Been using a Channel Master DVR+ for years. Don’t think much of their new device. Want more OTA DVR. So looking at new solutions. The TabloTV 4-Tuner OTA DVR came to my attention.
So I’m thinking maybe that, a good 2TB USB drive and Roku devices on the four TVs?
I know about the encoding time, how Roku “streams” and that this solution won’t be good for channel-surfing. I can live with that.
What I am wondering is:
- Via Roku devices: Will I have full control over program recording scheduling?
- If I had a Roku 4 with a digital optical connection to my 5.1 surround system, would I get DD/DTS to the receiver?
- How good are the ATSC tuners in these beasts? With the DVR+, signals that are marginal on our Samsung TV become unusable on the DVR+
- I understand the streaming from the TabloTV box will be compressed. So WiFi to all four TVs won’t be a problem? (Assuming adequate WiFi signal.)