“If it’s a 1080i channel, there just isn’t anything the Tablo can do. It’s going to be 30FPS.”
Why not? My Homeworx 150 shows sports to perfection on CBS (WGCL, channel 46 in Atlanta) which is 1080i. Ditto on NBC (WXIA, channel 11). No skipping or stuttering whatsoever 30 FPS. Of course the Homeworx has a direct connection via HDMI to the TV. 1080i for fast moving sports (football on CBS, hockey on NBC) is picture perfect through this one DVR!
What is the REAL problem with the Tablo for fast moving sports??? It’s not 1080i or 30 FPS since the Homeworx functions to perfection with both! Not only displaying the game perfectly but recording it at the same time. Why does a $30 box beat a $200 box at this game?
For two years I’ve been waiting for a straight answer…
I don’t need a solution from Tablo because I have a $30 solution. Perhaps Nuvyyo should ship a Homeworx with a Tablo as a “sports package.”
PS My intuition tells me sports stuttering on the Tablo comes from dropped frames in the transcoding process. I’ve been able to simulate on the Homeworx this condition by putting in a very slow USB flash stick with no buffer for recording a football game. In examining the raw file through a video editor one spots dropped frames. Replaying the file shows the stuttering.
One sees this same situation in Kodi at times until one starts playing around with buffers and GPU hardware acceleration. Then stuttering problems go away for any resolution. The problem is not the source but the transcoding process.