That’s likely – but you can also add additional storage (just like we have to do with Tablo) and have the best of both worlds. And let’s be honest, no one is going to buy the 2-tuner 500 gb version of Recast! I agree, the smaller files are preferable, but we need this transcoding issue fixed so we get proper playback everywhere. This isn’t that difficult. They just need to invest a bit more time on it.
Re: performance – I’ve tried it a few times to sort out the issue. It was first an issue which I thought might be due to my old router… switched it out for the Eero mesh routers… still exists. Once I hit the fourth stream, it becomes a problem – not an issue we experience when streaming from Plex, or internet services like Netflix. Like I said, it’s really not a problem for me, we rarely use more than 2 streams at once from Tablo.
Re: 5.1 downmix – Thank you. I’m glad someone understands the frustration at not being able to use features due to a clear oversight by Tablo.
Re: reality – Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. - Tupac
But really, unless you have like 6+ people in your home, are you really going to stream more than 2 things from your Tablo/Recast at once? Considering it’s only OTA programming, and you have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Sling/Directvnow for basic cable… premium channels like HBONow or others… maybe even local content on Plex… we have so many places we get content from today and OTA programming is such a small amount of it. Maybe I’m wrong?