Review: New Tablo DUAL Makes Cord-Cutting a Little Easier

Nuvyyo, manufacturer of the popular Tablo DVR designed to bring live and time-shifted over-the-air (OTA) TV to cord cutters, upped the ante on its whole-home TV streaming experience Wednesday by introducing its Tablo DUAL, a next-generation version that includes 2-tuners and 64 GB of built-in storage without the need to add-on an external hard drive or USB stick.

The on-board storage makes for an overall simpler solution, with fewer peripherals needed – although the device still includes a USB input for those who want to add up to 8 TB of extra storage. But Nuvyyo said the included 64 GB should be sufficient for approximately 40 hours of HD recording time.

However, 40 hours of capacity is based on using the DVR’s default quality setting of 3Mbps. This limits video resolution to 720p/30 frames per second resolution. Setting the device to record in 1080i and 720p at 60 fps will significantly reduce the amount of available storage and could require the addition of external storage anyway.


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