Blank Pictures When Fast Forwarding

I have a Tabl0 Dual 1Gb box receiving data from a Five Star outside HD antenna. There are a couple of shows that I routinely record on a schedule. I tend to wait the 3 min. or so after the show has ended to watch it, so I will have pictures to guide me when I am fast forwarding through commercials. We do not have Commercial Skip.

Invariably, when we are fast forwarding through commercials, the pictures will go dark. at some point. Frequently, stopping the fast forwarding and immediately restarting it will bring the pictures back

Does everyone see this effect? Is there some way to get around it? The problem seems to occur both, when I immediately watch the recorded show or when the show has been recorded for several hours before watching it.

I have noticed it when skipping ahead through commercials. I have commercial skip but sometimes I don’t wait for it to process the video before watching the program. I use the right arrow button on my Roku remote to advance through the thumbnails and sometimes run into the blank section. If you keep advancing you can find thumbnails with images again but it is slightly annoying.

I don’t know what client you are using to watch Tablo, but I seem to remember this being an issue/bug with the Roku firmware/player software. If you search the forum, there are multiple threads concerning this same issue.

It still happens on my Roku Ultra.

I also use a Roku Ultra and there are times where most thumbnails are there but there will be sections where they are missing, Just blank rectangles. It’s like it skips some of them when they are created. Or as was mentioned, maybe they are there, but a bug in Roku causes them to be blank. I’m not using comskip.

Thanks for your response. I am using a Roku Ultra to access my Tablo. What exactly would you search on the Blog to find similar problems?

Try “blank thumbnails”.

I have also seen some blank thumbnails in some recordings on my Roku. It tends to be recordings where there is intermittent poor OTA signal.

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My experience (I’m not the OP), I see this when moving through a recording on my Ultra. They are black, but if you wait, they fill in, but the idea is that you’re using the images to see where to go… and so when they are black, … well, hoping you get my point.

Note: My Roku 3’s haven’t had this problem, just the Ultra.

I see this on my Roku Ultras (I have 3 of them) as well. I don’t believe it’s related to signal quality, as I have strong signals. I don’t see it all the time, or on every show I record. It just seems to come up randomly. It would be nice if Nuvyyo could fix it, but I’ve resigned myself to just living with it.

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