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[Refurbished] Tablo DUAL HDMI Over-the-Air [OTA] DVR

[Refurbished] Tablo DUAL HDMI Over-the-Air [OTA] DVR

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The Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR is our first DVR model that connects directly to your television. Designed for TV lovers who prefer a traditional TV-based OTA DVR experience with a dedicated remote, Tablo DUAL HDMI lets you watch or record up to two shows at once.

The Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR features:

  • 2 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
  • Ethernet or WiFi Connection
  • Direct HDMI connection to your television
  • Dedicated IR remote
  • 5.1 Surround Sound support
  • Supports 1-8TB USB Hard Drive for recording storage (Sold Separately)


Refurbished Units
Refurbished Tablo OTA DVRs are lovingly restored at TabloHQ. All DVRs are tested, updated with new software, and include all parts and accessories. These units are covered by Tablo’s 12-month replacement warranty policy and 30-day return policy. To learn more about refurbished Tablo units, please see our store policies.  

Regular price $119.99 USD
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What you need to setup?

To set up your Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR you need:

  • An Over-the-Air HDTV antenna
  • An internet connection
  • A USB hard drive - this is required both for watching live TV and recording
  • A television with an HDMI port (all TVs manufactured after 2005 should include this)


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This product's user interface is not the same as new Tablo's (4th Generation) user interface. This product does not support Streaming Channels.

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  • 2 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners

    A Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR can stream or record up to two live OTA TV channels at once.

  • Connects directly to your TV via HDMI

    Watch your favorite live and recorded TV shows right on your big screen without the need for a separate streaming device.

  • Virtually Unlimited Storage

    Bring your own storage: Connect a USB hard drive (1TB to 8TB) to your Tablo to record up to 1000 hours of full quality HDTV.

  • 5.1 Surround Sound

    Tablo TV-connected DVRs enable passthrough of 5.1 surround sound, when available.

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What's Included:

Tablo Remote
AAA Batteries (x2)
Power Supply
5' Ethernet Cable
5' HDMI Cable
Quick Start Guide

Concurrent Streams:

Watch or record up to two shows simultaneously
Watch on your connected TV and up to two additional TVs via select Tablo apps


No onboard storage
Support for 1TB to 8TB USB hard drive


Ethernet 1000/100/10
USB 3.0
HDMI 2.1


Quad Core
16GB Flash


Gigabit Ethernet
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO

Dimensions (Device):

Height - 37 mm (1.45")
Width - 135 mm (5.3")
Depth - 131 mm (5.15")

Weight (Device):

228 g (8 oz)

Video Format:


Audio Format:

Stereo (PCM) audio or AC3 Passthrough (5.1)

How it Works


It's easy to start enjoying free Over-the-Air TV with a Tablo DUAL HDMI OTA DVR. Here's how:

  • Connect your HDTV Antenna
  • Connect a USB Hard Drive - required both for streaming live TV and recording
  • Install the batteries (included) in the Tablo remote
  • Connect Tablo to your television via HDMI (included)
  • Connect the Power Adapter
  • Connect Tablo to your Home Network - via WiFi or Ethernet

For help with antenna selection and positioning, a list of recommended hard drives, additional set-up instructions, and troubleshooting tips visit

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Michael J.L.
Nice Full-HD OTA DVR

Even though the unit was refurbished, the box and everything inside looked completely new. Nice attention to detail, folks!

The audio and video quality is excellent and the tuners are at least as sensitive as the tuner in my Sony Bravia. Also note that just because some weaker stations may only indicate a strength of one red dot doesn't mean that you won't be able to view or record such stations. I have such a station that comes in from outside the state, and I can usually successfully watch and record that station using the Tablo's tuners.

I'm using a 3.5" 2TB Seagate Barracuda drive in a Sabrent docking station with the Tablo. The drive reliably spins-up when the Tablo needs it, and spins-down when it doesn't. I haven't seen any issues with compatibility.

One area where I've had problems is with the Tablo's CEC communications to my Sony Bravia. The CEC on my Sony Bravia TV has never seemed to work correctly with external devices, and this includes the Tablo (probably not Tablo's issue). The unfortunate aspect of this is that I have to turn the TV on and off and select the correct HDMI input using the TV remote and then switch to the Tablo remote to change channels, etc. I'd really prefer it if the Tablo remote had universal functionality built-in so that it could command the TV directly instead of relying on CEC communications which doesn't operate correctly on my Sony Bravia.

I consider the refurbished version of this product to be an excellent deal!

Hi Michael - Thanks so much for your purchase and your review.

Just Perfect

I did a lot of research by watching Antenna Man’s Youtube channel and came to the conclusion that Tablo would work for me. And it did! I connected this to a Clearstream Antenna and now can watch OTA TV for free. Tablo is great and it was easy to setup and use. My only wish list feature would be to allow live TV to immediately show the chosen without the extra screen which prompts you to choose if you want to record. I don’t plan to use the hard drive DVR option, I just want to watch live TV. Otherwise it’s perfect

Hi Ann - Thanks so much for your purchase. Glad to hear you're enjoying your Tablo. And here's a tip to help you enjoy it even more... Instead of pressing ENTER when you select a live TV channel, hit PLAY and you'll skip that secondary screen and hop right into your show.

Should have got the quad

Excellent product. I’m now watching more ota than Sling. Works pretty much seamlessly. Commercial skip isn’t perfect but worth $2/mo. I’m getting the quad version when NextGen arrives.

Thanks for your review, Bill! Glad you're enjoying your Tablo.

Jonathan P.
rewrite of a previous review

Died in less than 6 months. I had an on going problem with it not recording a full show and loosing connection. Now it cannot connect at .all.

Hi Jonathan - Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. I'm sure our support team will be able to help you get your Tablo back up and running:

If for some reason that's not the case, the device is still under warranty and we'll be happy to replace it if need be.

James B.
Don’t be scared of refurbished.

I was a little worried about buying a refurbished device. But I hook mine up hooked up the external hard drive and works like a champ. The one bad thing I can say is I should’ve waited until they had a refurbished quad for sale.

Thanks for your review, James! Glad you're enjoying your Tablo!