I purchased a new Tablo 4 Tuner DVR a couple of weeks ago from Amazon. It is connected to a brand new Mohu Leaf 50mi antennae with powered amp and a new WD Elements 3.0 2TB ext. HD. It is connected wirelessly to a 5.0 ghz AC signal full strength at its location at a 585mbps rate and I am on a 300mbps Cox Broadband connection with a high end Linksys WRT1900AC router. I am using the Apple TV Tablo app on two brand new Gen.4 models Overall the unit is working well. I am only having an issue with the following two items.
A few days after setting it up I noticed the blue light intermittently pulsing. The light doesn't go out completely just increases/decreases in brightness. I read that normally means its formatting or repairing the HD but I am sure that is not the case as it happens pretty continuously when we are watching Live TV or recordings and there is no way it is repairing it that often unless there is an issue with the Tablo itself or external HD. Keep in mind everything else continues to work well with the Tablo except for one thing ..intermittent tiling/reception issues. The local channels I have loaded/scanned in are all showing full strength green but there is still intermittent tiling/reception loss more so at night than in the day. I have adjusted the streaming rate the recommended 720p up the max and that makes no difference in the tiling.
All channels but one are pretty minor and only occasional with tiling .It is Channel 33 WTVZ in Hampton Roads VA even though it is at full strength like the others per the tablo app. We are no more than 25 miles from any of the stations in question. The antennae is in the optimal location in the house placed next to window about 8 ft off the ground with no other electronic devices in the room.
I guess my question is does anyone suspect the regular pulsing I am witnessing to have anything to do with the intermittent reception issues I am having and may indicate a hardware issue with the Tablo?If so it I want to be able to return it Amazon for a replacement while I am still in the 30 day return Window.
*side note:I am an experienced IT systems administrator for the last 15yrs so feel free to explain things in technical terms