I am having a problem with Tablo getting channel 46-1 ION. When I try to watch it on Tablo Live TV, I either get an error about signal quality and it doesn't play anything at all, or, it plays but it is very pixelated and jumpy. However, if I watch that channel with the TV connected directly to the antenna, the channel comes in perfectly fine.
According to AntennaWeb.org at my location, channel 46-1 ION is an RF Channel: 47, 32 miles at 249 degrees. It's labeled as a "blue" station where "blue" is defined as: A Medium Directional Antenna with pre-amp is recommended to receive this station. Look for the CTA-certified Blue mark on the antenna's box.
To troubleshoot this, I tested Tablo Live TV on a similar station. I define "similar" as a channel that is similar in miles and degress to 46-1 ION. For me, a similar channel would be 24-1 IND. So, when watching 24-1 IND on Tablo Live TV, It streams perfectly fine! According to AntennaWeb.org at my location, channel 24-1 IND is RF Channel: 14, 36 miles at 248 degrees (miles and degrees almost identical to 46-1 ION). It's labeled as a "red" station where "red" is defined as: A Medium Directional Antenna is recommended to receive this station. Look for the CTA-certified Red mark on the antenna's box.
Some additional, information.
1) I do have an amplifier on my antenna.
2) When I go to the Tablo Settings, channel 46-1 ION is listed. When I click the "Edit Channel Lineup" button, 46-1 ION is listed with 5 green dots.
3) However, if I go to "Edit Channel Lineup" and "Rescan", the scan finds 46-1 ION, but now it is 1 red dot (see screenshot)…strange
So, when I'm guessing when the Tablo did its original scan, it found channel 46-1 ION and it had a strong signal strength. But now, the signal strength has really dropped off. But I can't really point to a reason why this would be the case because channel 24-1 IND, which is at a nearly identical distance and location as 46-1 ION, has a strong signal with 5 green dots. And, when I watch 46-1 ION through a TV connected to the antenna, the picture is perfectly fine.
Any thoughts on what's going on here?