Nuvvyo has introduced the Tablo Dual Lite, an over-the-air TV/DVR tailored for cord-cutters that takes a “bring your own storage” approach and represents a lower-cost variant of the Tablo Dual, a product with integrated storage that was introduced in May 2017.
Both products integrate two tuners, but the new Tablo Dual Lite sells for $139.99, undercutting the cost of the recently price-reduced Tablo Dual (currently at $219.99).
The Tablo Dual Lite, which includes dual-band 802.11ac WiFi and works with Tablo apps for iOS and Android smart phones, Roku players and Roku TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices, Apple TV boxes, Xbox One consoles, smart TVs from Samsung (Tizen-based) and LG Electronics (WebOS 2.0+), and Chromecast streaming adapters.
The Tablo Dual Lite will be available in the U.S. starting April 1 at Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com.
While the more expensive version of the Tablo Dual integrates 64 gigabytes of storage (with the option to add more via external USB storage), the Lite option works in tandem only with external USB storage (up to 8 terabytes).
“The Tablo DUAL 64GB quickly became one of our most popular OTA DVRs, but some TV fans still prefer the ‘bring your own storage’ approach of our original 2-Tuner model,” Grant Hall, CEO of Nuvyyo, said in a statement.
Tablo owners must also purchase an OTA antenna, and have the option to subscribe to Nuvvyo’s TV guide data service for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, or $149.99 for a one-time lifetime subscription.
The Tablo product family is one of product options that are tailored for cord-cutters. TiVo, Channel Master and AirTV (a unit of Dish) have also developed products geared to support that market.
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