Chapter 2 - Connecting the Tablo DVR

Let’s connect your Tablo.

1. Plug in your HDTV antenna

Connect an HDTV antenna to your Tablo. Make sure it is positioned near a window away from any obstructions. For more guidance on selecting a location for your HDTV antenna, visit

2. Connect a USB Hard Drive

Any USB Hard Drive should work as long as it is USB 2 or USB 3.Tablo can support up to a 8TB drive. Your Tablo uses approximately 2 GB per hour of HD content.

For example, a 500GB drive will record ~250 hours of HD content, depending on the recording quality selected. USB Flash Drives are not supported. For more guidance on selecting a good USB Hard Drive, visit

Please note that Tablo does not currently support the use of multiple hard drives. 

3. Connect to your home network

Attach an Ethernet cable to your router or connect using Wi-Fi.

4. Plug in the power adapter


Next Chapter - Download the Tablo App

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    Kevin Leonard

    I need a list of tested hard drives, not a link to 10 pages of unorganized opinions. Since I was able to find my hard drive listed as "good" should I assume that there is something wrong with my Tablo?

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    Richard McKenna

    I cannot connect wifi or Ethernet is there a video

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