I'm a first-time poster so be gentle with me.
I live in Florida; although I'm sure it's not mutually exclusive to this area, we have frequent thunderstorms this time of year where the Internet goes down. Not a primetime happy place. Typically the only resource for entertainment when the cable goes out is live tv via the OTA which is how I found Tablo in the beginning. That and escalating Cable TV prices. Although new to Tablo (+10 months) I was quite set back when the cable went out the other evening, and I could not access my Tablo Live TV and or DVR to keep the entertainment rolling.
Fortunately, this doesn't happen very often so it may be trivial on my part, but then we have hurricanes down here too where everything goes out, and the generator kicks in. Now I want my entertainment and no excuses, The only thing you can do is make a plan which is what I need to do now.
You might say, well, you could always use the TV's built-in tuners, but in case you haven't noticed many of the newer TV's out there come without a tuner as evident by my primary display. However, I do have a couple of TVs with built-in tuners, but I would have to run a cable to whatever TV that has a tuner from my outdoor antenna. My Tablo devices are kept in a central location remote from the TVs where the antenna leads terminate. I'm hoping this is not my only alternative and it still doesn't get me to my DVR on my hard drives (not a cloud). I'd hate to think this is an omitted feature. If so, At the very least it should be corrected in future upgrades.
I think you can see I need to resolve this and I apologize for all the verbiage.
In and of itself this wouldn't be so bad, but when you add to that lack of quality audio it has me contemplating alternatives.
However, I'm hoping there is a way to fix this issue and give some help to others with similar needs.
To Be Clear;
I have two Tablo Dual tuners in my setup the original and current model w/built-in storage. Yes I know there is a four tuner model, but One connects to an outdoor antenna pointed NE and the other to the SE where the stations I want is located. So there is a method to my madness. Also, both have external 1TB SSD's
Both are Ethernet cable connected to a Linksys 8 port switch connected to my Linksys Router (WRT1900ACS) which connects to my personal Arris Modem SB6141
All TV's are connected by Ethernet Cable and none operate with WiFi.
Call me a control freak but I likes my equipment to do what I want and I've tried to make it as good as possible.
I've made no attempt, yet, to access my Tablo devices when the cable is out but I'm certain there must be a way to do so.
Any help in this regard would be appreciated.
Keep in mind I want to do this from the couch, not my cell laptop or PC.