The number of tuners your Tablo has dictates its capabilities. Watching or recording a single live program requires a single tuner. Watching a recorded program streamed to a device away from your Tablo’s home network requires a tuner. Watching a recorded program does not require a tuner.
Now that you understand what activities require a tuner, it’s easy to do some ‘tuner math’. For example, on a two tuner model, you could watch a show live while recording another. Or if you’re stuck waiting in the doctor’s office, you can set a show to record and watch a show on your tablet that you’ve recorded earlier.
On a four tuner model, someone can be watching the football game on the big screen, while another person watches a movie on a tablet all while recording two other live shows.
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