|Item Weight||12.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 9 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||SPVR2-01-NA|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
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Tablo 2-Tuner DVR for Over-The-Air HDTV with Wi-Fi
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|Connections||Ethernet, HDMI, WiFi|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||9 x 9 x 3 inches|
|Item Weight||0.8 Pounds|
|Total USB Ports||2|
About this item
- Watch, Record, Pause, and Stream Free Network TV Channels from your Antenna: CBS, ABC, NBC, and many more
- Two Tuners allow you to record and watch two live OTA TV streams on up to six devices in your home.
- Discover new shows, schedule & manage recordings, and skip commercials using the Netflix-style interface of the Tablo Apps for iOS & Android mobile devices, computers, smart TVs, streaming media and gaming devices: Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD and Amazon Fire TV, etc.
- All new Tablo OTA DVRs come with a 30-day free trial of our guide data subscription, including the Tablo Connect feature which lets you access your Tablo over the internet to enjoy live, local news and sports and recordings when traveling or on the go.
- NO HDMI: Tablo connects to your home’s router using Wi-Fi & Ethernet so you can stream your favorite live and recorded TV content to any screen, any time, anywhere.
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Tablo OTA DVR
Discover the world of free HDTV
Tablo is a next-generation DVR that works with your HDTV antenna to discover, record and stream free TV broadcast programs including local news and sports. Unlike traditional DVRs that are tethered to a single TV with an HDMI cable, Tablo does not feature an HDMI connection.
Tablo is a Whole-Home DVR
Tablo is a whole-home-DVR that connects to your local network (instead of your TV) to stream live and recorded HDTV content over WiFi or Ethernet to all the connected devices inside your home or anywhere you have high-speed internet.
WiFi is included in all Tablo DVRs
Tablo DVRs include dual band WiFi, enabling the DVR and the antenna to be placed in an optimal location for OTA reception. With Tablo, you can discover, record and stream up to four simultaneous live or recorded HDTV programs on your iPad, Android tablet, laptop, or smartphone or your big screen TV through HDMI devices like Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.
To use the Tablo DVR, you'll need:
- An ATSC HDTV antenna
- A USB hard drive is required watching live TV and recording programs.
- An internet connection
- An iPad running Apple iOS7+ OR an Android tablet running Android 4.1 OR a computer
- An HDMI device like: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku or AppleTV to watch content on your big screen TV
Is Over-The-Air (OTA) HDTV right for you?
HDTV is available for free, Over-The-Air (OTA)
Most North Americans living in or near major urban centers are within range (<60 miles) of local TV broadcast towers, which means they have access to Free HDTV using a simple ATSC antenna plugged into their TV.
Know before you buy: Do you get free, Over-The-Air HDTV?
People in rural areas, mountainous regions or areas with uneven terrain may not receive many channels using an antenna, if any. Before purchasing any product that relies on OTA broadcast signals, make sure you can receive the programming you want by either plugging an antenna into your TV or checking out the TV Signal Locator tool at our official site for more info.
Cut the cord. Enjoy free HDTV.
Tablo DVR lets you watch, record and stream your favorite local TV content from your HDTV antenna live and in high definition, without the cost or commitment of cable or satellite contracts.
Experience better quality HD video that won't tie up your bandwidth
Cable operators compress their TV signals to conserve bandwidth in order to deliver multiple services (phone, TV and internet) over a single connection. Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV signals received through antennas are uncompressed, delivering an incredibly crisp HD picture far superior to what you've been getting from your cable provider.
Tablo DVR: The ultimate cord cutting solution
Tablo DVR: A better way to watch free HDTV
Tablo's intuitive touch screen tablet app interface with gorgeous artwork and program details lets you discover your favorite broadcast shows and sports by genre, channel or time*; all in crystal clear high definition.
*Series info, poster art and advanced features require an optional subscription to program guide data. Without subscription, Tablo features a traditional 24 hr grid guide and manual recording capabilities. All new Tablo units include a free 30-day trial of the Program Guide Data Subscription. Refurbished and used units may have been activated more than 30 days ago and you will need to contact Tablo support directly to re-start your 30-day trial.
Enjoy Tablo on your Big Screen TV
Tablo Apps on your favorite streaming media devices let you choose the HDMI set-top-box or streaming stick that best meets your content choices and home entertainment needs. One Tablo OTA DVR can stream live and recorded HDTV content to all the connected HDMI devices you already have in your home.
