I don’t really know when it removes the commercials. They show up sometime the next day. I just scheduled a load of law & order shows for next week. I want to see how it handles them all. They are back to back on ion throughout the day.
I scheduled around 8 to 10 episodes throughout the day one after the other. I want to see if it can handle all those recordings.
All in all I am impressed at this point at how well it actually does work.
There some things I do see it lacking and one is the premiering section. Tablo has it and I use it for finding new content and scheduling it.
I also like how Tablo handles conflicts.
And Tablo has the grid guide, plex has a more Netflix like interface. That being said though, I think we are all so used to grid like guide, we don’t even know what works well and what doesn’t.
I am happy to tinker with this and find any issues.
I like the fact I don’t need another hard drive with plex. It removes a failure point in the ecosystem. The synch is reliable and moves content to your device when using plex and optimized it for that device.
It has a login for remote access and does not need pairing before going on a trip on going to our beach house. Install app, login and the content is there.
Plex is a single interface for me to manage content. I run a Mac mini for my plex server, so most of the homegrown tools are windows based that remove content from the Tablo.
There are tools for Mac OS x, but I am not a scripting guy and I am struggling mightily to implement tablo2go. There is a really cool looking script someone in the forum wrote to move content from your Tablo to plex and remove commercials. But I have some questions around it.
Live tv works well. As well as the Tablo. And waiting for a channel to tune is a deal breaker for my family. We use live tv for mostly sports. Once the event starts, we don’t normally change the channel.