An ex girlfriend is living (temporarily) in a guest house on my property. My original plan for her (and it) was to buy a second Tablo and set it up on a Guest Network on the wifi. This way, she would have her own two tuners to record & watch whatever she wants, without interfering with what I record, watch and want. Plus which, I don’t want her to see what I’m recording, etc. Once she’s moved out, I’d put that Tablo on the same (primary) network and have four tuners between them.
Then, I decided to install the HD Homerun system in there instead, as the money had already been spent and it was just collecting dust (as was the server I bought for it). A Tablo on the Wifi would have been a lot easier to set up, but once set up, hard-wired and configured with the “channels” app again, the HD Homerun actually looked pretty good to my eye. I spent an hour or two exploring around with it and had a lot of fun.
The best part of all, is that this experience reinforced my first impressions on the HD Homerun versus Tablo. The fact that it is a great product, but that overall, the Tablo is (in my view) much better, simpler and more polished. As a secondary system the Homerun is fine and I’ll probably leave it there, once my ex girlfriend is gone. As such, it won’t get much mileage but will be great for a secondary system, one that will be used sparingly.
Never able to leave well enough alone, I’m going to install a dedicated rooftop antenna over there this afternoon, to replace the Channel Master (Smartenna +) leaf-style antenna I used to set up the HD Homerun. Who knows, I might end up spending a night or two per week out there (once my ex girlfriend is out).