Tablo Unveils New Hardware & Major Roku App Refresh

We’ve been quite enamored with Tablo, since our first product demo at CES 2014. In fact, our very own Adam Miarka is a highly satisfied customer of this effective bit of clever gadgetry that provides both over-the-air DVR and Slingbox capabilities. Beyond the existing 2- and 4-tuner models, CES 2015 heralds the Tablo Metro… which houses 25-mile range high def OTA antennas within the existing enclosure.

Two very small but incredibly powerful fractal antennas inside Tablo METRO capture OTA TV while intelligent switching technology enables the antennas to operate independently to capture signals originating from broadcast tower locations, even if they are located in opposing directions.

Pre-orders begin today with the $250 2-tuner Tablo Metro expected to ship in March. Having said that, we’d still like to see at least one model offered with an integrated hard drive (as Channel Master pivoted with DVR+) to expand their reach by even further reducing complexity and clutter.

In many current and future Tablo TV homes, Roku serves as the set-top centerpiece for television viewing. And Tablo is showing off a highly revised Roku app. It, along with new dedicated Android apps for Amazon Fire TV and the Nexus Player, are expected early this year.

6 thoughts on “Tablo Unveils New Hardware & Major Roku App Refresh”

  1. Disclosure: Tablo is a current ZNF sponsor in the form of banner ads … with zero editorial influence.

  2. Considering I keep my Tablo on the 2nd floor on top of the bookcase, it would be nice to ditch the Mohu antenna for a more discreet setup. Saying that, the current setup with the Mohu Curve is working out well. Really excited about the Roku channel update!

  3. My experience has been if the transmitters are more than 15 miles away it’s time for an attic-mount or outside antenna.

  4. Our friends at Nuvyyo have a beta firmware out that at long last enables the BIF/thumbnail trick play for Roku. In my book it’s absolutely the best way of skipping ads on recorded TV – much better than Tivo’s 30 second skip.

  5. Oh man! Exciting stuff.. Really want to buy the Nexus Player but waiting for Tablo on it. Hurry! Hurry!

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