Well I have to say that so far I am extremely disappointed in this unit and support has not been very helpful or useful. Lots of people say things work but nobody can give clear examples of how to make it work.
Purchased my 4 tuner unit about 2 weeks and and was impressed at first. Setup was easy and getting the recordings going from my iDevices was very simple, however that is where it stopped. Seems that recording content is very easy and the guide / search is very helpful however WATCHING the content is such a pain in the #@$.
First my household is big Plex Server user so when I went down this path I figured I would just use the Tablo channel in Plex to watch my content. Everyone says it works well however it proved to be nothing but headaches and disappointments. Constant buffering and stopping and starting. I can understand this somewhat as the Tablo channel in plex is not directly supported by Tablo but they have their name on it and list it on their website as a method to connect, so again not very pleased but can’t hold this against Tablo directly.
Then I figured i would just use the Tablo app directly on my iPhone to cast to my Chromcast but then found out that it’s not supported. Seriously! One of the biggest communities out there for devices and it’s not supported! So again, very disappointed. So I figured I would try the chrome browser on my iPhone and the my.tablotv.com interface. Well to be honest it’s horrible. Way to slow and clunky and does not pass the wife test.
Then I read that casting is supported from Android devices so I acquired a Samsung tablet running 4.4.4. Installed the Tablo app and fired it up and there IS NO OPTION to cast despite everyone talking about it working and being available. Even Tablo says on their Website cast from the Tablo app. Whiskey Tango Tablo!
So here I am, serious money invested in a solution that is supposed to save money and allow cord cutting and all I keep doing is wasting more and more and get dirty looks from my wife cause this was supposed to help us save money.
I think it’s time to kiss this thing good by and return it to Amazon and call this grand cord cutting experiment an abysmal failure.
So anyone reading this thread and have any suggestions? I’ve listed below what I have and perhaps someone can offer a suggestion.
Tablo 4 Tuner (hard wired network, 2.2.8)
Plex Media Server (hard wired network)
Samsung Smart TVs (UN40H5201 & UN60F7050, 40in WiFi, 60in hard wired)
iPhones and iPads (5s, 6s)
Android Tablet (Samsung 7" E Lite, 4.4.4)
Chomecast (on both TVs, 1st and 2nd generation)
Router (Netgear N4500, latest firmware, A,B,G, 2.4&5Ghz)