The Best Over the Air (OTA) DVR

Overall Best OTA DVR


Tablo Dual Lite OTA DVR is easily my favorite DVR. It’s easy to install, versatile, but it’s most impressive quality is its multi-room capabilities. The device connects to your network, allowing easy access to TV shows saved on Tablo from any device on the network. Tablo doesn’t require a subscription to their DVR guide, but if you want the guide, they offer both a recurring subscription or a one-time payment.

Once Tablo is connected to your router, you record and watch shows on Tablo through an app on your smart or streaming device.

There is even a function called Tablo Connect that allows access to recorded programs while you’re away from home through the Internet, WiFi, or cellular data connection. Tablo easily integrates with other cord-cutting tech making it the right choice in almost any situation. The best part is automatically skipping commercials on completed recordings via supported Tablo apps.

While there are a few different versions of the Tablo device available, I recommend the Tablo Dual Lite OTA DVR.

The Dual Lite has two tuners allowing you to watch one show while recording another or record 2 shows when not watching. If you need to record or watch more shows at once, Tablo makes a four tuner option called the Tablo Quad OTA DVR. This will allow you to watch one show while recording three or record 4 when not watching live.

Is there a DVR guide fee?
The Tablo DVR can be used without a subscription. When purchasing a Tablo DVR you are provided a free 30-day guide subscription. After the 30 day trial, you can opt not to use the guide or buy a guide subscription.


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