When I needed to disconnect the antenna, I’ve always unplugged the Tablo before doing so then plugged it back in after I connected the antenna back. So I can’t directly answer your question. But I do know the Tablo would reboot if there was an unstable signal channel in the line up. Disconnecting the antenna while the Tablo is running would be the ultimate unstable signal. Are you actively watching or recording a channel during this disconnect?
As far as the green light, where is this light on your Tablo? I have the original 2 tuner and the light on the front is blue. I didn’t think the 4 tuner was any different as far as outside appearance. But that light will blink when Tablo is booting up or during a upgrade (but that may be the reboot process). The only green light that I can think of is the one on the ethernet port. But I’m guessing that is not the one your referring to.
hello Jon Tara, all I’ve seen from my tablo is inconsistent with the behaviors you report for yours. i’ve only had it a week but certain crucial local-channels signals come and go daily and it has not rebooted unexpectedly… best regards…
I wasn’t making a statement, but posing a question/speculation.
Since we KNOW that it reboots if you disconnect the antenna, I was wondering if it might do the same thing if it just loses a channel. If not, it’s hard to imagine why it would be different to lose ALL channels.
I don’t believe it was their intention.
They recommend a good antenna, and they probably have way better antennas than we do, so they’re wondering why we complain about weak signals crashing our Tablos, cuz it never happens to them.