I’ve had the Dual HDMI since the 28th of February. I know many recordings are dependent on antenna reception quality. I’ve found any channel below 720p is likely to bail on me or tile like mad, so I screen them out on the schedule filter.
I like the remote and direct HDMI connection. Superior quality. Insofar as connecting from my other Sony smart TV using Amazon Fire Cube, that works pretty well. What I’ve learned is–
Don’t play remote recordings when there are two channels recording in-process. You can avoid a dropout on the remote screen and tanking one of the in-process recordings.
You need a strong network connection. I usually go with a direct use of the internal AT&T router instead of a slaved router. The Tablo and the Fire Cube need to be on the same network.
Commercial Skip works very well on all normal programs, EXCLUDING any news-related programs. Don’t even try. Example:. GMA or GMA3. Suggest only recording those with Skip disengaged.
If you get dropouts on the remote TV (i.e, can’t find Tablo device), try rebooting the Fire device and freeing up cache in the fire tv apps and try again. It’s usually a bandwidth or memory issue.
Everything works well when you know your own infrastructure limitations. Using the Tablo with the provided remote and connected TV never has issues. It’s a GREAT way to kick the cable box to the curb. And the service follow-ups via email how-to’s is great, and all voice contacts are professionally handled. Great device. Great experience.