Kudos to the Tablo Team and Support! and

Ok, I know a small group of us have ranted, complained, had innumerable problems, while the majority enjoy a smooth experience.

I was one of those in the problem group, with nothing but problems with the unit from day one. (and yes I have a Roku!).

In most cases I contacted support directly and reviewed posts here to see if others had similar problems and had posted solutions.

Most recently my unit was essentially a brick, although the WONDERFUL Apps to offload the videos by our great and talented members here saved my videos when the Tablo would do NADA.

But thanks to the Tablo team, faithfully working to resolve our issues and improve the product, interface and stability of the unit I not only back and running, I finally seem to have a stable, workable DVR.

Every step of the way, support was there to help me, and always pleasant and courteous.

Regardless of the problems the Tablo team kept plugging away to find a resolution to the problems we few were having. That I was having!

Now there are no more reboots on FF or RW. Clean and relatively quick interface. No constant loading messages and buffering issues.

Every step of the way I feel the Tablo Team and Support have always stepped up to the plate and gone above and beyond!

Not every company cares enough to do this and I for one, want to give them a big thank you.

And thanks to the members of this community that took the time to provide tools to assist in backing up and offloading our videos from the Tablo!


+1 - They are a good group of people!

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That is soooooooo Canadian… A bunch of Alex Trebeks.

I totally agree!! David has helped me out several times with problems and they have all been resolved in Tablo’s favor - except when my Seagate 2TB portable HD went south. And I record and watch Alex Trebek every nite - a great guy. I hardwired my Tablo to my bridged Airport today and it is even better than before. It changed the ip address when I did that and both Rokus and Apple TV did not miss a beat.

Cheers - :smiley:

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Thanks so much for the kind words everyone! We really appreciate it. I’ve shared this post with the team.


Nope… I think today we’re doing shawarma!

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Similar but it’s not ‘meatloaf-y’ and has garlic sauce vs. tatziki or sweet sauce.

Not the same but very similar.
What’s the difference between a gyro and a shawarma and Why Do People Confuse Them?

At first glance, gyros and shawarma look like the same thing. The meat for both is shaved from a large cone that slowly turns and roasts all day, cooking the meat in its own juices. And below this surface of similarity, the two meals share a common ancestor: the doner kebab. Invented in Turkey in the 18th or 19th century, doner kebab means “rotating grilled meat.”

When it was introduced to Greece, the locals named it “gyros,” the Greek word for “turn.” Likewise, when it spread through the Middle East, it was called “shawarma,” an Arabic word for “turning.” Of course, if you’ve ever seen the meat spinning on a rotisserie, you understand why these names stuck.

The Gyro is a Greek dish and usually uses a combination of ground lamb and ground beaf. The meat is seasoned with a blend of oregano, rosemary, thyme and marjoram and made into a loaf and cooked on a tall spit. The garnishes comprise tomatoes, onion and tzatziki sauce, a yogurt sauce seasoned with cucumbers and dill and sometimes garlic.

The Shawarma’s origins, on the other hand, are less definitive, but essentially Middle Eastern. The meat is usually lamb, chicken or turkey and consists of chunks of meat (rather than a ground loaf). The seasoning is also quite different and is based on turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves – with many different variations on this basic mix.

However, what really sets the shawarma apart from the gyro is the garnish, or rather, the extent of the garnish. The Israeli shawarma, for example, offers generous servings of hummus, tahini and, perhaps most important, pickled mangoes.

Interesting… in Ottawa we do pickled turnips. That’s the best part!

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BTW, Gyro is correctly pronounced Yee Roh (long o sound…), as my Greek friends have taught me.

Often American’s mispronounce this as JyRoh… Shame Shame!