How Tablo DVR works
HDTV signals are broadcast from large towers and sent out over the air by your local TV stations. With an HDTV antenna, you can capture these signals for free. By plugging your antenna into Tablo DVR, you can record your favorite programs on an external USB hard drive. Tablo streams these live and recorded HDTV programs to your connected devices via your home WiFi network, including your big screen TV using Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, AppleTV, Roku or Chromecast.
Tablo complements Sling TV & NetFlix content w/ Live OTA TV
Tablo captures live, local HDTV broadcast programs you can't get through Over The Top (OTT) internet content providers like Sling TV, Hulu and Netflix using an HDTV antenna. Catch up on hometown news and sports and watch your favorite network shows live without having to wait until the next day and without the pricey cable bill.
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|Connectivity Technology||HDMI, WiFi, Ethernet||Built-in Wi-Fi||Wireless||usb||Built-in Wi-Fi|
|Item Dimensions||9.00 x 9.00 x 3.00 inches||4.93 x 4.84 x 1.46 inches||11.40 x 7.30 x 1.84 inches||6.10 x 1.60 x 8.70 inches||7.30 x 11.40 x 1.80 inches|
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|Supported Internet Services||Netflix||—||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube||—||Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, YouTube|
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Tablo is a 2-Tuner Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR for Cord-Cutters using HDTV antennas to access broadcast TV signals. All Tablo units include dual band Wi-Fi enabling Tablo and the antenna to be placed in an optimal location for OTA reception. Browse, record and stream up to two simultaneous live or recorded HDTV programs on your iPad, Android tablet, laptop, smartphone, or your big screen TV using Roku, Chrome cast or Apple TV. A Whole-Home-DVR and place shifter combined, Tablo streams your favorite HDTV programs including local news and sports to all connected devices on your home network or anywhere you have internet.For technical assistance contact 1-844-822-5688.
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Life before the Tablo: to access live TV we would simply hit the Watch TV button on our Harmony remote (yes awesome remotes). The TV would go on and switch to the TV input. And clicking the EPG would instantly bring up the OTA guide and we can quickly find what we want and instantly switch channel. Clicking channel up and down instantly changes channels using the native OTA tuner on the TV. It was fast and reliable. Again the only drawbacks were that we would have to switch inputs (simple on a Harmony remote) and we couldn't pause or record (pausing live TV is priceless when watching sports).
Life after Tablo: (Please note that all of our Tablo watching is done on Rokus, so everything below is our experience solely on Rokus.) To watch live TV we wouldn't have to switch inputs anymore, but rather just select the Tablo channel within the Roku menu. Then wait 10-15 seconds for the app to launch and then wait some more for the guide to load. Then scroll up and down the guide (which is very slow ... you can click the down button several times and it takes several seconds for the selection in the menu to catch up ... so you click; then wait for the command to appear on the screen). The instant gratification of clicking up and down in the guide is gone (but I can live with that). Now it's time to select the channel. Note you must click the play button, not the select button. If you click the select button, you have to wait another 10 seconds for the information screen to come up. By clicking the play button, it takes you directly to the channel (sort of). You click play, and it takes about 15 seconds to switch to the live channel, buffer, and start playing. Once it starts playing, it is very clear (and reliable... sort of). Now you want to change the channel. You can't just click channel up or down, or press the guide button for a guide overlay on the channel you are watching. You must exit the channel you are watching and wait to reload the guide (another 15 seconds). Then start scrolling up and down (waiting after each click for the selection in the app to catch up), select the new station, press play, and then wait again for another 15 seconds or so for it to start. The instant gratification of watching live TV (as you would with the builtin OTA tuner on your TV, or with your cable or satellite provider) is gone. It wake you several minutes to find something to watch, and if you need to change the channel, it's again very painful; not because of the interface (it's respectful) but because of how much time you waste waiting. Now my thoughts on pausing live TV and recording on the Tablo. Of course trying to bring up your list or recordings takes considerable time, but my pet peeve is about the functionality itself. If you want to rewind live TV, there is absolutely no preview showing you how far you have rewinded or fast forwarded. There is a small box with a timer on, but you find yourself guessing. So you try to rewind to watch that missed sports play, and you don't know where you are in rewinding the recording. So you hit play and wait for it to buffer and start playing; only to find out you overshot it. So you you try to fast forward 30-60 seconds, but because you can't see a preview, you guess, press play again and wait for it to buffer, finding out you're still not where you want to be. It's absolutely nothing like a TiVo or your provider's DVR; and absolutely nothing like Hulu or Amazon Prime streaming, where you can see previews as you are rewinding or fast forwarding. It's just painful and frustrating; and specifically because of the lack of speed (but the cloogy functionality does help either). If it was even close to what it's intended to replace, it would rock and I would overlook several of the other issues (the handful of other problems are spelled out in the next paragraph).
