Quantcast

Tablo and Simple.TV Debut Two New DVRs For Cord Cutters

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CatfishRivers, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Tablo and Simple.tv debut two new DVRs for cord cutters ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - Nov. 8, 2013

    Summary: Simple.tv will start selling its second-generation DVR for cord cutters in December - but it's getting competition from a similar device called Tablo.


    -- Simple.tv officially revealed more details on its new second-generation hardware on its new website Friday. The device, which is manufactured by SiliconDust and features two tuners, will go on sale for $250 in December - no surprises here for Gigaom readers, since we already reported most specs and pricing after a leak two weeks ago.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013
  2. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
  3. ChrisG8

    ChrisG8 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,846
    Likes Received:
    462
    Trophy Points:
    83
    For $200 - $250 with no hard drive and I will assume a monthly fee for guide data, $5/month or so, I sure would never choose one of these over TiVo. I can't imagine anybody that bothers to compare would buy these devices either. I guess the companies will tout being less expensive and hope nobody compares for themselves, all I can say is good luck. That doesn't even take into consideration comparing ease of operation and reliability and the high probability both can't survive in the marketplace. I wouldn't say the odds are good either will survive, much less both, assuming crowd funding manages to fund both and both actually launch. It has been funny watching the long line of attempts at an OTA DVR to compete with TiVo come and go quickly, amounting to absolutely nothing.
     
  4. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Video: A first look at Tablo, a DVR for cord cutters ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - Nov. 25, 2013

    Summary: What if you could ditch cable, but keep the ability to record shows on a DVR? Tablo wants to make that a reality with a new DVR for cord cutters.


    -- Tablo wants to offer cord cutters a DVR that records free HD TV, and then streams it to iPads and other mobile devices. The device hasn't launched yet, but co-founder Grant Hall stopped by our office to give us a first look.


    Cord Cutters: A first look at Tablo, a DVR for cord cutters:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 30, 2014
  5. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
  6. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Simple.TV Review - Set-Top Media Streaming (click for full review)

    Summary:

    PROS: Intuitive interface for navigating live and recorded shows; Provides two streams for viewing inside or outside the home

    CONS: Frequent performance problems; Expensive device and subscription; Content selection heavily dependent on location; Lack of Wi-Fi makes placement challenging

    VERDICT : If you’re desperate to stream live television to your phone or tablet, Simple.TV is a viable option, albeit an expensive and inconsistent one.

    See more at: Simple.TV Review - Set-Top Media Streaming
     
  7. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Almost the Best Over-the-Air DVR. Almost. | WIRED (click for full review)

    Rating: 7/10 Very good, but not quite great

    $200

    REVIEWED BY RICK BROIDA SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 | 6:30 AM |
    CATEGORIES: GADGET LAB, HOME AUDIO & VIDEO, REVIEWS

    The second-generation cord-cutters device from Simple.tv. It records live programs over the air, then lets you watch them from almost any tablet, phone, or set-top box like a Roku or Apple TV.

    PROS:

    Compatible with most mobile devices and set-top streamers. Supports account sharing and offline viewing. Doesn’t occupy a valuable HDMI port.

    CONS:

    Noisy fan. No Wi-Fi. Virtually useless without premium subscription. Mobile apps can’t download recorded shows directly. No quad-tuner option.


    -- In the short span of six months, no fewer than three new set-tops have set their sights on your home theater: the Channel Master DVR+, the Tablo DVR, and, most recently, the second-generation Simple.tv. These boxes aim to replace your dusty VCR with a modern DVR, one that’s not beholden to extortionist cable and satellite providers. The content arrives old-school, over the airwaves, without a price tag attached.

    See more at: Almost the Best Over-the-Air DVR. Almost. | WIRED
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
hack for tablo tv guide
,
simple tv versus tablio
,

simple tv vs tablo

,
simpletv vs tablo comparison
,
tablo or simple tv
,
tablo verses simple tv
,
tablo vs simple
,
tablo vs simple tv 2015
,
tablo vs simple tv vs tivo
,
will tablo work on google tv