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Tablo starts taking preorders for its DVR for cord cutters, shows off HTML5 app at CES

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Tablo has started to take preorders for its DVR, which promises to record up to four shows of free over-the-air broadcast TV at the same time. Grant Hall, co-founder of Tablo maker Nuvyyo, told me at CES in Las Vegas Monday that his company is getting ready to ship first devices in February.

Tablo tried to make a splash with an Indiegogo campaign late last year, but failed to meet its funding goal. Hall told me that Tablo wasn’t dependent on the Indiegogo funding, but rather wanted to use the campaign to get feedback on the service.

Tablo's HTML5 app, as shown at CES.
Tablo’s HTML5 app, as shown at CES.

But the failure didn’t stop development at Tablo: the company is now in the final stages of completing its Android app, and has started to bring the Tablo service to some bigger screens. At the CES Pepcom show, Hall showed off an early version of a HTML5 app for TVs, which will be the basis of more native app experiences for LG and Samsung TVs.

Check out my previous video interview with Hall and first look at Tablo’s iOS app below: