This was my last electronics adventure. I purchased a Tablo 4 tuner knowing many features were still under development and was ok with that. I didn’t want to pay for cable so went the antenna route. Great reception and fantastic picture from a Windegard exterior amplified antenna. My basic requirements were that I could record shows off of an HD antenna, have no monthly fee after paying some type of larger subscription fees (long view > saving money), able to watch recorded sows on multiple tvs, and have good recording quality. I purchased the Tablo 4 tuner after being a former Aereo customer since it filled the gap of what I was used to. This plus I have multiple streaming devices so did not have to purchase anything since Roku and Chromecast were “supported”. Five days away from the 30 day return policy at New Egg I gave up and have to return the device. Chromecasts are totally useless, Roku MHL stick constantly goes to loading, Roku 3 I purchased and other devices have bad video quality, but hey the picture looks great on my cell phone. I am frustrated having purchased this device based on what devices were supported for streaming video to. Now between shipping, return shipping, and restocking fees at New Egg I will be out somewhere around 80-90 dollars and having nothing to show for it. I am not buying the wifi can’t handle this or the hard drive is the cause. For testing I have had two Netflix streams running, Hulu stream, and a T-mobile wifi call with no audio problems occuring all at the same time. I think my router is up to the task of streaming to one Roku MHL stick. For reference I performed numerous troubleshooting as per below.
Four days spent troubleshooting bad guide data. Finally had to change to a zip code in another county in New Jersey because the guide data could not be corrected for my zip code, multiple Chromecasts, multiple TV’s, moving televisions, moving the Tablo (3 places), checking wifi signals, trying 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz on my router, moving router to different rooms to remove interference as the cause, using Tablo as wireless and connected through Ethernet, multiple factory resets and soft resets, numerous channel scans, purchasing a Roku 3 (which I did not plan on purchasing), waiting for Tablo firmware upgrade, troubleshooting live TV streaming good quality as opposed to bad video quality while playing recordings, trying 1080i vs 720 recordings before and after Tablo firmware upgrade, changing both Roku 3 and Roku MHL streaming stick from 1080 to 720 while playing Tablo 720 recordings and 1080 recordings, ………………………….
At the end Chromecasts don’t work at all, Roku streaming stick can’t get through several minutes of video, Roku 3 and other devices have poor pixelated video quality (recorded video only), and I am out a bunch of money.