I’m looking for a little input and advice from the user community here.
I had already pretty much made up my mind to buy a Tablo 4-Tuner when they went and announced the Quad. That wasn’t too tough of a choice since pricing was pretty comparable. Go with the newest, right? Internal SATA is a plus, although an external USB drive isn’t an issue with where I’m placing it.
So then they make it tougher by offering the free year of guide service with the purchase of a new 4-Tuner. Now I plan to buy the lifetime subscription regardless, but if I could delay that expenditure by another year I wouldn’t object. I only just cut the cord at the start of the year and have already spent several hundred dollars on Rokus for every TV in the house, a new HDCP2.2 compatible AVR to pass 4K in the living room, a new subwoofer (just because), etc so delaying another $150 outlay has its appeal. And after all, isn’t cord cutting all about fiscal sensibility?
Then the largest internal SATA drive I coould find that will fit in the Quad is only 2TB. That could change as technology improves but today if I want more than 2TB i need an external drive for either model. But do I really need more than 2TB or am I being seduced by theoretical numbers that offer storage I don’t need. What kind of storage are you guys consuming?
So after doing my homework, and reading some threads here (specifically the one asking if 4-Tuner owners would upgrade to the Quad) it seems like the only technical advantage is a better tuner assembly. And I’m about midway between Tampa (35 mi) and Orlando (55 mi), about 160 degrees opposite. A deep fringe antenna 35’ up pointed at Orlando gets me about 60+ channels out of both markets but some of them are borderline signal strength that could benefit from a better tuner.
So after all that rambling what would you recommend? Wait for the Quad? is 2TB enough storage?
I appreciate any insight anyone can give me. Thanks.