The Tablo DUAL HDMI Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR is our first DVR model that connects directly to your television.
Designed for cord cutters who prefer a traditional DVR setup with a dedicated remote, Tablo DUAL HDMI lets you watch or record up to two shows at once.
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The Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR for Cord Cutters features:
2 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
A Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR can stream or record up to two live OTA TV channels at once.
Connects directly to your TV via HDMI
Watch your favorite live and recorded TV shows right on your big screen without the need for a separate streaming device.
Virtually Unlimited Storage
Bring your own storage: Connect a USB hard drive (1TB to 8TB) to your Tablo to record up to 1000 hours of full quality HDTV.
Automatic Commercial Skip
Automatically skip commercials on completed recordings.
Unlike our network-connected OTA DVRs, TV-connected Tablo OTA DVRs like the Tablo DUAL HDMI send video directly to your television set via an HDMI cable.
Enjoy your favorite live or recorded HDTV content via Tablo’s beautiful easy-to-use interface and included remote control without the need for a separate streaming device or app.
However, Tablo DUAL HDMI also offers the flexibility to stream live and recorded TV to additional televisions within the home via select streaming devices and smart TVs with an active TV Guide Data Service subscription.
To set up your Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR you need:
Once your trial is complete, you can choose to use Tablo without a TV Guide Data Subscription. However, to enjoy the full Tablo experience, a subscription to our optional Guide Data Service is recommended.
For a small monthly fee, our guide data provides the beautiful cover art, episode and series synopses and metadata that make it easy for cord cutters like you to browse content and set recordings on your Tablo.
A subscription also enables some of Tablo's cooler features like in-home streaming to additional televisions.
Learn more about Tablo's subscription service options...
It's easy to start enjoying free Over-the-Air TV with a Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR. Here's how:
Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR
AAA Batteries (x2)
5' Ethernet Cable
5' HDMI Cable
Quick Start Guide
Watch or record up to two shows simultaneously.
Watch on your connected TV and up to two additional TVs via select Tablo apps.
No onboard storage
Support for 1TB to 8TB USB hard drive
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO
Height - 37 mm (1.45")
Width - 135 mm (5.3")
Depth - 131 mm (5.15")
228 g (8 oz)
Stereo (PCM) audio or AC3 Passthrough (5.1)
When you buy Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR we include the Tablo DVR, a Tablo remote, two AAA batteries for the remote, an HDMI cable, an ethernet cable, a power adapter, and a Quick Start Guide.
This lets you enjoy your favorite live or recorded HDTV content via Tablo’s included remote control and beautiful, easy-to-use interface without the need for a separate streaming device or app.
TV-connected Tablo DVRs offer a more traditional set-top-box DVR setup. They connect directly to your television while at the same time provide the powerful and yet easy-to-use DVR interface that Tablo customers know and love. TV-connected DVRs are designed for cord cutters who primarily watch programming on a single television.
On the other hand, network-connected Tablo DVRs don’t connect to your television at all. Instead they connect to your home’s WiFi router to distribute live and recorded TV to multiple internet-connected devices like Smart TVs, streaming boxes and sticks, smartphones, tablets, and computers.
While TV-connected Tablo DVRs are designed for cord cutters who primarily watch programming on a single television, Tablo DUAL HDMI does enable streaming to a limited selection of internet-connected devices within the home.
Depending on the quality of your home network, Tablo DUAL HDMI can stream to up to two compatible Smart TVs or streaming set-top-boxes at the same time.
It is not compatible with existing Tablo apps for computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, or select Smart TVs.
Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVRs have no onboard storage. To record programs or watch more than one live channel at a time, you must connect a portable USB hard drive (USB 2.0 or 3.0) between 1TB and 8TB in size. For details and recommendations, visit the Setup & Networking page.
Yes. But to enjoy the full Tablo experience, a subscription to our optional TV Guide Data Service is recommended. Without a Tablo subscription, you can still watch live TV and set manual recordings by date/time/channel but series recordings, cover art, and other advanced features including streaming to secondary televisions are only available with active subscriptions. Read more about using Tablo without a subscription on the Tablo Guide Data Service page.
Yes! Tablo DUAL HDMI supports passthrough of 5.1 Surround Sound as well as PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) digital audio.
Yes! Tablo DUAL HDMI supports closed captioning. For details about Tablo's closed captioning support visit the Tablo blog.
No. Legal and technical reasons prevent Tablo from recording content from sources other than an Over-The-Air TV antenna. You can read more about this on the Tablo blog.
Yes. You DO need internet access to use Tablo DUAL HDMI DVR. The device requires internet connectivity for setup, to download TV Guide Data, to perform overnight maintenance, and for periodic firmware updates. However, Tablo DUAL HDMI can still play back live TV and recordings during internet outages or in locations where internet access is limited. You can read more about internet requirements on the Tablo blog.
No. Tablo is designed to record and stream Over-The-Air (OTA) broadcast signals from ATSC TV antennas. We do not support recording from cable or satellite signals, cableCARDs, or clear/unencrypted cable (QAM).