I have the Televes Dat Boss LR mix antenna. Can I connect the cable from antenna to the coax surge protector on one end and another cable on the other end directly into Tablo? Would this setup power the preamp on the antenna? Or do I have to use the power inserter that came with antenna?
You have to use the Televes power supply. The Tablo does not supply any power. The new gen 4 Tablo seems to have a built-in amp you can turn on/off, but that is only internal. That said, unlike many other antenna’s with built-in pre-amps, the Televes will still work without power, just without any amplification (pass-thru mode.)