Will Tablo record cable TV content from cable cards or clear cable (QAM) signals?

Tablo Support - David
Tablo Support - David
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While most televisions can display unencrypted cable signals (sometimes called Clear QAM), the tuners in Tablo DVRs are not designed for this. 

Tablo OTA DVRs are instead designed specifically to receive digital signals from Over-the-Air TV antennas.

While 'clear cable' signals and content from cable cards are also digital, they are delivered in a totally different format than OTA TV signals so you won't be able to use Tablo as a replacement for your cable company's box or your cable card-capable DVR.

We are also not currently considering adding support for cable cards or clear QAM.