Now a week in and really like the Tablo. Pleasantly surprised with the picture quality and stability after using an HDHR which buffered and pixilated repeatedly. But as the subject says – one big disappointment. Everything I saw before buying said there was a 14 day program guide. It was only after getting it up and running and looking through the knowledgebase that I discovered that the grid is only 24 hours and that:
“Airdates and times for programs beyond the next 24 hours can be found within the program tabs in your Tablo app…. We realize this is a different paradigm than the ‘grid guide’ you’re used to, but we think it’s a better way to deliver the information.”
No, it is not.
In my mind this is not even a guide. Unless I am missing something, at least with the FTV, there is no way to see what is on by day or time more than 24 hours out. Basically you either have to already know that something is going to be on and search for it to find out when and to record it. Also, browsing through the list of every program that is going to be on from A – Z is basically unworkable. I understand there are some filters you can put on – but I can’t find a way to jump ahead alphabetically to get to the shows starting with “T” for example.
I guess it is on me for not reading very piece of information before buying, but you should really be more up front about this.