How much space does Tablo require to record a program?

Depending on the recording quality setting you have selected for your network-connected Tablo, you’ll use between 2 and 4 Gigabytes per hour of recorded TV.  For example a 1 TB drive can record up to 700 hours of HD programming.




 Recording Quality HD 1080 (720@60fps) HD 1080 HD 720   HD 720   SD 480
Bandwidth 10 Mbps 8 Mbps 5 Mbps 3 Mbps 2 Mbps
Gigabytes/Hour 4.6 GB/hr 3.7 GB/hr 2.4 GB/hr 1.5 GB/hr 1 GB/hr


Since TV-connected Tablo DVRs deliver and record Over-the-Air TV in its original, uncompressed MPEG2 format, its recording files can be MUCH larger than those of network-connected Tablo DVRs.


 MPEG2 Native Broadcast HD 1080 HD 1080 HD 720 
Max Bandwidth 20 Mbps 15 Mbps 3 Mbps
Gigabytes/Hour 9,2 GB/hr 6.9 GB/hr 1.4 GB/hr


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