Tablo Dual

Cyber Monday DVR Deals! (Tablo DVRs Starting at $149.99!!!)


Tablo DUAL OTA DVR for Cord Cutters – 64 GB with WiFi – For use with HDTV Antennas Just $149.99!

  • Whole-home networked DVR: Browse, record, and stream free live over-the-air (OTA) HDTV to any device, any time, anywhere – without the expense or commitment of cable or satellite contracts.
  • Cancel cable, keep the DVR: Watch, pause, and record live antenna TV. Browse upcoming shows, schedule and manage recordings by episode or Series. Skip commercials, fast-forward and rewind recordings.
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi included: The only OTA DVR with Wi-Fi, Tablo lets you position the DVR and antenna for the best signal reception. (HDTV antenna required, sold separately)
  • 64GB internal + expandable USB storage: Record up to 40 hours of HDTV, right out of the box. Upgrade recording capacity by adding an external USB hard drive. (USB hard drive sold separately)
  • Tablo: the live TV app: Enjoy Tablo apps on iOS & android mobile devices, computers, Smart TVs, streaming media & gaming devices, including Roku, Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, NVIDIA SHIELD, and XBOX

You can find the Tablo DVR on Amazon HERE.

TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR – With No Monthly Service Fees – Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player Just $299!

  • Compatible only with HDTV Antennas. Does not work with cable or satellite TV. No monthly TiVo service fee required.
  • Record four shows at once and up to 150 hours of HD programming. Pause, rewind and record free HD programming.
  • SkipMode skips entire commercial breaks of recorded shows at the press of a button. QuickMode speeds through recorded and buffered shows 30% faster, with pitch-corrected audio.
  • Searches TV and streaming content simultaneously. Integrates access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, VUDU and more.
  • Over-the-air reception varies widely by location, and is affected by surroundings, distance from transmitter, terrain, and availability of local channels.Power: 12V

You can find the TiVo Roamio on Amazon HERE.

  • craig2web

    Luke, besides standard DVRs, have you ever done a post on the inexpensive combo converter/recorder boxes? I wasn’t even aware of these until I happened to pass a RCA model at Walmart earlier today. The RCA box doesn’t exactly get stellar reviews, but when I looked at it on Amazon, a competitor’s box (1byone’s model #212NA-0001) seems to get pretty solid reviews and is only $35. Any experience with these?

    • Jon Marlan

      Craig — I’ve got the 1byone dvr and so far am very happy with it. It has a pretty simple interface and is not the most user friendly thing in the world, but it gets the job done. Based on the reviews I read on amazon, I decided to get it. If it holds up, I’ll be very happy. I got a 64gb flash drive for recording programs. So far I’ve recorded 8 hours worth of shows and still have some space left. No doubt the Tablo and Tivo Roamios are solid machines, but so far this little dvr has been quite the bargain.

      • craig2web

        That’s great to hear Jon. Would be nice to see these kind of inexpensive devices mentioned on the site if they haven’t been previously. Do you know what the file type is of the saved files? Are they MP4, WMV, MPG or some other? Just wondering if besides playing files of shows you’ve recorded with the device if it will play other saved video files that were not originally recorded on the device.

        • Jon Marlan

          Someone on Amazon asked what format it recorded in and the rep from 1byone said TS. Looks like you can view images and play music and videos through the USB, too, as that’s listed on the product description page. So, apparently it will play other saved video files that were not originally recorded by the dvr.

    • Dean G

      I agree, I have very inexpensive device now that I can put a HD to it and record. It also comes with a free guide for OTA, no subscription required. I’m sorry, but they keep pushing this device and I find it is extremely overpriced for what it is and then to have to “subscribe” to get a guide.

      • craig2web

        Dean, what model device do you have? I’m assuming it also records to removable media? Does your player allow for the playback of video files not originally recorded on the device?

        • Dean G

          I have an iview 3200stb. It does, you can put up to a 3tb hd to it. Yes, you can play movies not originally recorded on the device. But I’ve never used it for dvr. Between having Vue and Hulu no need for it. Plus I use tons of the apps on the Roku for the channels ondemand. I use it for my OTA and having the guide already included.