OH no, don’t make that mistake.
I was the one who brought it up in the first place after it was announced–and I was pooh-poohed for even thinking about it, because in those early days Tablo said “no, no charge”.
I brought up the Hulu analogy, and was shot down instantly for daring to compare what Hulu offers to what will happen with Tablo. Tablo is entirely different under the hood from Hulu, the argument went, and therefore there was no comparison to be made even at the end user level.
And now here we are, hearing the company say, “yeah, we may have to charge for it, stay tuned”.
In the end, it’s a difference that makes zero difference to the end user. Any attempt at rationalizing it for Tablo at this point sounds like a Tablo lobbyist trying to control the message.
But the archives are clear–the original story was “no additional charge,” and now it’s “yeah, stay tuned”.