While Tablo has previously offered a four-tuner, cord cutting DVR, the Quad features their latest hardware — both technologically, in terms of things like 802.11ac WiFi, and stylistically, carrying forward the Tablo Dual and Dual Lite visual cues. As with all Tablos, you place the network tuner wherever you receive the best antenna reception in your home to then stream live and recorded television programming to a number of clients, including Roku and iPhone. But, in a first for the company, the Tablo Quad is no longer limited to the clutter of an external USB hard drive, packing an internal 2.5″ SATA drive connection – and, unlike TiVo drive replacement gymnastics, installation is ridiculously simple.
Don’t take my word for it, watch me knock it out in seconds:
The first batch of $199 Tablo Quad DVRs has sold out from the manufacturer’s website, but additional availability is expected soon. If you absolutely cannot wait, Amazon has a few left… running about $250. And, don’t forget, Tablo commercial skip is just weeks away.