What's inside the Tablo?

Has anyone come across a tear down of the Tablo to see what the hardware looks like inside?


I was watching reviews on youtube today about the Tablo and got curious about the components that make up the hardware.  Do they make any of the parts themselves or do they purchase them from another manufacturer?  I was specifically wondering about the tuner hardware.  I can’t seem to find any information on the web, so I’m turning to the forum.

This is my first post here.  I cut the cord earlier this month, and I own a 2 Tuner Tablo, a Fire TV and a Fire TV Stick.  I am anxiously awaiting the Fire TV app and have also requested to be a beta tester.  I check the Tablo blog and this forum far too frequently for any updates regarding the Fire TV.  Currently, I have to hook up my laptop via HDMI to watch my recordings, then get out of my seat to skip commercials (first world problems).

Pssst… http://www.maxlinear.com/maxlinear-mxl603-selected-by-nuvyyo-for-innovative-tablo-hdtv-atsc-broadcast-dvr/


MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that Nuvyyo Inc. has selected the MxL603 global hybrid tuner for its Tablo HDTV broadcast DVR system.
Long story short, we spend A LOT of time testing all of the available tuners that would work with Tablo and picked this one because it performed the best.

Here is an early video from a little over a year ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqdAr3DWruQ

Here is an early video from a little over a year ago:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqdAr3DWruQ

This feels like a century ago! :))  We’ve come a LONG way.

"The MxL603 supports all global digital cable and terrestrial television
reception standards, including: DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, ATSC, DTMB, ITU J.83
Annex A/B/C, DVB-C2, DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS. The device is
software-configurable for any of these standards"

So, it is only a software patch away from being a cable tuner as well?  That is interesting.

Cable tuner for non-encrypted channels maybe.  Which is a very small number these days.

That is a fun video.

One of my cats, Lucky, also want’s to know what’s inside a Tablo. So far she’s not been able to get the cover off, the hair between her toes gets in the way. 

Anyway, all seriousness aside, the tuners do work well. Sometimes, even too often, tuner quality differences may be detected even by me between different devices. Tablo is very close to being the best tuner(s) I have, if not the best tuner(s).

I’m starting to believe now that the average Canadian doesn’t really look like this after-all…



I'm starting to believe now that the average Canadian doesn't really look like this after-all.....


No duct tape was used in the making of Tablo.

@TabloTV, you don’t sound “handy” at all…

Here’s a site with some useful info: http://www.superhac.com/tablo/

Scroll all the way to the bottom to see internal pics

@TabloTV, you don't sound "handy" at all...

Plenty of duct tape used for other things, especially at tradeshows! 



There’s that Canadian humor I love so much. Thanks for the great chuckles.

There's that Canadian humoUr I love so much. Thanks for the great chuckles.

Fixed that for you, @ShadowsPapa