Review: Tablo Quad 4 Tuner OTA DVR For Cord Cutting




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Last week at CES Tablo announced a new 4 tuner DVR called the Tablo Quad. This DVR will let you record up to 4 shows at once from your antenna and includes the ability to add an internal hard drive or use an external hard drive. Tablo was nice enough to send Cord Cutters News an early review unit to show you what you can expect from the new OTA DVR.

Here is our hands-on review of the Tablo Quad 4 tuner DVR:

Final thoughts:

This new 4 tuner DVR is a huge step up from the older 4 tuner Tablo DVR. You will quickly notice how the DVR is faster with the new and improved WiFi. The ability to add an internal hard drive helps this stand out from other DVRs on the market.

If you use WiFi with your older 4 tuner Tablo DVR you may want to think about updating to the new Tablo Quad DVR.

Release Date:

Currently, the new Tablo Quad DVR is set for a late March 2019 launch date.

Tablo QUAD features:

  • Recording Storage Options: Tablo QUAD works with either external USB hard drives, or internal SATA drives up to 8 TB so you can store up to 4000 hours or 166 straight days of HDTV content from any Over-the-Air TV antenna.*
  • Clutter-Free Design: With a new 2.5-inch internal SATA drive connection option, Tablo QUAD gives cord cutters a clutter-free, aesthetically pleasing, recording storage choice.
  • Upgraded Connectivity: Enjoy fast network connectivity via 802.11ac WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Platform-Friendly Apps: Tablo QUAD is powered by the full range of Tablo apps, making it easy for cord cutters to watch, pause, and record network broadcast TV programs on:
    • Streaming media devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast
    • Smart TVs: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung TIZEN, and LG WebOS 2.0+
    • iOS/Android smartphones and tablets
    • PC/MAC computers
    • Gaming systems: Xbox One and NVIDIA SHIELD TV
  • Commercial Skip (Beta): Automatic commercial skip makes it easy to play back most recordings from Tablo OTA DVRs without any commercial interruptions, eliminating manual fast-forwarding. Unlike other offerings which rely on intensive computing power or humans to identify commercial breaks, Tablo uses a cloud-based hybrid of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and machine learning to deliver more accurate results. The feature will be available via an open beta to all Tablo OTA DVR owners with an active guide subscription.

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