I’ve been using my Tablo Dual Lite for less than a month, in this time I’ve been quite happily surprised at how well it performs, how dependable and easy to use it is, etc.
I have Surround Sound enabled, and it seems to be saving the Dolby Digital audio without issue, but the Tablo client apps are mixing it down to PCM. The same devices can playback AC3 tracks locally as well as over my sound system using other sources. I’ve also checked the files themselves and the codec info showed it was an AC3 track as well.
Any ideas? Reception is good, I always receive Dolby Audio when watching the shows OTA via direct antenna input, so I’m somewhat at a loss…
Here’s a rundown of my setup:
Tablo - Dual Lite, firmware 2.2.30
Apple TV 4K - tvOS 14.3 (latest), App 1.9.2
iPhone XR - iOS 14.3, App 1.9.2
iPad Air - iOS 14.3, App 1.9.2
General playback remotely and locally is good, recordings are good quality, etc without stutters, skips, or other playback issues and the Tablo does not fail to record the program either.
If you have any input, please let me know, and hopefully someone from support is able to weigh in. I filed a ticket 12/27, got a super dissatisfying (and very delayed) response yesterday 1/8, I replied and have not even gotten a “thanks we will look into it” type confirmation.