Tablo's $300 TV-connected DVR offers four NextGen TV tuners on board and will accept external hard drives up to 8TB.
It's been a long time coming but products which feature the NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) standard have arrived at CES 2022. The Tablo ATSC 3.0 Quad HDMI is a hybrid four-tuner DVR which features compatibility with NextGen TV as well as existing OTA signals.
Nuvvyo says the Tablo ATSC 3.0 Quad HDMI OTA DVR is compatible with any TV featuring an HDMI port, though you will need a 4K HDR TV to make the most of it. The Tablo connects to any TV antenna and supports external USB hard drives from 1TB to 8TB. The company notes that, unlike most of the company's network DVRs, streaming live or recorded OTA TV to other devices is not supported on this Tablo model.
The device comes with a 24-hour program guide and manual recording but also includes a 30-day free trial of the Tablo Premium Service ($20 a year). Premium Service enables the Automatic Commercial Skip function and Guide Data Service adds two weeks of guide data.
One of Tablo's main strengths has always been its program guide and I've found it's worth paying the extra money for. While the lack of network capability is a shame this device is still one of the only ATSC 3.0 DVRs available at the moment, and at the price it seems reasonable.
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