ATSC 3.0 Tablo? Tablo HDMI?

Does anyone else wonder if the Tablo HDMI might be an ATSC 3.0 testbed? I have absolutely nothing to support this other then timing. I have no inside knowledge.

The timing of the Tablo HDMI is interesting now that it was pointed out to me there are ATSC 3.0 compatible tuners out there for reasonable prices that support North America. We also have active ATSC 3.0 channels out there.

Am I crazy?

IMHO, in a way. That is, it’s possible that the first ATSC 3.0 device (and maybe only) device from Tablo mandates a direct HDMI connection only (or possibly additional high speed local network to like devices only).

I say this because of all the plethora of “cheap chinese” direct connect DVR appliances out there… so why an expensive Tablo HDMI version? Maybe because… “the future”??

A HDMI model that also supports network attached devices where both the TV and the other devices need to support AC-4 and H.265.