So I covered the nuances related to speed of operations; now let me list the glitches. When viewing a live show, there are times with the app would just stop playing and go back to the info screen for that channel. You can restart the channel, but everything that has been recorded on that channel has been lost. Not a big deal, but you can't rewind beyond that point and you will miss part of that program. Another issue with live TV is that there are occasions when we are watching live TV; then all of a sudden it magically rewinds about 10 seconds...indefinitely. What I mean is that 10 second clip will keep repeating forever. The only way I found to fix it is to fast forward past that clip. It does continue to record that live station, so fast forwarding past the stuck 10 second segment works. Other issues I have experienced are that the Tablo app will occasionally completely crash (not necessarily in the middle of watching TV, but rather when I'm navigating around in the Tablo app and guide on the Roku). That takes me back to the Roku home page and I need to relaunch the Tablo app. And on a few other occasions, the Tablo app completely locks up the Roku (again when navigating around the Tablo app menus and guides and not during live TV). And when this happens, one cannot even exit the Tablo app to get to Roku home screen. When this happens, the Roku needs to be rebooted and it then works again (unplugged and plugged back in). Another issue I experienced was when I was customizing the guide via the mobile app on an iPhone (I was removing channels I don't care to watch and also enabling streaming TV to my mobile phone); I clicked update guide to submit my changes and the mobile app seemed to freeze (had to kill and restart the mobile app). Then after this for some reason none of the channels on the Tablo worked on any or the Rokus. They all complained of a weak signal. I rebooted the Tablo and the error went away. Another major annoyance is when watching live or recorded TV, when it switches to commercials or between commercials, the speakers make a very loud obnoxious buzz sound (sound almost like a loud beeb) for about half a second. This happens on all our TVs. This is in fact so loud and disturbing that my wife won't let me watch TV when in bed. My thoughts is that it has something to do with different video/audio settings between commercials and the the show we're watching; and the Tablo doesn't handle that very gracefully. To be honest, there is rarely a day when we don't experience one of these glitches (having to work around stuck segments to crashing apps to having to reboot my Rokus or the Tablo). With all the other Roku apps, the Rokus are rock solid (never had to restart it). It only happens with the Tablo app.
All in all the concept is great; but due to the poor speed of performing all functions (it doesn't feel like live TV with it takes a full minute to initially get to a channel, and then half a minute to get to another channel) and the fact that it is loaded with bugs and issues; I can't actually recommend it. It doesn't perform per expectations and the bugs make it even more painful to use. My wife loved how quick the cable and satellite providers DVRs were; and was perfectly happy with the TV's built-in tuners (in terms of speed of tuning and changing channels). She's not sure if being able to access it from the Rokus and being able to pause/record is worth it after spending a few weeks essentially doing what seems like beta testing (I'd call it pre-beta testing). It's in fact so painful that I'm considering returning it until they have fixed their bugs and performance issues.
I know this was a long winded review, but I did want to share my personal experience with everyone. Bottom line is that conceptually this is beautiful. But it will let a lot of people down due to execution; the bugs (not reliable) and slowness of the Tablo application (which seems to be shared regardless of what platform people are using). Yes you can pause and record live OTA TV, but it's doesn't replace the reliability and speed of your cable or satellite TV provider, nor does it provide you the performance you are accustomed to with the build it tuner on your TV.
I bought 2 Roku 3s about 2 years ago preliminary to cutting the cord. I then spent several months months perfecting the whole streaming thing (switched Internet providers, put DD-Wrt on my old Linksys Wrt310N V2 router, and switched from wireless to Ethernet cable or a Powerline network device in each room I wanted to stream to... I wanted perfection and even 1 or 2 brief interruptions per evening was unacceptable so wireless became a no-go for me). That was followed by several months of research on all the OTA alternative boxes.
I used the "antennaweb" website to determine that I could probably receive 14 or so stations clearly with a good antenna. It was accurate for me. I get letter perfect, pixel perfect recordings from 14 stations today. I purchased the 2-Tuner Tablo on April 17, 2016 along with a Seagate 3TB Expansion drive, ran parallel with cable tv for about a month, saw way too many advantages with the Tablo, called the cable company and said "Adios". I have never looked back. Every time I thought I had lost something I used to watch on cable, a little research found the same or better alternative than I used to have. I am saving about $85 a month (and I was on a promotional rate with the cable company) on a little over $400 initial investment....so it has all been gravy last few months!
