…or, They may have misunderstood the limitations of an HDMI tablo. The primary difference is obvious the HDMI connection – that’s what a consumer see.
Wait, on tablo’s entrance page tablotv.com -
“A Different Kind of DVR Tablo DUAL HDMI”
linking to a blog post announcment telling you how you can connect 2 (specific) devices for streaming. No mentions of a required subscription.
But, yes if you actually look at the product page as you’re ordering the device it’s clearly spelled out.
The difference, a TV connected tablo DVR is you connect to a TV via HDMI, and a networked DVR connects to TV/devices over your network – they have different features and limatitions.
Considering some of the questions asked here by new users… many take for granted, the confusion of the consumer base misunderstanding isn’t unreasonable – their reactions is – it’s not everyone else’s’ fault!