The Tablo QUAD Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR is designed for cord cutters with larger households or channel lineups, who wish to record and stream up to four free broadcast channels from their HDTV antenna simultaneously.
This variant includes a 1TB built-in SATA drive for recording storage which is enough space for up to 700 hours of HD programming.
The Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR for cord cutters features:
4 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR can stream or record up to four live OTA TV channels at once.
Whole-Home & Out-of-Home Streaming
Watch your favorite live and recorded TV shows on to up to six internet-connected devices inside and outside your home.
1TB Onboard Storage
1TB of onboard storage gives cord cutters up to 700 hours of HD recording storage, right out of the box.
Automatic Commercial Skip
Automatically skip commercials on completed recordings via supported Tablo apps.
Unlike traditional DVRs that are tethered to a single TV with an HDMI cable, Tablo does not feature an HDMI connection.
A network-connected DVR, Tablo is a whole-home-DVR and placeshifter combined that uses WiFi or Ethernet to stream live and recorded HDTV content to Tablo apps on all the connected devices inside your home or anywhere you have high-speed internet.
To set up your Tablo QUAD OTA DVR you need:
To watch Tablo content on your big screen, you'll need one of these:
Once your trial is complete you can choose to use Tablo without a 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 through our various apps.
A subscription also enables some of Tablo's cooler features like Tablo Connect for out-of-home streaming.
Learn more about Tablo's subscription service options...
It's easy to start enjoying free Over-the-Air TV with a Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR. Here's how:
Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVR
4' Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide
Watch and record up to four shows at once
Stream to up to six devices at once
1TB onboard storage
Support for up to 8TB USB hard drive
Up to 8TB internal 2.5" SATA drive
(7mm or 9.5mm heights)
Serial ATA II (3Gbps)
1 GB RAM
1 TB SATA
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO
Height - 39mm (1.54")
Width - 174mm (6.85")
Depth - 116 mm (4.57")
807 g (28.4 oz)
H.264 (HLS: HTTP Live Streaming)
Enables pass-through of 5.1 Surround Sound when available
When you buy Tablo OTA DVR we include the Tablo DVR, a power adapter, an ethernet cable, and a Quick Start Guide. Every Tablo OTA DVR comes with a free 30-day trial of the Tablo Guide Data Service as well as Tablo's Premium Service so you can try out some of the cooler features Tablo has to offer. Tablo apps are available as free downloads and you can find information and links to all of them on our Tablo Apps & Compatible Devices page.
No, Tablo OTA DVRs do not have an HDMI connection. Instead, Tablo streams live TV and recordings over your home network to compatible HDMI-enabled devices connected to your TV like streaming set-top-boxes and gaming systems. You can also use the Tablo web app with an HDMI-enabled computer connected to your TV, or directly on Smart TVs powered by Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or select LG WebOS or Samsung TIZEN operating systems.
The main difference between the Tablo QUAD DVR and Tablo QUAD 1TB DVR is that the QUAD 1TB includes up to 700 hours of recording storage space thanks to its pre-installed and pre-formatted 1TB SATA drive.
Tablo QUAD 1TB OTA DVRs come with up to 700 hours of onboard storage. However, you can choose to replace the internal SATA drive with a larger drive or remove the SATA drive and connect a portable USB hard drive (USB 2.0 or 3.0) between 1TB and 8TB in size for additional storage capacity.
For details and recommendations, visit the Setup & Networking page.
Yes. But to enjoy the full Tablo experience, a subscription to our optional guide data service is recommended. Without a Tablo subscription, you can still watch live TV and set manual recordings by date/time/channel but one-touch and series recordings, cover art, and advanced features are only available with active subscriptions.
Read more about using Tablo without a subscription on the Tablo blog.
No. Legal and technical reasons prevent Tablo from recording content from sources other than an ATSC OTA TV antenna. You can read more about this 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).
Yes. You DO need internet access to use Tablo Over-the-Air DVRs. Like many modern gadgets, Tablo is a network-connected device, designed to have consistent high-speed internet access and will not function optimally without it.
You can read more about this on the Tablo blog.