Does Tablo Support Antenna TV Channels Broadcast in MPEG-4?

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Tablo Support - David
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With very few exceptions, broadcast television is delivered in MPEG-2 video format.

However, as stations start experimenting with the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard, there’s often not enough frequency bandwidth available to continue broadcasting all their ATSC 1.0 stations which they must do by law.

As a result, a handful have switched some ATSC 1.0 broadcasts to MPEG-4 which is more efficient so stations can fit more channels on the same broadcast frequency.

4th generation Tablo devices running firmware 2.2.50+ can access, stream, and record MPEG-4-based broadcasts. 

Unfortunately, legacy Tablo devices cannot support this broadcast format at this time. Therefore these channels will not show up in a channel scan.