I have spent many hours screwing around with this, and have exactly the same messed up icons as you do, after many months since I originally started this thread in February.
I have multiple players including many Rokus, Apple TV’s, iOS devices, Nexus players, and recently added an Amazon Fire Cube. Each and every player shows the same messed up icons.
As a Tablo owner for nearly 8 years, going back to the very beginning of the company, I have learned a number of things. When it comes to Tablo, some things just are not gonna work right, ever. Or if they were working right, may stop working right when an update takes place. To this very day, after endless updates over the 7+ year ownership, I have three different model Tablos which usually connect but sometimes don’t, usually allow remote access, but sometimes don’t, usually schedule and record properly but sometimes don’t, etc.
And I have come to accept the fact that this is a temperamental and, in my personal opinion, overly complex product which will never work totally. It is, however, a wonderful product nonetheless, supported by an exceptionally helpful and dedicated group of great people, trying hard to make things right.
In the course of my earlier complaints, which were posted in literally hundreds of posts in this forum, a significant number of inexperienced fanboys wasted a great deal of my time trolling and disputing whether my complaints were legitimate, most often using the specious argument that the problem could not exist since they were not experiencing it. Having three Tablo units online here simultaneously with every available player makes it abundantly clear that these problems are very often dependent upon specific user configurations. As a retired engineer, I sympathize with those who need to debug these problems. The sheer number and complexity of supported players and Tablo models makes it very difficult.
So does the variety of disk drives, routers, OTA environments, etc.
So, this particular problem remains puzzling. I find it also intriguing that the very same show, recorded at the very same time on the very same channel, may have different icons depending upon which of my three units is used for recording. Good Morning America, for example, a daily news show I have been recording/watching for years, has one icon poster on my 4 tuner unit with an entirely different one on my new quad recorder.
I hope somebody figures out why you and I and others are missing desktop icons. For the time being, I am willing to ignore this and other Tablo issues since they do not prevent me from using the equipment as originally intended.