I recently switched to Tablo after 13 years with TiVo.
I’m fairly happy about it, a few things are even better than TiVo. I love the streaming to any device, including mobile and outside of the intranet.
But there are two things that are killing me and make Tablo unusable for my wife, almost unusable for me.
With TiVo I used to look at the recordings and immediately know what was recorded today or yesterday.
With Tablo I need to search for the icon of each show. The icons are ordered on a weird alphabetical order, for example Sunday morning appears at the C as in CBS Sunday morning even if the icon only says Sunday morning.
Then I need to click on the icon, click to go down, see the list of shows, read the dates, know what day is today, and finally figure out what’s new and what’s not.
That’s way too much work for me to do on behalf of a computer. My wife already gave up and only goes to Hulu or Netflix and waits for my patience to watch shows on Tablo.
On TiVo you can use the colored buttons to group/ungroup the recordings by show and to sort them alphabetically/chronologically.
This allows you to figure out if there is anything interesting at a glance.
The second thing that is killing me is the back button that goes back 30 seconds.
I am used to TiVo (goes 30 second forwards and 7 seconds backward) and beyond pod on android (30 and 5, configurable), and whenever I don’t understand one word, or the baby coughs, or the wife talks, I press the back button. On TiVo/beyond pod I re-listen to what I just missed, on Tablo I go back way to much and get frustrated listening to 25 useless seconds when I only need 5.