Never Miss A Moment Of The Action. Use code GAMES at checkout for $20 off.

Ottawa-based Nuvyyo unveiled its latest cord-cutting DVR called the Tablo Quad, a 4-tuner box that can record up to four over-the-air (OTA) TV channels simultaneously.

Cord-cutters in the know are likely aware of the Tablo product line, given that it caters almost exclusively to any consumer wanting DVR capability from free OTA channels. The Quad follows the same formula previous models have, except that it’s arguably more modular than others have been.

Tablo QUAD OTA DVR and Seagate SATA Hard Drive

For example, the 2.5-inch internal SATA drive is removable, maybe even swappable, depending on how you define it. It’s not hot-swappable, where you can just slide it out and slip in a new one on the fly. You do need to unscrew the compartment and plug it in to register on the Quad’s hardware. The drive is also formatted, so it would erase anything previously stored on it.

This is exactly the same scenario with past Tablo boxes that used external hard drives plugged in via USB. The Quad does have one USB port in the rear for the same purpose and you may need it because there’s no SATA drive pre-installed. If you want to slot one in, the box can handle up to 8TB drives. Nuvyyo says that would good for storing up to 4,000 hours or 166 straight days of HD recording.

The box itself is larger than the Dual, the last device Tablo launched. It has a faster Gigabit Ethernet port in the rear, along with support for Wireless-AC (802.11ac) Wi-Fi.

As with other Tablo units, this one doesn’t need to be connected, or even near a TV. You connect a digital antenna to the coaxial input in the back and it pulls in the OTA channels, where you can then stream them directly to a mobile device, computer, game console, smart TV or supported streaming box.

 

Skipping commercials

Tablo Commercial Skip

One of the problems with pulling in live channels this way is you record the commercials with the shows or movies you want. Though the Quad will already do this out of the box, Nuvyyo will release a firmware update that will apply to previous models, too.

The software recognizes when commercials run — noted by yellow lines along the playback bar — and automatically removes them when you watch the recorded program afterward. It’s not perfect, but it did look good in the hands-on demo I saw. It still recorded the first half-second of a commercial but managed to remove everything else without losing any of the show once it went back.

 

Read the full article on MobileSyrup…

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

Apple iPhone

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. 

Apple iPhone/iPad

Android smartphones/tablets 

Need help with the final steps?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Follow the steps in the video below for a full walkthrough of the remaining parts of the Tablo setup process.

Tablo Logo White

Please enter a valid address. 

We recommend entering your full address for the most accurate results. 

Sorry, no results. Please check your zip code.

Getting your channels...

You can get channels for free!
( over-the-air channels and streaming channels )

This is an estimate only. Actual broadcast TV channels received may vary based on TV antenna location, reception, topography, and other obstructions. Streaming channels require an internet connection. View the Channel Details Report for specifics of each channel and to help determine what antenna is needed. 

Reception alert:  Based upon the location you entered, you may not get many of the major networks.  As a result, Tablo may not be the best fit for you.  Please enter your full address above for best accuracy. 

Major Local Broadcast Channels

Major networks you know that have live sports, major events, local news and more. 

Entertainment and Lifestyle Channels

Sports Channels

News Channels

Movie Channels

Family and Kid Channels

En Español

Additional TV Broadcast Networks

Internet Streaming TV Channels

Internet-based free streaming channels .

Alien Nation Black logo
All Reality
Buzzfeed Unsolved
court TV logo
Fawsome logo
Gusto Espanol
Anime HiDive logo
iFood logo
laff more! TV logo
Snowboarder Television logo
Surfer logo