[Refurbished] Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
[Refurbished] Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
The Tablo QUAD OTA DVR is designed for TV lovers with larger households or channel lineups, who wish to record and stream up to four free broadcast channels from their HDTV antenna simultaneously. Tablo QUAD also provides the flexibility to choose the recording storage option (SATA or USB drive) that works best for you.
The Tablo QUAD OTA DVR features:
- 4 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
- Ethernet OR WiFi Connection
- Whole-Home & Out-of-Home Streaming
- Virtually Unlimited Storage (SATA or USB)
- 5.1 Surround Sound support
Refurbished Tablo OTA DVRs are lovingly restored at Tablo HQ. 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.
What you need to setup?
What you need to setup?
To set up your Tablo QUAD OTA DVR you need:
- An Over-the-Air HDTV antenna
- An internet connection
- A USB or SATA hard drive - this is required both for watching live TV and recording
- A Roku OR Amazon Fire TV OR Android TV OR Apple TV OR a WiFi-enabled computer (Windows 10 app on PC, Safari browser on MAC) OR a mobile device (iPad/iPhone w/iOS12+ OR Android smartphone/tablet w/Android 4.4+)
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4 Over-the-Air ATSC Tuners
Tablo QUAD DVR can stream or record up to four live OTA TV channels at once.
Whole-Home & Out-of-Home Streaming
Watch your favorite live and recorded TV shows on to up to six internet-connected devices inside and outside your home.
Virtually Unlimited Storage
Bring your own storage: Connect an external USB hard drive OR internal SATA drive (up to 8TB) to your Tablo to record up to 4000 hours of full quality HDTV.
5.1 Surround Sound
Tablo network-connected DVRs enable passthrough of 5.1 surround sound, when available, to compatible devices which can decode this audio format.
Tablo QUAD OTA DVR
4' Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide
Watch and record up to four shows at once
Stream to up to six devices at once
No onboard storage
Support for up to 8TB USB hard drive
Up to 8TB internal 2.5" SATA drive
(7mm or 9.5mm heights)
Serial ATA II (3Gbps)
1 GB RAM
8 GB Flash
802.11ac dual band WiFi with MIMO
Height - 39mm (1.54")
Width - 174mm (6.85")
Depth - 116 mm (4.57")
408 g (14.4 oz)
H.264 (HLS: HTTP Live Streaming)
Enables pass-through of 5.1 Surround Sound when available
How it Works
It's easy to start enjoying free Over-the-Air TV with a Tablo QUAD OTA DVR. Here's how:
- Connect your HDTV Antenna
- Connect a USB Hard Drive or SATA Drive - required both for streaming live TV and recording
- Connect Tablo to your Home Network - via WiFi or Ethernet
- Connect the Power Adapter
For help with antenna selection and positioning, a list of recommended hard drives, additional set-up instructions and troubleshooting tips visit TabloTV.com/setup.
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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.
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.
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.
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: www.tablotv.com/support
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.
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!