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Since Amazon Fire TV Recast was announced I’ve been meaning to compare it against its main competitor on the feature set Tablo. Since Recast isn’t released yet I am only basing my opinion on what was a released by Amazon as well as the hands on preview that was done by Janko Roettgers from Variety here and some detailed technical information from AFTVNews here.

For this review I will be focusing on Amazon Fire TV Recast 500GB (2 tuner) model and I will compare it to Tablo DUAL 64GB OTA DVR.

Let’s start with similarities.

Both devices are networked DVR (headless device) that makes free over-the-air (OTA) HD channels and recording available over the network. There is no HDMI port to plug into your TV so both require another device to view both live TV and recorded content. Both can be placed anywhere in the house wherever your antenna reception is the best and there is no need to extend the coaxial antenna cable to the TV like it is the case with Tivo, Channel Master or Android TV Live Channels solutions. Received TV signal is then recorded to local storage or live feed is broadcast locally over your wired or wireless network to both TV and mobile devices.

 

Read the full comparision review at CordCuttingHelper.com…

 

 

 

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.

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