Got my Tablo today, 4 tuner. I already have Rokus on all my TVs, and I have to say that setting it up was easy. Plug and play. I got live TV streaming to my Rokus within 15 minutes.
I have not cut the cord yet, I still have Directv hooked up, and was going to run these concurrently for a while to evaluate not just the Tablo, but the recently acquired antenna.
The first problem I had was that I was watching a football game while it was still being recorded. That was working fine, until I wanted to back out and look at the guide for a while, then wanted to resume the game. But it started over at the beginning. Luckily I had noted the time before I backed out, so I just had to FF over 3 hours worth of stuff. I tried it again a few times to see if it would ever ask me if I wanted to resume, but it never did.
I’ve tried it again with Saturday Night Live and had the same problem. I tried other shows and it asks if I want to start over or resume. Maybe it has something to do with the idea that I was recording things that had extended time? (Not sure about SNL, maybe it was doing extra time since it’s live? Don’t know.)
Since I’m just testing stuff, I told it to record something off the guide. I used my phone to set that up and… it just didn’t do it. Thinking that maybe I just did something wrong, I used the Roku to set up a couple more recordings. And again, whiff.
I have been using DVRS for about a decade, and I seem to recall maybe one time before where something didn’t record when I expected it to.
I mean, come on. That is the PRIMARY JOB of the DVR. To record things! If it can’t do that at least 99% correctly, it isn’t even a real product. (And 99% is a low bar, really. By comparison, if your power was on 99% of the time, you’d be spending 3+ days a year with no power. That doesn’t happen without natural disasters.)
I like that my car has seat warmers and will show me GPS data, but if it fails to go from point A to point B, it ceases to be a car. By the same token, this can’t be considered a DVR.
I guess I will give it a few more tasks tonight and see how it does, but right now it’s recording about 50% of what it is suppose to do. I’ll report back tomorrow sometime.