Oh Boy !!! It's churning away. This is quite a relief - Thanks again, jskenney !!!
What a cluttered mess I've made of my backup drive, trying to salvage my recordings.
But hey, if I didn't like to dabble, I'd probably be using some other solution.
I really like TabloTV - don't think otherwise.
I'm trying to stick with Linux, and wine didn't work out, so I couldn't switch to the GUI methods.
SurLaTablo looks like a fine product, but there was a learning curve. It's probably no more of a learning curve than tablo2go, but new to me. I actually got it working OK, but got stuck when I ran out of /tmp space and couldn't figure out how to change the temporary-directory of python to somewhere else. Then I broke it, had a beer and went to bed.
Reflecting on this, I realize that I was more disappointed about failing to capture a TV show than actually watching it. I think this is a good thing - keeps me thinking !!!