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Last week’s cord-cutting column brought a lot of follow-up questions from readers. Most of them were about how to record over-the-air, or OTA, shows for later playback.

It seems most people want to cut the cord, but they don’t want to be tied to a live TV schedule to watch their favorite shows.

So let’s talk about OTA digital video recorders.

Networked DVRs

There’s a second type of DVR that doesn’t connect to your TV.

The antenna connects to the DVR, which contains the hard drive and tuners, but instead of connecting to your TV, the DVR box transmits its live and recorded shows to your TVs wirelessly using your home’s network.

To watch the shows, you’ll need a streaming box like Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV.

The big benefit of these DVRs is that they can be placed in a spot in your home where your antenna gets the best signal, which might not be anywhere near your TV. Also, you can watch on multiple TVs with only one antenna feeding these DVRs.

Nuvyyo Tablo QUAD ($199.99) has a hard drive and tuners and it can be placed anywhere. It can connect wirelessly or via ethernet cable to your home network.

You’ll load the free Tablo app on your Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV to watch the content on a TV.There is also an optional subscription fee of $4.99 per month, $49.99 per year or $149.99 for lifetime service.

The QUAD doesn’t come with a hard drive. It has a slot for a laptop drive that you’ll need to add before you can record.

 

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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. 

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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