Tablo QUAD OTA DVR

Tablo QUAD OTA DVR

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. Tablo QUAD also provides the flexibility to choose the recording storage option that works best for you.

(See Tech Hive's Tablo QUAD review.)
(See Cord Cutters News Tablo QUAD review.)
(See CordCutters.com Tablo QUAD review.)

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Features

The Tablo QUAD OTA DVR for cord cutters features:

Tablo QUAD DVR can stream or record up to four live OTA TV channels at once.

Tablo is the only OTA DVR that offers WiFi in addition to Ethernet to give cord cutters the flexibility to place their TV antenna where it will get the best OTA reception.

Watch your favorite live and recorded TV shows on to up to six internet-connected devices inside and outside your home.

Bring your own storage: Connect an external USB hard drive OR internal SATA drive (up to 8TB) to your Tablo to record up to 4000 hours of full quality HDTV.

Automatically skip commercials on completed recordings via supported Tablo apps.

How It Works

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.

What You Need

To set up your Tablo QUAD OTA DVR you need:

  • An Over-the-Air HDTV antenna
  • An internet connection
  • USB or SATA hard drive - this is required both for watching live TV and recording
  • A WiFi-enabled computer (Chrome/Safari browser) OR a mobile device (iPad/iPhone w/iOS7+ OR Android smartphone/tablet w/Android 4.1+)

 

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To watch Tablo content on your big screen, you'll need one of these:

  • A Smart TV powered by: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV, or most LG WebOS 2.0 and 3.0 or Samsung TIZEN operating systems;  OR
  • A Set-Top-Box/Streaming Media Device: Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, or AppleTV, or Nvidia SHIELD, or Xiaomi MiBox;  OR
  • A Streaming Stick: Roku Stick, or Amazon Fire TV Stick, or a Chromecast dongle (casting from an Android device or Chrome browser);  OR
  • A Gaming System: Nvidia SHIELD, or XBox One;  OR
  • An HDMI-enabled computer: Tablo web app in Chrome/Safari

 

Subscriptions

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Tablo QUAD OTA DVRs include a free 30-day trial of our Tablo TV Guide Data Subscription.

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.

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Setup

It's easy to start enjoying free Over-the-Air TV with a Tablo QUAD OTA DVR. Here's how:

For help with antenna selection and positioning, a list of recommended hard drives, additional set-up instructions and troubleshooting tips visit TabloTV.com/setup.

Specifications

What's Included:
Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
Power Supply
4' Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide

Concurrent Streams:
Watch and record up to four shows at once
Stream to up to six devices at once

Storage:
No onboard storage
Support for up to 8TB USB hard drive
OR
Up to 8TB internal 2.5" SATA drive
(7mm or 9.5mm heights)

Ports:
Power
Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2.0
Serial ATA II (3Gbps)
Coax

Processing:
1 GB RAM
8 GB Flash

Networking:
Gigabit Ethernet
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO

Dimensions:
Height - 39mm (1.54")
Width - 174mm (6.85")
Depth - 116 mm (4.57")

Weight:
408 g (14.4 oz)

Video Format:
H.264 (HLS: HTTP Live Streaming)

Audio Format:
Enables pass-through of 5.1 Surround Sound when available

FAQs

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 Subscription 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, Android TV or most LG WebOS 2.0 and 3.0 operating systems.

The main difference is the number of tuners. Three main actions require the use of a tuner: watching live TV, recording a program, and watching a recorded program remotely via Tablo Connect. The more tuners you have, the more flexibility you have. You can read more about tuners and their functions on the Tablo blog

The main differences between the 4-Tuner Tablo and Tablo QUAD OTA DVR are that the newer QUAD model includes upgraded WiFi and Ethernet connections as well an optional onboard SATA slot for recording storage. You can read more about the differences on the Tablo blog

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 Guide Data Subscriptions page.

Yes! All Tablo hardware OTA DVRs do support passthrough of 5.1 Surround Sound. To learn more about this, visit the Tablo blog

Yes! Tablo supports closed captioning on the majority of its platforms including iOS smartphones and tablets, Android smartphones and tablets, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and the web app at my.tablotv.com. You can read more about Tablo's closed captioning support 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

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