Tablo Dual

Deal Alert: Tablo DVRs Are Still Just $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

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  • Ron M.

    Does anyone know if this OTA DVR’s remote control is RF (not IR)? If not, does anyone know of any OTA DVR that has an RF remote control? I ask because I want to place this unit in a closet

    • TexMarque

      A tablet/phone/computer app sets it up. Your streaming device at the TV has it’s own controller. This device connects to your router via ethernet or wi-fi.

      • Ron M.

        Thanks for the replies both TexMarque and Kravimir, I now understand. I will be cutting the cord as of Monday 12/4 and as of now, I’m going with two new Roku Primiere+’s on each of my TV’s. I was just reading some questions/answers on Amazon and see that this Tablo isn’t even directly connected to the TV’s, I like that. I have a closet where my Antenna Coax comes in from my roof and that’s where my internet modem and router are so this sounds like an ideal way to get OTA to my two TV’s via the Roku Tablo App. My next thing to look at is to see how folks like the Roku/Tablo App interface.

        • TexMarque

          Some of the comments on BestBuy say that this unit runs warm, so good ventilation would be a positive thing. Running warm seems to be one thing that many people note about digital tuners w/dvr capability.

          • Yes, I should have mentioned that. They get so warm because they’re converting (transcoding) from MPEG-2 to MP4 in real time. They use purpose-built chips which are more efficient for this than a CPU, but it’s still a lot of work, which creates waste heat.

            By the way, there are several 3rd party tools for exporting recordings from your Tablo to a computer. https://community.tablotv.com/c/tablo-apps/third-party-apps-plex

    • As TexMarque was saying, this is a headless DVR. It does not directly connect to your TV. It’s controlled and accessed via apps on popular streaming boxes and mobile devices and a web app (for desktops/laptops).

  • You can get an even bigger discount on refurbished units bought directly from Tablo: https://www.tablotv.com/store/#tablo-2-tuner-ota-dvr,us

  • Vegas Steve

    I just don’t understand this model. Two tuners (barely adequate) with 64GB onboard storage (useless). It’s probably on sale because of those issues and/or Tablo might be coming out with a 4 tuner model update?

    • I heard that BestBuy wanted to sell a model that had some internal storage, so it could record a few hours without immediately adding external storage.

      I think they may be waiting for ATSC 3.0 tuners to become available before they make any more hardware updates.

  • RonV42

    This box hits the sweet spot. With 50+ channels in the Chicago area and most of them being shopping and running old TV shows there is very little new shows to DVR but from a local sports perspective it’s great. Can get most of the college football finals and watching them skipping the commercials is great. I just whish they would fix their windows app so it will work remotely like their app for Android.

    • TabloTV

      Hi Ron – Our web app at my.tablotv.com will allow you to stream content while you’re away from home. Give it a try!

      • RonV42

        Thanks…but if you could fix the Windows 10 to work like your Android app it would be great. I take my surface pro on trips all the time and the app would work better with the touch screen

    • ElmerFuddIII

      How do you skip commercials? Is there a skip button, skip XX sec. button, or do you have to blindly FF? The newest Plex has comskip, not perfect but it beats the blind (no thumbnail preview) FF approach. There are many ways to do PVR these days, and the winners understand that commercials have become unbearable in content and number.

      • That depends on the device. There are some variations in the apps for different platforms. Which platforms are you interested in?

        Tablo DVRs generate preview thumbnails as soon as a tuner is available after a show finishes recording.

        There are 3rd party utilities which allow exporting Tablo recordings to a computer that can then run Plex (or other media server), if you prefer watching with Plex.

      • RonV42

        On the Windows platform you can using the skip forward 30 back 20 buttons, on the xbox you use the directional pad to skip forward with preview same for the Roku.

        There is no automatic commercial skip.