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Q&A on Extra Long Tablo Recordings

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we have a Q&A on why some Tablo recordings are extra long, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!

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Q&A > Why Are Some Tablo DVR Recordings Extra Long?
Tablo Extended Time Recording

Send us your most pressing cord cutting questions via email so we can answer them in an upcoming issue.

This week's question comes from April who says, "I recently noticed that some of my Tablo recordings are longer than they're supposed to be. I didn't add optional time so I don't know what's happening. Can you explain?"

Tablo Over-the-Air DVRs have an 'extend live recordings' option in SETTINGS which is on by default.

If a tuner is available, this Tablo setting will add an extra 50% of the runtime, up to 3 hours, to the recordings of live programs like sports or awards shows. 
So, for example, if a game goes into overtime you won't miss the final play.

What some Tablo owners may not realize, is this setting is also applied to season and series finale episodes like the Good Sam example above. The episode is an hour, but just in case, Tablo records an extra 30 minutes so you don't miss any big moments or cliffhangers.              

Have a question about cord cutting that you'd like answered? Send us a note and you may see your question in an upcoming issue of Cord Cutting This Week! 

DEALS > Save on Storage-Included Tablo DVRs & More
Storage Included DVR Sale

This week's deals on cord cutting gear and services include: 

SHORT CUTS > Cord Cutting Myths Debunked, & More
Cord Cutting Myths Debunked

'Short Cuts' delivers all the cord-cutting news you need to know about, including: 


As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Saturday Night Live
  • Canadians can enjoy NHL playoff hockey - Most evenings on CBC
  • Catch the 148th Kentucky Derby live - May 7th @ 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hosts and Arcade Fire perform on Saturday Night Live - May 7th @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.  


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