Canada’s Nuvyyo aims to make over-the-air (OTA) TV recording more enticing with its latest Tablo digital video recorder (DVR), which is aimed squarely at cord cutters.
Slated to ship in the spring, the Tablo ATSC 3.0 Quad HDMI OTA DVR ($300) boasts four hybrid tuners, making it easy to watch or record up to four unencrypted NextGen TV broadcasts without upgrading your television. The device can also be used to watch or record standard ATSC 1.0 high-definition broadcasts and includes a traditional grid-style live TV guide with one-touch recording
Availability of the Tablo DVR comes at a time when the availability of NextGen TV broadcasts is on the upswing. The broadcasts are currently available in 40 markets covering 45% of the U.S. population and projected to reach 75% of American households by summer, according to the latest statistics from the Pearl TV coalition of broadcasters.
Hookup involves connecting the Tablo DVR to the TV’s HDMI port and a TV antenna. The device is compatible with external USB hard drives with 1 to 8 terabytes (TB) of storage and supports ATSC 3.0’s internet-enabled advanced interactive features, including emergency alerts, where available.