Solved! Cut the Cord...?

jlocasto

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Hi all. So I am making the move to cut the cord but had a few questions.

I have already determined that we will need to keep some form of internet service for the streaming programs we use, but my question is has anyone used the Tablo DVR/ Leaf 50 Amplified to record shows on "local" channels?
I am trying to decide if it's for me, but what i really want to know is if I get it, and set it to record, do I have to keep the tv on that input source while it's recording something?

My hope is that I can record some network shows without ever changing the input on the TV, and later just watching them on the Tablo app.

Any guidance is appreciated...

Joe
 

spdragoo

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Never used one of them before. However, after looking at their website (https://www.tablotv.com/products/tablo-dual-ota-dvr/), I would you say don't need to keep your TV on the channel source. Basically, because the Tablo doesn't connect to your TV...it connects directly to the antenna & uses its own internal tuners.

Note that you have to either have a Smart TV or a compatible device (i.e. Roku, XBox, laptop/desktop PC, mobile device, etc.) in order to use the Tablo DVR -- programming it, watching the content, etc. Also, unless you get the Dual OTA DVR, you'll need to have a USB-connected hard drive to actually store the video.
 

spdragoo

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Never used one of them before. However, after looking at their website (https://www.tablotv.com/products/tablo-dual-ota-dvr/), I would you say don't need to keep your TV on the channel source. Basically, because the Tablo doesn't connect to your TV...it connects directly to the antenna & uses its own internal tuners.

Note that you have to either have a Smart TV or a compatible device (i.e. Roku, XBox, laptop/desktop PC, mobile device, etc.) in order to use the Tablo DVR -- programming it, watching the content, etc. Also, unless you get the Dual OTA DVR, you'll need to have a USB-connected hard drive to actually store the video.
 

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