benefits that make Tablo OTA DVRs awesome haven’t changed with the Tablo DUAL 128GB or Tablo QUAD 1TB variants, including:

Broad App & Platform Support:

Tablo Supported Devices

Tablo OTA DVRs are powered by the full range of Tablo apps, making it easy to watch, pause and record live network broadcast TV on:

  • Streaming media devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV
  • Smart TVs: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV
  • iOS/Android smartphones and tablets
  • PC/MAC computers

Free Regular Updates & Basic DVR Functions:

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All generations of Tablo OTA DVR devices receive free regular firmware and app updates, as well as basic DVR functionality, including:

  • 24 hours of TV Guide Data (traditional grid guide)
  • Manual recording (one-time or recurring)
  • Playback controls including pause, rewind and fast-forward
  • Support for 5.1 Surround Sound passthrough

Optional Tablo Guide Data Service:

Tablo Guide Data

All Tablo OTA DVRs include a 30-day free trial of the Tablo TV Guide Data Service which gives cord cutters total control over DVR scheduling and viewing. Along with episode and series synopses, cover art and metadata for programs airing over the next two weeks, a Tablo TV Guide Data Service subscription provides powerful and yet easy-to-use advanced DVR features like:

  • One-touch series recording (ALL or ALL NEW)
  • Advanced recording options (adjustable start/stop times, keep X recordings, record by channel)
  • Automatic extended time on live TV show recordings
  • Automatic avoidance of duplicate recordings
  • Out-of-home streaming via Tablo Connect and much more

Optional Tablo Automatic Commercial Skip Service:

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All Tablo OTA DVRs also include a 30-day free trial of the optional Tablo Premium Service subscription which enables the Automatic Commercial Skip feature. Automatic Commercial Skip makes it easy to enjoy most recordings from Tablo OTA DVRs without any commercial interruptions, eliminating manual fast-forwarding. Unlike other offerings which rely on intensive computing power or humans to identify commercial breaks, Tablo uses a cloud-based hybrid of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and machine learning to deliver more accurate results.

 Have questions about the Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR or Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR before or after you buy?

Don’t hesitate to reach out via Facebook or Twitter or directly to our support team.

We’re always happy to help!

FAQs:

FAQs


What’s the difference between the Tablo DUAL LITE and Tablo DUAL 128GB OTA DVR?

The main difference between the Tablo DUAL 128GB DVR and Tablo DUAL LITE DVR is that the DUAL LITE does not include any onboard storage. The DUAL 128GB DVR includes up to 80 hours of HD recording storage space.

What’s the difference between the Tablo QUAD and Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR?

The main difference between the Tablo QUAD DVR and Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR is that the QUAD 1TB includes up to 700 hours of HD recording storage space thanks to its factory-installed, pre-formatted and tested 1TB SATA drive. 

How do you remove/replace the SATA drive on the Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR?

Removing or replacing the internal SATA drive on your Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR is easy. Simply disconnect the power from your Tablo and use a standard Philips head screwdriver to open the SATA compartment. The SATA drive will slide right out for replacement or simply leave the compartment empty if you’re switching to an external portable USB hard drive.

Will the Storage-Included Tablo OTA DVRs be available at Amazon or Best Buy?

The Tablo DUAL 128GB and Tablo QUAD 1TB DVRs are sold exclusively at TabloTV.com and are not available via retail partners. 

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How to restart your phone/tablet

Sometimes, just restarting your smartphone or tablet can clear up issues with apps. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

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Android smartphones 

Most Android smartphones and tablets can be restarted by holding the POWER button and then selecting RESTART or POWER OFF and RESTART from the POWER OPTIONS menu.

NOTE: Newer Samsung devices require you to hold the POWER/SIDE button and VOLUME DOWN to make the POWER OPTIONS menu appear. On the Google Pixel 6, hold the POWER and VOLUME UP buttons.

How to force close your Tablo app?

Sometimes, just restarting the app can fix things. The links below will provide detailed instructions on how to force close your Tablo app. 

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