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.
The Tablo QUAD OTA DVR for cord cutters features:
4 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
Tablo QUAD DVR can stream or record up to four live OTA TV channels at once.
Ethernet OR WiFi Connection
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.
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.
Virtually Unlimited Storage
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.
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 OTA DVR. Here's how:
Connect your HDTV Antenna
Connect a USB Hard Drive or SATA Drive - required both for streaming live TV and recording
Connect Tablo to your Home Network - via WiFi or Ethernet
Connect the Power Adapter
Tablo QUAD 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
No 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
8 GB Flash
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO
Height - 39mm (1.54")
Width - 174mm (6.85")
Depth - 116 mm (4.57")
408 g (14.4 oz)
H.264 (HLS: HTTP Live Streaming)
Enables pass-through of 5.1 Surround Sound when available
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.
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 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.
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.
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.