I use a ClearStream C4-V-CJM antenna sitting on a hutch close to the window in my upstairs office. I didn't even go to the trouble of carrying it up into the attic so I am pretty happy with that bad boy.
The Tablo sits on a wire closet shelf in my office and never runs hot. Maybe I just got lucky on that part. The Seagate drive sits right next to the Tablo which is hardwired to my router. That probably saved me a lot of grief during my install. I read a lot of horror stories from people who tried to install it wirelessly. My installation was super easy. I did rescan stations several times while moving the antenna around just to make sure I had the best reception possible. Oh yeah...almost forgot... the "antennaweb" site will tell you which directions your tv stations are broadcasting from which helps you decide where to place your antenna.
I have 30mb internet, I have added 2 more Rokus (a 3 and a 4) in 2 more rooms and I can run full 1080p on all 4 tvs simultaneously with no hiccups. You don't need 50-100mb to cut the cord if you have a good internet provider. Did I mention that I have quite a few remote security cameras running through that same 30mb?
I am a happy camper with the Tablo but let me mention the one flaw (known bug that they are working on) that I experience. About 5-6 times in the last 10 months the Tablo appears to be frozen (ie the Roku cannot connect to it) when I first turn on my tv. I unplug the Tablo power, wait 10 seconds, replug the power and all is fine for another month or two.
Hope this review helps someone.
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It is nice to be able to watch a tv show from my Mac or Android tablet or phone. Watching on TV using my Chromecast was problematic though. Any time I wanted to skip commercials, the recording would reset to the beginning. Grr! For me, skipping commercials is one of the main reasons to get a DVR in the first place! So I had to buy a Roku Streaming Stick instead of the Chromecast, as recommended by Tablo. That works perfectly. So now, for about $400 CDN, I have a complete OTA recording solution, without the approx $70 per month fee that I used to pay for cable + recorder rental.
It is not something for the non-technical person, but if you are tech savvy, it's a very nice system.
Just a few other things you'll need:
- A device for each TV to stream programming from your Tablo device. Options include the Apple TV, Roku box and a few more
- Depending on your proximity to broadcast towers, you'lll need either an indoor or outdoor antenna
- Portable hard drive to record your programs (1 TB is plenty)
- Somewhat steep TV guide sub ($60 CAD a year, or $180 CAD for lifetime access)
- Decent broadband connection (upload specifically) to watch TV (live and recorded) outside your home
On the minus side:
When you get the unit the packaging seems weak, for $300 I would expect a nice premium box where everything is neatly put in place and gives you the impression it's a jewelery box. Instead you are provided with a cheap 3 color box where the ink bled. To the Tablo team, polishing the packaging is almost as important as the product itself.
So far I found one mistake in their channel guide which is not the end of the world but for a hardcore TV fan that might be annoying.
Another minor annoyance is that you can select which channels you want the TV guide to be downloaded from. But if later on I want to add another channel I have to rescan the whole channels.
I would give the unit a 8 out of 10 for responsiveness, it's fast but not as fast as a Bell box. It takes about 10 seconds to start a recorded show or tune to a channel. Not the end of the world but the competition is leading here... there is room for improvement.
In conclusion, that is a great product. I believe that this product can make people save a lot of dollars and is in some aspects probably superior to a Bell setup box. For example, Tablo allows 6-7 streams in parrallel... that is a lot of user watching TV that you would have had to pay for. Cough up the upfront money, the payback is less than a year... there is little other opportunities that will give you those kind of returns.
Au niveau des moins bon côtés, notons le temps nécessaire pour syntoniser un canal live (8-10 sec) et le fait que l'on doive payer pour avoir le guide (j'ai payé le montant unique pour la vie personnellement). J'ai également eu de la difficulté au niveau du wifi à l'autre bout de ma maison car ce qu'il envoie avec le niveau de qualité d'enregistrement par défaut semble être de très bonne qualité (meilleure que Netflix car je n'avais pas de difficulté avec celui-ci) mais, j'ai acheté un répéteur ou pont wi-fi (que l'on branche simplement dans une prise de courant) et cela a réglé le problème.
Bravo pour l'excellent produit ! Je le recommande !