Tablo 4-Tuner Digital Video Recorder

Last updated date: April 3, 2019

Review Melt Score
7.6

Why Trust The Review Melt Score?

Review Melt is the #1 product review aggregator. Our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then "melt" them into one easy-to-understand score. Learn more.

Look for the Review Melt seal for products that are the best in the category.

We looked at the top 1 DVRs and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Top Ten Reviews, PC Magazine, Bible Money Matters and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best DVR you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Tablo Tablo 4-Tuner Digital Video Recorder placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best DVR for a detailed review of all the top dvrs.

Expert Summarized Score
7.7
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.4
1,177 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Provides whole home DVR with no subscription needed.
- BestReviews
It lets you stream anything you’ve recorded to the mobile app.
- Top Ten Reviews
Can record high-definition over-the-air television broadcasts. Interface organizes by both popular shows and a conventional grid.
- PC Magazine
Tablo will allow you to record your favorite shows, whether it's recording all new shows, recording all episodes or just recording the one episode you wanted to watch. The guide information is rich and full of useful information, including show and movie covers that give you a better idea of what the content actually is.
- Bible Money Matters
What experts didn't like
Setup work best in IOS devices,can be kludgy for windows and android. Using an external drive may be a trial and error.
- BestReviews
This subscription-based DVR doesn’t come with an internal hard drive – you have to provide your own.
- Top Ten Reviews
The Tablo also lacks any onboard storage, hence the two USB ports.
- PC Magazine
It doesn't include storage
- Bible Money Matters

From The Manufacturer

Tablo is a 4-Tuner Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR for Cord-Cutters using HDTV antennas to access broadcast TV signals. All Tablo units include dual band Wi-Fi enabling Tablo and the antenna to be placed in an optimal location for OTA reception. Browse, record and stream up to four simultaneous live or recorded HDTV programs on your iPad, Android tablet, laptop, smartphone, or your big screen TV using Roku, Chrome cast or Apple TV. A Whole-Home-DVR and place shifter combined, Tablo streams your favorite HDTV programs including local news and sports to all connected devices on your home network or anywhere you have internet.

Overall Product Rankings

1. TiVo Bolt OTA
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 11
2. TiVo MINI VOX Streaming Media Player
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Amazon Fire TV Recast
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Tablo 4-Tuner Digital Video Recorder
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Tablo Dual LITE OTA DVR
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 7
6. TiVo BOLT VOX 3TB
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 9
7. TiVo BOLT VOX 500 GB
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 7
8. AVerMedia EZRecorder
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On DVRs

Review Melt Fun Fact

The DVR Buying Guide