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Tablo rolls out Black Friday pricing on antenna DVRs

The inclusion of Ethernet and built-in WiFi makes it easy to put a Tablo anywhere in a home. (Photo: Matthew Keys/The Desk)

Two models of Tablo’s over-the-air digital video recorders (DVRs) are currently discounted at Black Friday prices.

From now until November 29, cord-cutters can pick up the two-tuner Tablo Dual Lite DVR for $90 when purchased through this link. Families and power users who want to record four channels at once can score the four-tuner Tablo Quad for just $150 when purchased through this link. To get the discounted pricing, shoppers must enter the code BF35 at check-out.

Anyone who has used an antenna to watch free broadcast TV will find a Tablo device easy to use: The box pairs with a TV antenna and a home network — either with an Ethernet cable or via WiFi — and allows TV watchers to stream live and recorded content to a TV with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV) or Apple TV device. Tablo also streams live and recorded channels to most popular mobile phones and tablets.

Both models of Tablo device allow users to stream live TV right out of the box (assuming there’s already a supported phone, tablet or streaming TV device available). Those who want to record live TV for later viewing will need to include an external hard drive, which are pretty affordable.

Tablo devices also allow users to stream live TV and recorded movies and shows on their phones or tablets when they’re not at home with a Tablo guide subscription. A subscription costs $5 a month or $50 a year, and comes with several other perks, including 14 days of TV show and movie information across supported channels. (A guide subscription isn’t needed to simply watch live TV when a device is on the same network as a Tablo.)

Tablo is great for:

  • People who want to watch their favorite network sitcom, drama or reality show over and over again,
  • Traveling sports fans who want to stay on top of their favorite team whose games are broadcast on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and other local stations,
  • News junkies who want to record and monitor several local TV newscasts.

Tablo DVRs are also great for people whose main television set is in a room of the house where an antenna can’t pick up a good signal. Find the best signal in the house is in an upstairs bedroom? Put the Tablo an antenna in that room, then stream live and recorded TV anywhere in the house.

The main difference between the two Tablo models is the number of channels that can be streamed live or recorded at once. The Tablo Dual Lite allows users to watch or record two channels at once, while the Tablo Quad allows streamers to watch or record four channels at once.

The Tablo Dual Lite normally costs $150, while the Tablo Quad retails for $200. Special discount pricing is available from now until November 29 when shoppers use this link and enter code BF35 at checkout.

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Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 10 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.
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