Most of the streaming news coming out of this year’s CES was about TVs, as streaming devices are typically released at the end of the year before the holidays. One exception is the new Tablo Quad from Nuvyyo, maker of Tablo Wi-Fi-connected TV tuners and DVRs. Slated for release in early 2019 at $199, the Quad is a four-tuner DVR that works with an external USB hard drive or an internal SATA drive (with up to 8 terabytes of capacity) that can store up to 4,000 hours (166 days straight) of HD content recorded over the air.
Tablo also announced a new, more precise commercial skip feature that relies on sophisticated cloud-based algorithms and machine learning (instead of device power and visual cues) to improve skipping accuracy. The beta version is open to Tablo OTA DVR owners who have an active guide subscription ($4.99/month, $50/year, or a one-time fee of $150).