Nuvyyo has unveiled Tablo Quad, a four-tuner successor to its Tablo Dual and Tablo Dual Lite. The new model brings the four-tuner support that was available on the original Tablo to the company’s new smaller Tablo design, along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi support and a Gigabit Ethernet connection. While Tablo Quad follows in the footsteps of last year’s Tablo Dual Lite in eschewing on-board storage, Nuvyyo has taken a new direction with Tablo Quad by providing an internal drive bay so users can add their own 2.5-inch SATA drives for a one-box clutter-free solution. SATA drives of up to 8 TB are supported, providing up to 4000 hours, or 166 days, or HDTV recording, although traditional external USB hard drives also remain supported in the same way as on prior Tablo devices. Tablo Quad will be available in late Q1 2019 for $200.
“Tablo QUAD is the only 4-Tuner OTA DVR on the market that easily delivers OTA TV content to all streaming media platforms,” said Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo. “At Nuvyyo, we remain focused on delivering solutions that give cord cutters an optimal balance between picture quality, storage, and speed along with the freedom to watch what they want, when they want, and on the device they choose.”
With the release of Tablo Quad, Nuvyyo is also bringing commercial skipping to its entire OTA DVR lineup for the first time, allowing users to automatically bypass commercials in recorded programs. Rather than removing commercials using CPU-intensive background processing, Tablo will use cloud-based digital signal processing and machine learning algorithms to identify commercial breaks with what Nuvyyo promises to be more accurate results. The commercial skip feature will be released as an open beta in March and will be available to all Tablo OTA DVR owners with an active guide subscription at no additional cost.