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Best Buy leaks new Tablo model with four tuners

The 4th Generation Tablo DVR with four tuners is expected to retail for around $140.

The 4th Generation Tablo DVR with four tuners is expected to retail for around $140.

The 4th-generation Tablo DVR makes free broadcast television on streaming devices, phones and tablets. (Courtesy photo)
The 4th-generation Tablo DVR makes free broadcast television on streaming devices, phones and tablets. (Courtesy photo)

Electronics retailer Best Buy has quietly posted a pre-order page for a new version of Nuvyyo’s fourth-generation Tablo over-the-air DVR.

The new version is part of the same fourth-generation line that Tablo announced in early October. It offers four tuners for watching or recording live content from broadcast television channels receivable with an over-the-air antenna, including affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW Network and PBS member stations, among others.

The fourth-generation, four-tuner Tablo model is expeted to retail for around $140, according to a pre-order product listing on Best Buy’s website. The listing was first spotted early Monday morning by Toren Culver, who posted about it in a fan group for Tablo on the social media platform Facebook.

The fourth-generation Tablo is the first to be released by Nuvyyo since it was quietly acquired by the E. W. Scripps Company. It offers a limited amount of on-board storage for recording live television, and serves up around 60 free streaming television channels that are integrated into its electronic program guide.

The newer Tablo model doesn’t require a subscription to use, marking a departure from legacy Tablo models that offered a limited amount of TV program information without a monthly or annual payment. That said, it removes some premium features found on the older Tablo models, including support for out-of-home streaming and automatic commercial skip.

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